Do you stink? And I mean that literally! Here are some ways you can fight back.
Body odor lingers on all of us. Although some people have a stronger odor than others. Maybe its the food they are eating, their work environment, or their body chemistry. It could even be a combination of all of that and more. The good news is you can take steps to make your body odor less noticeable.
Give some of these ideas a try:
- Get wet – and take soap! Scrub with a deodorant soap especially around the groin and under the arms, these are the most smelly parts of the body. (Morning and night if need be.)
- Change your clothes! Once a day should be good unless you’re sweating lots.
- Wear something made from cotton. This will absorb sweat and allow it to evaporate faster.
- If regular deodorant doesn’t help, try antibacterial surgical scrub. (Your pharmacist will know where to find it.)
- Use antiperspirant to help reduce the amount of perspiration the body produces. Deodorant masks the odor.
- If you are prone to rashes from your antiperspirant you can try a topical antibiotic cream, it does basically the same thing and has no perfumes.
- Check the local health food store or cosmetic department for a French product called Le Crystal Natural, which is basically a chunk of mineral salts formed into a crystal, it helps control odor causing bacteria.
- Want a real natural smell? Check a hunter’s supply store for pine soap to mask your natural odor, it fools the wildlife!
- You are what you eat. Watch out for the fish, cumin, curry and garlic. They tend to stick around.
- Stay calm! Getting excited causes you to sweat more.
- It works on the skunky dog! Yes – tomato juice! Try a couple cups in your bath water and soak for 15 minutes.
You will never totally get rid of body odor – its yours, and you get to keep it forever. But you can take some of these basic steps to help control it.
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