Bromhidrosis or body odor is a condition which happens at puberty because of increasing hormones called Androgens. While sweat is by itself odorless, bacteria use it as a breeding ground to multiply rapidly. Bacteria breakdown keratin protein on the surface of the skin
and gives end product which smells.
Sweating is the body’s way of regulating temperature. When you move in the sun or workout, you sweat. When sweat meets bacteria, it causes odor which is called Body Odor.
KEEP YOUR ARMPITS DRY
Keep your armpits dry as much as possible to avoid giving bacteria a breeding ground to multiply.
Here are some few ways to tackle it
Practice squeaky clean hygiene. Shower Daily. Wash Workout clothes often. Changing clothes when you sweat is a good option to ensure they don’t provide a breeding ground for more bacteria.
APPLY ANTI PERSPIRANT AT BED TIME
Anti perspirants contain Aluminium chloride that are chemical agents which reduce sweating. Antipersirants also contain deodorants which mask the smell of the sweat. Applying perspirant before bed gives it time to work while you are not sweating.
CHANGE YOUR DIET
Highly fatty foods, spicy and foods which contain Garlic or Onion may be the cause of it. If you’re having digestive troubles you might wanna try these foods.
Adding cardamom in your food not only gives it aroma but also helps fight digestive troubles that are the cause of body odor. Chewing cardamom pods along with seeds gets you rid of the bad breath instantly.
Soak a tbsp of fenugreek seeds overnight and grind them in the morning with the contents. Drink this concoction and the body odor will be gone in no time . However do not consume it if you don’t like the smell associated with its use.
Fennel seeds are highly beneficial in digestive troubles. Apart from relieving constipation and bloating, they are potent in minimizing body odor. Also, chewing on fennel seeds works as a mouth freshener and gets rid of the bad breath in no time. Fennel micro greens are full of nutrients including calcium and boost immune system.
Mint is highly effective in body odor caused by indigestion. Make a green smoothie or have raw mint in your salads.
Mint is also helpful when your nauseated or have gut worms. It is also useful in cramps during periods.