Have you ever had that moment where you wondered if you smelled good or not? It happens. But there are a few things you can do to get rid of body odor.
- Keep yourself clean quietly
Showering at least once a day will wash off the sweat and kill some of the bacteria on the skin.
Sweat is basically odorless. But when the bacteria that live on the skin mix with sweat, they multiply quickly and become foul-smelling.
Especially washing your sweaty areas thoroughly helps to get rid of body odor.
- Use antibacterial soap
Washing thoroughly with an antibacterial soap can help kill some of the bacteria that helps eliminate odors.
Look for the word “antibacterial” on the soap packaging.
- Remove the towel well
After you shower, dry yourself completely and pay attention to your sweaty areas.
If your skin is dry, it’s harder for the bacteria that cause body odor to grow.
- Use “industrial strength” antiperspirant
Once clean and dry, apply a strong antiperspirant to your underarms. These are chemicals that contain aluminum chloride to help remove sweat, and often contain deodorants. Use twice a day – once in the morning and once in the evening.
You don’t need a prescription to get strong antiperspirants. Look for people who say they are stronger.
If you think you need more help, ask your doctor about antiperspirants.
- Keep your clothes clean
Always change your clothes when you sweat profusely. Fresh clothes help reduce body odor.
Be sure to change your socks, especially if you have bad foot odor. Use deodorant powder in your shoes, change your insoles regularly, and go barefoot if possible.