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In a battle between ‘odor’ and ‘fragrance’ who do you think wins?
Who wins is directly dependent on how clean and healthy you keep yourself.
If you let ‘odor’ win. Be ready to get yourself wrapped with embarrassment. I am sure you don’t want that.
Therefore, take care of your underarms, keep them clean and let ’fragrance’ win.
If you aim at keeping your underarms clean and good to avoid bad smell, read through this article and find remedies to let your underarms fresh good.
Why Do Underarms Smell Bad?
The smell of your underarms is directly related to the apocrine glands.
Epocrine glands secrete sweat in the genital areas of your body. For instance, in the breasts, nipples, armpits and earwax.
Sweat brings in odor. At times, it won’t smell bad and if it smells bad then it is due to the presence of bacteria in the sweat.
One can smell odor in the underarms even for the following reasons. Take a look!
- Wrong clothing – wearing synthetic in summer
- Sweat glands are produced even more
- Production of sweat glands
- Having food with too many toxins
Natural Ways To Take Care Of Smelling Underarms
Irrespective of why your underarms smell, it is necessary to pay heed to these home remedies and get rid of smelling underarms.
Here you go!
No 1 - Lemon Juice
Lemon juice has the ability to do two things and eliminate the foul smell from your underarms.
One, it has bactericidal properties to kill the bacteria. Two, lemon has acidic properties to control the pH level on your skin.
No 2 – Hydrogen Peroxide
You can mix a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in water and apply it on your underarms. This natural remedy has effective antiseptic properties to fight over the bacteria that’s causing all the complication in your underarms.
No 3 – Baking Soda
Dilute baking soda with water and apply it on your underarms for 10 minutes. This natural remedy has anti-bacterial and cleansing properties to strictly not let odor come close to your underarms.
No 4 – Tea Tree Oil
It might seem difficult to kill the bacteria causing odor. However, with tea tree oil it is not difficult. This natural remedy has anti-microbial properties. Don’t forget that it is even an astringent. Astringents help with keeping the skin clean.
No 5 - Salt
It is strange that salt is used as a remedy to prevent or treat the bad odor coming out of your underarms. Besides, it is one of the finest cleansers and in India people use it as a source of removing bad omen in and around a home.
You can either add salt to the water you would take a shower with or make a salt scrub to cleanse the impurities and bacteria in your underarms. This remedy
No 6 – Apple Cider Vinegar
Anything to do with bacteria or bacterial infection, apple cider vinegar is one of the best remedies to eliminate all the underarms odor. You will only need to dilute ACV in water and then apply it on your underarms. Leave it for 45 minutes and then wash it.
No 7 - Garlic
Surprisingly, garlic is a toxic food and when you consume garlic, it is even more difficult. Thus, make a garlic paste and apply in on your underarms. After a few days, you will notice no odor.
No 8 – Aloe Vera Gel
To get rid of the odor in your underarms, it is necessary to apply a home remedy like aloe vera because it has antioxidant, anti-bacterial and medicinal properties to help you deal with this problem.
No 9 – Castor Oil
Ever tried this healthy oil for your hair? You should. It strengthens the hair roots and makes it voluminous.
Similarly, this natural remedy effectively fights against the odor coming from your underarms. Thankfully, it has anti-bacterial properties that keeps the bacteria at bay.
You can apply a few drops of this oil regularly. Works the best if you massage it on your underarms overnight.
No 10 – Potato Juice
If you don’t want your underarms stinking, it is necessary that you apply a home remedy that can control the Ph levels of your skin. When the pH levels are neutral, it would work a way and eliminate the odor.
Now, for this to happen, you need to apply a few drops potato juice on your underarms. Wait for 20 minutes and wash it with cold water.
Finally, if you want to eliminate odor from your underarms and you are already following a home remedy. Ensure to stick to it over a month or two and experience consistent results after a while.
That day is not far when you’d be amazed to have odor-free underarms.
By Neha Makhija