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Timing is everything

Timing is everything
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Keep track of the amount of time you spend ‘grooming’, and stop at 45 minutes. That’s the most it should ever take to shower, take care of your skin, apply make-up and style your hair.

Any longer, and you need to get an easier haircut, use less make-up and cut down to one skincare product.

A close shave

A close shave
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Shave slowly, with short strokes, and rinse the blade often in hot water. Your skin is not flat, so long strokes increase your chances of cuts or scrapes.

Try not to press down with the blade, especially around sensitive areas.

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Shower substitute

Shower substitute
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If you have no time for a shower but need to be at your freshest, fill your sink with water and add 4 tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate. Then dip a sponge or washer in the sink and rub yourself down.

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Smelly feet

Smelly feet
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Ward off smelly feet with odour-absorbing insoles. Foot odour is a very common problem. Keep your feet smelling fresh by scrubbing them daily and drying them completely when you get out of the shower.

Then insert odour-absorbing insoles into your shoes.

Nail it

Nail it
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Schedule a weekly manicure and a monthly pedicure. This works for men and women. You can do it yourself, but a professional will always do a better job.

The simple detail of well-filed nails, clean cuticles and smooth toenails (if you’re wearing open-toed shoes) tells bosses, colleagues and clients that you care about the little as well as the big things.

Here are some easy tips to get healthy, gorgeous nails.

Circulation is key

Circulation is key
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Wear loose-fitting clothes to allow air to circulate around your body and perspiration to evaporate.

Tight-fitting clothing causes sweat to be trapped in a film on your skin, which can result in body odour or embarrassing perspiration stains.

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Go natural

Go natural
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Buy clothes made from natural fibres such as cotton. They allow skin to breathe, reducing body odour. Avoid synthetic, man-made fibres, such as nylon or Lycra, which may limit ventilation.

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Antiperspirant

Antiperspirant
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Apply antiperspirant when your underarms are a little moist and wet, for example, just after a warm shower or bath. It enables the active ingredients to enter the sweat glands more readily.

Avoid direct sun

Avoid direct sun
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Avoid sitting in direct sunlight. It heats your body and causes perspiration, especially in warmer weather.

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Cornflour = Stay drier

Cornflour = Stay drier
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Apply a cornflour-based body powder in the morning to help your skin stay drier throughout the day and to reduce odour.

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