Web Toolbar by Wibiya
 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

41 MINUTES AGO Oh gosh— your bad breath could be saying something about your health: http://t.co/sELq8h2klo

1 HOURS AGO Oh dress, will we ever know your secret color changing powers? http://t.co/Vi8MmUazgh

2 HOURS AGO 10 thoughts everyone has at the gym: http://t.co/JntkWJxUIx

 

sponsored links

My B.O.'s really bad

 
None of my deodorants work, even when I use the strongest smelling ones.
 
My B.O. is so bad!
 
Even my friends tell me I smell. What should I do?

You have puberty to thank for your new personal scent. Sweat, your body’s way of cooling itself off, doesn’t usually emit an odor until you hit 10, 11 or 12. That’s when your aprocrine glands, located under your arms and around your privates, go into action. These glands regulate your body temperature, but they also produce a milky, oily kind of perspiration. The problem is bacteria thrive in this type of sweat, causing offensive body odor, explains dermatologist Dr. David Leffell, a professor at Yale University.


Try his tips for staying stink-free: 1) Wash daily with an antibacterial deodorant soap, such as Lever 2000. 2) Always wear clean clothes that are free of old sweat and bacteria. 3) Use a deodorant that’s also an anti-perspirant—it covers odors and dries up moisture. 4) Cut down on caffeine, which sends your aprocrine glands into overdrive. 5) After bathing, dust your body with a light talcum powder to absorb moisture. 6) Drink plenty of water to flush weird-smelling toxins from your system. Still smelly? See a dermatologist. It’s not uncommon for some girls to need a stronger prescription deodorant to take care of the prob.


TELL US NOW! Are you havin' body bummers? Click on SEND A QUESTION below to send in your most important body qs.

BY GL ON 1/6/2010 7:00:00 AM

POSTED IN ,

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
Want inspiration to stay motivated? Make a collage of images, words and writings that flatter and remind you of your long-term goals.
 
We're two months into '15. How is your New Year's resolution working out for you?


 
 

Heading a soccer ball can mess up your melon.

X

Score some swoon-worthy reads!

 

Win a cute new collection in our 

Books We're Crushing On giveaway!

CLICK HERE to enter...

 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links