Sweating a lot? Bad odor?

Sweat is a natural bodily function that should never cause you embarrassment. And while you may think that you “naturally” have a bad odor, there is actually no such thing if you realize what causes bad odors. All over your skin, there are tiny pores that release sweat, called sweat pores. Sweat pores release, to no one’s surprise, sweat, which is made almost entirely of water (~99%) and the rest would normally be a little bit of salt and fat.
Sweat in and of itself is odorless, so how much you naturally sweat should not worry you, so long as you take the proper hygienic steps we will discuss soon. What actually causes the odor are the bacteria that live in areas where sweat pores release more sweat than in other places, such as your armpits. That bacteria then reproduce in the water that was recently released from your sweat pores and multiply in numbers; the more bacteria, the more foul odor. Sometimes, how much sweat you release can also be directed by how much physical activity you exerted and what you ate. Regardless, you should not worry about how much or little you actually sweat because if you follow these simple steps, say goodbye to body odor!
1. Shower everyday to wash off odour-causing bacteria.

2. Wear breathable fabrics such as cotton to keep your body cool.

3. Shave your armpits regularly.

4. Don’t go for just a deodorant, look for an antiperspirant.

5. Stay away from strong odor-producing foods such as onions.

6. Use an antibacterial soap while showering. Less bacteria, less odor!

7. Try to keep yourself dry where you sweat a lot.

Products to boost your personal care

Holika Holika Aloe 92% Shower Gel

Formulated with 92& Aloe Vera leaf juice, the Holika Holika Aloe 92% Shower Gel cleans skin without stripping it of moisture. Containing Aloe Vera, Cucumber and Watermelon, this gel is super soothing and helps skin to retain moisture whilst being thoroughly cleansed.

Gillette Simply Venus Basic

Venus Simply use and throw razors provide you easy hair removal and smooth skin. Glide strip with aloe vera extracts and 3 blades to leave you with smooth skin and flexible head which glides along your curves.

Elite Dual Action Massage Sponge

It combines the gentleness of cotton fibers for a relaxing effect and the exfoliating effect of strips of polyethylenefibers.

Beesline Whitening Roll-On Hair Delaying Deo

A skin-friendly, fragrance-free, 3 in 1 formula rich in “Teflose”, a breakthrough technology that controls body odours while preserving skin ecology. It provides 48 H antiperspirant action. It is suitable for sensitive skin.

Vichy Deodorant Anti-perspirant 7 Days Cream

Stop excessive sweating in its tracks with the Vichy 7 Days Anti-Perspirant Cream Treatment Deodorant, a pore-targeting solution for both men and women suffering from intense perspiration.

Resources

WebMD. “6 Tips for Reducing Body Odor”. Accessed on August 21, 2021.

Healthline. “Why Do I Have Smelly Armpits?”. Accessed on August 21, 2021.

Mayo Clinic. “Sweating and body odor”. Accessed on August 21, 2021.