Treat body odour

Treat body odour

Body odour is the unpleasant scent our bodies can give off when bacteria that live on the skin break down sweat into acids.
In reality, sweat itself is virtually odourless to humans. The rapid multiplication of bacteria in the presence of sweat and their breaking down of sweat into acids are the causes the unpleasant smell.

Areas where body odour usually occurs-
• armpits
• feet
• groin
• belly button
• genitals
• pubic hair and other hair
• behind the ears
• the rest of the skin, to a lesser extent

How to reduce sweat & body odour?

The following steps may help in controlling body odour-
Daily shower warm water
Have a shower at least once a day as it helps in washing away sweat and getting rid of some of the bacteria on your skin. Remember that warm water helps kill off bacteria that are present on your skin. If the weather is exceptionally hot, consider bathing more often than once a day.

Use Antibacterial Soap
Washing thoroughly with an antibacterial soap bar will help get rid of some bacteria, which can help with the odour.

Dry well with towel
Once you’ve showered, dry yourself completely, paying close attention to any areas where you sweat a lot.

Clean Clothing
Change clothes often when you’re sweating as fresh clothes help keep body odour down. Also wear clothes which allow skin to breathe, as it results in better evaporation of sweat. Natural-made fibers such as wool, silk, linen or cotton are best for clothing.

Avoid spicy foods & certain drinks
Foods that tend to make you sweat more, such as hot peppers or spicy foods, might also lead to body odour. Onion, garlic, and other spicy foods have the potential to make some people’s sweat more pungent. Drinks with caffeine or alcohol may also make you sweat more.

Use ‘Industrial Strength’ Antiperspirants
Once you’re clean and dry, use a strong antiperspirant on your underarms. These have aluminum chloride which is usually the main active ingredient in antiperspirants. It is a chemical that helps keep sweat at bay, and they often also have a deodourant in them.

How to treat sweat & body odour?

Botulinum toxin
If you have a problem of excessively sweating than you can opt for this solution specially for underarms. The individual is given approximately 12 injections of botulinum toxin in the armpits – a procedure that should not last more than 45 minutes. The toxin blocks the chemical to the sweat glands, resulting in less sweating in the targeted area which last for 5 months to a year.

Micro Needling RF
Radiofrequency (RF) treatment approaches for axillary hyperhidrosis seems to reduce the production of axillary sweat, offering hope for those patients who suffer from this condition. It is a painless procedure done under local anaesthesia. Despite a marked improvement in axillary hyperhidrosis after two sessions performed in six weeks interval, if patients are keen for further improvement, a third or fourth session can certainly be considered.

You can achieve a real difference to your sweat & body odour. Kutiz Skin Clinic has a range of non-invasive treatment options proven to deliver successful results without downtime.
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