Intensive body odor and perspiration are very awkward problems. Even though there are many products available in the market that can remove that problem or at least lessen it, sometimes even that is not enough, simply because there may be various reasons why these uncomfortable body odors occur like hormonal imbalance, malnutrition or even stress. Numerous biochemical processes crucial for the body functioning take place every moment in our body, and parallel to that, our body gets rid of a waste as a result of these bioprocesses. In that way, for instance, undigested food will be excreted through feces, sweating will release toxins from our skin, and our body will replace dead cells by the new ones on a daily basis. Awkward body odor can also be the result of inadequate body hygiene, but, in fact, the problem usually lies much deeper. When women are in question, menstruation in addition to stress can have significant unwanted effects in terms of body odor. Fungal infections can also represent a serious problem for women since fungi turn sugar into alcohol, making this imbalance very uncomfortable. Foods rich in amino acid carnitine, found in beef and pork, through enzymatic actions in our digestion tract make fish-like body odor. Perspiration (sweating) is not the only way to eliminate toxins from our body, it can also be done by urinating and breathing. Skin, as the human largest organ, needs to be able to breathe freely, thus, the use of “antiperspirant” deodorants is not a solution since they block the pores disabling the elimination of toxins from our body. Regular showering is a proper way to start tackling this problem. You should use neutral soaps, and pay a special attention to the problematic areas like feet and armpits. Different natural deodorants like crystals are somewhat more expensive but are very effective in solving this problem. Changing your diet is also something you should consider, since certain types of food, spices, in particular, can affect body odor. Another thing you should bear in mind is the type of clothes you wear. Light, natural materials like cotton should be your first choice so your skin could “breathe”, unlike clothes made from synthetic fibers that you should definitively opt-out since, besides being very unhygienic, may lead to excessive sweating.
Translation: G. Dujmović