She says: “Bad breath is such a turn off, and smoker’s breath is the absolute worst!” – Laura, 30
How to fix it: You don’t want your kissing dinged on a technicality. If you really can’t quit smoking (hey, by the way—quit smoking!), try to at least avoid having a cigarette for a few hours before you plan on smooching, and drink plenty of water to keep your mouth hydrated and flush out any unpleasant lingering odors. It’s important to remember that your mouth is your kissing instrument. That means taking care of it by using lip balm to keep lips smooth, brushing and flossing regularly, and keeping some gum or mints handy at all times—especially if alcohol or cigarettes are involved, says Demirjian.
- Is Your Diet Giving You a Deficiency?If you'd classify your diet as Paleo, vegan or g-free, read this.
- The Essentials: Cook a Decent MealThe no-nonsense list for elevating your kitchen game.
- Fall's Top 10 AccessoriesUpdating your look doesn't require an entirely new wardrobe.
- 12 New Protein FoodsRDs assess a new crop of protein-boosted foods.