Don’t let body odor take over.
If your teenager thinks he or she is getting smellier during puberty, chances are they’re right. But body odor (commonly referred to as B.O.) is nothing to be embarrassed about, and it’s easy to fight. Apocrine glands, primarily responsible for the reactions that cause body odor, only begin developing as the body goes through puberty.
Sweat alone does not cause body odor. Most body odor is caused by the reaction of bacteria breaking down the proteins apocrine sweat releases. Washing once daily with Safeguard Body Wash or Bar Soap can fight off the bacteria that lead to body odor, keeping them away longer than other antibacterial soap. While wearing deodorant might help minimize the smell of body odor, Safeguard with GermShield+ kills the bacteria that cause it. Plus, Safeguard with GermShield+ can help eliminate other bacteria and fungi germs that cause many skin infections, fungal diseases, or other illnesses, and in some instances, lead to odors themselves.
The teenage years can be challenging for your kids, as well as for parents. Learning to talk openly about the changes they can prepare for may help make the transition into adulthood a little smoother.