Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi, while promoting Dove’s men care range, made the admission in an Instagram post earlier this week. Picture: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pics
Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi, while promoting Dove’s men care range, made the admission in an Instagram post earlier this week. Picture: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pics

Real talk: Siya Kolisi’s armpit BO admission cracks fans up

By Marchelle Abrahams Time of article published Aug 25, 2021

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Body odour, it’s something most of us are aware of but never really talk about. But there’s no denying that when the heats turns up, our armpits are the first to suffer.

Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi, while promoting Dove’s men care range, made the admission in an Instagram post earlier this week.

“I struggle with my armpits after a game because ayanuka 😂😂 so thanks Dove Men+Care for your lekker deo that gives me 48hours of smelling good,” he wrote.

The post resulted in a slew of responses with many thanking the rugby player for his frank honesty.

Comedian Donovan Goliath commended “the honesty in this” with smiley face emojis, while author Khaya Dlanga told the sportsman he was “keeping it real”.

But it was Kolisi’s wife Rachel’s response that brought the laughs when she wrote: “Wow. It’s a lot, babes.”

Unwittingly, his post started a conversation on armpit odour and how to get rid of it.

According to Healthline, treatment for smelly armpits depends on the severity and underlying causes of the body odour.

The smell can be caused by poor hygiene or not using the right products. Using an over-the-counter antiperspirant or deodorant after your shower can help remedy it.

So, what’s the difference between the two?

Antiperspirants

Antiperspirants help to reduce the amount of sweat produced by temporarily blocking the pores that release sweat. The less sweat that comes to the surface of your skin, the less odour that results, Healthline says.

Deodorant

This stop sweat from smelling - but don’t stop sweat itself.

For natural remedies, Times Of India suggests the following:

  • Rocksalt - put some rock salt in a bucket full of lukewarm water. Mix well till it dissolves and then take shower.
  • Apple cider vinegar - 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and mix it with 1/2 a half of cup of water. Put it in a spray bottle and use it every night on your underarms before sleeping.

WATCH: The best ways to fight body odour

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