No one likes to hear this but since we have your back, we will be the first to tell you. If you subtly notice people leaning away, taking a few steps back, or cutting the conversation short, these are signs that you probably have some sort of bad odor. Sometimes we don’t even notice that our scent can be overpowering. It can be a turn-off towards other people but rest assured. There are ways to fix this, let’s begin!
Aside from the given, of course, good hygiene begins with routine showers. A proper shower is going to wash away any scent and smell left on your body. Even after a shower, some of us do not carry a neutral body odor. You can have a great body scent by adding a bath and shower oil into your routine.
Apply the oil after the shower on wet skin. It adds an extra layer of hydration on your skin as well as a nice subtle scent. Let the product absorb as your body is air drying. Follow up by applying a light scent/unscented body lotion. Using a bath and shower oil will definitely make you smell and feel good without making yourself or others around you sneeze.
If that did not solve the problem, the next thing you could have a look at is your clothes. It is common that people tend to re-wear items throughout the week. Recycling their favorite pair of pants, t-shirt, or outerwear for multiple looks. If the smell is not directly coming from your body it can be the smell lingering from your clothes.
Another way to have good hygiene habits is by finding your personal scent. A smell that people can identify you with when you walk into a room. Finding your “go-to” cologne can increase recognition with scenery details.