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Effective remedies to defeat malodorous sweat

Sweating is a natural process of our body, but for some people it can be a real problem.

Not only can it be annoying and uncomfortable, but sweat can also give off a bad odour that can become a real obstacle to social and work relations. Fortunately, there are effective remedies for defeating malodorous sweat.

In this photogallery, we present eleven solutions that can help combat the annoying problem of excessive sweating. These remedies can help you feel fresh and clean all day long, without having to worry about uncomfortable, bad sweat.

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Effective remedies to defeat malodorous sweat
Sweating is a natural process of our body, but for some people it can be a real problem. Not only can it be annoying and uncomfortable, but sweat can also give off a bad odour that can become a real obstacle to social and work relations. Fortunately, there are effective remedies for defeating malodorous sweat. In this photo gallery, we present eleven solutions that can help combat the annoying problem of excessive sweating. These remedies can help you feel fresh and clean all day long, without having to worry about uncomfortable, bad sweating. (sources: healthline & pharmacosm)
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Deodorants or antiperspirants
Deodorants and antiperspirants are the best known remedy but it is good to know how to use them. These products should be applied in the evening, after showering, and just before going to bed. This way the substance penetrates through the skin and will produce effects the following day. Applying deodorant just before leaving the house in the middle of the day risks causing the opposite effect. Also, every person is different, so you have to test different products to see which one is effective.
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Wash thoroughly
Use antiseptic liquid or solid soaps containing the active ingredient chlorhexidine, triclosan or farnesol. The experts' advice is to wash at least twice a day. Drying well is essential to avoid producing bad odor.
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Use ointments
After washing the body thoroughly and drying the skin, apply ointments containing aluminium chloride. Consult a doctor before applying products in case of allergies or special problems.
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Removing sweaty clothing
Remove sweaty clothes promptly and put on clean, perfumed clothes. Before wearing new clothes, wash the sweaty area. Also, the advice is to avoid wearing previously used clothing.
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Wear clothing made of cotton or natural fibers
Cotton and natural fibres absorb sweat better than synthetic fibres, which do not allow the skin to breathe. To be preferred.
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Breathable shoes
To allow normal foot perspiration, it is essential to wear breathable shoes. There are also shoe sprays on the market to reduce odor, but beware of contraindications.
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Regular hair removal
In combination with the bacteria normally present on the skin, hair bulbs lead to the characteristic underarm odour. For this reason it is essential to shave the armpits (but not only) regularly, not only in summer.
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Laser hair removal
An alternative method to classic hair removal is epilation by laser or electrolysis
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Do not use antibiotics (advice)
There are drugs on the market that combat the problem of hyperhidrosis, but prolonged use can lead to antibiotic resistance with the risk of relapses with no chemical means left to combat them. If they are used, avoid abusing them and seek medical advice.
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Limit the use of spices
Spices, like everything that is ingested, are co-responsible for the odour that is produced. The advice is to avoid spices because they are substances that cause odour in sweat more than others.
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Vinegar or baking soda
Experts recommend adding a cup of vinegar or bicarbonate of soda to laundry when putting it in the washing machine. Do not use them together. Another tip is to turn the shirts inside out to help remove perspiration on the armpit area.
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