Underarm Odor: How to Manage It
by Dennis Madden
You may already know that underarm odor is not caused by sweat itself, but the combination of sweat and bacteria found naturally on your skin, the National Institutes of Health(NIH) explains. At first, that little fact can make your skin crawl, but before you run for the showers, know that
You Are Not Alone (Even When You're By Yourself)
The bacteria on your skin is part of an entire host of microorganisms that live in and on your body called the microbiome. The microbiome is made up of all sorts of bacteria and other microscopic organisms that live in harmony with your body. Gross, right? Not quite. These "bugs" play a significant role in a healthy immune system and live throughout your body, according to the journal Nature Reviews Microbiology. Microbiome bacteria are important enough that the NIH is currently on a mission to identify, catalog and study these microscopic organisms to help better understand their function.
Sweat Is Sexy?
Great, Now What?
Sure, it's great that bacteria is normal and our body odor may send out that "come hither" vibe, but that's little consolation for those who want to make their best scent impression. It's time to base your underarm product decision on more than just walking down the aisle, pulling off the cap and giving it a quick whiff. If
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