Body odor comes in two ways. In some cases it’s rather natural. In others, personal lifestyles make it evident.
Body odor (or B.O., bromhidrosis, osmidrosis or ozochrotia) is a perceived unpleasant smell our bodies can give off when bacteria that live on the skin break down sweat into acids, says Medical New Today.
Body odor occurs naturally when a human reaches puberty – 14-16 years of age in females and 15-17 years of age in males. People who are obese, as well as individuals with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, are more susceptible to having body odor.
People who sweat too much – those with hyperhidrosis – may also be susceptible to body odor, however, often the salt level of their sweat is too high for the bacteria to break down – it depends where the excess sweating is occurring and which type of sweat glands are involved.
Poor hygiene can turn a once clean body to a dump yard. Of course you are familiar with that kind of stench that comes from such a place. You can pick certain irritating odor from dirty environment. An unkempt environment releases odors that can stick to your body.
These tips can help
Apply an antiperspirant at bedtime.
Keep your underarms dry. …
Try a solution of hydrogen peroxide and water to fight body odor. …
If sweat from working out is your No. 1 cause of body odor, wash your workout clothes often. …
Change your diet.