Body odor really is such a sneaky, backstabbing beast sometimes. If you unexpectedly find yourself smelling like Shrek’s pillow on the regular, well, then join the club. As awful as it is to feel like a trash heap, there’s truly nothing better than the feeling of getting clean and restoring your daisy-fresh reputation once more. Here is how to smell good easily.
As it turns out, showering isn’t the only surefire way to keep BO at bay. I get it – you’re probably like ‘yeah, sure,’ but the reality is that you can totally get clean even when showering isn’t an option. Read on to discover all the tips and tricks that will swoop in and save you on showerless days so you can be, in the wise words of OutKast, “so fresh and so clean.”
Solutions Exist To Finally Smell Good
Before you go reaching for that potent perfume bottle, think twice about your decision to mask the stench. Like it or not, the best way to tackle unwanted odors is to stop it at the source. That’s right – I mean, we change what’s going wrong within first. As with most things in life, water is the cure-all elixir, and it can actually help us smell good naturally by diluting the unpleasant aromas. Also, certain pungent foods (I’m sure you can guess which ones) will exacerbate body odor, so choose what’s on your plate wisely.
While you wait for the water and clean diet to work its magic, you may need a quick fix to your smelly dilemma. Try spritzing your closet, hairbrush, bedsheets, and shoes with a mild fragrance that will give you just a whisper of perfume rather than blasting your body with a strong musk.
And for those days when body odor sneaks up on you, always keep deodorant and body wipes on hand. Believe me, they will save your life!
Don’t Sweat It – Everybody Has Body Odor Issues
Contrary to popular belief, sweat (and the coinciding stench) doesn’t just appear to ruin our day. It actually serves an essential biological role in our ability to cool down efficiently (gee, thanks). And you know what else – This happens to literally everyone, even celebrities!
Whether you’ve just finished running a marathon or you’re about to go on a first date with your new (hot) Hinge match, sweat shows up with the good intention of helping you keep your cool. Unfortunately, our body’s effort to lower our core temperature can result in a smelly situation that’s untimely, unwanted, and downright embarrassing.
However, without this rather unpleasant bodily function, we’d have much bigger fish to fry. You see, without sweat, our body would simply overheat (possibly leading to heatstroke *gasp*), and that’s not good for anybody.
I know, I know – you probably still think I’m crazy for praising our perspiration, but without it, you’d be red hot, and not in the right way. I mean, let’s face it, nobody’s going after you when you’re looking like an aggravated lobster.
So, now that we’ve established how everybody deals with sweat and body odor equally, it’s time to unveil the most effective solutions to this, uh, stinky problem.
The Most Effective Solution To Body Odor
So, how do we work with this natural function and use it to our advantage? Well, if you’re totally drenched and dripping, the sweat will take forever to evaporate and cool you down anyway, so you might as well grab a body wipe and call it a day. Body wipes are the absolute best solution for on-the-go body odor management, and you’ll get that shower-fresh feeling every time.
Although some wet wipes aren’t explicitly formulated for full-body use the way that body wipes are, there’s usually very little harm in using them to tidy up when you’re in a bind.
I keep wet wipes in my car as an extra precaution and use them whenever BO threatens to ruin my valuable time. They also come in handy (pun intended) when I have a particularly messy lunch, or on the days I forget to put on deodorant. I’ve been (not-so-secretly) using wet wipes on my body for years, and I’ve yet to hear any complaints, so I must be doing something right!