There are numerous reasons why we have foul body odor and here are some of them:
- We consume more dietary fiber: Dietary fiber is good for our gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems. However, fiber-packed foods will eventually leave us feeling gassy. Beans and whole grains can make us feel fuller longer, however, we could also have more gas in our system. In essence, soluble fiber isn’t digested until it has reached our large intestine. Bacteria break down the fiber, but this produces carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide and methane. Flatulence can have an effect on our overall body odor:
- We snore continuously: If we have bad mouth odor, it can be caused by those night-time snoring. If we sleep with mouth open, our oral cavity will dry out. This could cause the accumulation of dead cells. These organic materials will decompose on our cheeks, gums and tongue. It’s the reason why we have somewhat serious morning breath. We can prevent this problem by avoiding alcohol consumption before we go to bed. Alcohol is known to cause worse snoring. We can enhance breathing by using adhesive snoring strip that can be used on the bridge of our nose. This should significantly improve breathing. During the morning, we may gargle a tiny cup of fresh lemon juice and this will kill most of the odor-causing bacteria. Plain unsweetened yogurt contains beneficial lactobacillus bacteria and it will compete with reeking germs in our mouth.
- We chew and drink too fast: Many people need to wolf down their breakfast and lunch in mere minutes due to work-related pressure. If we do this; it is possible that we bring too much air into our gastrointestinal system. Normal digestion process already produces a lot of gas, so we should make sure not to add more gas into our digestion system. If possible, we should have a one hour-long lunch break, so we are able to chew slowly. Watching the TV can help us to stay relax while eating, so it is a good idea to choose a more relaxed diner that has a TV on the wall.
- We use only deodorant: It is probably not a good idea to rely too much on deodorant. It will only temporarily mask our body odor and antiperspirant works by plugging the sweat glands. This will stop us from excreting more sweat. So, it is a good idea to combine the use of deodorant and antiperspirant. Antiperspirant can be applied before we go to sleep. People typically perspire much less during the night. By applying antiperspirant before we go to sleep, the active ingredient will be pulled into our sweat glands. The effect can last longer, even until we back from work the following day. At home, we should properly take a bath, to remove traces of sweat, deodorant and antiperspirant from our skin. We can apply antiperspirant again before we go to bed. Xerac and Drysol contain aluminium chloride, and they are prescription-strength antiperspirant for more serious cases.