Body odour is socially disastrous, and an offensive odour that is so embarrassing, affecting many today, and being a sensitive topic, is not openly discussed.
How do you feel most often, when you observe that people don’t like coming close to you because of a particular smell coming out from you? Do you feel so embarrassed? For real, it’s not actually that they hate you, but it’s because they can’t withstand the pungent smell of odour from your body.
Sometimes we don’t even realize that we have this odour and our nose is so adaptive that it cannot even smell them because of its constant smell, which is called sensory adaptation. If you really noticed that people always try to avoid you, the very moment they see you, then you need to be alert and be sure whether your body odour is the culprit.
Now here are some basic causes of body odour you need to understand. You will get to know how this common problem can be properly treated and controlled in a highly effective ways.
What Are the Actual Causes of Body Odour?
Sweat has bacterial activities in it, and allowing it to dry on your skin can produce this body odour. The digestive process that occurs in the body results to waste products and your skin must excrete these wastes through sweats.
There are certain sweet glands at the armpit that enables the excretion of harmful toxins from the body, which is why sweating is an important process in the maintenance of optimum physical health.
How Can We Control Body Odour
- Clean up regularly: the bacterial population on your skin, which is the source of most body odour, can be reduced to a reasonable extent by bathing at least once a day and focusing on sensitive areas, like your armpits and feet. Dry your body very well after washing because bacterial tend to grow best in a moist skin.
- Change your diet: some certain foods and spices might be a cause for body odour, which exudes through your pores when consumed. They include: caffeinated drinks, onions and garlic. Changing your diets to take out these items may improve your body odour.
- Apply deodorant to cover up odour: applying deodorants eliminates the smelling from sweats, enabling you smelling fresh for longer periods of time.
- Make use of lemon juice (diluted): lemon juice is a natural antibacterial and anti-fungal agents, that helps eliminate body odour quickly. To apply it; it is either you rub the sliced lemon on the affected area or pour the lemon juice on a clean cloth to apply.
- Apply an alum stone on the areas emitting odour: alum helps to fight bacteria that creates body odour in the body. You can rub it on your armpit just the way you apply your deodorant.
- Using Vinegar: vinegar is known for its natural remedies to treat body odour issues quickly and kills bacteria or fungi in either your armpits or feet. Just spiritz vinegar on areas concerned and wipe your skin dry after some time.
- Rubbing mud on the most affected areas: for some of us who probably can’t reach out for antiperspirant or deodorant, have got an alternative remedy for you, you can rub some mud on your armpits and other affected areas to remove dead skin and eliminate old sweat that causes body odour in your body, and ensure the mud gets dry, before washing it off.