How to always smell good as a man
Have you noticed that you still smell bad by the end of the day, despite putting on a strong antiperspirant and maybe some cologne? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Usually, the stench doesn’t last all day.
There’s more to smelling good than just antiperspirant and some fragrance. Continue reading below for some great tips on how to keep smelling great all day long.
For those who want to smell good, daily bathing is essential. Not only does your body produce a lot of sweat which causes you to smell strong, but you also smell bad when you walk on your skin, hair and other things.
Taking a bath daily removes bad odor and prevents bad odor from building up on the body. It also helps to keep your skin clean, eliminating buildup on the skin and in pores for better looking skin and better smelling body.
When you’re showering, you may be tempted to use a soap with a strong, masculine scent. There are plenty out there that smell like smoke, wood, and spices. However, most of the time it’s better to use an unscented soap. This is because having too many scents on your body can cause them to counteract each other, or make the smell too strong and unpleasant.
It’s like having two different scents in your home at once, like from a candle, and an air freshening spray. Even though they smell the same, they can be very strong.
Wear fresh laundry every day
Although it may be more economical to wash clothes a second or third time to prevent you from doing as much laundry, it can leave you broke. The bacteria and grime that make you smell bad accumulate on your clothes at the end of a day.
Wearing new clothes every day will help eliminate any odors and leave you smelling clean and fresh.
Use unscented laundry detergent
As well as using a scented body soap, you want to choose a laundry soap that is either unscented or smells of clean linen. Some laundry detergents leave a strong scent that, while pleasant, may not work well with your other scents.
However, you want to make sure it works to eliminate bad odors. If your laundry ends up smelling bad, or the laundry detergent gives off a weird smell, you might want to try something different.
trim excess body hair
Many people think that shaving a lot of your body hair like armpit hair is something that mainly women do. However, it can provide a lot of benefits to men as well. Excess hair can trap odors. So if you are having problems with halitosis, consider shaving areas such as your chest, back and armpits to help get rid of any halitosis.
use cologne every day
Some people think that using cologne is only for special occasions, but it is not. While you might want to save your expensive cologne for the dates, there are cheaper yet still nice smelling colognes that are great to wear when you go to work or go to the bar.
Instead of using just one scent, think of different colognes that can be used for different situations.
always use deodorant
A lot of men use antiperspirants, thinking that stopping sweating will help eliminate odor. However, many men have reported that they smell better when they switch to deodorant.
Studies on this topic have found that the salts that are present in antiperspirants, but not deodorants, can actually cause bacterial imbalances when applied continuously. Plus, the aluminum in most products kills bacteria that aren’t as stinky.
Together, this gives stinky bacteria lots of space to take over the skin, and leads you to smell bad. Using it occasionally, such as for a job interview, may be fine, but using it daily will make it worse.
That doesn’t mean you have to live with your natural armpit odor. Switch to deodorant instead, it helps mask the natural odor of your armpits without creating an imbalance of bacteria. It’s okay to use deodorant on a daily basis, and it’s a good idea.
When you’re using cologne, don’t spray it anywhere. Instead, focus on scents more concentrated on the intimate and pulse points. Areas such as the neck, armpits, wrists, knees and behind the ears are good areas. This allows the scent to hide any bad odors as well as allowing for an even distribution of fragrance.
You don’t have to use all of these pulse points, but choosing a couple like the wrist and neck can help you add a pleasant scent when people pass by without getting drenched in cologne.
If you’re going out for a long time, or don’t want to worry about reapplying cologne, using lotion or body butter before applying cologne will not only enhance your scent but also make it last longer. A good trick to keep up. Moisturizers help the scent absorb into your skin instead of just staying on the surface.
Of course, you’ll want to use an unscented lotion or body butter. Another trick is that if you have an oil-based cologne, you can mix it with your body butter so that it blends in and absorbs really easily.
Spraying your sheets with cologne before you go to bed will help eliminate any bad odors that may have built up on your skin overnight, especially if you sweat a lot while you sleep.
This is mainly for those who take bath before sleeping at night and not for those who take bath in the morning. If you shower in the morning, the cologne will be gone anyway, so it may be useless.
Cologne has the added benefit of making your sheets smell nice, so you don’t have to worry about musty-smelling blankets if you bring home a girl.
Another tip: If you tend to sweat at night, and don’t shower in the morning, applying deodorant before bed can also help. Top it off before you leave in the morning, and you can be sure you don’t have any residual stench.
However, if you’re not going out for a day, it might be a good idea to let your armpits air out a bit at night so you don’t have to practice this every day.
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