Here is Why Your Sweat Smells


Why does sweat smell, why do I smell like dustbin just minutes after sweating, it reeks..

You might be asking this or you might be wondering why Johnny who just left your house smells worse than anything you have ever encountered..

Well you can keep this answer in mind for research purposes or just to for understanding..

Sweat itself does not smell


You are like gini? what? Is my nose deceiving me?

it doesn't, it seriously doesn't smell... Stop doubting and read on


The familiar smell of body odour, comes from normal skin bacteria breaking down the sweat secretions released from the sweat glands.

I practically research this information, so don't worry you can actually put your life on it.


Body odour mainly originates from the apocrine glands in the armpits, which release a thick, oily sweat rich in proteins and lipids which bacteria on the skin feed on.

So in real sense it is those bacteria that live on the skin that cause body odour, meaning

more sweat more body odour

more bacteria more body odour

Now that is why we are advised to bathe at least twice a day to reduce the number of bacteria on the skin,

Most things are all about bacteria and we are full of them.


Body odour occurs during exercise and when we feel strong emotions, because these are the triggers for the apocrine gland to secrete sweat. 

The warm, damp conditions of the armpit are also a perfect environment for bacteria to thrive in and create smelly odours.

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  1. Good day Paul, Nice info you put up there.

  2. Hope you loved it... I will be sharing so much so it would be great if you come tommorrow