6 ways to bid adieu to body odour this monsoon

Using anti-fungal shampoo and applying extra virgin coconut oil to your skin help in decreasing body odour


Ians June 25, 2015
Using anti-fungal shampoo and applying extra virgin coconut oil to your skin help in decreasing body odour. Photo: Health Proper

NEW DELHI: Monsoon days mean excessive perspiration and with that comes body odour. Using anti-fungal shampoo and applying extra virgin coconut oil to your skin help in decreasing body odour, says an expert.

Navin Taneja, director of the New Delhi based National Skin Centre, has dolled out six tips on keeping body odour at bay this monsoon season.

1. Use anti-fungal shampooPHOTO: WIKIHOW

If you have body odour, it may be due to fungal growth. Anti-fungal shampoo, applied to the armpits while showering can work wonders against this problem.

2. Clean up your dietPHOTO: LIVETRADINGNEWS

Reduce the odour through diet if possible by avoiding processed food or try to mask it (baking soda and cinnamon powder both work well for some people). Don't stop vital bodily processes.

3. Use coconut oilPHOTO: COCONUTMERCHANT

Apply extra virgin coconut oil to your skin; the lauric acid in coconut oil kills bacteria, thus making you smell better.

4. Use Chlorophyll gel tabsPHOTO: WISEGEEK

Chlorophyll gel tabs or Chlorophyll liquid from wild oats/ whole foods or health food store act as an internal deodorizer that minimizes or eliminates body odour.

5. Avoid high sulfur content foods

Food with high sulfur content such as garlic and eggs are a definite culprit for those with body odour problems. Try to avoid it to smell good.

6. Wear socksPHOTO: AGIRLNAMEDPJ

If you suffer from foot odour, you should wear socks in your shoes (preferably cotton, which absorbs moisture and dries faster), and change them at least daily to keep your feet dry.

COMMENTS (2)

Arthur Quentin | 5 years ago | Reply Mostly all the people are facing this problem nowadays and they all want to get rid from this common problem. They all go for the different solutions to the problem but here, you described all the possible and effective ways to solve this problem.
Stranger | 5 years ago | Reply Avoiding garlic is one thing I cannot do at any cost. I am kinda addicted to that.
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