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Simple morning routines to smelling good all day

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I boarded a bus in the winter and was surprised at how awful it smelt. At first, I thought it was my nose playing tricks on me. After trying not to throw up in my mouth, I alighted before my stop and walked home. There and then, I concluded that people were not practising good hygiene either because they did not know how to, or they did not care enough to.

Morning routines are important as they sometimes dictate how the rest of your day goes. Hygiene is simply how you take care of your body. Body odour and bad breath are often signs that a person does not practice good hygiene. Good hygiene has both health and aesthetic reasons. It is essential because it keeps an individual healthy and clean. It is generally unpleasant to give off a bad smell as it can make people around you uncomfortable. Therefore, it is advised for people to practice these simple morning routines every day.

Brush your teeth

According to the National Health Service, UK, it is essential to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste two times a day for at least two minutes. This will keep the mouth healthy and fresh. If you do not brush your teeth, you may get plaque (a film of bacteria that can coat the tooth and gum). These plaques contribute to tooth decay and mouth odour.

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It would help if you first used a small-headed medium, texture bristles toothbrush to brush your teeth. Contrary to what many people think, a small quantity of toothpaste does the job. Tilt the toothbrush against your teeth at a 45-degree angle to the gum line to brush your teeth properly. This angle is recommended to get your toothbrush into the spaces between your teeth.

You should also move the brush in small circular movements on each tooth’s inner and outer surfaces. Do not forget to brush your tongue gently. Finally, do not rinse your mouth soon after brushing your teeth because you need the fluoride to do its work.

Take a bath

Many people are, as children, taught to take a bath, but not how to take a bath. I remember my grandmother pushing me back into the bathroom after spending two minutes there. Although she lived most of her life in a village in Nigeria where people walk long distances to get water from streams, she knew the importance of taking a good bath every day.

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Taking a bath is one of the ways to guarantee that you smell good and feel fresh all day. To smell good, you need to use soap and water. It is also recommended to use a washcloth or a loofah sponge. There are some good and affordable body washes in stores with pleasant scents that will leave you feeling and smelling fresh. Before you hop out of the bathroom, remember to clean the back of your ears, your armpit, groin and feet.

Although there is an ongoing debate about how frequently people need to take their baths. However, it is essential to note that you have to shower every day if you want to smell good; this is most important if you live an active life and do not want to feel greasy and smelly.

Use deodorant and perfume.

Deodorant eliminates armpit odour, but not sweat. While deodorants do not stop the process of sweating, it neutralises the bacteria on the skin that acts on the sweat that causes an odour. An armpit is a damp place, and bacteria love moist areas. Although many women choose not to use deodorants because they believe it is linked to breast cancer. Research shows that underarm products such as deodorants do not cause breast cancer.

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Asides from evoking feelings, perfumes keep you smelling good. Perfume fragrance lasts longer on your body than body washes. Apply perfume to the sides of your neck, insides of the elbows, back of your knees and chest. Many perfume ingredients can trigger attack or worsen sinus conditions. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that the perfume you choose does not cause harm. You may skip the use of perfume in the case that it does.

Wear clean clothes

There is no point brushing your teeth, taking a bath and using deodorants if you will wear dirty clothes. Dirty clothes can harbour bacteria, fungi and micro organisms that are transferable and cause infections. Body odour also occurs when you wear dirty clothes. Often, dirty underwear has traces of body fluids, defecation, and germs. These also cause a bad smell.

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These steps may be simple, but you will be guaranteed to smell good all day after taking them.

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