Summer is almost here.
Korea’s summer is like walking inside the pool.
It’s rainy, humid, and hot.
In this season of the year, you might be looking for deodorants. But here’s an interesting fact you have to know:
Some Koreans use deodorants, but some don’t.
Why? This is because Asians, especially Koreans, don’t have a strong body odor. Many don’t really feel the need to apply deodorant.
According to the studies, Koreans had the highest rate of having the type A gene, one of the ABCC11 genotypes involved in armpit odor, among various races. People with the type A gene produce fewer apocrine sweat glands and thus tend to have less body odor.
It’s not that all Koreans don’t use deodorants. There are some people using it and Korea does have deodorants in the stores, like Olive Young and Emart.
BUT, it might be hard to find your favorite one. The stores don’t provide as many options as other countries where they use deodorants on a daily basis.
So, what I want to say is..
Bring your deodorant when you’re traveling to Korea!