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Body odour is a perceived unpleasant smell our bodies can give off when bacteria that lives on the skin breaks sweat into acid.
As defined above, body odour can be so bad that a person may be rejected or lose his or her self confident. Body odour can cause one to isolate his or her self from others and it may hinder the person’s potential and qualities.
Body odour can be attributed to 3 major reasons which include intentional neglect of the body, medical condition and reaction of certain products the person uses on her skin.
Intentional neglect of the body may cause odour when the person is unclean during puberty, sweat too much and is obese. There can be a rapid multiplication of bacteria in the presence of sweat and it breaks down into acid that eventually causes the unpleasant smell when you neglect your body as you find yourself in one of the above.
Medical conditions or illness can cause some body odour. Illness that make you sweat at night, sweat more than normal and cold sweat can result in body odour if care is not taken. Nervousness and stress is also capable of causing someone to have unpleasant smell due to the kind of fluids released in such circumstances.
Reaction of some products we apply or eat can also be a major factor in having body odour. Some of the chemicals in the products we use are not good and also sensitive to our body and it causes reactions over time if we don’t put a stop to It usage. With some of the products the harm is caused immediately whether or not you stop using it.
All the above can make one susceptible to having body odour.
Which part of my body can smell? Odour can occur in the armpit, groin, feet, genitals, pubic hair and hair, anus, behind ears and even the rest of the skin. To prevent body odour we must change certain lifestyle that causes the body to smell by keeping genitals and armpit clean, bath at least once in a day, wear cloths made of natural fibre, not eating too much spicy foods and use quality deodorant or antiperspirant.
It is also important to note that there are certain body odour that needs medical attention.
With all this said, the body can have a pleasant and specific smell to the individual and can be used to identify the person. Each person’s unique odour can be influenced by diet, gender, health and medication. Having a pleasant smell is the best thing you can do for yourself and it will boost your confidence.