Body odor —w hat to do when it's you who smells. The best ways to get rid of body odor are: Washing daily — make sure to pay extra attention to your underarms and other favorite bacteria hangouts. Wearing clothes that breathe — cotton, for example, absorbs and also ventilates better than materials like polyester. Using a deodorant or antiperspirant —like Secret Scent Expressions or ® Secret Outlast. TM Deodorants vs. antiperspirants Deodorants don't reduce sweat, they just partially cover up the smell while antiperspirants help reduce sweat before it starts with an ingredient called aluminum chlorohydrate. It actually reduces the perspiration process. Deodorants work best when they go on after you've showered and the skin under your armpits is slightly damp. Most deodorants or antiperspirants are white, but some people don't like the white residue it can leave on their clothes. You can find clear deodorants that do not leave residues. It's a personal choice of finding what works best for you. Check out www.facebook.com/secret. Interested in how to get rid of body odor? Get helpful tips and tricks from BeingGirl.