How to Get Rid of Body Odour

February 12th, 2011  |  Published in Health, TIPS

Body odour is one of the unpleasant things that is affected by what sweat glands emit. If the odour is very unpleasant it may affect your social life. Here are few things you must know to smell sweet and get rid of body odour.

  • Eat foods that contain loads of fibre, whole grains, wheat, soy products and green leafy vegetables. Avoid processed foods, spicy foods and caffeine.
  • Drink plenty of water. This helps to dilute sweat and urine, both of which contribute to body odour.
  • Wear light colored, loose cotton clothes to soak sweat and deflect sun rays. Body odour lingers on clothes, so wash clothes after every wear and avoid polyester fabrics.
  • Change socks and undergarments daily.
  • Have frequent showers with a teaspoon of alum, added to your bath water and use an anti-bacterial soap.
  • Cider vinegar or white vinegar applied with cotton on the underarm areas helps fight unpleasant smells.
  • Special attention should be given to hygiene of the feet and body folds especially in obese people. Feet should be washed properly and an antifungal powder should be used between toes, armpits, groin and neck after bath.
  • Underarms tend to accumulate more sweat, so removing hair from the area prevents sweat rings.
  • Use deodorants and antiperspirants containing aluminium chloride immediately after bathing.


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