Sometimes it may happen that you don't have time to take a bath or try to save water. Whatever the case, know that there are several effective tips to refresh yourself without taking a shower or a bath. It is never nice to be the smelly person around you and for that reason, it is important to learn a few methods to control your body odor.
Part 1 of 3: wash yourself with very little water
Step 1. Use wet wipes to dry yourself off
You have the choice between scented wet towels and baby wipes. Use your towel to dry your armpits, private parts and feet. In fact, these parts are the most prone to bad smells. Then use other wipes to clean other parts of the body.
Use other facial wipes to quickly clean your face. It might not eliminate body odor, but having a clean face can make you feel clean. It will also help prevent acne and prevent the growth of bacteria on the face
Step 2. Sponge yourself up
You can use a sponge or washcloth to clean your body. When you don't want to waste water or when you're in a rush, this tip can be effective. Rub your armpits, private parts and feet first, then the rest of the body. You will only need hot water, a washcloth and a little soap to cool you down.
Step 3. Apply dry shampoo to your hair
If you don't wash your hair, it might get a little oily (and it can look horrible and smell bad). To refresh your hair, simply spray dry shampoo on your hair roots. Dry shampoos usually come in spray or powder form. The best dry shampoos absorb sebum, cleanse hair, leave hair feeling fresh, and boost your hair's natural volume. If you give the impression that your hair is freshly washed and smells great, people will believe your hair is really well groomed.
- Choose a dry shampoo in spray form for best results and for ease of use. You can find it on the Internet, in beauty shops and at the grocery store.
- Sometimes it is necessary to comb through your hair to remove residue.
Step 4. Apply talcum powder after wiping your body
Baby talcum powder leaves a pleasant scent on the skin and absorbs excess sebum.
Part 2 of 3: use air fresheners
Step 1. Apply deodorant to the armpits
Using a deodorant is a great way to prevent bad body odor and to refresh your skin quickly. It is recommended that you carry a deodorant with you so that you can reapply it as needed.
- There are different kinds of deodorants and antiperspirants. It is therefore important to choose the right product that meets your needs. Some are in the form of clear liquids, others in the form of sticks and others still come in the form of sprays. Do a quick internet search to get an idea of which type of deodorant is best for you.
- Antiperspirants limit sweating, while deodorants neutralize sweat odors.
- Every time you take a bath or wash your armpits, make an effort to apply a little deodorant to the armpits before you get dressed. It might help prevent bad body odor.
Step 2. Spray yourself with cologne or perfume
If you find that you smell a little, spray yourself with perfume or cologne. If you prefer products that have a more subtle scent, you can also use body care water. Do not use too much perfume, as the smell may be too strong. Apply your product to the neck, wrists and chest.
Make your own cologne by pouring a few drops of an essential oil of your choice into a spray bottle filled with water. It is a way to naturally eliminate body odor
Step 3. Use soap and scented body lotion
Using scented body cleansers every time you sponge your skin and applying scented lotion after you wash is a great way to smell great for as long as possible. Rub your whole body with a scented lotion after drying your skin and keep it on you to apply it throughout the day.
Part 3 of 3: Smelling Good in Other Ways
Step 1. Wear clean clothes
Needless to say, your clothes have to smell great if you are to achieve your goal. It is essential that you wear clean clothes, especially underwear. Change your socks and underwear every day to avoid bad smells that may be unavoidable. Wash all your dirty clothes before wearing them again.
Try to wear breathable fabrics, such as cotton, to allow the skin to breathe. This will help eliminate odors if you sweat or sweat
Step 2. Deodorize your shoes
Having smelly feet is a very common problem, and bad foot odor can intensify if you don't shower often. Make sure that your shoes and feet always have a pleasant fresh smell. To do this, put deodorant on your feet and in your shoes.
- The most common method of combating bad odor from shoes is to use baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda inside your shoes every day to keep them cool. If the problem is more serious than that, pour a good amount in your shoes. Then put them in a plastic bag and leave them in the freezer overnight. This should eliminate bad odors.
- Another tip is to leave some orange peels in your shoes overnight. This tip should help eliminate the unpleasant odor.
Step 3. Use textile deodorants
If you cannot get the unpleasant smell out of the clothes, or if you do not have time to wash the shirt you need to wear at all, use a textile deodorant composition. Just apply a small amount to your clothes. Febreze and Lysol are some examples of very popular textile deodorants.
You can also make your own fabric softener product using common household products. Mix 30ml of baking soda and 30ml of white vinegar with hot water and pour the mixture into a spray flake. If you want to add a flavoring agent to your product, use a few drops of essential oil like lavender or peppermint
Step 4. Refresh your breath
If you have good breath, it means you generally smell good. You should brush your teeth, floss, and use mouthwash every day. Always try to have chewing gum or peppermint on you to keep your breath fresh all the time.