There are many fictions about body odor and sweating but in reality, the facts are different. Here are some tips for sweating and body odor treatment. In the end, I also mention some herbal and natural tips to stop body odor and sweating.
Fiction: If you suffered from body odor, you’d smell it.
Fact: Its been scientifically proven that you can become immune to your own smell, even if it is very strong. That’s why many people don’t realize that they have body odor. You could smell and not know it.
Fiction: Sweating is unnatural.
Fact: It is perfectly natural. It is our body’s way of maintaining the right temperature.
Fiction: Only people who don’t bathe have body odor.
Fact: Sweating itself is odorless. Body odor is caused when the bacteria on your skin mixes with sweat. Taking a bath or shower daily gets rid of some of the bacteria, but as soon as you start to sweat the bacteria multiply, leading the body odor.
Fiction: Anti-per spirants stop you from sweating and trap toxins in the body.
Fact: No anti-per spirants only reduce sweating. Of all the sweat ducts located on the human body, only a very small percentage exist in the underarms. reducing the flow of perspiration in the underarms doesn’t trap toxins and doesn’t affect the body’s ability to regulate temperature.
Fiction: Anti-per spirants and deodorants are the same.
Fact: Deodorants help control body odor essentially by fighting the odor causing bacteria that exist on the surface of the skin. anti- per spirants reduce sweating and fight bacteria. Thereby attacking body odor on two fronts.
Fiction: Talcum powder and perfume can control body odor.
Fact: Talc and perfume can only make body odor go for a few hours. Neither can control sweat or arrest the growth of bacteria. Only a reliable anti-per spirant can do this and keep body odor at bay.
Here are some natural tips to stop body odor and sweating.
Natural And Herbal Tips To Cure Body Odor And Sweating
- In a bucket of water, add a piece of alum (phitkari) and a few drops of rosewater. Take a bath with this water every day.
- Use deodorants or anti-per spirants regularly especially in your underarms immediately after a bath or apply talcum powder in underarms, feet, and the pubic area.
- Take regular baths.
- Take coriander, cinnamon, rosemary, cumin and fennel. Boil then leave to cool and use as a wash. Or tie them into a muslin (malmal) cloth and add to your bath water.