You can do a number of things on your own to reduce sweating and body odor. The following suggestions may help:
- Regular bathing, especially with an antibacterial soap, reduces the growth of bacteria on your skin.
- For daily wear, choose natural fabrics, such as cotton, wool and silk. These allow your skin to breathe. For exercise wear, you might prefer synthetic fabrics developed to wick moisture away from your skin.
- Consider relaxation techniques, such as yoga, meditation or biofeedback.
- These practices can teach you to control the stress that triggers perspiration.Caffeinated beverages and spicy or strong-smelling foods may make you sweat more or have stronger body odor than usual. Eliminating these foods may help.