Skin care isn’t only about the way you look – it’s also about the way you smell. For active males, body odor can be a big problem. Luckily, a good men’s body skincare routine can help you reduce BO and make sure you smell fresh. Here are some fast fixes:
1. Use a men’s deodorant daily. Anti-perspirants only control sweat, not necessarily body odor. Get an aluminum-free deodorant to combat odor; aluminum has been linked to certain health problems like cancer. If you have sensitive skin, look for an unscented men’s deodorant – these tend to lack fragrances or ingredients that may irritate skin. A good place to start is MenScience Advanced Deodorant, a scent-free, aluminum-free men’s deodorant that contains scientifically-developed ingredients like microzeolites, tea tree extract and witch hazel that target and diminish odor-causing bacteria.
2. Shave off body hair. Getting rid of excess body hair can help you better control perspiration. Before you take out your razor, read “Male Body Tips You Should Know” for some simple shaving advice. And don’t forget to use MenScience Advanced Shave Formula and Post-Shave Repair to prevent irritation and redness.
3. Bathe more often. Some people are just naturally smelly. If this is the case, take more showers. Regular showers will ensure you get rid of the bacteria on your skin that affect how you smell. Use a daily body wash and a daily body scrub instead of bar soap for a deeper clean.
4. Wear looser clothing. Tight clothing can make you sweat more. When this sweat mixes with the bacteria found on your skin, body odor occurs. Tight clothes also trap sweat more easily, which can also lead to a smelly situation. If you needed an excuse to revamp your wardrobe, this is definitely it.
5. Change your diet. Foods such as garlic and onions are known for causing body odor because of the sulfur compounds found within them. These compounds can permeate through your pores, so it’s best to avoid these foods when possible.
6. Take zinc and magnesium. These minerals might be lacking from your diet and contributing to bad body odor. One of the easiest ways to get zinc and magnesium is by supplement your diet with a daily men’s multivitamin.
7. Use natural fabrics. Natural fibers like cotton and linen seem to fight odor better than man-made fabrics like nylon. Natural fibers also feel cooler to the touch and allow for better air circulation.