Ask any woman and they’ll tell you that a lot of guys stink. I don’t mean in terms of our behavior; I’m talking in terms of literally smelling bad. We don’t mean to, but we’re often the purveyors of body odor, smelly feet, and gnarly morning breath. If you frequently find yourself the subject of wrinkled noses and fanning hands – either from your significant other or from friends – here are a few tips to tamp down even the worst man odor.
Matthew McConaughey may have made headlines by not wearing deodorant, but unless you’ve got his fame, rugged good looks, and millions of dollars, you probably don’t want to follow suit. Don’t just use an antiperspirant; make sure any product you apply also contains a deodorant to make you smell great.
Showering at least daily is a no-brainer, but you may also consider trimming off excess body hair. This isn’t just a trick for the ladies; it can actually help sweat from building up and causing a stink.
Another strategy? Opt for natural fibers like cotton in your clothing, as synthetics can make body odor worse.
If you clear the room when you remove your shoes, it may be time to rethink your foot hygiene. Wash your feet daily using a body wash that contains salicylic and glycol acid to remove stinky buildup. Change your socks daily, too, and wash them in hot water. In between wearings, leave your shoes out in the sun to air out. Sprinkling body powder containing corn starch can also help absorb moisture and nasty odor.
Whether you’re chatting up a date or just hanging out with friends, there’s nothing more unattractive than bad breath. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to keep your mouth smelling fresh and clean. First, make sure you’re brushing and flossing religiously. Take time to scrape and clean your tongue, too. If you smoke or chew tobacco, know that this is a top cause of killer breath. Finally, dry mouth can cause bad breath bacteria to build up, so use a hydrating mouthwash or simply rinse your mouth with regular water frequently.
By following these tips, you and the folks around you will definitely breathe easier!