If you envy those who ALWAYS smell good, you’re not alone!
Smelling good is one of the ways to make yourself feel presentable in front of someone. It can be a great way to make a good first impression, such as at a job interview, or a date.
If you think the art of smelling good requires a large bank balance, you’re wrong! Here, we are giving away precious secrets of smelling good on a budget.Take A Shower Or Bath Daily
You may think that a morning shower is good for waking your senses up; however, it is also good for smelling fresh and pleasant.
Taking a bath first thing in the morning ensures that any accumulated dead skin cells and sweat are washed away. Moreover, with a morning shower, you can start layering fragrances in terms of shower gels, face washes, shampoos, and conditioners. Now, these don’t have to be over-the-top expensive—look for products that would be suitable for your skin type and within your budget and you’ll be good to go.Layering Fragrances
While we’re on the topic of layering fragrances, here’s how you can go one step further in your shower/bathe regime to smell great throughout the day!
When you get out of the shower, make sure to apply a roll-on over your armpits. Moreover, apply body lotion of your favorite fragrance and add in a body mist.
It is important that you spray body mist from the bottom up—on your knees, the private areas, your chest, behind the ears, etc.
You may even go in with perfume on your stomach, your armpits, the back of your neck, and on your wrists.Talcum Powder Or Shoe Perfume
Sweaty and smelly feet can be very embarrassing. To save yourself from a smelly-feet fiasco, keep talcum powder or shoe perfume with you at all times. Spray the perfume, or spread the talcum powder on the soles of your shoes once in the middle of the day, or twice daily when you’re out.Dry Shampoo
We know we said that you needed to take a shower daily. However, if you’re someone whose hair can’t take the daily washing, invest in a dry shampoo.
You may continue washing your hair as many times in the week as you like, and make your hair smell amazing with the dry shampoo.Pay Attention To Your Clothes
While you’re in the quest to smell awesome all day long, don’t forget that your clothes play a crucial role in this.
The way you wash your clothes and the products you use—detergents, fabric softeners, etc. can help you smell good throughout the day.
When it’s laundry day, don’t forget to put in a few drops of your favorite essential oil in the laundry to help keep your clothes smelling wonderful. You may even put a few drops of essential oils on a cotton ball and throw it in the dryer while your clothes are drying.
Bonus tip: When doing laundry, pour in a mixture of baking soda mixed with water into the washing machine as a laundry booster!Your Diet Is Important Too
Perhaps you wouldn’t have expected to see the diet mentioned in an article about smelling good. But in reality, diet plays an important role in the way we smell too!
Consuming strong-smelling foods, such as garlic, onions, spices, etc. can make your breath AND skin smell a particular way for almost forty-eight hours. This also applies to foods that are highly processed or that contain lots of sugar in them.
On the other hand, consuming a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as proteins can help your breath and skin smell fresh.Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated may also help in smelling fresh and pleasant throughout the day. When your skin is dry, it can absorb and dissipate perfumes a lot faster than when it is hydrated.
Therefore, keep a water bottle with you always, moisturize your skin with a hydrating moisturizer, and apply products that keep hydrating your skin.Take Care Of Your Oral Health
An important part of smelling good has to do with the health of your teeth and mouth too.
It is recommended that you brush your teeth twice daily, and floss once every day. You may even go in with mouthwash before bed and after breakfast to keep your breath smelling fresh.
Bonus tip: Keep a pack of mints in your bag and pop some in when you’re out. Moreover, have mint-infused water to keep your breath smelling fresh!Wrapping Up
In this article, we presented a few tips to smell good throughout the day without breaking your bank.
Some people may think that smelling good is all about using expensive perfumes. However, as you probably saw in this article, more emphasis was placed on how you make the most out of everyday things to smell amazing.
To always smell good you need to shower regularly, layer products, such as shower gels, body lotions, body mists, deodorants, and perfumes so that you keep smelling good. It is also important to maintain a healthy diet and refrain from strong-smelling foods, such as garlic, onions, and spices. Moreover, hydration also plays an important role in smelling good!
Doing laundry with fresh-smelling detergents and essential oils can help your clothes smell good too. Moreover, if you’re going out, don’t forget to pop in a few mints for fresh breath, a spray of dry shampoo on your scalp, and talcum powder or shoe perfume in your bag to ward off any instances of smelly feet!
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