Stadium concerts are slowly becoming more and more common, even here in the Philippines where there are probably less than 10 legit stadiums.
During the recent Enhypen concert in New Clark City, it was very apparent that global warming is indeed upon us. The heat was unbearable but the need to stay fresh-smelling was strong. It’s understandable that many people already smelled gnarly. That’s most probably because they didn’t prepare properly.
Of course, it’s understandable for people to smell funky during outdoor events but with the right tools and scents, it can be prevented or minimized.
So, how do you still smell good even when you’ve been sweating all day?
Wash your underarms with Betadine Skin Cleanser and let the lather stay for at least one minute before rinsing. This can eliminate offensive odor and also works for the feet and body. By the way, it also helps with bacne and even facial acne. To use, put two drops on your palm, add some water, and lather before applying on your underarms.
Shower with soap and follow with a body wash for best results. Soap will wash away dirt and grime while body wash will hydrate and moisturize. When showering before attending an outdoor concert, take your time.
Make sure to spritz with a deodorant on your underarms. If you are a sweaty person, an antiperspirant will provide extra help. Fresh Formula Sgt. At Arms Lightening Deo Spray has powerful active ingredients to keep your underarms smooth and dry all day. It has a quick-drying formula and is paraben-, fragrance-, and cruelty-free.
If you’re going to use lotion and perfume, it’s better to layer with the same fragrance. Stick to light fruity florals or green scents if you know you’ll be in hot weather. Byredo Loves has notes of Bergamot, African marigold, Bucchu, Violet, Cyclamen, Vetiver, and Moroccan cedarwood, which make it perfect for our weather. Another scent I like is Lush Dirty, which is technically a body spray. I love it because it makes you smell like you’ve just gotten out of the shower. I transfer a small amount to a bottle and I use that to retouch my fragrance during the concert.
I don’t have much experience with cooling powders, wipes, and mists except for the Snake Brand Prickly Heat Original Cooling Mist which I used in New Clark City. This provides an instant cooling effect that helps reduce body temperature. The smell, of course, is menthol, which can clash with your fragrance but when it’s very hot, nobody really cares anymore as long as your scent is pleasant. The product description says you can spray it on your face, which I have never done, but it’s very refreshing when sprayed on the body. The ingredients include Menthol Camphor, Fragrance, Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Fragrance, and Aqua.
I believe that drinking a lot of water helps dilute scents of food and drinks, like coffee, onion and garlic so drink at least six glasses a day, if you can.
Carry a a small toothbrush kit, gum or non-alcoholic mouthwash in your bag to freshen your breath.
Don’t go sock-less. The reaction between your shoe’s material and your bare feet can create an unpleasant smell.
I read somewhere that roller ball fragrances can be used (as a retouch) on the armpits to keep them smelling fresh and not onion-like.
Image credits: Lush