Sweat itself doesn’t smell bad, but it indeed is responsible for causing body odour. Confused? Well, when the sweat stays on your skin for a long time and dries off eventually, it mixes with the bacteria and causes body odour. It can be an embarrassing problem, especially in summer when the temperature is soaring, and your body sweats more than usual.
But fret not; we have the perfect solution. To smell great all day, it is essential to follow a thorough body care routine and use deodorant and other refreshing products to keep you smelling fresh. Here’s a body care routine that will help prevent body odour.
- Shower regularly
- Don’t forget to apply deodorant
- Keep your clothes clean
- Stay hydrated
- Layer good smelling products
This goes without saying. Showering is one of the best ways to keep sweat and bacteria off your body and prevent odour. In summer, you can shower twice a day if you sweat a lot or do a lot of physical activity. Use a gentle yet nice smelling body wash like the Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter and Rose Aroma Bountiful Moisture Body Wash. It contains no harsh ingredients, only the goodness of rose and murumuru butter to soften your body and leave it subtly scented.
Don’t forget to apply deodorant
Deodorant is your best bet against body odour. If you don’t use it already, it's high time you add it to your daily body care routine asap. However, if you’re hesitant to use deodorant because of experiencing underarm darkening or itching in the past, we understand your concerns. It’s essential to pick the right deodorant with gentle ingredients that will keep you smelling fresh without damaging your underarm skin. Our favourite is the Dove Eventone Deodorant For Women. It’s a gentle formula that’s free of harsh ingredients like alcohol and paraben. It’ll prevent body odour and keep the delicate underarm area smooth and even-toned.
Keep your clothes clean
Sweat residue lingering on your clothes can also be the cause of body odour. Therefore, make sure your clean and dirty laundry isn’t getting mixed at any point. Wash your clothes after every wear with a good laundry detergent. As much as possible, wear comfortable cotton clothes during summer.
One of the best ways to flush toxins out of the body is by drinking enough water and staying hydrated. This will also regulate body heat and reduce excessive sweating. Add a slice of lemon or some fresh mint leaves to your water to make it more refreshing in summer.
Layer good smelling products
After showering with a good smelling body wash, you can apply a fragrant body lotion such as the Vaseline Rose Water Moisturizing Gel. The amazing smell of rose will freshen your body and mind and keep your skin moisturised for 24 hours, even in the hot summer.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on May 26, 2021
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.