TikTok swears this popular acne face wash also kills underarm B.O.: ‘This soap has literally changed my life’

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If you’re a little self-conscious about how you smell, you’re not alone. Perfumes and fragrances are one of the top trending products touted on TikTok, probably because we all want to smell good. In reality, you might smell bad sometimes, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. It doesn’t mean that you’re dirty or gross — everything from foods to hormonal changes can kick up your body odor. However, if it bothers you (or you’re worried it bothers those around you), TikTok found a hack to keep your B.O. at bay, and it’s not deodorant.

PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash, $9.77

Credit: Amazon

PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash is being touted as a more natural solution for killing body odor. Yes, it’s an acne cleanser — it contains 10% benzoyl peroxide — but it’s also an antimicrobial wash. This is important because, according to the Cleveland Clinic, body odor is the result of sweat coming into contact with bacteria on your skin. Sweat doesn’t smell on its own, but when it mixes with bacteria, it can. Hence, if you wash off the bacteria, you’re likely going to smell better.

While TikTok introduced the hack, more than 33,000 Amazon shoppers gave the PanOxyl wash a five-star rating for clearing acne on their face and body and treating body odor.

“My dermatologist suggested this for my underarms,” wrote one Amazon reviewer. “I have always had a musk underneath my arms, even when I didn’t sweat. I asked my dermatologist what to do, I’ve used clinical strength deodorant for years, it doesn’t mask it all. I tried the natural deodorant method…. no.. just no. I used this on my armpits and on the first day, I could tell a total difference. It’s fixed me!”

This soap has literally changed my life. I was so insecure about the odor that would occur in my pits and groin, but after using this soap, I don’t stink anymore,” wrote another reviewer. “I would even get out of the shower and still feel like I smelled musty, but this soap right here was a game changer. I have not had noticeable body odor since I started using this soap. I am so grateful!”

To use it, simply wash your armpits with it in the shower. If you want, you can leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing. However, make sure you rinse it all off completely. Because it contains benzoyl peroxide, it could bleach your towels and clothes — so just make sure you get it all off. You can follow up with deodorant, or some Amazon reviewers say it works so well they started forgoing it. You’ll have to try it and see what works best for you. In addition to using this on your underarms, you could use PanOxyl on your feet or anywhere else you might sweat a lot.

If you’re worried about your personal stink, PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash is worth a shot. You can get it on Amazon for less than $10.

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