How to Reduce Body Odor
Sweating is a normal process that helps your body to maintain the optimal temperature. But if your sweat meets the bacteria on the surface of your skin, it can create an unpleasant smell. 5-Minute Crafts would like to show you several ways to make your body odor go away naturally.
❗ If you notice that your sweat smells weird or that you’ve suddenly started sweating way more than usual, consult your doctor.
1. Keep your body clean.
✅ You should also wash your body after working out, playing sports, or sweating.
✅ Use a washcloth on your armpits, groin, and skin folds.
✅ Lather your skin with antibacterial soap to reduce the number of bacteria on it.
✅ Once you’ve finished washing, dry yourself completely with a towel.
2. Get rid of armpit hair.
3. Put on an antiperspirant at night.
✅ Put on your antiperspirant before going to bed to give it a chance to work while you sleep and are not sweating. Otherwise, if you apply it in the morning, your sweat might wash away the product.
4. Wear breathable fabrics.
✅ For working out, you can wear synthetic fabrics that wick moisture away from the skin.
5. Use hydrogen peroxide.
✅ Make a solution by mixing 1 teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide with 1 cup of water.
✅ Wipe this mixture on the areas where you tend to sweat more (like your underarms, feet, and groin) with a washcloth to destroy the bacteria that cause body odor.
6. Try a vinegar foot soak.
✅ Take a basin and add 1 cup of vinegar and 2 cups of warm water to it. Continue adding 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water until the basin is completely full.
✅ Prepare your feet by washing them with soft soap.
✅ Soak your feet in the vinegar solution for 10-20 minutes. Then wash your feet off with soft soap again.
✅ Repeat every day or until the foot odor disappears.
7. Spray your shoes with rubbing alcohol.
✅ Spray the insides of your shoes with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) in the evening and let them dry completely. Repeat this every day until the smell disappears.
✅ Continue to spray your shoes weekly to keep the odor away.
❗ Don’t spray the skin on your feet since the alcohol can dry it out. Always wear socks and make sure that your shoes are completely dry before wearing them again.