No matter how well you dress up, how on-point your makeup looks, or how chic your hairdo maybe; there is still something that can completely break your look and that something is body odour!
Realising that your sweat has turned malodorous can be a cause of great embarrassment. And if you’re someone who naturally sweats a lot, summers can be particularly brutal for you. So when your tank tops, summer dresses and shorts fail to offer any relief, try these simple remedies to get rid of sweaty armpits and body odour this summer...
- Get rid of underarm hair
- Take care of your personal hygiene
- Wear loose cotton clothes and use an antiperspirant
- Use some lemon
- Watch what you eat
Get rid of underarm hair
When you have hairy underarms, the hair tends to trap moisture and creates the perfect environment for bacteria to breed. Shave or trim your pits frequently to keep the stink under control.
Take care of your personal hygiene
This is one piece of advice that should not be overlooked. Shower twice a day and use an antibacterial soap or body wash such as the Lever Ayush Purifying Turmeric Soap. If you exercise often, make sure to shower right after every workout so bacteria don’t have a chance to spread.
Wear loose cotton clothes and use an antiperspirant
We all have heard about how cotton is the best material to wear when you are sweating. Body odour increases with synthetic textiles, thus wearing cotton and other breathable materials will not only let your skin breathe but it will also help you to keep your sweat at bay. And never forget to keep your roll-on deo such as the Rexona Powder Dry Underarm Odour Protection Roll On handy.
Use some lemon
Lemons have amazing antibacterial properties and effectively kill germs. Cut a fresh lemon into two halves and rub one-half of the lemon on underarms and allow the juice to stick to your skin. Then take a shower after letting it dry for some time. Do this several times a week to greatly reduce body odour.
Watch what you eat
If you are prone to excessive sweating and body odour, it is advisable to reduce your intake of red meat in the summer months. You should avoid eating smelly foods such as onions and garlic as they aggravate body odour. Instead try eating poultry, fish and other greens and leafy vegetables.