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 finger/toe nails perfectly round on the first attempt

Hi I am struggling to find the fastest easiest way to cut nails smoothly without having to snip a single nail several times especially the toe nails. Any help will be appreciated.
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How to get hair fragments off of skin after beard trimming

I thought I would be able to find an answer to this Googling but have been entirely unable to. Maybe I'm using the wrong terminology. Basically any time I trim my beard with my electric trimmer, small ...
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How to not feel so sticky after swimming?

So I'm taking swimming lessons, and the place where I swim in hot as hell inside unless you go swimming. However, when I'm done swimming and showering, my shirt's top feels damp, and I feel so sticky. ...
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Does anyone know of a 'homemade' sunscreen?

I've heard of many 'DIY' solutions for other household products over the years (eg window cleaner and beauty products) but never for sunscreen. I doubt there is a homemade sunscreen that could come ...
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How to get that good smell to stick around [shampoo, cologne]

How do I keep my cologne smell to stay on me? It always seems to leave with the wind, and I want it to smell for a while. I even resorted to parfum, but it doesn't last much longer. On a (somewhat?) ...
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How to make a yellowish white shirt become perfectly white again

I have several white shirt and they're in yellowish color. I've tried to boil them with bleach + detergent but it's failed. And also there are rust stain too. How can I make my shirts perfecly white ...
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How to Get Rid of Bed Hair Without a Shower

I have pretty early starts in the mornings and as a result sometimes do not leave myself enough time to have a shower before needing to leave for work, usually as a result of a healthy use of the ...
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How to avoid a loud, embarrassing sneeze?

How do I prevent myself from sneezing loudly? Apparently my loud, embarrassing sneeze wakes up neighbors of my presence in the building.
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Slowdown digestion for a 30 hour journey?

I have a long flight journey, followed and preceded by lengthy bus journeys ahead and would like to have a stable stomach and intestines until I reach my destination home. I do not like public toilets,...
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How to make thin hair look thicker? [closed]

Hair always looks fuller & thicker on the day that I shampooed. The day after that, it feels so light & thin. Because of this, could not set or comb my hair the way I want to. Light ...
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How to reduce eye strain caused by constant exposure to computer screen?

When I am using my laptop for more than an hour or two, I get some eye strain. Is this a common problem for computer users? What should I do to prevent being affected?
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Turn down the noise [closed]

I'm trying to turn down the noise in whatever environment I am using some earplugs I got from Amazon. It has the best rating compared to it's comfortability. Even as this is so, I can still hear noise ...
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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 remove marks from skin?

Is it possible to remove injury or marks naturally without using any cream or gel? While waxing a chunk of skin came out of my arm now its been 3 months but its mark is still there . Is there any way ...
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Keep shaving stubble from getting into my eyes [closed]

My name is Tony and I have a significant problem. Each time I shave, no matter what precautions I am taking, such as wearing goggles to shield my eyes, I get cut facial hair not fall to the floor ...
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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 can you cut fingernails and toenails without nail trimmings flying everywhere?

When people cut their fingernails and toenails, the nail trimmings typically fly everywhere. There are some nail clippers that have little plastic sheaths that are supposed to catch the trimmings, ...
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How can I get rid of my nostril hairs? [closed]

I've hit "2nd puberty" and now get hair growing inside my nostrils. I have little scissors to get at them but it's uncomfortable and never seems to work well. If getting rid of them completely isn't ...
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My nose is always dry from inside and therefore very irritating. How to keep it moistened?

It is a daily problem. Please guide about what can I do to keep my nose moist from inside most of the time.
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How can I overcome using the snooze function of my alarm clock? [closed]

Every morning when my alarm clock wakes me up, I need very badly to use the snooze function which turns off the alarm for some minutes and starts it again. This costs me 10-40 minutes every morning... ...
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What is the best way to stop the bleeding from a shaving cut?

Sometimes when I shave I accidently cut myself (usually due to haste). I was wondering what is the best way to stop the bleeding and gives the most comfort. I heard the paper from cigarettes or ...
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How should I keep track of money lent? [closed]

Does anyone have a system for keeping track of when someone owes you a small amount of money? It comes up when you split something with someone, but only one of you pays and the other doesn't have ...
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How do I get rid of a particularly disgusting mental image [closed]

I've just had this image pop into my head that is exceedingly disturbing on multiple levels, and it refuses to budge. I'm not going to specify exactly what this mental image is because I'm pretty sure ...
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How can I stop biting my nails while I think? [duplicate]

I'm a nail biter, and have been for around 15 years now, and I like caffeine, which makes the problem worse since I do it as a "fidget", instead of as a direct result of stress. I've been coding for ...
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How can I make a bandaid only cover my fingernail?

I'm wanting to find out how I can place the bandaid to only cover the finger nail and not the finger tip. If the bandaid is covering my finger tip, it's really hard to use my mac trackpad!! Any tips?
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How can I stop my skin from peeling? [closed]

After I get a sunburn the next day my skin starts to peel. Is there a easy way to at least temporarily stop this from occurring?
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How can I protect myself from oil splatter on my hand/wrist/arm?

How can I protect myself from oil splatter on my hand/wrist/arm? A little splash now and then is fine, but when frying something particularly oily like fish some of these splashes hurt! It also seems ...
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How do I untangle matted/knotted hair

My hair is severely knotted.Just two days ago, I got my first hairbrush since 2013. My hair has a bunch of small knots and one huge knot in the back. My first idea was to cut my hair to donate to ...
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How to prevent acne? [closed]

Acne is very common for teenagers, and it is painful and very annoying, due to the skin rash. How can I prevent it, even if it's extremly common and usual?
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How can I react to an acne, without getting any marks on my face?

Background: In some days there are something like "acne" on my face. Actually I don't know is it acne or pimples (I don't know the difference between them). It is something that rises from the skin ...
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Easiest way to remove blackheads [closed]

What is the easiest fastest and not too expensive way too remove blackheads on the face? Especially the nose area.
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How to memorize tons of names? [closed]

How many of you have actually pretended to remember someone and acted like you’re never forgetting names? “Hey, man. How are you?” “What’s up dude! Long time.” You avoid any type of conversation ...
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Alternatives to 'shoe tree'

Are there any cheap alternatives or homemade solutions to a shoe tree? I tried stuffing old newspaper into my formal shoes, but it creates a musty smell after a day or two.
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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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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 prevent pee from flying off-target?

Most men know that sometimes a stream of pee can go in some unwanted direction, which can cause problems like dirty clothes or a dirty floor. Is there a way to prevent this from happening, or maybe a ...
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How to use the smallest piece of soap for bathing?

We start soap usage with a bar that is handy to use. As the soap bar consumption starts, it starts getting smaller day by day. When it is very small it is very difficult to pick and apply on the skin ...
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How to eliminate static-y hair?

During the winter my hair gets static-y and starts to stick straight out. How can I combat/prevent this from happening? I would like something that would work while I am away from home.
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How to clean food coloring off skin?

With the holidays coming up, I decided to do some baking. The recipes asked for food coloring to be used in the dough. This means the color was kneaded into it and I failed to wear gloves. As a ...
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Does saliva really stops bleeding bruises/wounds? [closed]

I notice that wounds on the mouth easily heals, so I tried to put some saliva when I got a small wound. Does this help to stop bleeding?
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Removing instant adhesive from skin

Recently, I bought a powerful instant adhesive: But after its use, I found my skin covered with a layer of adhesive liquid. I tried to remove it by rubbing my fingers on a rough surface, washing with ...
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How can I keep my mouth closed while sleeping?

I have a habit of breathing through my mouth and keeping my mouth open while I sleep. I am trying to get over that habit. How can I prevent this?
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How do I identify if the Perfume is not a replica/counterfeit /fake? [closed]

I buy a lot of designer perfumes and shoes, and only recently I have discovered that there are dozens of retailers who are selling fake and lower quality perfumes which looks exactly like the original ...
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How to clean the purge valve of a snorkel?

I've had this snorkel for several years now and usually use it in a chlorine pool. There's something disgusting happening to the part close to where I put my mouth. I'm not sure how to clean it. Any ...
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How to get rid of dandruff from hairs?

In every winter my head skin become ruff and get dandruff which cause hair broken sometime when I shampoo my hairs it is clean just for hour or two after a day same thing happened again. Can you ...
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Strong Hold Without Shiny And Hard Hair

I'm new to this part of Stack and I have a question about hair that I've been wondering about. I used a hair gel/glue called Spiker, found here on Amazon. Whenever I use this after getting out of ...
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How to keep colour in clothes?

I've noticed that in jeans, especially new ones, the colour tends to leak from them. Are there any ways to mitigate this? I've heard of washing them in cold water, turning them inside out, and adding ...
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Preventing socks from leaving marks on skin

I have a pair of socks that leave marks on the skin. Since I can't throw them away, I need a solution that helps me wear these socks without leaving any mark and feel comfortable as well. Any ...
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How to clean excess wax out of my ear

Similar to this question but I'm actually wanting to remove wax from the inside of my ear. The doctor told me I should put drops of oil in my ear to soften the wax before they can clean it. What is ...
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Growing a thicker beard [closed]

I was wondering if there any tips, diets to make my beard thicker, It grows at a healthy rate(length wise) but it's not as thick as I would want to.