Kill That Body Odour

By Daily Graphic

Due to changes in your teenage years, every young person should be concerned with keeping his or her body nice and clean. It is very important because as teenagers, your skin, body and hair changes during this period.

You turn to have more oil on your skin and also sweat very often. If you do not take proper care of yourself, you may experience body odour.

For some, it could be so bad that the moment people smell the odour, they easily predict your presence. When this happens, you could be easily shunned by your friends and they may also call you names. This problem is very delicate and needs a bold person to tell you.

Here are some tips to help you kill that body odour

• Always wash yourself with soap and water, particularly areas that are likely to smell, such as the armpits and genital areas and the mouth. Odour is most often caused by combinations of perspiration, bacteria and soap and water can only wash them away.

• If you have an odour, you need to bath at least twice a day. Remember that perspiration glands and bacteria work both morning and night which means that you need to shower both in the morning and in the evening.

• If your parents can afford to buy you deodorants that will be helpful. Deodorants leave chemicals on the skin that kill the bacteria that causes body odour.

• You can also use lime or ashes which can also kill the odour. You can apply it to your armpits and leave it there for about 10 minutes before you have your bath.Others have also tried tomatoes and it worked perfectly well.

• Make it a habit of wearing fabrics such as cotton rather than synthetic materials. Cotton fabrics allow air to pass through it. So it reduces sweating and the odour associated with it.

• Choose your colours carefully. The colour black is known to produce heat which can make you sweat profusely. You can wear other cool colours like blue and white .

• You should avoid repeating your clothes without washing them and make it a point to wash the parts under the armpits thoroughly.

• According medical experts, extracts of proteins and oils from certain foods and spices remain in your body’s excretions for hours after eating them and can also impart on your body odour.

• Keeping calm can also do the trick. Getting excited, feeling anxious or nervous make you perspire a lot. If you know you will go through these emotions, you have to use an extra dose of the deodorant in the morning.

By Hannah A. Amoah