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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How to cut fingernails to a certain length

2 millimetres length is enough for work. How can I reliably cut them to that length? I am used to lining the finger clipper to my fingernail and sometimes undercutting.
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How to have long fingernails for work and have them look clean for private tutoring?

I am a man. I need long fingernails for the job I have- just thumb and pointer finger. It is fiddly manual work- they provide tools but often my hands aren't good enough to use those tools effectively....
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How to apply skin toner with stubble on face?

I don't shave every day. If I try to apply skin toner to my face with a cotton pad, and I haven't recently shaven, then the pad gets carded to shreds against my facial stubble. My toner is expensive,...
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How to grow hair in this style?

Recently I'm thinking about change my hairstyle. I run into some hairsyles that I like. One of them is this: How can I grow hair like this? I have medium straight hair now, and I want to know how I ...
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How to get rid of bad breath

I brush multiple times in a day, use mouth wash as well. Take mouth fresheners multiple times. But, seem to never get rid of bad breath. I don't have bad gums either. Any suggestions?
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How do I get up quicker in the morning?

If I am tired, I don't want to get up. What are a few tips for getting up quicker?
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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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How to lifehack a doctor? [closed]

I live in the US where doctors are not free. The lower half of the population does not have health insurance. I've had a migraine for 8 days. My vitals are normal and will just get a referral to see a ...
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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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What should I do to avoid wetting my pants while peeing?

The last few drops after peeing remain on my penis which wets my underwear or my pant if there is no underwear(which makes situation even worse).Also I would be happy if someone tells me how to pee in ...
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How to apply soap on back when bathing correctly?

I am 19 but still cannot apply soap on back properly when bathing. This is a hectic work in order to clean my body i have to wash my back properly too. So is there any lifehack to apply soap easily?
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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 make sure face is not ugly without any mirror/smart phone?

The though of the presence of food items on lips or near to them after eating, presence of mucus after bathing or while suffering with cold bothers a lot. Sometimes I realize about their presence ...
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How to turn water on with soapy hands?

I moved to a new apartment that has sinks with 2 knobs rather than 1 lever. When I wash my face, I like to turn off the faucet to save water. But then, to turn it back on, I have to touch the knobs ...
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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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How to unwrinkle leather?

I have an old vintage jacket that's been sitting in a box for a long time and there are some pretty serious wrinkles/creases all over the jacket. Is there a way to get out the wrinkles safely without ...
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How to purify/clean the tap water without using filter/purifier [closed]

In the house, we're just drinking water straight from the tap/faucet. But i'm worried, that after years, the pipe from the tap will get dirt and it will also affect the water coming from it. Boiling ...
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How to prevent body odor

I'm not that smelly but I usually get an bad odor on my under arm if I get sweaty.. and also if I forgot to put some deodorant. I take a bath daily. Just my problem is when my underarm get sweat, it ...
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How to prevent stomach growling

I'm really embarrassed when my stomach begins to growl. There are two times my stomach is growling Hungry. Drinking water helps a bit but just a span of time. (Growling will come before my lunch ...
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How To Have a Light School Bag?

My school bag always weighs a lot and I do not want to have a scoliosis or other back problems. My shoulders hurt every day and it is very tiring to ride my bike with the heavy load on my back. How ...
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Naturally removing blackheads at home [duplicate]

I have bad blackheads around my nose. I don't want to get chemical treatments. Is there any way to get rid of them naturally at home? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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How to properly take off a band-aid?

I get injured a lot more than an average person. So I use band-aids pretty often. But everytime I take it off, it takes all of the hairs stuck to it and is very painful in addition to leaving a ...
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How to reduce morning breath with night guard use

I grind my teeth at night pretty bad so I have a night guard. I use the fizzing denture cleaning tablets and brush the night guard with my toothbrush -- It doesn't taste bad when I put it in, but in ...
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How to remove print/ markings from small Eye Drops bottle for other use?

I am not sure what the material of these types of small bottles is composed of. I find they are most reliable when it comes to being Leak resistant for small quantity of liquids etc where I just ...
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How? Vertically holster electric shaver & beard/ hair trimmer suspended, maybe using shelf over bathroom counter?

Bathroom counter, with electrical socket, mirror & glass shelves on adjoining wall. Also, electric shaver at bottom of pic on Counter Electric trimmer, depicting shape etc Now, based on ...
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How to keep a vertical row of multiple soap bars vertically instead of typical horizontal one-soap dish?

So for illustration i have organic type of soap bars that I use now thanks to the TSA liquid drama. The slimmer ones in the pic are 3 cm exact and I go through varieties that are thicker as well as ...
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How can I understand if roll on deodorant is about to finish?

I use roll on deodorant and some brands have transparent cases/bottles but some others don't so I cannot see how much is left inside in order for me to buy a new one on time. Is there any hacky way ...
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What is a cost effective substitute for Shea butter to be used in DIY natural deodorant?

I hope this is the correct SE site for this question. I think most people like me are interested in avoiding putting chemicals under our arms that can put our health at risk. I found this recipe for ...
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How to make a 100% cotton shirt repel moisture?

I bought a casual 100% cotton button-down shirt the other day from the brand ESP fashion. I live in Bangkok, Thailand and it's crazy hot here at the moment (or any moment), so I figured a white one ...
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Pursue pending sneeze

During cold season I'm most likely to catch colds and often I sneeze. There are times that when I'm about to sneeze but it doesn't go through and it bothers me. Is there any lifehack for that? PS I'...
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How can I remove dead skin from my back?

I've been under the sun for too long. My back starts peeling badly. I can rub the skin off slowly but is there a faster way to do it? I tried wet towel but that seems too slow and not so effective for ...
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Prevent toddler bed-wetting [closed]

I have a 3 years old son, my wife is trying to stop him using disposable diaper at night, so sometimes he is bed-wetting now days. My questions are : Is there a way to reduce or stop him bed-...
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How could I warm up my feet while sitting at my desk?

Sometimes when the weather is cold, my feet feel cold and uncomfortable while I am sitting at my desk. How could I warm up my feet while sitting at my desk?
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Removing sharpie marks from skin

I'm in a competition where the race number is written on the back of my hand. Afterwards, with hard scrubbing and soap the marks are eventually removed, but not until my skin is rubbed raw. Is there ...
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I have boot marks on my legs that won't go away

So I'm in the Navy and have to wear combat boots almost 24/7 which is great and all, except I now have permanent reddish marks about halfway up my calves. They don't hurt or anything but it is rather ...
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How can I attend a contest and go to the airport on the same day? [closed]

Note: This is my first question here; I logged in just a few seconds ago. My question is not exactly on-topic, but I don't know any other SE site appropriate for this. This site is the closest to my ...
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How to clean yellow teeth

There is fluoride in the water that I use on the daily basis, and my teeth are having yellow shade. Is there any way to clean them?
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Ear problems on aeroplane

One common problem which many of us must have faced in a plane is the sudden closure of sorts of the ear, especially while taking off. How can one avoid that sometimes unbearable feeling? I have ...
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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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What is a good strategy to remember to brush my teeth? [closed]

I always forget to brush them and I really want to improve. I have to figure out how to remember better because I have gingivitis. Any good strategies?
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Hanging Organizer in Bathroom

I'm trying to design a shelf of sorts I can make that would hang on a bathroom door to accommodate a few bottles, combs etc. and a rod for hanging a towel to dry. Basically everything I need after a ...
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How to avoid embarrassing situations when I have sweaty hands?

I suffer excessive sweating in my hands, and that causes me embarrassing situations like, when I shake hands with others, being asked to fill a paper form (and return it soaking). Of course, I can ...
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How do get in habit of wearing glasses [closed]

I got keratoconus and that meant bad eyesight. I am not used to wearing goggles but now I feel I should, the reason I don't is I completely forget I need them or I need them only when I know I had to ...
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I am sick and my nose is not running.Any hack for this to get back to normal?

It is literally 5 in the morning. I am drinking tea and have that mint rub stuff on my nose.I put a towel on my forehead and I feels like the nose just hates me.I can not sleep.I've tried everything. ...
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How to control your laughter in situation where you can't laugh openly? [closed]

I have been facing problems when my boss always speaks something silly and I am in that situation where I can't react.
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What household substitutes are there for cotton buds?

My ears are really itchy and there are not any cotton buds at home. I was vaguely advised to use the bottom end of my pen to scratch it, but that seems dangerous. So are there any household ...
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How can I avoid peeling my hangnails?

I have a tendency of biting skin around my finger nails that looks like it is going to come off. This skin sometimes looks like it wants to peel off, especially after doing manual work. I noticed that ...
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How to stop scratching my eyes

I used to be having a eye problem and went to a eye doctor who helped me get drugs to use and new glasses. I was okay and kept improving even after I lost the glasses a year later. Its now 6 years ...
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Restless leg remedy

I have been suffering from sciatica, for which I am taking medication on advice of my doctor. Whilst the pain is now minimal, I have an almost uncontrollable urge to walk briskly and keep my left leg ...
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How to quickly “cool down” from exercise before work?

I go to the gym in the morning before heading to my office. After I work out (especially cardio/aerobic exercise, but also just strength training) it takes me a long time to cool down. I'll stretch, ...