4 Effective Ways To STOP Body Odor
Are you at risk of having body odor? For some, it has become a constant thing that they cannot control. Lets consider some few ways in order to stop body odor.
1. Shave your underarms.
Even guys may want to abandon au naturel underarms. Bacteria thrive in warm, moist environments, and armpit hair can create an ideal swampy habitat. “Hair, along with the dirt and oil that accumulate in it, may promote the growth of odor-causing bacteria,” says Zeichner.
2. Wear breathable fabrics.
Naturally derived fabrics like cotton, silks, and wool’s have more breathability than most man-made materials like rayon or spandex, according to research published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology and other journals. But when it comes to workout clothes, look for moisture-wicking synthetic materials.
3. Reduce your stress levels.
When you exercise or otherwise get overheated, your eccrine (sweat) glands produce a watery substance designed to regulate body temperature. But emotional stress triggers different glands—the apocrine glands, which are found mostly in the underarms and groin area—and they secrete a milky fluid. This fight-or-flight-related liquid is made up of water and lipids, so it’s a veritable feast for odor-causing bacteria, according to experts at the Mayo Clinic. Meditation, yoga, and other calming practices may help.
4. Change your diet.
You know that foods and spices with strong scents like onion, garlic, and curry can mess with your breath, but the odor can also come through your pores for hours after you’ve eaten. If you’re eating a bland diet and still struggling with BO, Zeichner suggests putting a few drops of peppermint oil on your tongue. “Many patients find that this helps,” he says. “The thought is that components of the oil are excreted through the oil glands, improving odor.”