Keep body odour at bay in summer
The problem of body odour persists a lot in summer when the scorching heat causes excessive sweating. Here’s how can get rid of the menace or at least reduce it considerably. Experts advise:
Shower twice a day: Taking a bath twice a day is a perfect solution for those who sweat excessively. It not only cools you but also targets your body odour.
Let your body dry before dressing: It’s better to let your body dry before putting on clothes. Wipe your body comprehensively with a towel to dry your body properly as wetness attracts sweat easily.
Get rid of unwanted hair: Whether you wear full-sleeved tees or sleeveless ones, get rid of the unwanted hair that may start giving a foul smell due to sweating.
Use antibacterial soap: Antibacterial soaps help counter the bacteria of the bod, which further helps to lessen body odour. Consult your dermatologist to select the soap as per your body type. Inform him in advance about your skin allergies.
Essential oils: Using essential oils like lavender, peppermint and pine are also ways to reduce body odour. These oils give you a nice fragrance and last longer.
Using lemon: Rubbing lemon on the parts that stink a lot can help you reduce the smell. You can also squeeze a lemon into the bucket and bathe with that water. It is a perfect solution to reduce smell from the feet.
Eat the right food: Oily or fried food and spicy food can be a reason behind sweating which turns into body odour.
Wear the right shoes and clothes: Don’t wear clothes made of nylon or synthetic stuff as they retain sweat. Wear loose, comfortable cotton clothes. Also with shoes, opt for cotton socks.
Antiperspirant with deodorant: While using deodorants to cover the strong smell of sweating, also use antiperspirant to control the sweat during the day.