What’s That Smell?

Woman showering at home, close-up(BlackDoctor.org) — When bad smells fill a room, you certainly do not want to wonder if it’s coming from you! After an intense workout or a garlicky dinner, the source of the odor may be a little more obvious.  But some less expected factors, however, can also affect your body odor.

Fortunately, there’s a fix for that stench.

You Don’t Dry Off After Showering

A quick pat of the towel after showering may end up causing an odor problem later on. Moisture gets traps between folds of skin such as under the breasts, the groin area and between toes.  Once moisture gets trapped and there is little to no air hitting these spots, bacteria and fungi can multiply and cause odor.

Fix it: After you shower and towel dry off, stand in front of a fan or set your blow dryer to the cool setting and wave it over those susceptible areas.  If the odor is bad enough, you may also want to consider using an absorbent, antifungal powder in these areas.