Body Odour Problems? Blame your Deodorant
A recent study showed that the compounds found in the deodorants can block the pores in the armpit and can give birth to harmful bacteria leading to body odour problems.
Is body odour wrecking havoc on your personality? Well, the most probable cause could be your antiperspirants. A new study has suggested that antiperspirants can change the bacteria present in the armpit area and can make you smell even worse.
In the research that was conducted at the University of Ghent in Belgium eight people were asked by the researchers to stop using deodorants or antiperspirants for a period of one month.
Another subject who was not regular with the use of deodorant was asked to use it for a month. The duration of one month was chosen because it takes approximately 28 days for a new layer of skin to develop.
The bacteria of the armpit were tested for each subject at the beginning and the end of the month. According to the results, each armpit had been altered.
It was found by the researchers that the use of antiperspirants increased the Actinobacteria which is the bad type of armpit bacteria. These bacteria are responsible for giving birth to unpleasant armpit odour.
The lead author of this study Chris Callewaert told that it is the aluminum compound found in the antiperspirants that can block the pores and prevent them from sweating. In this process, the good bacteria are killed and the bad bacteria, Actinobacteria dominates.
This study also found that the deodorants which do not have these sweat blocking compounds can actually decrease the foul smelling Actinobacteria.
The study has been published in the journal Archives of Dermatological Research.
Image courtesy: Getty Images
New source: zeenews.india.com
Read more Health News.
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Aug 19, 2014
All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however Onlymyhealth.com does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.