Some summer days are just too hot to handle! You sweat more than usual; this leads to body odour and visible pit stains that are not only embarrassing but oh-so-annoying. Odour causing bacteria find a happy spot to flourish in such harsh conditions. Other factors like diet and stress can also contribute to this seasonal nuisance. The days that get mercury level soaring also put your deodorant to the test. And if your regular pick is not able to keep up, turn to the below methods instead.
- Use a hand sanitiser
- Freshen up with cleansing wipes
- Work on reducing stress
- Check your diet
- Switch to a natural deodorant
Use a hand sanitiser
The main reason why your deodorant is not able to fight odour is because of the bacteria build-up. Lend a helping hand by applying a tiny amount of alcohol-based hand sanitiser to your armpits. It will instantly deodorise and can get rid of stink-causing germs. Apply a dollop sized amount of the Lifebuoy Germ Protection Hand Sanitiser before you load up on your actual deodorant. You will notice a gradual decrease in body odour after a couple of uses.
Freshen up with cleansing wipes
Even though it isn't the actual sweat that causes odour, they do act as a host for the bacteria to fester in them. Freshen up with either unscented or essence drenched cleansing wipes a couple of times a day. Especially after doing something active, give your armpits a rub down with the Pond's Skin Fit Post Workout Instant Cooldown Wipes. It gives it a boost of a refreshing scent and keeps odour away.
Work on reducing stress
Excess humidity can lead to excessive sweating that sometimes is overwhelming for antiperspirants to control. Fix it at the core and work on reducing stress levels. Disturbed hormone levels due to work or other stressors can be controlled by meditation and other calming exercises. Also, keep your arms hair-free and use a heavy-duty sweat control product like the Rexona Fresh Lily 48-hour Antiperspirant Roll-On.
Check your diet
Certain foods can contribute to causing body odour. Red meat, dairy, spicy foods and a garlic rich diet can cause a pungent body odour. Some nutritionists also blame coffee for putting your sweat glands in overdrive and increasing sweat production. A caffeine-free alternative and a diet rich in greens will give you a more pleasant natural scent.
Switch to a natural deodorant
Take the leap and switch to a natural deodorant. Aluminium-based antiperspirants can clog your pores resulting in ingrown hair and cause irritation. Natural deodorants gradually reduce odour and sweat. They also protect against underarm darkening and dryness.
Written by Sumona Bose on Apr 24, 2020
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!