Male Body Odor

We all know that sweating is a part of life. Some men sweat more than others. Sweating is what keeps our body temperature stable.

Apocrine glands make us sweat and some people have more than others. It is really not the sweat that smells so bad; rather, it is the bacteria that forms in the sweat that smells bad. The main idea is to be neutral, that is, your body odor should be neutral. Our society tends to frown upon strong body odor. It is a fact that some people smell worse than others but we all know that deodorant can take care of that.

Deodorant or antiperspirant? This is a common question. A deodorant neutralizes the smell and has an antiseptic effect on the bacteria. Deodorants do not interfere with sweating and that is a good thing. On the other hand, antiperspirants actually clog or block the pores so they won't sweat. Aluminum is used in these products and can build up in the brain.

There are many commercial brands of deodorants and antiperspirants from which to choose. There are also many natural brands that do not contain parabens or aluminum if you are worried about potential health problems. Deodorant crystals are an effective and safe alternative to traditional, commercial antiperspirants and deodorants. Deodorant crystals contain mineral salts and ammonium alum.

During the summer when it is really hot, you might think about trimming your underarm hair to reduce odor.