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7 Things You Never Knew About Body Odor

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There’s a lot more to that musky smell than you think.

7 Things You Never Knew About Body Odor

Get ready, we’re about to get really real about BO. It’s gross (we know), but hey, it can happen to anyone. And with the heating temperature is more likely to suck her sundress or make favorite exercise gear. So take some time to get to know your sweat and find ways to Ban Bo forever.

You have two different sweat glands. Eccrine and apocrine glands are called. The eccrine glands are all over your body and produce watery sweat to keep your body cool. The apocrine glands are where the hair follicles are more concentrated (scalp, armpits and groin), and sweat is waxy and fatty lipids secreted says Whitney Bowe, MD

Your hair can enhance the odor. Actually it is not the actual sweat from apocrine glands that creates the smell. Odor-causing bacteria becomes attracted to sweat in particular says Bowe. And once you break down fats in the apocrine sweat, the scent appears stay-away-from-me. The more hair you have, the more bacteria near the surface has to hold, which keeps the smell so pungent says Bowe.

Swiping on a stick is actually very powerful. The best line of defense is actually that little stick antiperspirant deodorant. The antiperspirant part addresses the sweat glands to stop even leave while deodorant masks the natural odor, even if you’ve been sweating says Bowe.

Medical treatments are another alternative. In extreme cases, when the excess counter products do not work for some people may ask their dermatologists for Botox injections, says Bowe. This is a procedure approved by the FDA and helps prevent sweating to occur, but you will need injections every three to four months. There is also a new device called miraDry uses microwave technology to permanently remove the sweat glands in the armpit, but it only works in that area, says Bowe.

Foods affect the smell. Garlic, onion and curry are instigators classic BO that can make her smell worse, says Bowe.

Overcleansing can make it worse. You can definitely use the antibacterial soap and scrub away at their hot spots BO, but go no further. Some people try alcohol in those areas, which dries the skin and causes the body to defend itself by producing more sweat, says Bowe.

Stress produces more sweat. Yes. That is why you might see someone Drenched armpits before they head into a great interview, says Bowe.

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