Tips for reducing body odour

Ever been in that embarrassing situation where you realised after somebody else that you don’t just doesn’t smell good? While body odour is a part of life, there are ways you can do to tame it and avoid those embarrassing moments.

  • Shower at least once a day. Taking a shower helps cleanse your entire body from top to bottom and reduces the number of bacteria on the skin.
  • Using a nice smelling shower gel can also help, because while sweat by itself is odourless it mixes with bacteria on your skin and causes body odour. A bath scrub, cream, or gel will help to cleanse your pores and clear out any sweat and bacteria, thus greatly reducing your body odour.
  • Use a towel to dry off. After stepping out of the shower, be sure you dry off completely from top to bottom. Quickly throwing on your clothes while you’re still wet can cause bacteria to grow and your clothing to smell musty. It’s harder for bacteria to breed and odour to grow on skin that is dry.
  • Change your clothes, undergarments, and socks regularly. Change socks more often if you are prone to foot odour and change clothes more often if you’re sweating heavily. Remember, fresh and clean clothes keep body odour away.
  • Deodorant powders for your shoes can be quite helpful if you face problems with bad smelling feet. But be sure to wash your feet regularly and go barefoot from time to time to let your feet air out.
  • Use an antiperspirant to prevent sweating and smell. Odaban is an ideal antiperspirant for you if you have problems with body odour, sweat rashes, Athlete's Foot, and blistering. It works by partially blocking the sweat ducts and re-routing the perspiration to the blood capillaries where it is transported to other areas of the skin where it evaporation is quicker. Odaban can also be used for calming body odour on other parts of the body not just the underarms. It may be used for the hands, intimate areas, feet, and prosthetic limbs.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Remember that foods can affect your body odour as well. Foods like hot peppers and other spicy foods will make you sweat more. Onions, garlic, blue cheese, and vinegar smells can be carried in the sweat and make you smell bad.