Hygiene Hacks Every Woman Should Know Hygiene Hacks Every Woman Should Know
Your hygiene matters a lot. It does not just keeps you presentable, but also keeps you healthy and makes you feel good about yourself.... Hygiene Hacks Every Woman Should Know
Your hygiene matters a lot. It does not just keeps you presentable, but also keeps you healthy and makes you feel good about yourself.
Marinating proper personal hygiene does not have to be expensive and difficult. Here are 10 hacks that will help you maintain your cleanliness.

#1 Black Tea Foot Soak

Smelly feet are no fun for anyone (even our shoes suffer), but with a little bit of dedication, knowledge, and some awesome foot soaks on your side, you can triumph over this unpleasant condition.

Common folklore often tells of soaking feet in black tea to remove foot odor-thought to be effective because of the high levels of tannins, or tannic acid, in the tea. The acid would create an unfriendly environment for bacteria, while it also possibly acted as an astringent (contracts body tissues therefore sweat glands.) It’s hard to find scientific evidence of this, but it might be worth a try as many people swear by it!

You will need…
-5 bags of black tea
-4 cups of hot water
-Something to soak your feet in

Directions
Pour 4 cups of very hot or boiling water into your foot basin, and add 5 bags of black tea. Allow them to steep for 10 minutes, and then soak your feet for 20. Do this once a day, drying your feet thoroughly afterwards.

#2 Never sleep wearing make up

There’s no shame in admitting it: We’re all guilty of having slept in our makeup once or twice. Whether the cause was an exhausting work week or a few too many cocktails, spending the occasional night with our favorite foundation or mascara seems harmless enough provided it isn’t happening on the regular … right? Wrong. It turns out that this oft-committed lazy girl mistake can do some serious damage to your skin—yes, even if it only happens once in a while.
“The more you sleep while wearing your makeup, the greater the damage there is to your skin,” says dermatologist Jeannette Graf, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY. “Our skin, like the rest of our body, functions on the circadian rhythm. At night the skin’s most important function is to renew itself. Wearing makeup and foundation at night prevents the renewal process, causing damage to the skin.” It is true that the more often you sleep with your makeup on, the more damage your skin will sustain over time, but even just the rare occasion can have negative effects on your complexion.

#3 Switch to a sanitary napkin that gives you long-lasting hygiene.

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#4 To pee or not to pee, that should NEVER be the question.

Sometimes we have to hold in our pee because there isn’t a bathroom in sight. If you do this once in a while, it isn’t that detrimental, but constantly holding in your pee can set you up for some serious health consequences.


When the bladder becomes full it sends a signal to the brain, prompting us to urinate. Sometimes when we are busy we may ignore that signal until it becomes far too strong to ignore any longer. But holding in your urine can be problematic for many reasons.

#5 Alcohol is not just for drinking.

Go for an alcohol-based sanitiser. Clean your hands every now and then using hand sanitisers to kill the germs immediately.

 

#6 Water, water everywhere, have more than a drop to drink.

Drink more water. Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help rid the body and skin of toxins. Everyone will not agree that water consumption will improve skin… but it certainly can’t hurt. Many people often report that by increasing their water intake, their skin has a more radiant glow

#7 Your nails speak volumes.

Nails, like our hair and skin, speak volumes about the health of our body. Our nails are made of keratin, a protein that is also found in hair. It consists of the nail plate which is the hard, visible outer part, the nail bed which is the soft spot below the nail bed, the crescent shaped lanula at the base, the cuticle which is the skin covering the nail base, and the nail folds which are the skin at the side of the nail.
Trimmed or manicured, painted or clean, remember that you are only as healthy as your nails!

#8 Your hair. Your care.

Hair may be dead, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care for it. You should wash it regularly. Actually, what you really need to be sure to wash is your scalp. The best way to get your hair and scalp clean is to:

Get it really wet.
Use a small amount of shampoo. A squirt about the size of a quarter is enough.
Massage the shampoo into your scalp. Don’t scrub the scalp too hard.
Rinse really well, until you don’t see any more bubbles or suds on your head or going down the drain.
Gently dry your hair with a towel.
Comb it out carefully with a wide-tooth comb, especially if it’s curly. Don’t yank or tug on it, because that can break the hair or pull it out.
Let your hair air dry whenever you can. Hair dryers can be tough on hair.

#9 Get lippy. Dab on some chapstick.

Dry day, glowing face and chapped lips? Like every #20something, you always wanna have shiny, glossy lips. Put on a good chapstick and be ready, always.

#10 Use natural deodorants

A daily shower is necessary but is usually not enough to prevent you from reeking for a whole day. In order to fight the sour odor, your body decimates especially from your armpits, deodorants are a must.
Choose those deodorants that are free of aluminum (which are usually associated with breast cancer). Better make your own deodorants. There are many DIY guides on making homemade deodorants using coconut oils and arrowroots.
You can even replace deodorants with coconut oil. The natural antibacterial and antifungal properties of coconut oil kill fungi, yeast and bacteria. You can simply rub a little coconut oil in the armpits and feel better.

 

#11 Clean your teeth

You definitely want to be able to give a confident radiant smile to people you meet, and that is not possible without having clean, white, healthy teeth. While brushing your teeth twice daily is a must for having healthy teeth and gums, it is not enough. Flossing should be a part of your daily dental hygiene routine. It freshens your breath, cleans your gums and can prevent tooth decay.
You do not need to spend a lot of money to get your teeth whitened professionally. Brushing your teeth with a paste made up of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide can work magic. In addition, rinse your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide every week to get rid of germs.

#12 Get rid of ear wax

Your body produces as a protective measure against bacteria, bugs and dirt. But avoid cleaning them regularly–you will produce so much of it that it becomes a real pain. Apart from affecting you hearing due to clogging of your ear, too much ear wax can actually cause ear infection.
Cotton swabs are one of the most widely used ear cleaning options–but be careful NOT to put them directly in your ear canal. Hydrogen Peroxide helps to soften and loosen ear wax, so that it can be easily removed from the folds of your ear.

#13 Get rid of bad breath

I am sure I do not need to stress the demerits of having a bad breath. Few things are a greater turn off than the stink that your mouth exhales. So it is no wonder getting rid of it must be high in your priority list.
Scrubbing your tongue can be an effective way to reduce smelly breath. After brushing your teeth, make a habit of cleaning your tongue as well. You can get a tongue scraper or use the back-face of your brush to get rid of the waste and germs in your tongue.
Another way of ensuring fresh breath is to gargle with baking soda or hydrogen peroxide. Mouthwash made of these compounds can also help you whiten your teeth.

#14 The Cream That Keeps Your Skin From Chafing Throughout The Day

When the summer hits, so can rashes and irritation from sweat or skin rubbing together. This anti-friction balm can be put anywhere that you get irritation from chafing, and it won’t clog pores or irritate the skin. The gel-to-satin formula dries quickly, isn’t greasy, and can wash off easily with some mild soap. It’s much more effective than dousing yourself with baby powder, and is made with peppermint and tea tree oils.

#15 The Facial Razors Everyone Is Obsessing Over

These facial razors are a big hit with those looking to dermaplane their face, and people get obsessed with the results fairly quickly. It’s a painless, quick way to exfoliate the face and get rid of those dead skin cells that linger on the skin. Hold your skin taut, swipe up, and you’ll have baby soft skin in no time. These can also get rid of facial hair if that’s something you like to do, and reviewers love it: “These are great. I was afraid to buy/use them, but you really can’t hurt yourself. They do a nice job of dermaplaning/exfoliating… which I used to pay $160 for at the dermatologist’s office. I use this before I get facials and peels, so the products don’t have to battle through that dead/top layer of skin.”

 

 

#16 The Top Coat That Will Finally Help You Stop Biting Your Nails

Grown Ass Women don’t need to bite their nails anymore, and this top coat will put a stop to it once and for all. The non-toxic formula will leave a bitter taste in the mouth, and can be worn alone or over nail polish. It’s recommended by dentists, and can also stop that dreaded cuticle biting that will ruin any manicure quickly.

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