What to do When the Best Deodorant Fails
July 5, 2012
I have absolutely no hesitation in saying "Stop Sweating and Start Living" will soon put antiperspirant companies out of business.
I was reluctant at first to endorse any product but this book was different. The remedies it suggests are all-natural and target the root causes of problem sweating.
My only complaint is that it is only available as an instant access ebook. It can't be purchased in bookstores or on Amazon.com, but I'm sure the instant download feature is popular with people overseas and those who are ready to get started.
I strongly recommend "Stop Sweating and Start Living" to anyone who sweats excessively in the underarm, hand, foot, face or back areas.
- James Chambers
We all have had the experience of dealing with a boss who stinks
to the high heavens or a friend who smells completely foul.
In short at every stage of our social interactions we face some
suffer from the problem of body odor. But believe us when we
say that it is far more difficult for those who are actually causing
the odor than those who have to bear the smell. Life is really
ordeal for the person with stinking underarms because he or
she reads the fact every moment in other people’s eyes and
feels it every moment through other people’s rejection.
There are more people in the world than we know of who have to
maintain a low-profile lifestyle simply because they can find no
escape from their underarm odor problem. In fact they probably can’t
remember how many times exactly friends have presented them with
bottles of deodorants. However even though the best deodorants in
the market may have failed to solve the problem of these luckless
sufferers this certainly does not mean that they should stop their
battle. There are many weapons other than deodorants that you can
use to get rid of the body odor menace.
Perspiration and body odor
There is a close relation between body odor and perspiration. It
is a common misconception that body odor comes from the sweat. But
sweat actually is an odorless watery fluid. It is the bacteria present
on the skin that break down the sweat and create the rancid smell.
Now you can handle the problem in two ways; either you can hide the
odor or you can stop sweat from appearing on your skin. While deodorant
performs the first function antiperspirants achieve the second.
Antiperspirants have aluminum salts in them which disrupt the process
of sweat production from the sweat glands. Thus antiperspirants are
meant to block the flow of perspiration so that your skin does not
get exposed to the odor-causing bacteria.
Deodorants are organic or synthetic substances that have an antiseptic
effect and retard bacterial growth in the places where they are applied.
Thus deodorants have nothing to do with the amount of perspiration
-- they only work against the smell.
If the best deodorants fail to perform their duty that is to mask
the foul smell coming from the body it indicates:
• It is high time that you try and locate the causes of
body odor that even the best deodorants cannot tackle. Body odor
often is the consequence of more complicated malfunctions
of the system
which may need immediate medical attention.
• It also means that the severity of the body odor cannot
be curbed by the simple use of deodorants. You have to explore
means to cure this embarrassing disorder.
Let us first point out those aspects of our life that are the potent
sources for foul body odor.
The lack of hygiene
It is the commonest cause of body odor. Poor hygiene includes
insufficient cleaning of the body and wearing unwashed clothes
or using improper toiletries.
Wrong food habits and tensions in the daily chores of life
also cause foul body odors
Skin diseases like psoriasis or eczema encourage fungal growth
thus adding to the intensity of the stench
It is an atypical source of body odor and has to be dealt
Now that we have pointed out the factors that aggravate the problem
of body odor let us discuss how to stop sweat. It demands some
positive changes in lifestyle by developing healthy food habits
daily cleaning habits exercises and much more. Above all you have
to be positive about the efforts and be honest in following them.
If you give up halfway you will never be able to overcome the problem.
Cleansing is an extremely important component in the prevention
of body odor. When a thorough shower followed by the application
of a quality deodorant proves insufficient for killing body
odor you obviously have to add something more to your daily
cleaning regimen. Bathe with an antibacterial soap at least once
which will keep the odor-creating bacteria at bay. At the
the bath rinse your body with water and a few drops of essential
oil added to it. A fresh feeling will envelop you all day.
After you've driven away the bacteria on your skin through
bathing apply an antiperspirant. The prescription antiperspirants with high-aluminum concentration are common choices for those
with extremely strong body odor.
Some herbs like coriander
licorice and oregano have a proven history as natural deodorants
as they are rich
in anti-bacterial components. Boil these herbs and preserve
them to use them
underarm region with the help of tissue papers.
commonly gathers in the tips of hair follicles and accumulates
bacteria resulting in foul odor. So regularly
hairs from the underarms to prevent it from being the
breeding ground for odor-creating bacteria.
Wipe the sweat prone
areas of the body with paper towels soaked in vinegar which
works as a natural deodorant.
Avoid tight-fitting clothes and
those made of synthetic materials. Wear only the loose cotton
clothes as they
will allow sweat
to dry up faster.
diet is a precondition for an odor-free existence. An
ideal diet is one that contains 20% protein and 20% fat. The
remaining required calories should come from fruits
vegetables and food grains.
People with strong body odor are generally advised to avoid
protein-rich red meats and foods rich in choline or lysine. Those
with unpleasant body odor should also refrain from a large intake
of such foods as eggs soya products chocolates peanuts and raisins.
They should also avoid spicy foods and dishes prepared with large
amounts of onion and garlic. All these ingredients only add to the
sharpness of the body odor.
It is necessary to induce plenty of fluids into the system everyday.
This helps to cool down the body and the rate of perspiration eventually
comes down. In addition to that drinking plenty of water ensures
that your system is free of toxins and a toxin free inside ensures
an odorless body. Citrus fruits like lemons and oranges are good
for the same purpose.
Inclusion of turnip and red radish juice in one’s daily diet
can also lessen body odor. Herbs and plants have a proven track record
of being used as internal deodorizers. The phyto-nutrients present
in such aromatic plants as parsley celery thyme oregano sage
and rosemary help cleanse your internal organs of toxins and their
presence in your diet ensures that you do not smell foul. Additionally
a tablespoon of aniseed in your daily diet will give you the same
Zinc deficiency sometimes causes body odor. Make zinc-rich foods
like spinach parsley Brussels sprouts cucumbers and asparagus
a part of your diet to deal with the problem.
As we said earlier in addition to an improper lifestyle body odor
may be the result of a number of biological malfunctions like diabetes
liver malfunctioning constipation or certain parasites. If nothing
can solve your problem of unpleasant body odor then consult a physician
to find out whether you are suffering from any of the above disorders.
You can also avail the benefits of many advanced treatments like
Botox injections or in extreme cases surgery but that should only
be a last resort.
Meditation as an alternative healing procedure has also become a
popular means of keeping your body under control by mastering your
mind. This translates into a relaxed mind. It also helps maintain
the hormonal balance of your body. The less stressed you feel the
less will be the problem of body odor.