Q. Ive never had bad body odorÂuntil now. Whats up?
A. A quick primer on BO: Bacteria on our skin survive by munching on fat in our sweat; when they digest it, they produce the smell we know and loathe. So why more stink now? If youre perimenopausal or menopausal, fluctuating hormones may be sending your sweat glands into overdrive. Stress can also boost sweating.
In both cases, your perspiration should lessen in timeÂand the stink, too. For now, try an antiperspirant with the words âclinical protectionâ on the labelÂyoull get more active ingredients to help fight off sweat-happy bacteria.
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