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How to Get Rid of Body Odour

Smelling good is good for business. We all aspire to smell nice. That is why perfumes, deodorants, body sprays, and products that smell nice would always be in demand. Sometimes, we use all of these products but we still catch ourselves smelling funky. So how do we get rid of body odour?

 

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The NHS website defines body odours as the unpleasant smell produced by bacteria on the skin that break down the acids in your sweat.The medical term is bromhidrosis. On the website, it goes further to mention the possible causes of body odours and when to seek help. We should all know the possible causes of body odours,  and how to deal them. Having regular showers, shaving the armpits regularly, use of deodorants, perfumes, anti-perspirant, wearing clean clothes, are some of the ways to help get rid of body odours.

But what happens when we do all of these things, but yet still stink? Most women experience a lot of body changes after pregnancy, and sometimes dealing with a sudden body odour could be one of it. For some women, it is nothing to do with the personal hygiene, diet or pregnancy, the odour just springs up from and nothings seems to combat it.

Here are 2 tried and tested ways you could get rid of body odour today.

 

Use Lemon/Lemon Juice

A common spot for body odour is the underarms. Sometimes, we could take as many showers as possible, use all the effective deodorants, anti-perspirants and perfumes, and still smell funky. That is because, these products just mask the odours, they do not deal with the root cause. This is where lemons come in.

Lemons or lemon juice are great for getting rid of body odour. The acidic nature of lemon lowers the pH levels of the body which make it inhabitable for bacterial growth. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of lemon juice suppress the growth of microbes that live on our skin and feed our sweat. So lemons deal with the underlying causes of body odours.

I recommend soaking a cotton pad in the juice and rubbing it on your underarms and other odorous areas of the body. You could also squeeze the juice from lemons directly on your underarms. Let the juice dry on its own. You can repeat this process once or twice a week but make sure you don’t do this just after shaving as it stings.

I have used Lemons and Lemon juice as a deodorant for a while now and I highly recommend it. You want to (or need to) use anything else once you try this.

 

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Get rid of Body Odour with Head and Shoulders Shampoo

Another way to get rid of body odour is to wash the underarms and public hair (if you have any) with Heads and Shoulders. This is another tried and tested tip and it works like magic!

All you need to do is to apply a tiny bit of Heads and Shoulders shampoo where needed and scrub. You wash off after a minute. You can get the same result from any type of Heads and Shoulders Shampoo.

 

I am no Dermatologist, and all what you read here is my personal opinion, as always. However, these tips are tried and tested, and they work. So do let me know if you try them. Also feel free to drop any body odour tip you have tried and tested.

 

Thanks for reading and have a lovely week

 

 

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Makeup Review – LOLA Makeup Foundation & Powder

I have another makeup review post for the makeup lovers. This time, it is LOLA Makeup Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation and Matte Silky Finish Pressed Powder.

 

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LOLA Makeup Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation

I like my foundation as light weight as possible. I am not a fan of the heavy foundation or “cakey” look, so the lighter the foundation, the better.

Here is the product description of this LOLA Makeup Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation –

 

Beautifully lightweight and comfortable to wear, this radiant-finish foundation feels like a second skin.

An innovative pearlescent powder visibly corrects skin imperfections by reflecting broad-spectrum light whilst keeping the skin looking natural and fresh.

It also boasts oil absorbing properties which help minimise shine. The final result is perfect skin that looks like it’s been airbrushed and is front cover ready!

 

 

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PROS
  1. I love the simple packaging. I like my foundations to come in a tube so its easy to use.
  2. The light weight texture is great for my skin. It looks and feels so natural.
  3. The foundation blends in very easily and quickly.
  4. It evens out my skin tone, and leaves a radiant finish.
  5. This foundation is quite affordable at £19.95 for a 25ml bottle.
  6. I like that it comes in 6 shades – R001, B002, B003, R004, B005, B006. Mine is B005.
  7. It is great for all skin types.

 

CONS

None.

 

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LOLA Makeup Matte Silky Finish Pressed Powder

I have loved the powder makeup for as long as I can remember. I like the way it can dramatically enhance the face. This LOLA Makeup Matte Silky Finish Pressed Powder is no exception. Here is the product description –

 

Suitable for all skin types, this matte translucent powder gives a final flawless touch and keeps you shine-free.

Micro-fine powders let skin breathe while oil absorbing micro-sponges combat shine. Its weightless, super smooth, breathable texture balances skin tone, helps reduce the appearance of pores and gives a soft-focus effect. SPF 10 helps protect against photo ageing.

 

PROS

  1. This pressed powder provides excellent coverage.
  2. I love the matte silky finish look.
  3. The packaging is a beauty.
  4. It comes in 8 shades – R011, B012, R013, B014, B015, R016, B017, R018. Mine is B017.
  5. This powder contains SPF 10, which is great.
  6. It is great for all skin types.
  7. It is quite affordable at £12.95.

 

 

CONS

None

 

Makeup Review Score

These makeup products have only PROS, and I would rate them 90% each. I recommend both products anyone in need of a new powder and foundation. They are definitely worth trying.

 

Have you tried LOLA Makeup? What are your thoughts on this makeup review post?

 

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How to Get Kissable Lips

Lips, by far, are one of the most neglected parts of our beauty routines. Even I was a victim of this. But with conscious practice, I made sure that I pamper my lips as much as I do the other parts of my body. Who doesn’t want kissable lips right?

 

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When you don’t take care of your lips, they get chapped, dry and dark. This will throw your overall appearance off balance. When you try and use lipstick to cover it, it’ll get caked up or hidden in the cracks. And that’s so much worse!

If you want to have appealing and kissable lips then it’s time to show them so love.

 

Exfoliate

Just the way you have dead skin cells on the skin on your face, the same goes for your lips. Exfoliation helps to remove the dead cells and reveal new and fresh skin. When you exfoliate your lips, it makes your lips smooth, brighter and plump.

There are so many exfoliating scrubs specifically for your lips. However, I’m a great fan of natural products you can get straight from your kitchen cupboard.

Sugar makes an excellent exfoliating scrub. It not only removed the dried and dead skin from your lips, it also nourishes your lips and make them extra soft.

Apply your favourite lip balm or a dollop of Vaseline on your lips. Take a pinch of sugar and pat it all over your lips. The sugar will stick to the balm or Vaseline. Next use your fingers to gently scrub your lips. If you don’t like the feel of sugar on your lips, you can use an old toothbrush and brush your lips with water. This gives the same effect as exfoliating with sugar. But make sure that you don’t scrub too hard and injure your lips.

 

Stay hydrated

To have those lush, plump lips, you need to make sure that you stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water. Of course, staying hydrated depends a lot on the environment as much as how much fluid you take into your system. To be on the safe side, always make sure you drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day.

 

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Don’t lick your lips

Dry lips are usually the beginning of unhealthy looking lips. Unknown to many, in an attempt to keep your lips moist, there is a tendency to lick your lips. It sounds pretty logical as saliva is liquid which will keep your lips moist. However, that is a huge misconception.

Licking your lips can make your lips very dry. The elements contained in your saliva makes your lips dry up quickly.

 

Moisturize

For kissable lips, moisturizing balms must be your best friend. Moisturize your lips daily, especially immediately after exfoliating or accidentally linking your lips so that your lips don’t dry out. If possible, moisturize multiple times a day to maintain lush lips.

One hack I use while moisturizing my lips is to apply a little water to my lips before applying a generous amount of lip balm or more Vaseline to my lips. This will help lock in the moisture longer.

Don’t think moisturizing your lips is something that is restricted to day time use. Make sure you moisturize every night too. In fact, I advice you be extra generous with the lip balm or Vaseline at night.

 

Do you have any others ways of achieving kissable lips? Please share in the comments section.

 

 

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