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Say goodbye to body odour naturally!

Dec 31, 2020 07:32 IST

The most common source of body odour is often, the bacteria present on the skin breaking down the protein present in sweat molecules. For many, this natural occurrence can lead to a pungent smell that is referred to as body odour.

While the phenomenon is natural, it is worth noting that, even your diet plays a significant role in making this stench more or less overpowering. More often than not, fatty foods, oils and strong-smelling produce including garlic and onions can penetrate into your pores, causing BO to get worse.

A variety of ingredients, readily available in your kitchen, may help you tackle this problem.

Lemon can help lower the skin’s pH level and kill odour-producing bacteria. Simply slice a lemon, rub the halves on your underarms, and let it air dry. You can also dip the lemon slices in salt, rub them on the sweat-prone region, and wash them with water to deep cleanse your skin.

Reap the wonders of baking soda! It can help neutralise body odour, the pH of your skin and function as a prohibitor for bacterial growth. It is best to use baking soda as talc, dabbing it between your toes and other folds and then letting it shed on its own. You can even rub some of it inside your sneakers to let it absorb moisture. 

This next one comes as a bit of a surprise! It turns out that tomatoes have antiseptic properties that may kill a range of bacteria. Applying the pulp of tomatoes over sweat-prone areas can help you get rid of the stale smell. Rinse it after 10-15 minutes. You can even bathe with some tomato juice to extract its benefits.

Repeating these remedies on a regular basis may help you get rid of body odour!