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Safe and easy ways to get rid of body odor

Friday, June 28, 2013 by: Sandeep Godiyal
Tags: body odor, home remedies, deodorants

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(NaturalNews) Body odor can be one of the biggest problems people have. This provides a potentially humiliating scenario for any individual, limits his/her ability to interact with others, and even ruins one's self-confidence. It is for this reason that the use of deodorants is on the rise, especially among younger people, but there are many other ways to treat body odor and thus prevent it from ruining your self esteem. Most of these remedies can be done within the comfort of your home.

8 home remedies for getting rid of body odor

1. Keep it clean - This may seem very simple. One of the main causes of bad body odor is a general lack of physical hygiene. You can dramatically improve the scent of your body by improving your hygienic approach. Wash away bacteria that cause body odor by having regular baths using antimicrobial soap. Apply soap especially on odor "danger spots" such as the underarms.

2. Control your emotions - Emotions such as anger and anxiety can trigger sweating in a big way. With extra volume of sweating comes sweat, and with sweat comes potential body odor. Controlling your emotions can go a long way in controlling bad body odor.

3. Wardrobe management - More than just keeping yourself clean, you need to keep your clothes clean as well. It's not recommended that you wear the same pieces of clothing the next day as these can actually contribute to body odor. Effective clothes washing can also help you out immensely.

4. Eating management - Particular foods have the ability to create body odor. For instance, spicy foods have the ability to make you sweat more than usual. What's more, particular substances in spices (particularly sulfur) mix with your sweat and create a distinctively unpleasant odor.

5. Add some skin protection - When you think of skin protection, the first thing that comes to mind is using deodorant, but that is not the only way you can provide protection for your skin. Other products such as talcum powder and baking soda are capable of absorbing excess sweat too.

6. Dry yourself out well - Bacteria are known to love moist and wet conditions. That's why it's a must to wipe your skin dry using a towel after hard sweating (like during exercise) and bathing.

7. Use antimicrobial products - Body odor usually happens because of the presence of bacterial colonies in your skin. If body odor is becoming too tough to manage, you may have to use disinfecting agents such as hydrogen peroxide and cider vinegar.

8. Soaking your feet in salt - One of the most notorious sites for body odor is the feet. To prevent your feet from smelling, it's great to give them some TLC every now and then. A salt bath is an effective means of killing bacteria.

While each of these remedies is effective in getting rid of body odor, one-time use won't give you the results you want. You have to diligently perform these activities - most especially those having to do with hygiene - to prevent body odor from fully manifesting itself.

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About the author:
Sandeep has written many health field articles for both Internet and print publication. He currently writing for insurancetips4u.co.

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