Hygiene Tips for Sweat and Body Odor
Many children do not want to shower every day, especially boys. However, when puberty sets in, kids sweat more than usual due to hormonal changes. While fresh sweat does not smell, it can build up on their skin or clothing. This increases the chance for bacteria to thrive and cause distinct body odor. So, daily showering and changing clothes will be necessary.
Some of the important personal hygiene tips for teens include:
Take a shower at least once a day
You can recommend them to use a mild soap with warm water and focus on the face, hands, feet, underarms, groin, and bottom. Explain to them the importance of washing especially the armpits or groin, where there are many sweat-producing glands in which bacteria can grow quickly.
Wear clean and breathable clothes
Wear clean clothes every day, including socks and underwear. Also, as a parent, you can buy cotton clothes for your kid. This material helps absorb sweat more effectively than most other fabric.
Change the bed linen every week to make sure it’s clean. Also, wash it with hot water to kill bacteria and other germs.
Use a deodorant or antiperspirant
Deodorants will get rid of the odor by covering it up, while antiperspirants stop or dry up the perspiration. They are available in the form of gels, sprays, and creams. You can buy them at the drug store or supermarket.