Reaching the age of adolescence can be really stressful since there are gym classes and hot days when you sweat a lot and smell bad. To avoid the smelly part, more than 90% of teenagers and adults in the US use antiperspirant or deodorant to neutralize the odor. This became a universal rule and even 78% of the people should never use deodorant because of their genes but they still do.
You need to understand that sweat does not smell. The general thought is that we smell because we sweat a lot. However, this is not true since the bacteria in the armpit releases that awful smell. The lipids and amino acids in the sweat can be easily broken down by the bacteria and they will transform into substances with the different smell which is results to our body odor.
Over the last decades, the main rules for solving the body odor problem increased along with the hygiene routines. There are two methods for fighting the smelly armpits – the one involving eliminating bacteria with deodorant which consists triclosan, the other includes blocking the sweat glands and killing bacteria by using deodorant containing aluminum.
But, some medical experts discovered that using deodorants or antiperspirants read more