How to Smell Good: A Comprehensive Guide

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Many people think that the only way to smell good all day is to douse in liters of perfume... well, it's not as simple as that. There are several steps to consider, once you follow them and start receiving compliments on how good you smell, you'll thank us for these tips.

Tips to Help You Smell Good All Day Long

1-Shower Regularly with Your Best-Smelling Body Wash

Smelling amazing starts in the shower. You don’t necessarily need to do it all the time; showering a few times a week is enough for most people. However, if you work out, have a job that involves manual labor, or simply tend to sweat more than others, daily showering is probably the way to go.

Regardless, make your time in the shower count. Wash your whole body (including its nooks and crannies) with good-quality soap or body wash

Quick tips for a game-changing shower routine

Elevate your shower game to the next level and smell good without perfume with these essential tips.

  • Use a Tool: While you can use your hands to lather up, a washcloth or brush offers the added benefit of gentle exfoliation. This helps loosen up and scrub away dead skin, pollutants, and grime buried deep in your pores.
  • Ditch the 3-in-1: These products can be drying or irritating. They also don’t usually work as well as individual products do for each area you’re targeting. Invest in a dedicated shampoo, conditioner, and body wash to maximize how good you can smell and feel.
  • Match Your Scents: Choosing products that share a scent helps keep the scent you create in the shower last much longer. At OffCourt, we offer the best-smelling body wash, deodorant body spray, and other hygiene products for well-rounded results.

2- Layer your scents

Perfume is crucial for smelling good, but it's not the sole product that can give you a lasting scent. The best approach to making your perfume last all day is by layering scents, beginning with your Body Wash. Start by using a scented Body Wash with similar notes to your perfume all over your body.

Regardless of your scent of choice, keep in mind that fragrance lingers longer on moisturized skin. Therefore, it’s important to use bath products that can help improve the hydration of your skin. For example, OffCourt Deep Cleansing Body Wash is sulfate-free and has glycolic and lactic acid which are two functional alpha hydroxy acids that are helpful with hydration.

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If you prefer to use a bar of soap, OffCourt has an exfoliating body soap that leaves the skin smooth and hydrated. This happens because when you exfoliate your skin, you remove the dead cells from the surface, revealing the newer and fresher skin underneath which is naturally softer and smoother. Including these products in your shower routine as a first layer can help perfume last longer on your skin.

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3- Refresh your breath

Smelling and looking your best can instantly be clouded by visibly unkempt teeth or bad breath. Fortunately, it’s usually pretty simple to turn your dental hygiene around for the better.

Leftover food particles and poor dental hygiene are some of the most common sources of bad breath. A dry mouth is another common culprit. All of these factors make it easy for bacteria and their stinky byproducts to take over your mouth.

Keep your mouth as fresh as the rest of your body by drinking plenty of water. Brush your teeth twice daily and floss regularly to keep food and bacteria at bay. You can also use mouthwash as an extra step if you’d like.

4- Don’t skip deodorant

Bacteria that live and thrive in the crevices on our body, including armpits, produce sulfuric compounds that create an unpleasant odor. 

They love to feed off the sweat that commonly collects in this area, too, which means you need to work to keep your body dry and combat extra bacteria with good hygiene practices.

To find a deodorant that will keep you smelling your best all day long, you can count on OffCourt. Our Aluminum-Free Deodorant Body Spray Trio Pack features our signature Performance Body Spray in three fresh scents to add variety to your routine.

Its innovative, aluminum-free formula is packed with prebiotics to support the growth of “good” bacteria and keep their odor-causing counterparts to a minimum. 

Meanwhile, its three deodorizing ingredients join forces to fight body odor and prevent more from emerging throughout the day. 

5- Refresh your hair

The easiest way to achieve great-smelling hair may be to coordinate the scents in your shampoo and conditioner (and use separate products). Leave your conditioner in for at least a minute or two while you shower to let it penetrate your strands deeply. 

You can add a post-shower product like mousse, gel, or a leave-in conditioner to keep your hair smelling pleasant all the time. Another option on how to make your hair smell good is using Hair Perfume, which is designed to enhance the scent of your hair. But be careful, applying directly to your hair can be overly drying due to the alcohol it contains, the best way to apply is by spraying some onto your hair brush and then brushing your hair with it.

6- Keep Your Clothes Fresh

You can smell good naturally by ensuring your clothes and bed linens are clean. Always change into fresh, clean clothes in the morning (including underwear), and wash your sheets every week or two.

7- Drink Plenty of Water

Upping your water consumption is a great step to take as you learn how to smell clean. Water affects the way we feel, look, and potentially how we smell, too. More water in your sweat may mean it tends to take longer to start to stink, for example.

8- Use a Signature Cologne

While it is possible to smell good without cologne, skipping this step is like skipping the icing on a cake. 

Choose a cologne that makes you feel good and smells pleasant not just to others but to you, too. OffCourt has three colognes that are premium, fresh, and clean. 

You can apply a few spritzes to your wrists, neck, collarbone, and for an extra touch, your ankles. Be careful not to go overboard on cologne, though – too much of a good thing can be quite the opposite. 

9- Use Shoe Spray 

If you're someone who loves to wear shoes, you know that they can start to smell pretty bad after a while. Whether you're running around all day, working out, or just wearing them in warm weather, your shoes can start to get pretty smelly. That's where a deodorizing spray comes in. They are easy to use and an affordable solution for anyone who wants to keep their shoes smelling fresh and clean.

Key Takeaways

Smelling great isn’t as tricky as it’s often made out to be. Below are some of the most important points we’ve covered in this breakdown:

  • Shower often and mindfully to set yourself up for success. Use separate products for your body, face, and hair for the best results.
  • Smell good naturally by keeping the things you wear and the area you sleep in clean. Sheets should be cleaned every week or two. Always change into new underwear and clothes when you start your day.
  • Practice good dental hygiene and drink more water throughout the day, too. These sorts of changes can help you smell attractive and feel more confident.
  • Keep the good smells coming by investing in quality body spray and cologne. Products that resist and work well with sweat are ideal for staying fresh all day. 

No matter your hygiene needs, you can rely on OffCourt for sweat-proof, skin-loving body products that smell amazing. View our full product range for other options that can help you stay fresh and clean regardless of what life throws your way.

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