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10 Home Remedies for Body Odor

Keep Things Dry and Loose

Avoid a wardrobe malfunction by choosing clothes that will help you manage perspiration. Remember, the longer perspiration stays on your skin, the more foul smelling it will become. The last thing you want is to wear a garment that will trap moisture in. Select loose-fitting styles, and lightweight and breathable fabrics. In cold weather, wear layers you can easily put on or take off as needed.

Fabrics that wick moisture away from the skin keep the body drier and retard the growth of bacteria. Wicking is a process that redistributes moisture to the outer, dryer fabric fibers using capillary action. Fabrics with good wicking properties are usually synthetics made from a variety of polyesters or polyester microfibers [source: Ice Bike].