Cheap Body Odor and Hyperhidrosis Treatment in the Underarm Area
One of the most searched topics on the internet is hyperhidrosis treatment and unfortunately, this condition is almost always accompanied by body odor. When we sweat too much, we are more prone to odor-causing bacteria than a person with normal sweating patterns. There are some cheap but proven ways on how you can combat both excessive sweating and body odor. One thing that you can do is to apply malt vinegar or apple cider vinegar to your armpits every night after you take a shower at night. How is it effective? The acidity of the vinegar neutralizes bacteria that causes body odor and it inhibits sweating. Don’t worry about smelling like vinegar because the sour smell will eventually evaporate. Make sure you let the vinegar air dry before wearing your shirt. For men, if you have armpit hair, trim it so that the solution can penetrate deeply. Also, hair traps odor and sweat so you may want to keep your underarm area hair free. The next morning you can do the usual (shower and deodorant) and the absorbed vinegar will serve as an astringent that tightens sweat glands.
Another cheap body odor and hyperhidrosis treatment is baking soda. A lot of people actually use it as a natural deodorant. It’s also good to treat excessive sweating because as we all know sweat is acid and baking soda is alkaline so when they mix together, sweat evaporates into gas. You can do the baking soda treatment every morning after you take a shower. Mix equal parts of water and baking soda, making sure that the water is really cloudy and pasty. Apply the paste to your armpits and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash it off with water and then apply your antiperspirant. It is said that this method works best with an antiperspirant high in aluminum chloride.
Alum is another cheap hyperhidrosis treatment and what’s good about it is that it can also treat body odor. It’s a concentrated deodorant in a crystal form. You can buy this from your local drugstore. When you apply the crystals, make sure your skin is not broken or irritated because alum has the tendency to worsen it. Alum helps tighten sweat pores making you sweat less if at all. Some people prefer using raw crystals than those deodorants made from alum.