Hi Dermalovers! Do you have a body odor problem? Or have you ever met someone who smells bad? It must feel very uncomfortable, right? Body odor can be a serious problem because it can make us feel insecure and of course also disturb the comfort of those around us.
Basically, sweating is a natural thing. However, in some people, the production of sweat glands can be more than people in general. Body odor can be caused by bacteria that stick to areas of the body that sweat, one of which is the armpit area. Bacteria found on the skin can break down sweat into acids which can cause an unpleasant odor.
Body odor can be removed in several ways. Come on, take a look at some of the following tips:
1. Using deodorant or antiperspirant
Using deodorant can reduce body odor because deodorant contains alcohol which can kill bacteria and is accompanied by a fragrance that can reduce body odor. Antiperspirants can help reduce excessive sweating, so they can really help reduce body odor.
2. Bathing regularly
Bathing regularly at least 2 times a day is highly recommended especially if after exercising or sweating so that sweat doesn't linger on your body and causes other bacteria to multiply.
3. Use antibacterial soap
Using antibacterial soap is also recommended because it can kill the bacteria that cause body odor. You can easily find antibacterial soap or antiseptic soap at the nearest supermarket. However, using antibacterial soap can make your body skin drier than usual, so don't forget to apply body lotion after bathing.
4. Wearing clothes that easily absorb sweat
Cotton clothes can usually absorb sweat better than other materials. Sweat on clothes can make the body moister and stimulate the growth of bacteria.
5. Wash clothes with hot water
Sometimes clothes still smell bad even though they have been washed. This can happen because the bacteria are attached to the clothes you are wearing and they are not washed properly. If this is the case, you should soak your clothes in hot water for 10 minutes and wash them again with soap to really kill the bacteria.
6. Botox Treatment
Botox (Botulinum Toxin A) is a medical injection that can effectively reduce excessive sweat gland production or hyperhidrosis. Botox injections can be done in areas that experience excessive sweating such as the armpits, palms and feet. This treatment procedure is very simple and only takes about 30 minutes. The area to be injected will be given anesthetic cream so that it feels numb. Then the doctor will inject Botox in the targeted area with a fine needle to reduce discomfort. Botox injections can reduce sweat production by up to 82-87% and the benefits can be felt immediately 1-2 weeks after the procedure. This treatment lasts approximately 4-6 months.
So, Dermalovers, try the methods above to get rid of body odor immediately!