“OMG, you smell great! What perfume are you wearing?” is probably one of the best compliments that you can receive. Is it just me, or does perfume last only for a few minutes on everyone else too? Perfume has the ability to uplift spirits and make you feel like a goddess. Plus they are retailed at exorbitant prices, so why wouldn’t you try to make their application last longer? If you’re looking to get the most out of your perfume, you’re in the right place. Here are 5 sneaky tips that’ll help you make your perfume last all day long:
1. Moisturise Your Skin
Applying primer on your skin makes it a great base for foundation. Similarly, moisturising your skin will create an ideal base for your perfume. Moisturised skin helps the perfume stick to your skin, making it last all day long. Make sure that your moisturiser does not have an overpowering scent that’ll mask the scent of your perfume. Learn how to layer scents. It’s best to stick to a fragrance-free moisturiser.
2. Identify Pulse Points
Pulse points are the areas of your body where blood pumps near the surface of the skin. Perfumes get activated by body heat, hence applying it on your pulse points will make it last all day. The body’s pulse points are wrists, insides of the elbows, the base of the neck, behind the ears and behind the knees.
3. Apply Petroleum Jelly
I learnt this trick from my esthetician, and I have to say, it works like magic! Apply a little bit of petroleum jelly on your pulse points before spritzing on your perfume, and it’ll last longer.
4. Don’t Rub It In
A mistake I’ve seen many people make is rubbing their wrists together after applying perfume. What this does is, it breaks down the structure of the perfume, hence making the scent faint. It’s best to let it air dry. By doing this, you’ll be making the most out of your fragrance.
5. Store It Properly
Make sure to store your perfumes in a dry place, away from any sunlight and humidity. Storing your perfumes in your bathroom is not a good idea as the heat and humidity can affect the scent of your perfumes.
Are you ready to try out these life-changing tips?
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