How to Treat Bad Body Odor?


How to Treat Bad Body Odor? Don’t let excessive sweating ruin your life. Read on to find out more about the natural ways to treat bad body odor.
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When sweat is secreted from the skin pour it is odorless. Sweat contains urea, salt, protein and fat. If the sweat on the skin does not evaporate, the urea, fat and protein interact with bacteria, and turn the sweat into ammonia, and then it starts sticking. This results a bad odor from our body.


Bad odor can and usually does derive from illnesses and infections but most common of all causes is “poor hygiene.” Here are some effective ways to prevent and treat bad body odor


1. Watch what you eat because it’s said you are what you eat, which makes sense when those particular smells fill the air that has people turn their back on you. Particularly spicy foods and those containing garlic can increase body odor so avoid these food types if possible.


2. Leave shoes off at every convenience to allow them to air while giving your feet space to breathe at the same time.


3. Use medicated soap instead of ordinary. Since body odor is the result of apocrine secretions combined with bacteria, medicated soap can for a short period of time help rid or keep nasty odors to a minimum. Be careful with what antibacterial soap you use as particular sorts are known to dry out or irritate the skin. If you have sensitive skin that is prone to dryness then try Dove or Cetaphil to add moisture.


4. It is a sensible move to carry baby wipes if you sweat heavy. They are handy to have on your personal when you’re under stress and your sweat glands are secreting more odor-producing moisture than normal. You could also use pre-moistened towels to remove odor residue away instantly.


5. If you wear socks made from a fabric that suffocates the feet then you can expect foot odor. Make sure sock material is absorbent. It needs to soak up and absorb moisture. Consider wearing socks made from a synthetic called polypropylene, and change them regular to prevent foot odor.


6. Odor-producing bacteria love warm moist sites so dust areas prone to sweating heavily with talcum powder. If you suffer from yeast infections, avoid products that contain corn starch, as they can make the problem worse.


7. Turnip juice is another effective way to reduce underarm odor sometimes for as long as 10 hours. Take a shower, and then prepare some turnip juice. Grate a turnip; squeeze the juice through cheesecloth so that you have 2 teaspoons. Now raise your hand and rub a teaspoon of the turnip juice into each armpit.


8. Baking soda helps to absorb moisture from the skin. Apply baking soda to clean arm pits and feet to minimize odor. You can also use baking soda for its ‘odor-eating’ capability. Just apply the powder to your dry underarms. It will kill bacteria and help absorb perspiration. You can also use corn-starch instead or mix it with the baking soda to form a more effective combination.


9. Another useful tool in eliminating bad odor is White vinegar. Apply a solution of white vinegar and water to your armpits while bathing. You can also soak a cotton ball in vinegar and apply to the underarms instead of a deodorant. The vinegar smell will be gone within minutes and you will be odor-free all day.


10. If you do not wish to use deodorants, you can apply a solution of apple cider vinegar (ACV) and water to the underarm area. This regulates the pH balance of the skin. Bacteria can’t live in areas with low pH and this will help to get rid of odor. To get rid of foot odor, you can soak your feet in a pan of warm water mixed with 1/3 cup (75 ml) of ACV for 15 minutes. Repeat this for two or three times per week.


11. You can also treat bad body odor by using sage which has natural antiperspirant properties. Sage tea is an excellent way to decrease all over body odor. Sage helps to reduce the output of excessive sweating due to over active sweat glands. Put 1 and a half teaspoons of dried sage into a cup of hot water and let steep for about 10 minutes. Drink this in small doses throughout the day, about a teaspoon each time.

You can also apply the cooled Sage tea directly to the areas of the skin that lead to body odor, such as the armpits. Simply use a sponge or cloth, dip it in the cooled tea, and apply liberally to the affected skin. Let it sit on the skin until it dries, then reapply. After it dries the second time, rinse the affected area with water.


12. Another good way to treat bad body odor is to use Rosemary. It is a heat-tolerant herb that originated from the Mediterranean, is known to help control body odor due to its antibacterial effect. In addition to the pleasant smell this herb gives off (which can be used as a memory stimulant), it is also used to relax the stomach.


Adding rosemary to your diet as a tea will help sooth your digestive tract and help get rid of any undesirable microorganisms on the skin, due to its antiseptic properties. Put 8 to 10 drops of the essential oil in one ounce water and apply it where needed.


13. Prepare a homemade deodorant with the juice of about two dozen radishes and 1/4 teaspoon glycerin. Mix the liquids well and pour into a spray-top bottle. Spray this in the armpits to treat bad body odor. Remember to store it in fridge.


14. Mix two drops of the tea tree oil (essential oil) and one ounce of water. Pour this in a spray-top bottle and use as a deodorant. Since tea tree is an antibacterial herb, it would act favorably in preventing body odor. You can also mix 10 drops of the essential oil in 30 ml water. Apply this mixture on the armpits to treat bad body odor.


15. To treat bad body odor, you can also boil some Neem leaves in water and then collect the drained extract. This is then added to a bucket of water, which should be used to take a bath. This is a wonderful antimicrobial activity that can prevent not only bad odor, but will also protect your skin against various fungal infections.


16. One of the best home remedies to treat bad body odor is by mixing 1 tablespoon each of baking powder and lemon juice and applying it over various body parts during summers. This keeps you from developing body odor.

17. One of the simplest home remedies to treat bad body odor is to put a few drops of rose water in the bathtub, before taking bath. It will give you a long lasting freshness and serve as a good substitute for deodorant.


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Acne Facial Care Tips for a Healthy Looking Skin



An acne facial care regimen which includes some simple and easy to follow procedures can enhance the healing process of your existing acne and balance your skin PH levels, making it smooth, even toned, radiant and healthy looking.
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Acne is basically an internal condition triggered by several underlying factors, one of which is the changes in hormone levels which cause an excessive production of body oil.


However, we still have to deal with the external acne symptoms that may enhance the formation of acne or interfere with the healing process of your existing acne on the external level (e.g. the external acne environment).


If we do not deal with these external triggers by means of proper acne facial care, it will reduce the effectiveness of our acne treatment regimen. This is especially so when the holistic treatment is performed while the individual still suffers from “live” and “evolving” acne.

Clogged or very large pores, oily or very dry complexion and bad skin hygiene do not cause acne by themselves. However, they can affect the pace of the healing of the skin and make your skin more prone or “susceptible” to acne.

For this reason, we need to have an acne facial care regimen which will include some simple and easy to follow procedures that will enhance the healing process of your existing acne and balance your skin PH levels, making it smooth, even toned, radiant and healthy looking.

It is important to wash your face gently. Don’t scrub your face. This will make it worse as it can spread your acne to other parts of your skin.  The best is to wash your face for ONLY twice per day (once in the morning and once before bed) to remove the surface oil and makeup that can contribute to acne.


Excessive washing of the face can cause mild to moderate irritations and increase redness and inflammation, defeating its own purpose. Over-washing can at the same time wash away the essential oil, making your skin very dry. If the skin is too dry, it will actually produce more oil to further complicate acne.


Get a gentle cleanser that will remove surface oils and makeup without stripping and disrupting your natural PH. You can use a gentle antiseptic and anti-bacterial 100% natural soap like tea tree oil soap or Cetaphil soap to help reduce inflammation, swelling and redness.


Using a gentle cleanser as part of the acne facial care routine will significantly improve the overall appearance of your skin without the irritation, allergy reactions and over-dryness that over the counters like Benzoyl Peroxide can cause.

Washing your face should always come after a good 5 minutes steaming routine. After the steaming, follow these 3 easy steps:

1. Wet your soap with lukewarm water.

2. Apply the soap to your face using your fingertips in a circular motion.

3. Wash your face gently and dry your skin using a cotton towel.

To keep your skin moist, you can do so internally through balancing oil secretion protocols and dietary changes and supplementation, including the regular intake of 10 glasses of pure water on a daily basis.


To moisturize your skin externally, you can apply some good quality moisturizer such as 99% Aloe Vera gel while avoiding those harsh and un-natural external care products that can significantly reduce your dryness.
If your skin is too oily (due to hormonal imbalance), you can deal with this problem by using a soap like Neutrogena clear pore oil Controlling astrigent or even better apply an all-natural mask made of bentonitre or egg whites. Do not use alcohol and water astringent as this may irritate your skin.

If you have sensitive skin, the best practice is to test each product (regardless of its quality or the nature of its ingredients) before using it, by applying a small amount of it on your chin to see if there is any allergic reaction.

Mike Walden is a certified nutritionist, independent medical researcher, natural health consultant and author of the #1 best-selling e-book, “Acne No More- Open The Door To An Acne Free Life.” Mike has written dozens of holistic health articles and has been featured in ezines and print magazines, as well as on hundreds of websites worldwide. For information on Mike’s Holistic Clear Skin program, click on Acne Facial Care Solution


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