Contrary to popular belief, body odor is not caused by sweat. It occurs as a result of bacterial processes in sweat and not the sweat itself because frankly, everybody sweats. Your natural body odor can change and become offensive due to poor hygiene, hot weather, recent workout, eating food such as onions and garlic, hormonal changes, or even underlying health conditions.

Body odor is also known as B.O, osmidrosis, ozochrotia, or bromhidrosis. It is an unpleasant smell caused by bacteria in the skin. When the bacteria living on the skin break down sweats into acids, they give off a certain offensive smell which emits through the body. This smell can come from different parts of the body, majorly: the armpit, breasts, behind the ear, the feet, groin, anus, belly button, genitals and, to some extent, other parts of the skin. Sometimes, body odor isn’t unpleasant. After all, every one of us has a certain scent by which we can be identified. However, as mentioned earlier, each person’s unique scent can be influenced by external factors such as:

• Puberty
• Health
• Medication
• Diet
• Weight
• Exercise
• Bad lifestyle habits like not showering after heavy workout.

Vitamin C is water-soluble and therefore very easy to digest. Good sources of vitamin c include fresh fruits and vegetables. It is needed to help the body function, develop properly and it also plays an important role in immune function.
1000 MG of vitamin c supplement is enough for an adult, just make sure you don’t take it on an empty stomach; it is acidic and taking it on an empty stomach can trigger nausea. Take it with a meal and at the same time every day.


Body odor is often a treatable issue, here are some steps that can be taken to improve your scent:
• Take a warm bath at least once a day. Warm water helps bacteria present on your skin.
• Showering at least twice daily.
• Shave your armpit and pubic hair as often as possible.
• Wear clean clothes and underwear only
• Wear natural fiber as they help sweat evaporate quickly.
• Invest in antiperspirants and bacteria.
• Change pads often during your period( for women)

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Article credit : Cocci Beauty