CAUSES OF SUDDEN BODY ODOUR
The causes of a sudden body odour change aren’t always clear – possible reasons include:
- Diet: Weird as it may sound, what you eat can affect the way your underarms smell (yep, we didn’t really believe it at first either, but apparently, it’s true). Whether you’re recovering from a big night out (or in) with the lads or you've eaten some particularly spicy wings, alcohol and spices can create sudden body odour changes.
- Switching from antiperspirant: Did you know sweat is actually odourless – instead, it’s bacteria in your underarms that cause the smell. Who knew?! I guess every day’s a school day, eh? Well, antiperspirants work to fight against this bacteria, so stopping using it can cause a change in body odour.
- Puberty: Puberty can be pretty rough even when you’re smelling your best, so the fact that your changing hormones can also change your body odour feels like kicking a man when he’s down. But never fear, we’ve got some tips to help mask and prevent sudden body odour – read on to find out more.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU'VE EXPERIENCED SUDDEN BODY ODOUR
Chances are, you’re not going to have a sudden change in body odour when you’re about to get in the shower. This is real-world stuff that happens at the worst time, like when you’re about to go and talk to your crush. You could tell them you’ve just been working out but that might not fly if you’ve just walked out of double Geography together…
Sometimes, you’ve just got to own the moment. You don’t need to worry about finding a bathroom or that section of the library no one goes in (Sorry, ‘Classical Literature’, someone will rediscover you one day) – whip a can of Lynx out with pride and give yourself a spray.
They’re packed with a body-odour-busting zinc formula to get you smelling right again. And each can has an epic high-definition scent that’ll keep you smelling awesome for 48 hours. Go for a subtle, cool scent or an ice-cold vibe if you need chill.