Causes of body odor and Tips for Reducing it


Viral News Boy :- Have you ever had that moment you wonder if the offensive smell is coming from your body? It happens. But there are things to make body odor go away.

Nigeria is a hot and humid country, and the lack of NEPA only aggravates the heat.

The hotter the weather is, the more people sweat, and the more you sweat the higher your chances of having body odor.

What is body odor?

Body odor can be defined as the unpleasant smell the body can give off when bacteria that live on the skin break down protein in the sweat into acids.

What causes body odor? 

Most times, body odor starts at the puberty stage because of rising hormones called androgens.

These hormones aren’t active until puberty and the moment these hormones are active in the body, a few things you do can make the body odor worse, things such as:

1. Heavy exercise

2. Warm or hot weather

3. Being overweight

4. Changes in hormones

5. Certain health conditions, like diabetes, liver disease, or kidney disease

6. Some medications, like antidepressants

7. Diet

Some fatty foods, oils, or strong-smelling foods such as garlic, curry, and onions can seep through your pores and cause body odor


Below are few things to make body odor go away

1. Keep Yourself Squeaky Clean

Bathing at least once a day will wash away sweat and get rid of some of the bacteria on your skin.

2. Use Antibacterial Soap

If you have an offensive body smell, try bathing with an antibacterial soap bar will help get rid of some bacteria, which can help with the odor.

3. Towel Off Well

Once you’re done bathing, dry yourself well, paying close attention to any areas where you sweat a lot.

4. Use Antiperspirants

If you have that offensive body smells, always use a strong antiperspirant on your underarms.

5. Keep your clothes clean

Change your clothes very often when you’re sweating heavily because it helps keep body odor down.

6. Stop eating certain foods or drinks

What you eat affects your body odor. Foods that tend to make you sweat more, such as garlic, curry, and onions

7, Keep your underarms dry

One thing that’s certain is that bacteria cannot breed in dry areas of the body. Shaving your underarms always will also help prevent the accumulation of bacteria and can reduce sweat and odor.

If you have excessive sweating called hyperhidrosis, talk to your doctor, He or she can make a diagnosis and prescribe treatment.

It is also important for people who have those offensive body smell to make pragmatic efforts to get rid of them through the adoption of clean habits and structured lifestyles.