You’ve heard most of the general hygiene tips before—wash thoroughly, brush your teeth, and wear deodorant. However, even with good hygiene, it still feels like you have to count down the hours until your tailored trousers are full of sweat and body odor. Let’s look at some of the less conventional, oft-forgotten, and essential men’s personal hygiene tips for truly keeping yourself fresh and odor-free for longer periods of time.
To Avoid Smell, Stay Away from Water
A quick caveat: water is good. We all know about its role in keeping you clean and sanitary.
But standing water is another issue entirely. In the hot seasons especially, there’s one element that men forget about: staying dry.
When you have a pair of pants that have been contaminated by sweat and body odor, you’ll find that even a recent shower won’t completely get rid of the smell. For that reason, adopt a new rule: don’t put on new clothes until your body is dry. You’ll find that this will leave you smelling fresh. But, if you’re enjoying an outing and can’t take a shower, you can also pack personal towels for quick washing up in bathrooms to avoid body odor issues associated with sweat.
Brush Your Tongue
Brushing your teeth is good, but you’d be surprised at how much of bad breath can be held on the tongue. To help clean your mouth thoroughly, you need to brush your tongue. You’ll find that there are even toothbrushes that include tongue scraping capabilities for this purpose specifically. Or, you can invest in a tongue-scraper. Use it before you use your mouthwash.
One quick tip on mouthwash: keep it alcohol-free, as this avoids over-drying the mouth.
Change Your Sheets and Pillowcases
Proper hygiene isn’t just about the daily routine in the bathroom. It’s also about building an environment that’s conducive to clear, clean skin.
If you’re not changing your sheets and pillowcases every week, you’re forgoing two things. First, you’re not experiencing the feeling of sleeping in clean, fresh sheets. Second, you’re allowing all sorts of potential issues to occur while you sleep, such as the buildup of allergens.
Think about it this way. Does it make sense to wash your face and then sleep on a dirty pillowcase?
Use Products for Your Skin Type
Let’s be honest, men—we don’t like to think too hard about what we wash with. Soap has always worked, so why mess with a good thing?
The truth is that you might have oily skin, dry skin, or sensitive skin, and washing (particularly your face) with the wrong product can lead to irritation and even odor issues. Make sure to invest in a face wash that’s clearly labeled for your skin type.
Enhance Your Look with Berle Tailored Trousers
Finally, make sure that your wardrobe is as fresh and clean as you are. Invest in anything from the collections here at Berle and take care of your clothes and your skin. You’ll find that if you do, you’ll be rewarded with a more pleasant smell and overall appearance. The combination of style and cleanliness is a surefire way to build confidence.