Working out might be manly, but sweat patches and body odour definitely are not. Luckily for you, we’ve put together some tips to help you get it right at the gym, as well as avoiding sending those attractive gym bunnies running for the hills.
Preparation is key, so don’t go leaving your house empty-handed. Get yourself a good-quality gym bag and fill it with all the toiletries you might need before you go. Make sure to have a good shower with a masculine-scented soap like our Big Blue Bar of Soap for Blokes to keep you smelling fresh, and don’t forget to comb your hair – you never know who you might need to impress.
Once you arrive in the locker room, applying a good deodorant before you hit the bench-presses is of paramount importance. A generous application of Dreadnought’s Roll-On Anti-Perspirant Deodorant will ensure that any sweaty disasters are kept in check, with the anti-microbial properties of silver to neutralize the nasty bugs that cause that dreaded body odour. Taking a large bottle of water along with you and swigging throughout your session will also help, as staying well-hydrated cleanses your body, and any sweat you do produce will smell more neutral.
It’s always wise to have a towel on hand to wipe down any equipment after you’ve used it, and our multi-tasking Shaving Towel is the perfect size. Throw it in your gym bag and you’ll always have something on hand to dab your face should you need it, hiding those tell-tale signs that you’re finding things a little on the tough side!
Once you’ve finished pumping that iron, don’t neglect to head straight for the showers again. It may be tempting to put it off until you get home, but you’ll be thanking us should you bump into the girl of your dreams on your way out the door. Lather up with Dreadnought’s Concentrated Bodywash, and give hair a good wash with our Concentrated Shampoo, following up with Conditioner for softer, healthier hair.
It may seem like a lot of work, but in this life, basic hygiene will get you everywhere! And with an estimated 12% of today’s couples meeting for the first time at the gym, would you really want to take the risk of giving it a miss?