Body odour occurs when sweat, although odourless in itself, is decomposed by micro-organisms.
There are various ways of reducing body or underarm odour.
- With deodorants which, in addition to containing alcohol, act on the basis of bactericidal (which reduce the number of bacteria) or bacteriostatic (which inhibit the growth of the said bacterial flora) agents.
- With anti-perspirants, which function by reducing underarm dampness and don’t normally contain alcohol. This formula also helps to improve sweaty feet and their odour.