Non chemicals Ways to remove smelly Body Odour
Body odour is something we are all conscious of having. It is unappealing, distracting and can deter people from wanting to spend time with us. Many of us opt for deodorants and similar products to combat it, but there are other, more natural ways, of treating body odour.
First, consider wearing clothes made from cotton or bamboo. These breathable fabrics absorb sweat and protect against odour, whereas synthetic materials such as polyester push the moisture and bacteria outwards, exacerbating the scent and also producing sweat marks. Otherwise, wear an undershirt to give yourself an extra layer of absorption which will keep both sweat and the resulting odour contained.
Body odour is caused by bacteria mixing with sweat, so wash with an antibacterial soap to kill the problem at its source. If you are concerned about chemicals contained in consumer body products, stick to products whose ingredients are entirely natural. Ingredients like tea tree oil, peppermint and eucalyptus contain bacteria-fighting properties, so keep an eye out for these.
Remember to dry yourself thoroughly after baths and showers since bacteria thrives in moisture. Pay particular attention to areas that are prone to sweating such as the armpits.
Make sure you wash sweaty clothes as soon as possible. If the sweat sinks into the fabric, it becomes all the more difficult to remove. When you wash them, remember to wash them inside out. This allows the detergent to remove the sweat and odour more effectively.
Believe it or not, your diet influences how you smell. Foods such as fruit, herbs, yogurt and pickles help to keep body odour away while foods containing spice, garlic and onion, excessive amounts of red meat, processed foods and too much caffeine and alcohol increase the risk of body odour.
Finally, you could try washing areas affected by body odour with lemon juice, apple cider vinegar or witch hazel. Home remedies such as these contain antiseptic properties that eliminate bacteria and protect against odour.
Experiment with various options until you find one that works for you.
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