You know that friend who always smells amazing even after a long, hectic day? Well, there are secrets behind that. Now is the time to stop envying them, and instead, be them!
Since it’s very important to smell good in terms of hygiene and in terms of amiability, we’ve made you a list of all the things you can do in order to retain the charming smell all the time:
1- Basic hygiene
Taking regular showers using good shower gel, washing your hair, brushing your teeth, wearing clean clothes and using deodorant are the most important habits that make you smell good.
Health tip: make sure you don’t use antiperspirants that prevent your body from sweating.
2- Fragrance choice
Some scents are stronger and more potent than others. Spicy, woody fragrances (like sandalwood and cinnamon) tend to linger for a longer period than citrusy ones (orange or bergamot).
3- Fragrance layering
After choosing the perfect fragrances that will stay for long, make sure to layer them well. Starting off on the shower gel, and moving on to the body lotion and perfume, building layers will let your skin smell good till the end of the day. It also helps you create a signature, unique scent.
P.S: You could buy products from the same range or try out exotic combinations.
4- Knowing where to apply fragrance
Areas with the most body heat are your perfume’s best friends. Your wrists, stomach, chest, behind your knees and ears, inside your elbows, and the most common place, on the base of your neck. The warmer and more concealed, the better. Just make sure you don’t overdo it, find a simple balance that works well for you. You might also want to try hair perfume.
Extra tip: Spray some perfume on your clothes for the scent to last longer.
5- No rubbing
We mostly rub our wrists together after applying perfume. What we don’t know is, rubbing breaks down the top notes of the fragrance, making it dissipate easier. So, stop rubbing and instead, try patting or even better let it dry without touching it.
6- Knowing when to apply fragrance
Best time to apply fragrance (may it be your smell-good-lotion or your body splash or perfume) is right after showering. While your skin is still slightly damp, the moisture will help lock in the scent.
Also, hot showers open up body pores, which also help lock in the scent before they close up again.
7- Storing your products well
Make sure you keep them in a cool, dry place since exposure to heat and humidity breaks down scent molecules.
8- Drinking water
Water is definitely your best friend when it comes to beauty (and everything else). It also prevents your mouth from drying out, which can lead to reduction of saliva production resulting in bad breath.
9- Balancing your diet
What you eat can actually effect how you smell. If you have an important occasion where you want to smell wonderful, make sure you avoid spices such as garlic and onions. Apart from affecting your breath, they can also come out of your pores in the form of repulsive smells.
Moreover, eat lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and natural protein to smell fresher.
Smelling amazing all the time surely takes some effort. However, taking into consideration these tips will guarantee you be the best smelling person in the room!