We all have different natural scent, and there is a lot more about body odour that’s worth knowing.
Put the body spray down for a sec, and take a look at five things you didn't know about body odour:
- Food And Drinks Are Part Of It
You know how they say that you are what you eat? Well, that is somewhat true when it comes to body odour. People who eat different spices will smell different from each other. Similarly, foods like onions, garlic, and broccoli can impact your scent. As for drinks, coffee and alcohol can alter your natural musk.
2. The Scent of Stress
Stressed out? If you are, you will know that stress can affect your health in a lot of unexpected ways, and one of those ways is with your body odour.
3. Hormones Are Involved
It seems hormones impact everything. When it comes to BO, they can also play a part. We emit different body odours depending on what our hormones are up to.
4. The Puberty And Body Odour Connection
Hands up if you realised when you were going through puberty that you needed to start wearing deodorant ASAP after one particularly smelly day? It's a normal thing. BO is caused when bacteria on the skin surface in the glands and in hair follicles breaks down sweat. This sweat is what produces the smell, and this process normally starts during puberty. You can mark that off as another change we all go through.
5. All About The Area
What's the one area that we think of first when we think of smelly body parts? Armpits. There's a reason why they smell more than others. Hairy areas tend to have the strongest odour. Furthermore, there are two types of sweat glands: apocrine and eccrine. Our pits have one of the highest concentrations of apocrine glands, which smell more.