Tuesday, 31 May 2016

How to Prevent Body Odour: 8 Tips That Will Help Keep You Fresh

So how does one internally start to rectify this problem? Here are some tips that will help you –
 
1. Watch What You Eat

Firstly, you need to watch what you eat. Avoid strong smelling garlic and onion-based foods. You will be surprised but such foods do affect your body in many ways. Start to drink cooling drinks besides plain water. Take plenty of chaas, coconut water, lime water, rhododendron water, etc. Include plenty of salads and fruits in your daily diet. Green vegetables are a natural deodorizer and green salads will not only keep your skin fresh but clear it of impurities.
  


2. Shower Time

In summer, showering twice a day is a must, even if it’s for just five minutes. Most people cringe at the thought of having a bath, as it may take too much of their time. But it is necessary. Add fragrance and a handful of alum to your bath water, which acts as a powerfulanti-bacterial and antiseptic, and will keep a check on body odour.
  
shower

 
3. Natural Deo

You can make some wonderful herb-based deodorants at home, as several herbs are helpful in combating body odour. Through centuries, the herbs that have been commonly used for various beauty treatments are sage, rosemary, leaves of chrysanthemum, lovage, celery and parsley. All can be made into a tea, which can then be used as a wash. Celery, parsely, sage, rosemary and lovage should also be included frequently in the diet.
  
rosemary tea

4. Nothing Like Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is also an excellent deodorizer. You can make a strong lavender tea using 250 grams of the herb to 250ml of boiling water, and then adding a few drops of the oil before applying on yourself.
  

5. Drink Camphor Tea

For those of you who have a chronic problem with body odour, here’s an old fashioned drink which is worth trying. Take –
 
1 rind of lemon
250ml milk
3 drops of camphor oil

Method: Gently warm the milk and soak the lemon rind in it for 10minutes. Add the camphor oil and drink the milk just before going to bed.
  
camphor

6. Apple Cider Vinegar 

ACV makes an excellent wash for dispelling body odour and keeping the acid mantle of the skin. Dilute 1tsp apple cider vinegar in 250ml water and use frequently as a wash. Don’t be put off by the smell of vinegar, it evaporates quickly, in about 10 minutes.
  


7. Say No to Alcohol and Smoking

Alcohol and smoking not only result in bad mouth odour, but also body odour as it builds up toxins in the body. When you smoke, the smell tends to adhere onto your clothes and body for a long time.
  

8. Wear Light Clothes

Another golden rule and especially for hot climates is to wear cotton, jute, khadi and all other natural fibers. Avoid synthetic clothes that do not allow the skin to breathe and avoid tight fitting clothes. Wear loose airy clothes that allow air circulation, thereby keeping you cool.
  
Cotton clothes

These simple yet highly effective ways of reducing body odour will help you feel and smell better. Remember to follow them regularly.