Have you ever tried riding a train or a bus and got suffocated with the odor of the ones sitting or standing next to you? Indeed, it is attention capturing yet in a very negative and nasty manner. Body odor is one of the major physical turn offs.
People spend a lot using deodorants containing antibacterial components as well as strong scents so as to kill the odor causing bacteria in the body as well as mask the odor of it. However, at times, these are not or less effective and worse, may be irritating. Here are other ways that you can do to combat that body odor.
a. Boost the level of Zinc in the body. Study shows that a certain level of zinc in the body prevents and fights body odor in some people. As they say ” you don’t stink with zinc”. It is advisable to take 25-50 mg of Zinc in a day either through meals (oyster, king crab and lean beef) or with the use of supplements.
b. The use of sodium bicarbonate or baking soda is good in killing odor causing bacteria as well as absorbing excessive body moisture and keeping it dry. Try sprinkling an teaspoon of baking soda in your bath or use one part of baking soda and one part of talcum powder then rub the mixture to the underarms. This provides a very good substitute to the deodorants in the market.
c. Use an antibacterial surgical scrub soaps. These soaps are specifically made for the surgical team’s use. This will provide the user a good antibacterial wash and can be used in parts of the body that are prone to body odor and excessive perspiration such as the underarms and the groin.
d. A very good alternative to a deodorant is a product called “Domeboro” that is available over-the counter. A cosmetic dermatologist from William Beaumont Hospital D’ Anne Kleinsmith, M.D. recommend its use on people with body odors. It is a kind of a powder that can be mixed to a sprinkle of lukewarm water and can be applied to the problem areas such as the underarms, and skinfolds under the breasts, groin as well as feet.
e. Cut down on spices such as garlic, cumin, curry and fish derived powders and sauces. These food have extracts of protein and oils that remain in the body’s secretions and excretions for as long as 24 hours. Eating these spices may worsen the person’s small more especially when he is already having a body odor.