This post was sponsored by AXE, but all opinions and hilarious jokes are my own.
As I write this, my youngest son is at his Freshman Orientation. I KNOW, YOU GUYS. I know. I can’t believe it’s not only that time of the year but that my youngest is officially a high school student.
I remember high school. I think that’s why this transition is so hard for me. I feel like both of my boys are finally at the point where they’re becoming who they will be for the rest of their lives. And it’s my job as their mother to ensure they learn one thing above all else: hygiene.
“But Maggie,” I hear you asking, “shouldn’t you have taught your children about hygiene basically since birth?” Yeah, in theory. And I have, in theory. But have you ever lived with teenage boys? SPOILER ALERT: They’re kind of gross.
Now, before you freak out, I should clarify: my kids are the best! They’re witty and sharp, kind and helpful. But in the interest of keeping it real, you need to know that they can also be smelly. But don’t worry, friends. I’ve cracked the code! I solved this smelly teenager riddle and, as I always do, I’m going to share my findings with you!
At Christmas time last year, I discovered AXE body spray. This was my starting point in my journey to better smelling teenagers. I gave the kids each a can of AXE body spray in their stockings and life got instantly better smelling. Well, sort of. There was a bit of a learning curve with application. Knowing how to properly apply AXE body spray will cut down on overspray. PRO TIP: Spray in the shape of a “7” across the chest and mid-section, and spray only for as long as it takes to say the word “AXE.”
With it being back to school season, I decided to broaden the boys’ grooming horizons. I picked up AXE YOU Body Spray and also two AXE dry sprays. I wanted the boys to try different scents, so I grabbed AXE Signature Gold Dry Spray + AXE Signature Night Dry Spray, one for each.
My boys had no idea what dry spray was, so if yours don’t, they’re not alone! 64% of young guys think body spray and dry spray are the same thing.* My friends, they are not! In fact, 1 in 2 guys think that they should apply body spray to their underarms*
That’s why I grabbed both. AXE dry spray helps them to stay dry for up to 48 hours; it’s an antiperspirant. All they have to do is spray on their armpits, and it dries instantly. It smells good alone, but it can complement AXE body spray for much better results! The body spray keeps them smelling great all day. Here, you guys, watch this video. It explains everything perfectly.
*Ipsos Body Spray Drivers and Barriers, 2017 or Ipsos, 2017
With my youngest just entering high school, it’s really important he gets off on the right foot and makes a good impression. I mean, these are his teachers and peers for the next four years. He has gym first semester, so guess what he threw in his gym bag? You guessed it, AXE dry spray. After his shower, he’ll be back to smelling great. He uses AXE Signature Night Dry Spray, which smells of wild lavender and spicy cardamom. Oh, and! The unique formula prevents those white marks on clothes, which are the absolute worst when they happen after gym class and you can’t change into something else.
I’m pretty pleased with my solution. My kids are smelling great, even after gym class, and now that they’ve figured out proper application, I don’t have to deal with overspray. You guys can pick up AXE body spray and dry spray in your local shops, but in the meantime, hop on over to axe.com to learn more about the product (and its proper application!).
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of AXE.