The body has more than two million sweat glands that cool it down through sweat in the skin. However, it is rich in organic matter for the reproduction of bacteria, which are the cause of bad odor in the armpits.
Besides recommending the use of deodorant or antiperspirants (especially bar or gel), proper hygiene, and the use of cotton clothing that allows your skin to breathe, we give you some natural remedies to control and prevent underarm odor.
1. A few drops of lemon
To help your body get rid of the accumulated sweat and deodorant that has been left in your pores, clean your skin with lemon.
Every morning, before bathing, rub half a lemon under your armpits. From the first day, you will feel how much cleaner your skin is.
2. Bicarbonate of soda
Take some with your finger and apply it directly to your armpits. Let it soak in and then use your deodorant regularly.
3. Use crystal deodorant
Made from alum stone it has been used to control odor since ancient times but fell into disuse by today’s chemical deodorants.
To apply it you have to wet it a little, then put it directly on your skin and let it dry. It does not cause irritation or a greasy feeling.
4. Enjoy a tea
Drink a cup of sage tea every day, this reduces the activity of the sweat glands.
5. Create your own anti-sweat cream
Applying a handful of fresh sage leaves mixed with tomato juice to the armpits will be as effective as a commercial deodorant.
6. Feel the nature in your skin
Wet your armpits with a mixture of willow bark and borax tea.
7. Use your rice powder
Dust your clean and dry armpits with cornstarch or rice powder.
8. A soft but effective paste
Wash your armpits with the mixture of a spoonful of baking soda and the juice of a lemon.
9. Give them a touch of softness
Apply a few drops of tea tree oil to the armpits. This oil kills the bacteria that produce a bad smell.
10. Do not use plain water
Wash your armpits with the liquid of a squeezed lettuce or with apple vinegar, using a gauze.
11. Create your own talcum powder
After bathing, mix talc and bicarbonate (in equal amounts) and apply it to your armpits once dry.
Translated and adapted by Limepedia staff.