Although everyone sweats, some people sweat more than others. Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, is a condition that affects some people.
Although this is not a medically serious illness, it can generate humiliation and self-consciousness about one's body odor. Fortunately, even if you sweat more than the "normal" person, there are a number of actions you can do to smell pleasant.
Method 1 of 3: Maintaining Good Hygiene
1. Shower on a regular basis.
Perspiration does not have an odor; body odor is created by microorganisms on your skin breaking down your sweat into acids. While bacteria are a natural part of your body's makeup, cleaning everyday can help you get rid of excess germs — and, more crucially, the acids they create.
2. You should shave your armpits.
Hair collects perspiration and odor, creating ideal circumstances for microorganisms that produce odor.
3. Changing your clothes on a regular basis.
At the very least, you should change your clothes every day. If you do strenuous labor that causes you to sweat or if you exercise, changing more than once a day is a smart idea.
4. Dress in clothes made of natural fibers.
Avoid clothing that is too tight or confining, as well as man-made fibers like nylon. These types of clothing limit your skin's ability to "breathe," causing you to sweat more.
5. Pay close attention to the socks and shoes you're wearing.
Socks should be thick, comfortable and made of natural fibers, or sports socks with moisture-wicking properties. Synthetic materials should be avoided in favor of leather, canvas, or mesh.
6. To avoid odors, use products that interact with the human body.
Some products aim to cover up odors, while others target the source of sweat.
A. Deodorant is a perfume that masks the odor of sweat without actually removing it.
B. Antiperspirant lowers the amount of sweat produced by the body. Aluminum chloride, the active ingredient in antiperspirants, prevents sweat glands from producing sweat. To avoid microorganisms on the roller, apply it with a paper towel.
7. Use a body spray or a perfume.
While fragrances are not a replacement for basic hygiene, they do mask unpleasant odors with a pleasant scent.
A. Experiment with different fragrances to find one that works well with your body chemistry.
B. Use only one or two sprays in total. People can be overwhelmed by too much fragrance, leaving a negative impression.
C. Keep a bottle of your favorite perfume or body spray in your bag to renew your aroma throughout the day.
D. Be aware of any scent-related rules at your employment or school. Artificial perfumes may cause allergic reactions in certain people, and you may not be allowed to wear them in certain places.
Method 2 of 3: Sweat Reduction
1. Stay in a healthy weight range.
Excess weight makes your body work harder, boosting your temperature and causing you to sweat more. Excessive weight can generate skin wrinkles that harbor bacteria, so pay special care to these areas when bathing.
2. Limit your intake of spicy foods and alcoholic beverages.
When you ingest these foods, you sweat more and perspiration interacts with germs on your skin to produce body odor, as previously stated. By reducing or removing these foods from your diet, you will be able to control your perspiration volume and, as a result, maintain a pleasant odor.
3. Protect your garments with armpit protectors.
While this method will not reduce the amount of perspiration you produce, it will allow you to wear shirts and sweaters for longer before they become smelly. Shields are typically composed of absorbent material to prevent sweat from adhering to your skin and becoming odorous. You'll also reduce the visibility of your sweat.
4. Maintain an optimistic frame of mind.
The "chemosignals," or body odor, of people in a joyful mental state tended to inspire a positive reaction in others exposed to their odor, according to a recent scientific study. To put it another way, if you're happy, the message you send out spreads happiness – even your body odor smells good!
Method 3 of 3: Taking Care of Serious Medical Issues
1. Determine whether your perspiration has a fruity or bleachy odor.
Perspiration that smells like fruit can be a sign of diabetes, while sweat that smells like bleach can be a sign of liver or kidney problems. If you're concerned that your perspiration is an indication of a serious medical problem, see your doctor.
2. If you suspect you have hyperhidrosis, see your doctor.
You should be able to maintain a pleasant odor with basic hygiene. If the problem persists, your doctor may be able to prescribe more powerful therapies to get rid of the excessive sweat that is producing your body odor.
3. If your concerns about body odor have gotten unbearable, consider therapeutic plastic surgery.
Before you take such a drastic step, try the measures listed above, but if your problems are substantially affecting your quality of life, surgical solutions are available.
A. The most bothersome apocrine sweat glands can typically be removed by removing a small patch of skin from a patient's armpit and the tissue right below the armpit.
B. Liposuction can occasionally be used to remove sweat glands from deeper layers of the skin.
4. As a final resort, discuss ETS surgery with your doctor.
The nerves that control sweating in a problem location are destroyed during an endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, or ETS.
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