Questions tagged [personal-care]

Hacks related to the care of one's self. Including grooming, first-aid, etc. But we are not medical professionals. Users seeking diagnoses or personalized medical advice should seek professional medical advice.

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What can be used to remove make-up?

What else can be used (that's not harsh on skin) to remove make-up besides liquid make-up remover? Make-up such as: Eyeliner Mascara Eye Shadow Blush Foundation
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How Do I Reset My Sleep Schedule [closed]

I have been struggling with my sleep for a very long while. This has been a chronic problem. One that happens every night. I would like advice on how to reset my schedule so I’m able to fall asleep at ...
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How to keep track of how many uses a razor blade has left

I used to use a regular cartridge razor, but switched to safety blades about a year ago. I find that I can get roughly 10 shaves out of a safety razor blade before I need to replace it, or else it ...
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How can I make my hair look neat and structured?

I want to improve my hair structure. Whenever I comb my hair, they won't stay structured. It will deviate on its own way. When I shampoo my hair, it looks ok.
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Jury-rig a walker for outdoor activity that might involve reaching

TL;DR: I want to aide my mobility-limited father in modifying his walker, so it still provides some stabilty and support even when he momentarily removes his hands from it. Backstory My father is ...
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Face blemish concealment

What is the absolute best way to conceal face blemishes. I have tried everything I can think of and need to look well in a picture coming up soon.
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How do you clean your phone screen of breakout causing build up regularly?

I would first like to clarify that I believe my question is not a dupe of: How can I remove skin oil from my phone's screen? as I am specifically asking about a sensible solution to help prevent ...
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How to clean shaving kit bag

I got a shaving kit bag which got my comb and other stuff as I have a beard but I am not ok with keeping my brush in it coz it hasn't been cleaned because I don't know how to. It doesn't smell or ...
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What can I do to minimise the physical fatigue I get by driving scooter?

Female, 32, India. Height: 5 feet 5 inches. Weight: 50kg I ride Jupiter scooter. It takes me 35 minutes from home to office. The roads are not great nor is the traffic. My commute timings cannot be ...
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How do you untangle knots in hair?

My hair has two large tight knots the size of a fifty cent piece. I have tried EVERY tip that I was able to find on line. Nothing has worked. The only thing I have not tried is a wet brush as I do ...
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How to remove solidified paste from toothbrush

I have been using my current toothbrush for only about a month and it has already started developing deposits of solidified toothpaste on it(a significant amount). (It looks sort of like chewing gum ...
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Get Shampoo and Conditioner Out of My Eyes

I, and many others, have got shampoo and/or conditioner in our eyes while taking a shower. Opening your eyes will burn your eyes even more. So that means water won't help. Wiping your hands to get the ...
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How do I remove a ring that is stuck on my finger?

I've tried everything to get the ring off my finger and now my finger is too fat. I tried soap, string and lotion to remove it.
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How do I get rid of burning toothpaste in my throat?

Problem I was brushing my teeth when a bit of toothpaste was on my lip and about to fall, I inhaled really hard and it when into my throat. My throat now burns and it feels like I have a sore throat ...
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How to quickly cure the neck and back pain while studying?

I get severe pain on my neck and back while studying (or using a laptop) for a while, as fast as 90 minutes and usually 3 hours. I want to spend more time on studying but it is very difficult to keep ...
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How can I prevent tissues from falling back into the box?

I get the larger size boxes of tissues (210 count). Once the box of tissues only has about 1/3 of the tissues remaining, the top tissue isn’t very close to the opening of the box, so gravity usually ...
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Can't cut my hair with clippers and I have no scissors. Any other solutions?

I have electric hair clippers that are pretty much like this: It seems to cut the hair of everyone else, but when I try it, I notice it tears and rips each hair follicle/strand out one by one and ...
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How to stop a nose bleed once it starts?

If I am out somewhere and I have a nose bleed, how can I stop it in a fast and clean way?
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What to use as a bandage substitute?

I've always wondered what I could use In case I ran out of bandages. So, it made me wonder, what exactly could I use to complement bandages. Note - The answers should be household items and not ...
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Natural remedies to get rid of flies (Housefly)

I'm really got fed up with these irritating buzzing flies all over my house. What is a natural way to repel or otherwise get rid of the flies?
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How to quickly remove a splinter

Whenever I get a splinter, I have trouble getting it out. I pinch and pull at it. I bite it. I usually can't get it out for a while. When I can't get it out, it hurts to put pressure on the spot ...
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I keep wasting a ton of time on the internet, lifehacks for productivity / will?

I spend a lot of time online. Almost all of it is wasted. Reddit, social media, the news, etc. I can spend 10's of hours just dicking around doing nothing. It's incredibly unproductive, hurts my ...
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Is there any tip for removing oil from hair without hair washing?

I use a oil for hair. Sometimes don't having time or any other reason I can't wash my hair immediately. Is there any way or tip for removing oil from hair without hair washing?
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How to remove garlic smell from my mouth

I eat garlic sometimes with my meal but after that my breath remains bad for long time. I tried to use toothpaste, orange juice, and chewing gum, but can't remove the smell for a day. Can somebody ...
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Fasten silicone glasses holder to arm of the glasses

I’ve bought a second glasses holder in the hope it won’t keep slipping off the arms. This is an ineffective product design. It is really annoying as I am in the middle of renovating a house. Every ...
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How to quickly cure hiccups

Hiccups are the worst. Whenever I get them, I get them bad. I usually hiccup constantly for 30 minutes to an hour, distracting me and my family. I've heard of tons of ways to get rid of them like take ...
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protect a split fingernail

The nail of one of my favorite fingers keeps splitting, and catching on things. So far it has not torn the quick, but my luck will not hold forever. What can I do to protect it from catching and ...
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How to keep smelling fresh without perfume

I have a unknown allergy to perfumes. My breathing gets blocked from my nose up if someone near me wears perfume. I am okay with mild to low perfume. But sometimes I feel I am not that fresh, and ...
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How can I growth my lashes without using any chemical? [closed]

I want to growth my lashes thick and long, but without any chemical because of sensitivity. I am afraid to use any chemicals. Every morning lashes fall on my face. How can I grow my lashes thick and ...
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How to stop biting my nails?

I've tried a lot of things to stop biting my nails but with no success. If there's something you have tried and worked, please share your advice and good practices.
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Bug sting . tick? Spider? [closed]

I woke up today and realise of these stings in my ankles. Is that a tick sting? A spider sting? What can I do to prevent it
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Keeping used/dirty clothes in suitcase

While travelling with one bag/suitcase. What is the best way to keep dirty/used clothes in bag along clothes with clean/new clothes.
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Acne pimples on face

I have acne on my face from few years.i have used so many things for this take medicines from skin specialist but not useful at all kindly suggest me anything. I have oily skin.
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Cotton Buds - stiffening the stick

Where I live, we can no longer buy cotton buds with plastic sticks, they are basically banned to try to keep the plastic out of the environment. However, the replacement version with a rolled-paper ...
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What is the best solution for ring-around-the-collar stains?

Collar stains tend to be the first major sign of wear on men's dress shirts. Are there preventative measures I can take? What about reliable techniques once the stain has appeared?
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How to stop picking nose [closed]

I haven’t been taught how to blow nose and somewhere I read blowing out nose is bad for veins as when one blows, all the blood rush in veins X times faster. But I think I have a try nose as I have to ...
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Home Remedies for Oily Skin

I have oily skin both in the summer and the winter. Because of this, I have a lot of problems with acne, specifically blackheads. While I wash my skin daily, it is not helping clear the acne up. ...
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How I warm my feet in the winter season?

My feet can't warm in socks, shoes, or even under a quilt. I am not feeling well in the winter season because of this problem. How can I warm my feet in winter?
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How to comb wavy beard from looking stray

I got wavy hair and I love growing beard but I had to cut it short because I cannot trim at home as I have a vision problem so it is after every month along with hair cut. But during that time when it ...
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How to find out if a pillow is unhealthy and bad for neck

I been having neck pain and sleepless night and I wonder if my pillow are beyond it’s age. So how does one find how long pillow are useful before it need changing and what are signs of unhealthy ...
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Is there any way to stop my breasts leaking in the shower during the months when I breastfeed?

A bit of an interesting question, I know, but this is causing me serious difficulty! I am a couple of weeks after birth, and breastfeed my child. During the day, I put pads in my bra to stop my ...
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How to avoid X-rays when having my teeth cleaned [closed]

I am adamantly opposed to having my head x-rayed every time I have my teeth cleaned. Is there a way I can force the dentist to clean my teeth without the obnoxious x-rays? This problem does not come ...
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Is there a way to prevent washcloths from getting rough?

Washcloths used for bathing/showers seem to lose their softness and start feeling rough really quickly. And putting them through the wash doesn’t completely restore them. Is there a certain way of ...
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How to minimise food spitting from sneezing

I experience this embarrassing scenario of sneezing while my mouth is full with food, and it has been happening again quite often recently(Well count myself unlucky, even when I took a friend's advice ...
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A remedy for an itchy healing cut [closed]

I cut my finger accidentally a couple days ago. Not too deep, but it was painful for a few seconds, and there was some bleeding. I debrided it with hydrogen peroxide 3% solution, and then applied a "...
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How to reduce eye strain which comes only when watching animations and cartoons?

My eyes hurt sometimes. Though I watch a lot of videos on YouTube like educational, T.V. series, documentaries but I notice my eyes getting strained and tired only when I am watching cartoons, ...
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Smell bad but no deodorant

If I ever smell bad because of a physical activity or just in general, and I have no deodorant available, what could I do to reduce or perhaps even eliminate the smell? I know people most likely want ...
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What's the easiest way to care for a wound on upper back?

I had a biopsy right in the center of my upper back and have been told to do the following daily: gently clean the site with soap and water (no scrubbing) apply Vaseline cover it with a band-aid ...
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How to use the end of a squeezy tube?

I use shaving cream that comes in tubes like above. It is very convenient and a great product that I've used for about 10 years or more. However, the nature of the nozzle end means that around 5-10% ...
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How can I increase my eating speed?

My eating speed is not as fast as normal people. In parties and other events I can't eat according to my need because of speed issue. In friends circle when we eat something they make fun of my eating ...