Body odor emitted by sweaty armpits can be embarrassing at best. Bad body odor can negatively affect a person’s self-esteem, causing one to be less successful in his/her career and sometime withdraw from social activities. The good news is that there are ways that you can lessen your body odor and enjoy a normal, healthy social life. There are two parts to unpleasant armpit sweat: (1) The amount you sweat and (2) The way it smells
Some people do tend to sweat more than others and there are cures for that. However, you must keep in mind that it is impossible to stop sweating altogether. Sweating is a natural and healthy reaction of the body. It’s just when it’s too much that it can become a source of worry. Malodor, on the other hand, is something very much in your control. Many people have virtually odorless sweat, and with a few simple lifestyle changes, you can too.
Should you consider surgery?
A surgical procedure called retrodermal cutterage can help get some respite from excessive underarm sweating. To surmount the high cost of the procedure (if you happen to be from a First World country), you may wish to undergo the surgery in Thailand, India or Mexico, where it will cost you only a minuscule amount. One may consider traveling to get rid of sweaty armpits as it will not only provide an immediate, low-cost solution to your sweat problems and allow you to keep it all under-wraps. However, a surgery should be considered only as a last resort. Here are some home remedies to help you cure your body odor and excessive armpit sweating:
Cut Out Odor-Causing Foods. The expression “you are what you eat” really applies to how you smell. Certain foods do have a higher propensity to make your sweat stink.
- Refined sugar and processed food: Anything packaged, such as cookies, chips, or crackers can add to your body odor problem. That’s because all of these things contain toxins that work like poison on your body.
- Too much curry and garlic: Foods with strong smells, such as curry and garlic, tend to “manifest” themselves in your sweat. In order to smell better, eat less of both.
Use Antiperspirant. Get rid of your deodorant and use a natural antiperspirant to help stop the sweat. Deodorant merely covers up the smell but antiperspirant helps eliminate the sweat.
Bathe Daily. This may sound like a no-brainer but it’s not only about splashing a little water around but also about giving your body a good scrub. Buy an exfoliating sponge and use it with a good body scrubber.
Drink Sage Tea. Sage has a natural antiperspirant element. If you drink it throughout the day, it will help eliminate your overall sweat problem. If you want a quick fix, you can dip a cotton ball into a highly concentrated glass of tea and then rub it under your armpits. This will temporarily stop your sweating.
Drink Turnip Juice. You may not have ever drunk turnip juice in your entire life, and it may not be the most appetizing of beverages; but it can help you stop sweating so profusely. Try to drink one glass a day to eliminate sweat.
Wheat Grass Shots. Plants and vegetables are natural detoxifiers. Thus, drinking a shot of wheat grass every morning can help remove all of the sweat-causing toxins from your body.
Rose Water Bath. A few drops of rose water in your bath can help reduce your sweat.
Lemon Juice. The acidic properties found in lemons are natural bacteria killers. Since the number one cause of stinky sweat is bacteria build-up, it’s best to get rid of it! Squeeze a little lemon juice onto a cotton ball and rub it under your armpits.
These tips can help you reduce your armpit sweat, along with your body odor. Hopefully, these tips will help you have a more active social life that is free of the constant concern of bad body odor and frustrating underarm sweating.
Dr. Deepika Garg – Dentist, and an internet enthusiast – Keenly involved in Medical Tourism & is the editor of a cosmetic surgery Thailand website that helps people find low cost breast implants in Bangkok, discounted butt lifts and a wide range of other cosmetic surgeries.