As a woman, particularly a plus size woman, personal hygiene is very important to me. I’ve always been someone that sweats easily (something I never liked). But instead of fighting it, I’ve learned to find products that work for me to keep me feeling fresh at all times. For this post, I teamed up with Dove to talk about how upgrading to their new Dove Advanced Care Anti-Perspirant has helped me feel fresh longer. Dove Advance Care offers 48 hours of odor and wetness protection plus added skincare benefits of Dove ¼ moisturizers and NutriumMoisture for softer, smoother underarms.
Many of you know I’ve been n the gym more frequently lately. If you don’t you should follow my plus size fitness IG (@ShayShapesUp). But the truth is sometimes I don’t have the extra time to go home, shower and then get prepped for whatever events or meetings I might have. So I’ll pack my clothes, makeup, and toiletries so I can hope in the shower after a good workout. I now make a point to pack my Dove Advanced Care; Cool essentials scent. I love anything with a cucumber scent to begin, so for me, there’s nothing like smelling fresh after getting out of the shower. My essentials for the gym include my iPod Touch, my polar watch, cute workout clothes and my deodorant!
One of my favorite activities each week is my weekly photoshoot with plus size clothing rental company Gwynnie Bee. Each week with them I try on 12-15 different clothing items. Some weeks it’s upwards of 20-22. On the days I have to shoot with GB I like to pack my Dove Advance Care in my model bag because I’ve noticed that it doesn’t leave that pesky white stain on shirts. As a model, the last thing I want to is to be switching shirts, only to realize that my deodorant is all over it. I like to use the Lavender Fresh scent for when I’m on set because the scent doesn’t linger on the clothes.
The Lavender Fresh scent is also my choice for everyday usage. I know I can go all day without having to reapply if I don’t want to. I know if I happen to run into an old friend (or crush) I can give them a hug and not feel self-conscious.
Last but certainly not least, with NYFW just ending, for anyone in fashion it is one hell of a week. Bouncing around New York can be exhausting. Especially this year, the weather was all over the place One day you’re freezing, the next you’re feeling yourself sweating because you layered up and it’s 50 degrees outside. For me, I like to duck off for 10 minutes in between shows to just run to the bathroom and quickly freshen myself up. It makes me feel like a brand new woman when heading to the next show or event. Being that I carry big bags, I toss my essentials in my bag, and I’m good for the day. The Dove Advanced Care Revive scent fit perfectly in my essentials clutch so I can always access it when I need to.
There you have it. Let me know if you’ve ever used Dove Advance Care. If so, let me know what scent is your fave. Not sure where to find these? Dove’s product locator will definitely help you.
See you in my next post.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.