It’s easy enough to spritz on some perfume every morning, but what happens when we’re heading out for after-work drinks and realise that humidity, once again, won over? Staying in a hot and humid country makes us always worried about smelling good and fresh all day long. Smelling tremendous and fresh while living in a humid country does not have to be an oxymoron.
The thing about smelling good is that is it comes down to what we find to be a pleasant scent. Anyone can smell nice and fresh all day. Although perfumes and other fragrances will give us a pleasant scent, especially in humid weather, we do not need to rely on that. There are other ways. Also, it’s not all about what we put on our body, but sometimes it’s about what we put it. These are several tips to keep smelling fresh in humid weather.
DRINK ENOUGH WATER
As we know, water plays an essential role in our bodies. Body odour is a natural occurrence mainly caused by sweating. Sweating is our body’s way of regulating our inner temperature, but it can also make our body lose a lot of water. Losing too much water will leave us dehydrated, and that will make us weak, tired and bring our performance to an all-time low. Dehydration also makes bad smells stronger, especially in our mouths. To prevent bad smells in our mouths, at least we need to drink eight glasses of water per day.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT TYPE OF PERFUME
Choose the right fragrance that fits our body is not as easy as it looks, especially when we live in a humid country. It takes effort and a great sense of judgement. There are hundreds of perfumes, aftershave and body spray in the market, so whatever you choose, make sure it makes you feel comfortable with yourself. Make sure that your choices have at least 24 hours of lasting protection.
USE NATURAL DEODORANT
Deodorants made with natural ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, aloe vera, and mineral salts prevent you from sweating. They are also free of chemicals that make your skin burns, such as aluminium and parabens. Natural deodorants don’t remove wetness, but they do remove odours associated with sweat. They have a challenging and overwhelming fragrance that fights off bacteria by absorbing smelly odours.
HAVE A HAIR-DEDICATED PERFUME
Living in a humid country makes your hair limp and sweat. It can leave your hair smelling bad as well. To avoid this thing happened, you can spray a hair-dedicated perfume. Using this will make your hair smell nice and give it deep and shiny colour. You have to remember that you can not spray the hair-dedicated perfume directly on your hair as the alcohol in the perfume could dry out your hair.
WATCH WHAT YOU WEAR
Living in a humid country tend to make us sweat more. The outfit you choose to go out in may very well determine how good you smell throughout the day. Wearing clothes made of light fabrics and other materials can help reduce sweating instead of thick and tight-fitting clothes. Always go for clothes that bring you the most comfort.
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR CLOTHES
Just as cleansers affect each skin type differently, detergents matter too. There are several things you should look out for when choosing detergents and laundry soap. The scent is one of them, but it’s not just about choosing the right kind of fragrance. If you have sensitive skin, opt for a non-scented detergent. Make sure that the detergent you choose is thorough in cleaning away any sweat spots.
LET YOUR CLOTHES DRY
So many of us make the mistake of applying fragrances to our bodies and immediately stepping out. The repercussions are that the wind and air can suddenly neutralise your scent while you are on your way to work. You might end up smelling good for less than three hours. You should apply perfumes to your clothes and body early. That way, it will have enough time to dry and stay on your clothes.