How to smell good: 10 things people who stay fresh all day always do
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To ensure we smell the best we can, we tend to bathe in perfumes and spray them on our bodies many times a day. However, you often notice that you do not smell as you expected, while your colleague or friend smells wonderful. Is it because their fragrance is stronger?
Maybe, but in most cases, it will be that they applied the perfume to the best places on their body or used small beauty tricks. If you are wondering why some people smell so good and how you can smell good, take a look at our interesting suggestions!
- Drink plenty of water.
How many times have you heard that it is important to stay hydrated during the day? Or that you drink too little water? Water is an essential thing that helps our bodies look and smell nice.
Dehydration leads to weakness, tiredness, dry skin, bad breath, and overall poor skin quality. Sweating is one of the most common causes of dehydration, and body odor is a natural occurrence mainly caused by sweating. Drinking enough water can help reduce your body odor, as water cleans our body from toxins.
- Take a shower regularly.
This sounds obvious, but showering is one of the best ways to always smell clean and fresh. No perfume will help you get rid of odors, toxins, and bacteria like water. Make sure to use good-smelling shower products and rinse all the spots that sweat the most, such as the armpits, groin, or feet. When you’re done showering, give yourself time to dry off before getting dressed to avoid sweating again. Also, this doesn’t mean showering 3 times per day. Showering every day can dry out your skin.
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- Don’t forget to apply deodorant.
After showering, remember to apply deodorant or antiperspirant. Deodorant is a key product to ensure you smell good and prevent sweating. When it comes to fragrance, choose a gentle fragrance because strong scents mixed with sweat have an even worse effect. Fortunately, there are high-quality deodorants that will protect you during the most demanding physical activities.
- Perfume your hairbrush.
Women often spray their favorite perfume on their hair, but this effect lasts for a short time and damages the hair. A better idea is to buy a hair mist. A hair mist is a specially formulated perfume for your hair that can refresh and not damage it.
If you want a slightly more economical option and to save money, use a trick and spray perfume on your brush. Spraying perfume onto a brush lowers the concentration of the scent, and your hair will smell beautiful while not being damaged.
- Spray your bare body with mist.
Mists are one of the most popular products that help people smell amazing. We all know the famous Victoria's Secret mists with a wide range of fragrances that you can choose from depending on the occasion or the season. Instead of spraying perfume all over your body, spray your bare body with mist.
The key difference between body mist and perfume is that body mists are less concentrated and lighter than perfume. However, they are a perfect product for the upcoming summer!
- Use lotions and oils.
Perfumes, shower gels, and mists are not the only products that can help you smell good during the day. Don’t forget about creams, lotions, and oils. Lotions and oils can even last longer than perfume if applied to a moist base. Moreover, to get a better effect, you can combine the same body lotion and perfume (with the same fragrance). This combination guarantees that the beautiful scent will stay on you for a long time.
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- Apply perfume on pulse points.
Instead of spraying perfume all over your head, and clothes, focus on the key points. The key points are the pulse points. Points are warmer parts of our body that can activate the chemicals and fragrances in the perfume. Next time you start to spray perfume, make sure to spray it behind the ears, on the wrists, inside the elbows, behind the knees, and on your back.
- Keep a travel-sized bottle in your bag.
It’s not always convenient to carry a regular bottle of perfume in a purse or pocket, that's why there’s a travel size, right? Besides, we all know there are liquid restrictions on your hand luggage if you’re traveling via plane. Regular perfume bottles can be very heavy and break easily.
The best idea to add some freshness to your day is to spray your favorite perfume into a travel bottle like The PortaScent Traveler. PortaScent is a travel-size perfume atomizer spray bottle, small enough to put in your hand luggage on flights or provide instant freshness during regular activities.
This travel gadget gives roughly 120 sprays while still being lightweight, glass-free, leak-proof, and reusable. Made from aluminum, the bottle spray also has a pump-to-refill technology for spill-free refilling in seconds. Always smell your best. Get The PortaScent and more unique products in the spring subscription box by BREO BOX.
- What you eat affects your body odor.
Did you know that food can affect your body odor and sweat? Eating foods that have acidic ingredients, like vinegar, or that are cooked at a high temperature can make you sweat. Alcohol and red meat can also change your body's odor. Spices, onions, and garlic can stink up your breath. If you sweat a lot and plan to go out, eat some fresh fruits or vegetables before.
- Use sweat pads or change your clothes, if necessary.
Unfortunately, there are people for whom no advice will be enough, so the only option to smell nice—is to change clothes. If possible, bring socks or a T-shirt with you. You can also try sweat pads that contain natural absorbents that can absorb sweat and odors under the armpits.