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How to smell good from head to toe

Fashion and Beauty By Gloria Nyang'iye
Smelling great is also a form of self-care because it can help boost your confidence (Shutterstock)

Smelling good is a form of good manners. For you, that could be the smell of perfume, essential oils or just the natural smell of clean skin. Either way, it’s essential that the people around you aren’t met by an offensive odour emitted from your body.

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Smelling great is also a form of self-care because it can help boost your confidence. It’ll help you feel more comfortable being around people when you aren’t worried about how your hair smells or whether your breath stinks.

Below are four vital things you can do if you want to smell great from head to toe.

The cheapest and easiest way to smell good overall is to shower daily (Shutterstock)
  1. Hair

Shampooing and conditioning your hair, wigs and braids regularly will get rid of any odour caused by the build-up of dirt and sweat. If you really want your crown to smell heavenly, go for fruity and deliciously scented hair products, particularly everyday styling products.

Another trick that you can try out is to spray your hairbrush or comb with perfume. You should not spray perfume directly onto your hair because the alcohol in it will damage it over time. Besides, spraying it onto your styling tools will better distribute the scent throughout your hair.

Aside from your regular brushing routine, you should floss your teeth (Shutterstock)
  1. Mouth

Brushing our teeth twice a day is something that we were all taught at a very young age. Aside from your regular brushing routine, you should floss your teeth to get rid of any leftover food stuck between your teeth that will eventually rot and make your entire mouth stink. Gurgling a mouthwash daily, or every other day will help eliminate bad breath as well.

  1. Body

The cheapest and easiest way to smell good overall is to shower daily. You should ideally shower twice a day, and when you do, use a lovely scented soap or shower gel. Regular showers will get rid of body odour which will leave you smelling decent without needing to mask any smell with perfume.

Feminine hygiene is also vital and, as much as Miss V is self-cleaning, the outer part of it is not. The outside area of our lady parts is normal skin, therefore, it should be washed daily.

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Spray your fragrance onto your pulse points (Shutterstock)

The best time to spray on a fragrance is right after a shower. Apply lotion while your skin is slightly damp, and follow-up with a few spritzes of your perfume or body spray so that the molecules can linger on your skin for longer.

Spray your fragrance onto your pulse points which are the wrists, inner elbows, neck and back of the knees. Wearing deodorant is also an important part of your self-care routine. It will reduce sweating, which will, in turn, reduce body odour.

When you do your laundry, use a scented detergent and fabric softener to give your clothes a fresh scent (Shutterstock)
  1. Clothes

It’s important to avoid repeating your clothing items too frequently. They should, ideally, be clean each time you wear them. When you do your laundry, use a scented detergent and fabric softener to give your clothes a fresh scent.

For a lasting scent on your clothes, you can spray your closet with a signature scent that you like. Doing this will help you on days when you’re in a rush and forget to put on a fragrance.

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