GROOM­ING: WILL GETS PHYS­I­CAL.

Will’s good groom­ing guide to the gym.

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HON­ESTLY, I gen­er­ally look like an un­made bed when I get to gym at 5am each morn­ing so who am I to give good groom­ing ad­vice in the DNA Sports is­sue? To keep it real this month, I’ll cover some of the things I do know; sweaty pits, happy feet and hair re­moval.

HOT AND SWEATY

As sexy as sweat can be, it’s a play­ground for bac­te­ria. If the lit­tle bugs that live un­der your arms aren’t kept un­der con­trol, when you ex­er­cise you’ll pong like week-old curry. This all means your un­der­arms need at­ten­tion. (I think I just turned my­self on a bit there.)

I’m not par­tial to highly scented de­odor­ants, so I rec­om­mend Nivea For Men Sil­ver Pro­tect Roll-On. The sil­ver ions are highly ac­tive and fight against bac­te­ria, pro­vid­ing 48-hour an­tiper­spi­rant pro­tec­tion with lit­tle fra­grance. Quick tip: For ex­tra, long-term odor pro­tec­tion, use an anti-bac­te­rial wash un­der your arms (use it on your feet, too) to kill the odor caus­ing bac­te­ria be­fore us­ing de­odor­ants.

BEST FEET FOR­WARD

Our feet take a daily beat­ing; car­ry­ing our weight while squashed into shoes, lit­er­ally poach­ing in their own juices – eek!

Un­for­tu­nately, all this trapped mois­ture can lead to fun­gal in­fec­tions like tinea. Thank­fully, tinea is easy to di­ag­nose: your feet start peel­ing, which is se­ri­ously not at­trac­tive, foot fetish or not.

The good news is it can be treated with non­pre­scrip­tion anti-fun­gal creams avail­able at the phar­macy; or for a nat­u­ral ap­proach try us­ing straight tea tree oil.

One thing to re­mem­ber with tinea is to con­tinue treat­ment for two weeks af­ter the in­fec­tion ap­pears to have cleared, as it is usu­ally still present even if not vis­i­ble. Also, dis­in­fect your shoes with a prod­uct like Glen 20 to keep them fresh.

Quick tip: A great way to look af­ter your feet is to use a soothing foot gel while you sleep – some­thing con­tain­ing pep­per­mint – or sim­ply add six drops of pep­per­mint oil to sor­bo­lene cream and pop on some socks be­fore bed.

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