Ways to get rid of body odour

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General hygiene

Keeping yourself clean is the first requirement for preventing body odour. So that everyday shower is a need. Don’t skip a daily wash. Ensure that you focus more on areas that are prone to sweat like armpits.

Antibacterial soaps

When getting your monthly dose of toiletries, be on the lookout for ‘antibacterial’ on soap packaging. These are good for removing bacteria, caused by a build up of sweat.

A change in diet

Dr Cindy Pan says strong smelling foods such as garlic and onions are high in sulfur compounds and are able to come out through your pores. She suggests that you don’t cut them off completely but reduce your intake.

Shave

We cannot stress the importance of shaving enough. Hair traps bacteria, resulting in a smelly situation. The only place acceptable to have hair is on your head.

Deodorant is your bff

There are plenty of these in the market. From those promising to reduce sweat, ones that don’t leave marks on clothes to those who give you 48hour protection – asess your odour in order to get the suitable deodorant.

Clean clothes

You can get away with repeating clothes if you’re not a heavy sweater. Heavy sweaters are advised to wash and change clothes on a daily basis. To be on the safe side keep a change of clothes for days when you’ll be very active.

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