Do I smell bad? Why can’t I tell?!?
If you feel like your grown-ups are always hinting that maybe you need a shower, and maybe you aren’t smelling your best, Dr. Scott says you can just blame the hormones again. “Hormones are acting on your sweat glands and oil glands and all that increased sweat and oil interacts with bacteria on your skin—and produces a smell.” But! She also says it’s just temporary: “Your body will normalize! This BO situation won’t necessarily last forever. But in the meantime, it’s NOTHING to worry about, but just a sign that your body is doing what it’s supposed to do.” Since you probably don’t want how you smell to be the first thing people notice about you, think about finding a deodorant that works for you!