Smelling good is definitely a turn-on for most of us. Good hygiene and grooming go a long way to making you look, feel and smell good.
When you smell good, you get a lot of attention, which is nice of course, but you also feel comfortable and have high self-esteem.
Here are some tips to help you smell good all day long:Make your perfume last
Spraying or putting on perfume is what we do in the morning and then we wonder in the evening why we do not smell as good as we did in the morning. The reason for this is that we do not spray on the pulse points such as the wrists, the neck or the crook of the elbow.
Spraying on the pulse points allows the perfume to mix naturally with your body. As your body temperature rises, the scent is activated and released more, leaving you smelling great all day long.
You can also apply Vaseline to your pulse points before spraying yourself with perfume for a long-lasting scent.Good hygiene
When showering, pay attention to the folds and crevices where sweat and dirt are hidden. These areas include the armpits, groin, behind the knees and other areas such as the bottom.
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These parts tend to hide a lot of dirt. If they are not washed properly, dirt can build up and eventually give off a bad smell.
In addition to this, you should also take a shower every day with plenty of water and soap in order to prevent bad odours.Eat well
Having bad body odour can be linked to genetics, but what we eat can also affect how we smell. Some foods have strong odours that can be released through the pores.
Different foods can have an effect on us, such as spices which make odours more intense, sugars which feed the bacteria that produce odours, vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli which contain sulphur which gives off bad odours and many more. However, this does not mean that you should not eat them - no, you can eat them, but you should eat them in small portions.
Thinking about what you are going to eat and how it might affect you before you actually eat it can save you an embarrassing moment.Use scented oils or lotions
A good quality scented body lotion will not only make you smell and feel good but also leave your skin soft and nourished.
Right after a bath, you should dab yourself dry but not completely, then apply the lotion - this allows the lotion to last longer as it has been applied to a damp base.
You can combine the lotion with the perfume you are using to create a more coordinated, pleasant scent.Place scented sachets in your wardrobe
Scented sachets can be bought or made at home using your favourite herbs. They can be placed in corners or at the bottom of drawers to release pleasant scents that will permeate clothes and shoes, leaving you smelling good all day long.
This can be a good alternative for those who do not like to spray themselves directly.Proper laundry care
Our clothes and shoes are one of the main reasons why we can smell good or bad. If your clothes are not washed properly, you will suffer from bad odours.
When washing your clothes, pay attention to the parts that absorb a lot of sweat and dirt, wash them properly and you will undoubtedly feel and smell fresh without using perfume.
You can use fabric softeners, essential oils or fabric treatments to keep your clothes smelling good after they dry.Proper hydration
Drinking water will not miraculously eliminate bad odours, but it will dilute strong odours, making them less strong. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will not only help to eliminate bad odours, especially in the mouth after eating strong-smelling foods such as garlic. It will also keep you hydrated throughout the day.
Do not forget to take good care of your hair and mouth as they also contribute to the overall odour of your body.
Smelling good does not have to cost you, taking care of yourself can make you feel and smell good all day long, trust me.