Body odour is an unpleasant smell that happens when we sweat
Everyone can have body odour. It is caused by bacteria on the skin reacting with sweat and dirt. This is all healthy and normal but it can become a bit smelly. Sometimes we don't notice our own body smells, because we are used to it, but we might notice it on other people.
Washing with soap or shower gel each day is usually all we need to do to keep our skin clean. As we get older we need to wash our armpits carefully as they can easily become sweaty and smelly. Some people also choose to put a deodorant on their armpits. These reduce the amount of sweat produced and combat smells.
Everyone can sweat and become smelly. Washing carefully each day helps. Sometimes people need deodorant. When other people have body odour we try to ignore it.
A deodorant is a product applied to the skin to stop body odour.
Body odour is the unpleasant smell caused by bacteria on our skin. It is worse when we sweat and when we have not washed.
Wearing deodorant can keep body odour under control until we can wash again. People generally put deodorant on in the morning before they get dressed. Sometimes people might need to put more deodorant on after they get very hot or exercise.
Deodorants usually come as a spray that we apply to our armpits. Our armpits are usually the place where body odour is worse and using deodorant here is often enough to keep us fresh during the day. Sometimes we may need to spray more of our body to control our body odour.
When we do not wear deodorant and have body odour it can be very unpleasant for other people. It can make people cross and want to stay away from us.
Most people need to use deodorant. It is usual to put some on our armpits every morning. This can make it more comfortable for us and for the people around us.
I have Body Odour
Body odour is an unpleasant smell that happens when I sweat. It is worse if I don't wash.
If I have body odour people will not want to be near me. They might say that I am smelly or other unkind things.
If I wash each day I can stop my body odour from being a problem. Armpits can get really smelly so I need to spend time cleaning them with soap or body wash. I can also use a deodorant on my armpits to help stop body odour between washes.
Sometimes I may not notice my body odour. To make sure that I don't smell it is important to have a good daily routine for washing. When I have been sweating I may need extra washes.
It is not nice to have body odour. Washing carefully each day can help. Sometimes I may need a deodorant. When other people have body odour I can try to ignore it.
Body odour is an unpleasant smell that happens when people sweat.
When someone near us has body odour it can be really unpleasant. It can make us want to quickly move away from them.
Sometimes we can not avoid being near someone who has body odour. When this happens it is important not to make a fuss about it. Instead, we have to try and ignore it.
Sometimes the smell is hard to ignore. We can ask an adult for help. Try to talk to the adult quietly so the person with the body odour does not hear. We don't want to hurt their feelings.
When other people have body odour we can try to ignore it. If possible we can talk to an adult and ask to be moved. We should always try hard so that we don't upset the feelings of someone with body odour.