If you’re still treating embarrassing and nasty conditions like smelly breath and rank feet with powders and creams recommended to you by a doctor suggested by your mom, then fellas, it’s time to upgrade your look. It’s okay to rely on old-school methods for mundane routines like shaving, but when it comes to embarrassing body issues, it’s imperative to constantly evolve. These modern remedies are effective- and lot less humiliating. So, let’s get started.
1) Foot Odour
What You Used To Do - Gone are those days when you used to apply the first powder you laid your hands on. And ditching unwashed socks and stinky sneakers won’t help either.
What You Should Do - We cannot help but stress the importance of a pedicure, yes pedicure, for men. Repeated pedicures (read; once a month) will banish the foot odour problem completely. Otherwise, you should go to the root of the problem, and use an anti-bacterial soap (and not your spouse’s body wash) and scrub between your toes. Let your feet dry, use blow-dryer if possible and then apply an odour fighting foot powder. Finish the process by wearing breathable socks.
2) Bad Breath
What You Used To Do - Brushing twice a day and using occasional tongue scraper won’t cut in.
What You Should Do - One must understand that mouth, like any other part of the body, needs to be moist and not just well-scrubbed. Visiting your dentist once every six months is also given. Other than that use humidifiers, especially in the cold winter months, to keep your mouth dry. Stock up on sugar-free yogurt and green tea - they are known to kill the bacteria that create the stink. Lastly, don’t forget to floss thrice a week.
3) Sweaty Palms
What You Used To Do - You need more than an over-the-counter antiperspirant spray or lotions for sweaty palms.
What You Should Do - If you’re sweating more than you can comprehend; chances are it’s a case of Palmar Hyperhidrosis. Sufferers of this condition may find their sweaty palms interfere with their daily chores. The more serious approach to solving this problem is seeking medical treatment including Botox injections.
What You Used To Do - ODing on Pantene or Head & Shoulder shampoo, along with oiling your hair.
What You Should Do - Baking Soda is an exceptional remedy for curing dandruff. Use it with your daily shampoo. It has anti-fungal properties and lessens down the flakes. This, along with applying oregano and garlic on your scalp will also control the condition. For better results, use the Nizoral shampoo, as it directly kills the yeast that produces flakes.