Body odour is a universal and very natural human trait and can be due to a number of things. So what is our body doing to cause us to produce the smell that we do, and why are some of us smellier than others?
The human body has two types of sweat glands:
1. Eccrine sweat glands - these exist all over the body with the primary function of cooling you down by producing sweat mostly composed of water.
2. Apocrine sweat glands - these exist only in targeted areas of the body, such as the armpits, groin, and feet and do little to cool you down. Instead, these glands release proteins and lipids. Bacteria on the skin feed on these and disrupt them, resulting in body odour.