Actually, most of the sweat that we produce does not have any smell. Eccrine glands, found in most of the exposed areas of the body, produce a watery sweat that usually evaporates quickly, leaving behind only dry skin, which does not attract much odor-producing bacteria. Apocrine glands produce sweat that bacteria love, and the odor created from the combination of eccrine and apocrine sweat can be a humdinger. The apocrines are located in parts of the body where moisture can collect and thus attract bacteria. So if your daily shower does not seem to be enough to keep your body odor at bay, here are some ways that you might wish to adopt.
1. Watch What You Are Eating
Certain foods, particularly spicy foods and those made with garlic, can increase body odor. If you suspect that a food or spice is causing your body odor problem, eliminate if from your diet to see if that helps.
2. Air Out Your Shoes
For as many hours as possible, go barefoot. Let your shoes air out for at least 24 hours between wearings.
3. Try Antibacterial Soap
Since body odor is the result of apocrine secretions combining with bacteria, an antibacterial soap can temporarily eliminate the source of the most offensive odors. Some antibacterial soaps, however, can dry out or irritate your skin. In that case, use a soap substitute like Dove or Cetaphil to help add moisture when washing the less odor-producing parts of your body. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s unbelievable the benefits you can reap from a good skin care moisturizer cream.
A good moisturizer formula holds moisture next to the epidermis to neutralize any dryness. Holding the moisture helps to prevent the signs of aging making the skin softer and smooth.
A moisturizer cream with active ingredients such as vitamins and nutrients will nurture your epidermis. In addition, the formula functions as a protective barrier. It prevents moisture loss and shields the epidermis against the effects of severe weather conditions. Formulas packed with the right ingredients do offer spectacular anti-wrinkle effects.
These products are often formulated for use either during day time or night period. Day formulas are designed to create a heavier defense against day-time exposure to excessive environmental effects. A night product contains more nourishing ingredients to repair and renew your cells while you sleep.
If you want to harvest the benefits, what product should you choose?
Always bear in mind that a moisturizer sits on the epidermis for a long time. If you pick any unsafe formula, you are just giving it the right opportunity to do real harm. Read the rest of this entry »