Describe how dangerous the worst body odor you’ve smelt is using a football player’s name, in the comment box below!
Okay, on a more serious note, Let’s talk about Body Odor; I’m sure we have one younger relative who just hit puberty with his/her armpit hairs fuller than an afro, we know that stink he/she has especially when he/she hasn’t had a bath, and deodorant is struggling to survive under the armpit. But believe it or not, it’s inevitable, and it can be fixed with proper grooming. It’s a normal thing.
When a boy or a girl matures, there are certain signs to show for it, one of which is Body odor. It can be very unpleasant, and can mysteriously make people disappear. It is stronger in boys. Body odor is caused when the apocrine sweat glands develop, which produce the sweat that bacteria can quickly break down. Even people who have grown past the puberty stage still experience body odor, and that’s influenced by diet, gender, health, and medication.
There are many ways to tackle body odor:
Shower is your friend: Shower at least twice a day to reduce the amount of bacteria on your skin. Antibacterial soaps help. Make sure you dry your body well, especially in areas where you sweat most because that’s where bacteria find it most comfortable to hangout.
Perfum-igate: Deodorants, body sprays and perfumes help fight bacteria. They give you that fresh, pleasant scent that will even boost your confidence.
You Are What You Eat: foods like red meat, alcohol, fish, spicy foods, junk foods, etc can cause body odor. It’s either you reduce them in your diet or you do away with them.
Cut The Rainforest: Getting rid of armpit hairs help in fighting odor a lot! It allows sweat to evaporate quicker, giving bacteria less time to breakdown and form that bad body odor (BO).
Clothes: Natural materials like Wool, Silk or Cotton allows easy ventilation to your body, giving bacteria less time to breakdown.
So, if you have body odor don’t worry about it, you’re not cursed or anything, it’s a natural phase, and you can get rid of it with proper grooming, as mentioned earlier. Some of you just have to groom more frequently than others.
Here’s an interesting question, who do you think will have the worst body odor: A. Someone who sweats a lot or B. Someone who sweats normally? The answer is B – Someone who sweats easily. The reason is because if you sweat normally, you might have more of a problem with body odor than people who sweat too much. That’s because, when people sweat excessively, the sweat tends to wash away the odor-causing bacteria.