Did you know that body odor can be affected by more than just working out or getting sweaty? Our skin is formed by thousands of pores that allow the body to breathe. It is a channel for sweat which is meant to regulate body temperature and promotes the elimination of toxins, water, and mineral salts that the body needs to get rid of. We sweat when we have a fever, strong emotions, when it’s hot, when we exercise, eat something spicy or are under stress. Smell your best with these 5 ways to help control your body odor!
1. Be sure to keep squeaky clean!
Showering at least once a day will wash away sweat as well as reduce the amount of odor causing bacteria on your skin. Sweat is nearly odorless on its own but when microscopic bacteria that live naturally on your skin mix with sweat, they multiply and start smelling. Using Chaé Organics Wild Thing Shower Gel ensures that you get clean while leaving the good skin flora intact and not stripping the natural oils from your skin leaving it itchy and dry. Wash the areas that are prone to sweating.
2. Towel off Thoroughly
Once you’ve showered be sure to dry yourself off completely. Pay close attention to areas where you sweat a lot and especially your toes! If your skin is dry it is harder for the bacteria that causes body odor to breed.
3. Use a deodorant
Once you are clean and dry, use a deodorant! While deodorants do not prevent sweating, they mask the smell of bacteria on your skin. Chaé Organics D-Odor Spray is a deodorant that doesn’t contain any of the dangerous chemicals found in many other deodorants and antiperspirants like aluminum and its salts, sulfates, and glycols. Chaé Organics D-Odor Spray’s naturally derived saccharomyces ferment fights BOTH odor and wetness, with live enzymes that break down sweat molecules while oat kernel extract sooths and assists to prevent irritation, helping skin maintain its equilibrium. Apply the deodorant twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.
4. Keep your wardrobe fresh and clean
Change clothes often when you’re sweating heavily. Fresh clothes help keep body odor down. Be sure to change your socks as well, especially if you tend to have foot odor. Add 1-2 drops of Chaé Organics Cypress Essential Oil to a tablespoon of baking soda and sprinkle in your shoes to absorb odors. Dump out excess before wearing.
5. Cut down on offensive foods or drinks
What you eat affects your body odor! Beyond hygiene or the seasons of the year, foods that make you sweat more, such as hot peppers or other spicy foods, might also contribute to body odor. Pay attention to what you’re eating on the days you notice body odor more. Candies, hydrogenated oil, excessive dairy, red meats and fish, and drinks with caffeine or alcohol may also cause you to sweat more and increase body odor. The aroma of foods such as onions or garlic can be carried in the sweat, making you smell bad as well. This may not work for everyone as genetics plays a role in the amino acid composition in your sweat, which is what the bacteria feeds off of. For some people, no matter what you eat, you may have stronger body odor because your sweat contains more amino acids than the average person.
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