It’s that time of the year when one is kissing goodbye to summer and embracing monsoon with open arms. Its time to say goodbye to exhausting heat and depressing sweat and smell the fragrance of earth. No matter which season of the year it is People are oblivious to the unpleasant smell their bodies emanate due to humidity. Smelling fresh and good still is indispensible.
Beat the rains
Though it’s the most joyous time of the year where one gets to just sit back and enjoy the early showers of the season, its still quite humid. Hence due to humidity the body still secretes sweat to regulate the body surface temperature. While the sweat secreted by the rest of the body is mostly water and salt, that which is secreted by the armpits contains organic substances too. This attracts bacteria which break down the organic matter, giving rise to body odor. Not to mention the fact that the problem multiplies two fold during monsoon especially because of wet and soggy clothes and moisture.
The primary way to tackle this problem is to monitor cleanliness and hygiene of your body and address the humid feel and unpleasant smell during monsoon. Take a long refreshing bath, use a deodorant everyday and make them part of your daily routine. This is a fundamental way of ensuring that you smell great throughout the day.
Choosing the right Deodorant
Be extremely careful while deciding on a deodorant. There are many in the market but pick the one that works the best on your body. If you are a person who is constantly prone to sweat a lot and feel uncomfortable due to humidity in the atmosphere, then it would be best if you choose a deodorant that is antiperspirant. While most may just look and smell great, it’s only the antiperspirant variety that gets rid of the underlying cause of body odor.
Few prefer to use the roll-on or stick since the product is known to go directly on your skin and reduce the sweat but this may cause irritation for some. Also, one needs to allow it to dry.
Most prefer the spray since it is quick and ‘on the go’. Sprays are increasingly popular amongst the youth. Most people like their deodorant scented. It makes them smell great, feel fresh and confident. While scented deodorants are extremely popular, you should keep in mind, it does not clash with the scents of other cologne and perfumes that you may be using along with the deodorant. As long as the deodorant is antiperspirant, it would be as efficient as a scented one.
Remember, the idea is to smell good; not smell like a perfume shop.
While buying deodorant, take a friend along to help you decide what best works on your body. Always make time to read the ingredients on the back of the spray can. Ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients since some manufacturers use cheap perfume as part of their ingredients.
An ingredient that is most used in deodorants is Alum, this helps in blocking sweat by closing skin pores. Though Alum is effective as an ingredient, it also leaves stains on clothes that might not be preferred by many.
When using a deodorant make sure to shake the can well before use. This can effectively keep bacterial action in control and helps the fragrance to last longer. Deodorants and roll-ons should be sprayed on dry skin and away from cracked skin. To ensure that you effectively use the right amount of deodorant raise your arm above the head and spray the deodorant from about 5 to 7 inches away from the skin, wait for a few moments before the deodorant dries up and then put your clothes on.
The right fragrance for your body
This prerogative differs from person to person and is entirely a matter of preference. But generally it is better to use deodorants that are lighter during the day and not too strong. While women prefer citrus and floral fragrances, men generally tend to use the heady musk fragrance. It is important to check which fragrance works best for your personality.
One brand that offers a wide variety and also claims lasting fragrances is Spinz. One of the largest brands in the female deodorant category, the brand offers a whole variety of options – Exotic and Enchante in the floral space, Cool Splash for the freshness lovers, Black Magic that mesmerizes and a plethora of others.
And last but not the least, smelling great is important but ensuring that you consume the right food during the season also helps. Consumption of certain food is known to aggravate foul and bad smell. For example, red meat is a complete no-no. Processed and junk food, pungent food with strong smelling ingredients, diary products, coffee, alcohol, fried and baked food are not only body odour-causing but is also known to be responsible for bad breath, poor digestion, excessive belching and flatulence. Therefore, care must be taken in eating the right kind of food. Consume lots of water even during monsoon to avoid dehydration.
Go right ahead. Stay fresh, light and smell fantastic. Embrace the monsoon with open arms.
The author is Senior Marketing Manager, Spinz, CavinKare