9 Ways to Smell Fresh, Even If You Haven’t Bathed for a Few Days

Showering is important to help us stay clean and protected. However, there are moments when we just don’t have time to shower, like while traveling. When this happens, it’s still good to maintain some habits to prevent us from smelling bad.

1. Use body oils

It’s better to use a perfumed body oil than perfume that you spray on in this case, because the smell of body oil lasts longer on your skin. Also, you can always choose a more subtle aroma, with a more natural smell, and rub it into your skin throughout the day.

2. Hydrate your skin.

Hydrating yourself can also help you smell fresher. You should drink plenty of water, as well as use good smelling body creams to moisturize your skin.

3. Use extra layers of deodorant

Using deodorant helps you kill the smell of your sweat. Extra layers can maximize its effect, as well as kill bacteria.

4. Change your underwear

You sweat a lot around your intimate parts and they are often kept warm. Changing your underwear can minimize the bad odor that comes from sweating.

5. Change your socks

Your feet are one of the parts of your body that sweat the most, causing a very unpleasant smell. Changing socks regularly will minimize the bad odor. It’s also a good idea to add talcum powder to your shoes.

6. Avoid food with onion, garlic, and spices

We are what we eat and these foods can intensify your bad smell. In this case, it’s better to eat vegetables and fruits instead.

7. Avoid tight clothes

Tight clothes can warm several parts of your body, causing them to sweat and result in a bad smell. Loose clothes will help you stay fresher.

8. Use dry shampoo

Dry shampoo will revitalize your hair and stop it from looking greasy. It will give your hair a fresher look and smell, and can help you add more volume to your hair.

9. Wear headbands and wraps

In case you run out of dry shampoo, you can always use thick headbands and headwraps to keep your hair in place. Choosing a suitable hairstyle will cover the dirt and bad smell of your hair.

Do you know of any other methods to make you feel fresh when you don’t have time to shower? Please share them with us!

Please note: This article was updated in December 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.


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Instead of all that, how about people just shower. The same time you take to do all that you could have taken a short shower.


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