LIFESTYLE & HEALTH

What Causes That "Old Person Smell" and How To Cope With It

February 20, 2018 14:04

We all want to stay young forever, but it is impossible to turn back the time. We all get old, and the key to graceful aging is accepting it.

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Aging brings along the body changes we need to embrace. Among others, body odor can be the most disturbing.

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When pain and weakness we experience may not be visible, the smell may a huge reason to shake a person’s confidence.

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Why does it happen?

Unfortunately, the process is inevitable. Skin starts to produce more lipid acids due to hormonal change; the lipid acids are oxidized and release a chemical compound Nonenal.

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Nonenal is the reason for the odor.It can be very distinctive in nursery homes, as it lingers in linen and clothes.

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Sometimes old people live alone and do not have much help from the family, they take care of their own hygiene less, so the smell gets more persistent.

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It was considered to be an issue which could not be fixed!

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But smart Japanese scientists have taken care of it already! They invented deodorized which neutralizes the “old people odor”.

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They use a natural ingredient in such products – a persimmon extract. It appeared, tannin is effective in getting rid of the Nonenal smell.

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Cosmetics lines such as Mirai Clinical and Shiseido Group produce a large range of body washes, soap, and lotions to battle a problem.

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Do you think it is an appropriate gift for senior people - a soap against the smell?

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