We all like to smell good. But sometimes, despite observing good personal hygiene, a non-pleasant odor might cling to us. We might stop and do a mental checklist:
Thorough shower: check
Brushed teeth and cleaned the tongue: check
Then what could it be?
The answer could lie in the two minutes after your morning shower.
1. Did you dry off thoroughly? After a shower, a rushed towel-job might be the culprit that’s causing the unpleasant odor. Areas such as the folds beneath the breasts, between the folds of your waist, in the groin area and between the toes, trap moisture that lets bacteria and fungi breed. Moisture can also lurk in body hair. Take care to scrub those areas where you tend to sweat more. Dry skin discourages germs from thriving.
2. Check the quality of your bath towels. Cheap towels bought at a sale often do not have the adequate density and weight to wipe your skin’s surface effectively. Invest in towels that have longer, more fibrous threads that help absorb moisture. Here is a good resource to help you choose a good-quality towel.
3. Befriend baking soda. Baking soda is a great weapon against foul smells. Sprinkle it on smelly shoes, and brush the powder off the next day. You can also use baking soda as a cheaper and safer deodorant alternative to combat perspiration smells (here’s a 2-ingredient recipe).
What other ways do you like to stay fresh?