Around the age of 12 many of us would have had an awkward conversation with our parents. If they are subtle it goes something like “I bought you some deodorant to try out, thought it be fun”, if they are gentle but firm it may come across more like “maybe it’s time you start using deodorant?” if it’s a tough love world you lived more likely it was a simple “you smell”. During puberty everyone starts to sweat more and to a particular type of sweat gland called the apocrine gland goes to work producing pheromones. It’s at this point most people also start to noticing body odour (medically referred to as bromhidrosis) and using deodorant.
Body odour is unpleasant and can be a difficult and embarrassing social problem to navigate. Whether you are the sufferer or it’s a friend of yours check out the facts below. Being smelly isn’t necessarily due to bad hygiene and there are a number of easy solutions to your pungent problems.