The usual problem that we encounter during summer is body odor, specially with my kids who are very very active. We used to believe that it is because of sweat. A few readings online told me that sweat does not have a smell. So where do the odor comes from?
You know there’s this thing called odor-causing germs. When we sweat, the bacteria on our skin digests our sweat and that’s what us smell bad. Siguro pwede nating sabihin, yung amoy natin, utot ng bacteria yun.
5 Tried And Tested Ways to Prevent Body Odor
Take a bath. During the days that is cool, take a bath once a day. During hot seasons, you should do it twice a day. Taking a bath gets rid of odor causing germs in your skin. Take extra special care on these parts of the body as these are the body parts where odor is most likely to occur:
- under breast
- behind the ears
- neck and back of neck
As you take a bath, make sure that you soap these body parts more than usual. Use soap like Safeguard as it can kill 99.9% germs.
Clothing. Use clothes that are light in terms of material and color. Darker clothes attracts more heat thus making you sweat more. As we have mentioned earlier, odor causing germs loves sweat.
Use fabric conditioner that can help you with odor causing germs. We use Downy Antibac with the power of Safeguard. Tried and tested in helping me manage my kids body odor. When we started using it., I noticed that even after playing in the sun, my kids does not smell that bad.
Downy Antibac with the power of Safeguard is available in supermarkets nationwide. You can also buy it online at Safeguard Official Online store in Lazada: Click here for the link of the store.
Use deodorant. How does deodorant works? It works by killing the bacteria on your skin and also works in a way that it helps you reduce your sweat. What’s the best type of deodorant? tawas for me! It’s antibacterial and clog the skin pores. It works just by eliminating the odor causing germs.
Drink more water. It works like magic to us. When kids are well hydrated, they smell better, meaning they don’t smell as bad as when theyre drinking colored drinks. So we try to avoid that as much as possible. The goal is for them to drink 2 liters of water a day.
Yes it is true that people who sweat more are more prone to body odor but always remember that it is caused by odor causing germs. We have to be #germprotektado para protektado din tayo sa baho.