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Today I am going to discuss body Odor which is a very big concern among young people especially, who feel embarrassed when their mates tell them that they smell
I have got plenty messages asking me how this can be cured.
Occasional, mild body odor is normal, but excessive or unpleasant body odor can be a source of great discomfort for others and very embarrassing for you.
What causes Body odor ?
1, Sweating
Strong and unpleasant odor emanates from the body when the sweat glands are overactive. But it is not sweat that causes body odor.
While sweat itself is virtually odorless, bacteria use it as a breeding ground and multiply rapidly. What you smell is the products related to bacteria breakdown of keratin protein on the surface of your skin
The bacteria that cause odor grow quickly and multiply in a warm, moist environment. so is bacteria activity that cause the smell.
This happes more when the individual sweats a lot so is the bacteria activity that causes the odor,
when you sweat and do not clean your body very well and wash your cloths you are bound to smell.
2.Metabolic disorder
This a condition in which your body cant breakdown certain compounds present in protein – rich foods, This result your body producing bad odor when you breathe , pea or sweat .
3. Extreme constipation
when your digestion is not working properly, your gut process produces smelly chemicals that make you smell badly.
Remedies for Body Odor.
Preventive Measures
1. The best way to fight body odor is through prevention.
For most teens, proper hygiene — like washing very well and applying an underarm antiperspirant or deodorant — should be enough.
Wash with soap and shampo all the areas that sweat accumulates- your armpit, neck, anus and private areas,
2. Keep your underarms dry. Bacteria have a hard time
breeding in dry areas of the body.
3 Wash your cloths, undies Bra etc
If sweat from working out is your No. 1 cause of body odor, wash your workout clothes often. Sweaty gym clothes are a bacteria-breeding ground.
4 Shaving your underarm regularly will help prevent the accumulation of bacteria and can reduce sweat and odor.
Home Remedies
There are also simple and natural home remedies that get rid of body odor by controlling the growth of bacteria and reducing excessive sweating and dieting.
I will consider only three here.
1.Baking Soda
As baking soda helps absorb moisture from the skin, it can absorb sweat and reduce body odor. Plus, it kills bacteria and works like a natural deodorant.
Mix one tablespoon each of baking soda and lemon juice. Apply it to your underarms and other body parts where you sweat excessively.
Leave it on for a couple of minutes and wash it off with water; do not scrub. Then take a shower or bath. Do this once daily for a few weeks.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a powerful bacteria-fighting ingredient. It also helps eliminate body odor by balancing the pH level of your skin.
Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and rub it on your underarms. Wait two to three minutes and then take your shower. Follow this remedy twice daily, once in the morning and again before going to bed, until you notice improvement.
Alternatively, add one cup of apple cider vinegar to lukewarm bath water. Soak in this water for 10 minutes once daily.
You can also add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar along with a little honey to a glass of warm water. Drink it three times daily before eating your meal
3, Tomatoes have antiseptic properties that can kill bacteria that cause body odor. They also help shrink pores and reduce sweating.
Gently crush seven to eight tomatoes.
Press the crushed tomatoes on a sieve to extract the juice.
Add this freshly extracted juice to a bucket full of water.
Use it to take your bath.
Follow this remedy once daily to control body odor.

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