99.5 The X
It Just Rocks

Antiperspirants may actually make you smell worse

Washington Post

What’s inside the armpit? A lot of bacteria. Smelly bacteria.

A new study out of Belgium found that wearing antiperspirants can actually make your armpits smell WORSE.

Researchers found they can help some bad-smelling bacteria breed under your arm, which can make your armpits smell awful in the long run.


I do have to admit, I’m baffled by the image associated with this story. Why does everyone in the photo seem to be having a good time¬†with the sniffing of armpits. Even the researchers are into it – nose deep. It looks more like some weird mating ritual than science.

Regardless, the findings of this study explain why guys doused in AXE still stink. Their armpit bacteria is just like them, having a bad taste in aroma.

Read More