How to Tell If Your Bad Body Odor Is Cause for Concern
Even copious amounts of deodorant and a devotion to perfume don't guarantee that you won't stink sometimes. Body odor is a normal occurrence, and when it's not connected to a larger problem, you can attribute it to the mixture of sweat, bacteria, and environmental dirt that accumulates on your skin, Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, tells Allure. "Body odor becomes stronger over time, as more bacteria and sweat build up on the skin, and they interact with each other," he explains. "This is not harmful, as healthy bacteria live symbiotically on our bodies."