Picture this: You’re having a good time with your family and friends and all of a sudden you catch a whiff of something unpleasant. A quick pit check and you realise you stink. Body odour is not only embarrassing but can also dampen your confidence. But fret not, there are several ways to deal with body odour and keep smelling fresh all day. Wanna know what they are? Scroll down to find out.
- 01. Use tea tree oil-based body wash
- 02. Wear deodorant
- 03. Apply talcum powder
- 04. Keep the underarm area clean
- 05. Drink water and fresh juices
01. Use tea tree oil-based body wash
Essential oils, especially tea tree oil, are one of the most natural and effective ways to curb body odour. It’s antibacterial and antifungal properties help fight odour causing bacteria. You can add a few drops of it to your bath water or use a tea tree oil-based body wash like the Love Beauty & Planet Tea Tree and Vetiver Aroma Daily Detox Body Wash. It detoxifies your skin and leaves you smelling fresh all day.
02. Wear deodorant
Wondering why we are stating the obvious? Well, your choice of deodorant also makes a lot of difference. While there’s no dearth of deodorants and antiperspirants in the market, opt for one that has a cooling formula and is alcohol-free so it doesn’t irritate your delicate underarm area. The Dove Original Antiperspirant Deodorant for Women is free of alcohol and contains ¼ moisturising creams to give you 48-hour odour protection, while also keeping your underarms soft and smooth.
03. Apply talcum powder
Talcum powder is super absorbing so it keeps your underarm area dry and prevents bacteria from thriving, thereby reducing odour. In the morning, after your bath, pat the skin dry and then dust some Ponds Dreamflower Fragrant Talcum Powder on the underarms. The fragrance will keep you smelling great.
04. Keep the underarm area clean
Well, of course, you take a bath every day. What we mean by keeping the underarm area clean is getting rid of the hair, using a loofah and exfoliating. Using the Dove Exfoliating Crushed Macadamia and Rice Milk Body Polish only twice a week can curb body odour as well as soften the underarm skin.
05. Drink water and fresh juices
Other than following the above-mentioned practices, it is also important to hydrate the body. Drink plenty of water and fresh juices to eliminate toxins out of your body and avoid foods such as raw onion, garlic, spicy food, etc., which aggravate body odour
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Nov 12, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.