Soap/Body wash

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Anonymous asked 7 years ago
What is your opinion on soap/body wash for a smelly armpit when even soap can't take the smell away? Should it still be used even then?
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drarmpit answered 6 years ago
Hi, soap and body wash is definitely a good choice. The underarm lipids are washed away, which are a main source of underarm body odor. When the lipids are taken away, the precursors for body odor are taken away. Also, when the armpits are washed, the epidermal microbiome is reduced, and the fastest growing bacteria can come back - which are often the good ones! That way you can increase the number of non-odorous species and reduce the number of odorous species. So yes, please continue doing that. Best, Chris