Try These Useful Tips to Prevent Body Odour!

  • 13 Jun 2019

Body odour occurs when sweat comes in contact with bacteria. Dr. Jamuna Pai who is a leading skin expert in India has this to say, "Sweat itself does not smell, but coupled with the dead skin cells, it provides a medium for the bacteria to grow. This bacteria breaks down the sweat causing unpleasant body odour."

But no worries! According to him, there are several ways of controlling the odour. Here's how to do it:

1. Adopt a healthy and balanced diet complete with nutritional supplements. Dr. Pai recommends avoiding garlic and onion because, "they are known to trigger foul body odour." A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, adequate protein intake, whole grains and supplements like Vitamin B complex and zinc is recommended and of course a minimum of 2-3 litres of water daily.

2. Use aluminium chloride at night. Use anti-antiperspirant lotions if you sweat excessively. These lotions contain aluminium chloride and should be used in the underarms, palms and soles at night. They work on reducing the amount of sweat. Deodorants do not prevent or control the amount you sweat, but they help to mask the body odour.

3. Use anti-fungal or talcum powders during the day. Before applying any deodorant, cover the area with a little talcum powder to help the deodorant last longer and keep the skin dry.

4. Drink plenty of water. The intake of caffeine must be reduced and can be replaced with green tea or herbal tea.

5. Wear cotton clothes. Cotton is a breathable fabric, which allows your body to stay dry, while your skin is still able to ´breathe´. This ensures staying cool, even on warmer days or any other situation where you might sweat.

Source: Times of India
Photo Credit: Youtube

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