How to Stay Smelling Fresh... All Day. Every Day.
We’ve all been there- a super crowded elevator and suddenly a strong oniony scent hits your nose. You take a look around you and you realize that everyone else has that same repugnant expression on their faces. BO is a thing that happens and you definitely don’t want to be that guy. While most of my personal grooming tips have to do with how your skin looks and feels, it is also important not to forget about the way you smell. A good skincare routine reduces body odor and helps you smell fresher. Here is a guide on how to stay smelling fresh. Be sure to look into our premium grooming products.
It may seem redundant to have to remind a grown man to use deodorant on a very regular basis, but I’m going to do it anyway. You need deodorant, to prevent sweat and the odors that come along with that. It's one of the best men skin care tips out there. But take it a step further and look for specific ingredients in your antiperspirant that will help prevent odor as well. Start with an aluminum-free deodorant with some natural odor fighting ingredients like tea extract or witch hazel, which will help to fight any bacteria that cause foul smells.
Trim or shave any unwanted body hair. Excess body hair can be a breeding ground for odor-causing bacteria, so be sure to trim away strays and unruly hairs on a regular basis. You can also pick up a razor and some shaving cream with a shaving brush for the ultimate shave, which includes charcoal for men's skin. and take the time to get rid of your body hair altogether. This will help reduce perspiration which may be giving off some of that BO. Obviously keeping or shaving off your body hair is a very personal decision, and if you choose to keep your body hair intact, you can still combat odors by making sure that you are taking care of the skin underneath.
Always make sure that you are thoroughly cleaning your body or even invest in a lightly scented soap or body oil. If you have a long beard or cool mustache style, make sure you use the cedarwood beard conditioner.
Wear looser clothing. Tighter clothes trap and hold onto sweat. This perspiration can mix with bacteria already on your body, causing body odor. It’s important that you allow your skin to breathe. Look for looser fitting clothes or invest in natural fibers, like cotton or linen, that are often more lightweight and allow for better air circulation.
Don’t be afraid to take more than one shower a day. Sometimes it’s really hot outside. Some days you hit the gym harder than usual, and some days you’re just smellier than normal. Whatever the case may be, don’t hesitate to hit the shower twice a day if you feel like it’s needed. Showering will obviously help rid your skin of excess sweat and bacteria and will also keep you smelling fresh. If you take more than one shower, make sure that you avoid long hot showers, as the heat can strip your skin of natural oils that it needs.
Brush your teeth on a regular basis. BO and bad breath go hand in hand, so please don’t forget your oral hygiene too.
Switch up your diet. Some foods with more potent odors, like garlic or onions, have sulfuric compounds that can come through your pores to cause a foul body odor. If you notice that there is an extra stench coming from you or your clothing after eating certain foods then try to avoid them, or at the very least be aware that they can cause BO. Make sure you make your hands smell good with our hand repair lotion and walnut hand and foot scrub.
Avoid overcompensating with cologne or body sprays. While I agree that it is important to smell great and I personally love a good cologne, don’t ever try to cover up BO by dousing yourself in any kind of perfume or spray. A little goes a long way and the only thing that may be worse than someone with intense body odor is someone covered in too much cologne.