Maintaining your hygiene is costly and time consuming, but it's important to do so.
When you think of hygiene hacks, I'm sure the first thing that comes to mind is dry shampoo.
There are actually a lot of clever ways you can appear cleaner and smell fresh for longer when you're on the go.
1. Sprinkle baby powder in your shoes when you're not wearing socks
Lightly dust the inside of your shoes with baby powder if you decide to not wear socks.
The baby powder will dry up sweat and prevent foul odors. This hack is a win-win that you don't want to miss out on!
2. Dryer sheets can tame your frizzy hair
Just like how dryer sheets remove static off your clothes, they can also reduce hair frizz.
Gently caress fly-aways with a dryer sheet until they're all tamed.
What I love about this hack is that the dryer sheet will also leave your hair smelling nice and fresh!
3. Blot the oils on your face using coffee filters
Even the cheapest blotting sheets are expensive, and if you buy them often, you'll be shelling out a lot of money in the long run.
Save that money and use coffee filters to blot the oils on your face.
Cut them in small pieces and store them in a small container in your purse.
4. Bring your wrinkled clothes with you while you shower
Save time and dewrinkle your clothes by bringing them in with you while you shower.
Hang a few clothing items in your bathroom that you want to be wrinkle-free and the steam of the shower will do all the work for you.
You'll save a lot of time by not having to iron the clothes, and if you use scented bath products, the scent might cling on to your clothes too!
5. Remove deodorant stains with a dryer sheet
One of the most important rules of hygiene is wearing deodorant, but then come the stains on your shirt, which can be really frustrating.
Instead of dropping that clean shirt in the laundry basket, remove the deodorant stain with a dryer sheet.
Bunch up the sheet in a ball and get to scrubbing! The stain will be gone in no time.
6. Body odor? Get out your baby wipes
Having a small pack of baby wipes in your bag at all times will prove to be very useful, especially when you're not smelling your best and have no time to shower.
Instead of hoping that no one will smell sweat on you, wipe your underarms with baby wipes.
If other areas of your body smell, like your feet, knowing this hack is also useful.
7. Make your own magic stain eraser pen
This hack will require you to do some work beforehand, but once you get it done, it will the one of the most useful things you ever make.
If you have markers that have gone dry or you don't use anymore, drain the ink cartridge fluid in your sink. Make sure all the color is washed away.
Once the sponge material is white, now you can make your own stain remover pen.
YouTuber xoJahtna uses 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup of dish soap, and one tablespoon of baking soda to create her stain remover solution. Mix these ingredients and then drop the sponge parts of the marker, letting it sit for about an hour.
Once that's done, add the sponge material back in the markers. Now you have a couple handy stain remover pens!
8. File nails using a rock or concrete
This one sounds strange, but only if you've never tried it before!
To avoid scratching yourself or a delicate object when your nails are jagged and uneven, file your nails with a piece of rock or concrete.
Make sure you're gentle, or you may damage your nails even further.
9. Turn your hair into floss
This is another hack that sounds unappealing to many people, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
If something is stuck between your teeth and you can't get out the debris using your fingers, pluck a strand of your hair from the back of your head and get to flossing.
The reason why I recommend the back of your hair is because other parts of your hair tend to get touched more often. You don't want to spread bad bacteria in your mouth!
10. Prevent sweat stains using panty liners
And now to my favorite hygiene hack!
For many years, I avoided wearing bright colored shirts that were snug under my armpits in fear of pit stains.
The easy fix is to place an ultra-thin panty liner on the underarm areas of your shirt. If you're wearing a short-sleeved shirt, cut the panty liners in half.
The pad will soak up the sweat, so you never have to worry about pit stains again.