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To live at peace with all, at home, in school and at work, it is important to do all you can to cure body odour or prevent it. Body odour can easily put people off and make relationships sour.

Body odour, is the unpleasant smell that can occur when you sweat. The sweat itself doesn’t smell. The unpleasant odour is produced by bacteria on the skin that break down the sweat into acids. In humans, the formation of body odours is mainly caused by skin glands excretions and bacterial activity. Here are tips that’ll help you cure body odor:

  • To cure body odor, it is important that you shower at least twice a day. Ones in the morning and ones at night. This will wash away sweat as well as reduce the number of bacteria on your skin. Using antibacterial bath soap will also be very useful. It will reduce the bacteria count in turn reducing the odor.
  • After bathing, it is also important that you use a strong deodorant or antiperspirant on your underarms. Though deodorants do not prevent sweating, they mask the smell of bacteria on your skin. Antiperspirants contain aluminum chloride, a chemical that reduces sweating, and often also contain a deodorant. Apply the deodorant or antiperspirant twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.
  • Change clothes when you’re sweating heavily. Fresh clothes help keep body odor down. Be sure to change your socks as well, especially if you tend to have foot odor. Use deodorant powders in your shoes, replace insoles frequently, and go barefoot if possible.
  • Foods that tend to make you sweat more, such as hot peppers or other spicy foods, might also contribute to body odor. And the aroma of foods such as onions or garlic can be carried in the sweat, making you smell bad. Drinks with caffeine or alcohol may also cause you to sweat more.

Author: Ope Adedeji