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The market is flooded with deodorants and perfumes to shield body odour, and many people are only interested in hiding it than paying attention to the real cause. There is an element of shame and embarrassment associated with body odour, and many don’t want to talk about it. It is a misconception that body odour is always a lack of hygiene. There can be several hidden factors that contribute to the foul body smell.Also Read – Summer Skincare: Struggling With Sweat-Induced Acne? 5 Ayurvedic Tips to Prevent it
As summer is a sensitive time, Dr Sanchit Sharma, Founder and Director, Ayouthveda shares some tips to take care of yourself and ditch the foul smell this season. Also Read – 5 Ways to Combat Body Odour While Running
- Cold showers to beat hot days
Bath regularly and sometimes even twice a day. It is important to keep yourself clean. Cold showers are recommended to activate the body into regulating temperature and produce good hormones that keep you mentally and physically fit. If possible, add a few drops of essential oils like lavender, rosemary, and tea tree to eliminate the reasons for the unwanted foul odour. Also Read – No Time For Bath? Here’s How to Feel Fresh
- Apply neem paste and raw tomato
One of the major causes of smell is bacterial growth on the skin. A mixture of ground neem leaves can be applied to the skin to keep the smell-causing microbes at bay. Take about 10-15 washed neem leaves and soak them in clean drinking water. Then grind them in a mixer-grinder to achieve a fine paste. Apply this paste on sweaty regions of the body like the armpits and feet for 10 minutes to do away with bad smells. Also, as a substitute, tomato slices or juice can be applied to the armpits and feet to kill surface bacteria, which would result in a reduction of the odour.