Hi and Salam,
Its been a while since I post about non-makeup things, I believe. The issue today is going to be about something that will concern a lot of people, whether or not, they're the one who have it, or the people around them.
First, you have to know, what is exactly body odour and how does this phenomena occurs? Body odour is caused from the bacteria growing/accumulated on the skin. A lot of people nowadays, believe that B.O is caused by sweat/perspiration but that is not true at all. Sweat only multiplies (rapidly) the growth of the bacteria that are already there in the first place. The culprit that actually produces these pungent B.O are none other than the bacteria.
There are some very likely places that usually have some kind of unsettling odours such as armpits, feet, the side of your nose, behind your ears, or anywhere else that is not airy. There are various ways to counter these problem, such as:
1) Bath regularly
2) Wash your clothes as often as possible
3) Wear anti perspirant deodorant or any kinds of deodorant at all
4) Scrub or exfoliate your underarms every single day of your life XD
I am very sensitive t0 body odours. Sometimes, there are days that I think the smell is especially provoking (haha) and all I want to do is sit at home and drenched myself with perfumes. Or if I can't do that (since I have to go to class), I always feel the need to be isolated somewhere. It makes me nervous if I could catch a whiff of my own armpit smell because, if I could smell it, I'm sure the person next to me (or probably within 5 meter radius from me) could smell it too. Oh, how embarassing could that be!?
Don't get me wrong. I am as hygienic as the next girl, but for some unknown biological reason, ONLY MY RIGHT ARMPIT SMELLS! You got that right. I am a 21 years old woman with a smelly right armpit. It might sound funny to you but I find it very unlikely. I read from various health websites that the problem might have been caused by some unbalanced hormones in my body. Great.
Up to this date, I've tried every single method that I could think of and found on the internet (that I think were logic enough to follow) but none works for me. The easiest way people choose nowadays are definitely to buy commercial deodorants that could be found easily at the drugstore. They are definitely a much easier alternative but sadly, commercial deodorants only works on my left armpit. The right one just keeps on smelling and making my life miserable no matter what I do. U__U Anyway, I've read that commercial deodorants that we can easily find nowadays only worsen the situation (in case you're the type that perspire like a pig) as it contains various toxic chemical like Aluminum which is a common skin irritant and is also poisonous if accumulated on the skin.
Some of the things I've tried are:
1) Well, bath regularly of course. I'm not really the kind that bath forever and frequently (around 10 minutes per time and twice a day).
2) I Scrub my underarms everyday! (so why are you still smelly?? Damn it!)
3) I wipe my right underarm with surgical spirit (alcohol) every three day to rid of the bacteria there.
4) I used anti bacteria soap from Dettol, Protex, lifebuoy and..you name it, I've tried it.
5) I stopped using commercial deodorant alltogether!
These steps do decrease the smell significantly but lately, its been hot in Malaysia and thanks to the power of my sweaty right underarm, the smell was back to square one. T^T
But last week, or probably two or three days back, I read on a Malaysian beauty blog something that I've never thought of. It was a natural mineral crystal salt deodorant! Maaan, I was happy to know that there is a path that I haven't taken. XD
Here it is:
- Anti bacteria & eliminates odour
- 300% more effective than commercial deodorant
- Alcohol free
- Non sticky
There is no sticky, icky feeling at all! =D I will report back after a week. ^^
Here's how the mineral salt deodorant works (incase you're wondering). Mineral salts form a topical layer on the skin, which is inhospitable to bacteria that cause odor.
This just might be the answer to all my questions!^___^ I bought the 'Smelly-No-More' natural mineral crystal salt deodorant at Caring pharmacy for RM14.90.
Sorry for rambling on and on about deodorant..haha..XD
Thanks for dropping by anyway. =)