1. Smelly Pits are the Pits!
Nothing is sexier to than stinky, sweaty, smelly musk. Wait.. maybe not. hmmmm…
2. Getting Rid of Body Odors
You are what you eat
The number one factor in the average person’s odor is FOOD. There is a direct correlation between the quality of food that you eat and your resulting body-odor as the food is processed and distributed throughout your body for energy. Spend just one day drinking nothing but water and staying away from fats and sugars and you will notice a big difference.
That being said, there are other possible causes of bad body odor including kidney and liver disease, fungal infections and poor hygiene. If you suspect a medical problem is at the root of your odor then go and see your doctor.
Tips for Getting Rid of Body Odor
- Stay away from refined sugar – it feeds bacteria and will increase your body odor many times over.
- Go for a jog or sit in a sauna. You’ll be stinking it up at first, but after a while you’ll flush out your pores and notice that your sweat no longer stinks.
- Anti-perspirants work to reduce odor, but they do so by clogging your pores and locking the odor-causing toxins and bacteria underneath the skin. This can lead to underarm cysts and pimples.
- If all else fails, spot wash with soap and water.
- Try and stay cool, sweat is a transmitter of the odor.
- Apply an absorbent powder such as baby powder to your underarms after bathing.
- A baking soda + water paste applied to the areas of smelliness can help neutralize existing odor.
- Alcohol and tobacco are known to contribute to foul body odors – cut back on the day of your big date. For more information regarding this article, read how to remedy body odor.
- Have a tip? Share it with the rest of us at the bottom of the page!
3. Offsite resources
- The Email Project – Body odor tips from around the world.
- Deodorant/Antiperspirant comparison – An article by Slate
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