Don't let body odor take over.
If you're starting to notice an increase in body odor during puberty, you're not alone. It's nothing to be embarrassed about, and it's easy to fight. Sweat alone does not cause body odor. Your apocrine glands, which only begin developing during puberty, are to blame.
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 it away longer than other antibacterial soap. While wearing deodorant may help minimize the smell of body odor, Safeguard with GermShield+ kills the bacteria that cause it. Safeguard with GermShield+ can also help eliminate other bacterial and fungal germs that cause many skin infections, fungal diseases, or other illnesses, which can lead to odors themselves.
The teenage years can be challenging, but remember everyone is going through similar changes. If you know what to expect, you can be more ready to react to it. Then, once you set good hygiene routines in place, you’ll have less to worry about and more time for fun.