Here’s how to keep body odour at bay

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Con­scious of smelly un­der­arms? Well, try mix­ing an­tiper­spi­rant with de­odoriser or rub­bing lemon on your armpits to keep body odour at bay in sum­mer, say ex­perts. Here are more such tips: En­sure gen­eral hy­giene: Up­hold­ing the gen­eral san­i­ta­tion is ex­tremely es­sen­tial in sum­mer. One can en­sure that by bathing twice a day and mix­ing an­tibac­te­rial soap drops in wa­ter which will not only help you clean the sur­plus bac­te­ria and germs off the skin but also make you feel re­freshed, even at odd hours. Min­gling an­tiper­spi­rant with de­odoriser: Deodor­ant cov­ers the strong smell of sweat­ing but one also needs an an­tiper­spi­rant to con­trol the ex­treme sweat dur­ing the day. A com­bi­na­tion of the two can do won­ders for your skin. Carry a per­fume/scent: Adding per­fumes to your daily regime does not mean to add hy­giene, but helps in elim­i­nat­ing the foul smell caused by the ex­ces­sive sweat, and turns it into an en­gag­ing scent. Ide­ally the per­fume should be sprayed on the belly but­ton as it's the part from where the heat radiates which can en­hance the scent to over­power the odour. Es­sen­tial oils for foot: One should in­dulge in a habit of us­ing com­mon es­sen­tial oils es­pe­cially on feet where the sweat level is usu­ally more. Sooth­ing oils like laven­der, pep­per­mint and pine are help­ful in act­ing as an anti-bac­te­rial me­di­a­tor. These oils give your feet a pleas­ant fra­grance, and also keep them nour­ished. Rub­bing lemon un­der

the arms: Lemon is an ef­fec­tual in­gre­di­ent in killing bac­te­ria that are stuck on your skin. Rub one-half of the lemon for few min­utes be­fore wet­ting it off. Or, squeeze a lemon into the bath bucket con­sis­tently for few days to re­duce the smell.

SPRAY PER­FUME ON THE BELLY BUT­TON. IT’S THE PART FROM WHERE THE HEAT RADIATES, WHICH CAN EN­HANCE THE SCENT TO OVER­POWER THE BODY ODOUR

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