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3 Incredibly Easy Ways to Smell Good Throughout the Day

3 Incredibly Easy Ways to Smell Good Throughout the Day

“Smells could bring a person back clearer than pictures even could.”
―†Anne Tyler,†Breathing Lessons

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 skinís 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?

Related:
7 Ways to Make Your Living Space Smell Nice
10 DIY Green Cleaning Recipes

 

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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1:03AM PDT on Jun 6, 2014

thanks

3:32AM PDT on May 22, 2014

After I shower, I like to add a little body powder to my underarms and under my breasts. It helps dry what I didn't get and it smells so nice!

1:26AM PDT on Apr 14, 2014

Thank you :)

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5:37AM PDT on Mar 21, 2014

Yet another use for the ubiquitous bicarbonate of soda! What a little star it is.

8:54PM PDT on Mar 19, 2014

this article is a no brainer..nothing we all shouldn't know

9:54AM PDT on Mar 19, 2014

Everyone should know this 👌

2:04PM PDT on Mar 18, 2014

Thank you for sharing. Also - make sure the clothes and towels are dried quickly and thoroughly. Damp fabric can smell foul if left overlong on an airer.

7:29AM PDT on Mar 18, 2014

thank you

5:29AM PDT on Mar 18, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

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