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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Optimal tissue blowing strategy?

It's that time of the year where I go through a box of tissues a week due to a runny nose. How can I optimally use a tissue so as not to waste that much while at the same time not getting any on my ...
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How to reduce creepy crawly insects in the house?

I don't mind insects but having a spider crawl over my hand while I'm trying to sleep is just ridiculous. I lived in a shared house which is a bit old. I noticed insects including large spiders and ...
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natural way to reverse tooth decay fast [closed]

Most people would run to a dentist to solve their tooth decay problem if their tooth is severely decaying, however I'm looking for a natural way that works to help restore teeth. Some people have ...
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System for organizing worn but still clean clothes [closed]

I'm looking for a system to keep track of when clothes need to be washed, for example a shirt that's only been worn for a few hours probably doesn't need to go in the laundry. The system of just ...
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In which pant-pocket should I keep wallet, handkerchief and phone? [closed]

Currently I put handkerchief, mobile phone and keys in right front pocket, and the wallet in left one. But I figured out some issues: If I put keys and mobile in same pocket phone screen gets ...
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Protecting Feet From Tanning

I walk daily to my office in hot sunshine. The distance is about 2.5 KM's. We do not have formal wear so I prefer wearing Sandals as I am too lazy to wear shoes daily. But, the problem is, on the ...
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How to refreshen when you sleep too much or sleep in the afternoon? [closed]

There are many cases where we sleep more. Like losing control of time or our body or being sick, or pulling an allnighter etc.. When that happens we wake up feeling more exhausted, more sleepy, faint ...
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Body temperature, without a thermometer?

Even though I think everyone should have one, but some don't. So my question is, how can someone check their body temperature for a fever without using an oral thermometer? Is there a life hack for ...
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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 you deal with runny nose? [closed]

When I have a runny nose, I usually go through a couple of tissue boxes. It is very annoying. For some reason, blowing doesn't work. What can I do? I don't necesarrily need to cure it, just make it ...
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How to remove gum from hair? [duplicate]

Once my little brother fell asleep with gum in his mouth. The gum got stuck to his hair so that we had to cut some of his hair to remove it. Do you know an alternative way to remove it safely?
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Bought a Do-It-Yourself Hair Clipper; How do I cut my hair without making a hairy mess on the floor?

I just bought my first DIY hair clipper but I don't want to make a hairy mess on the ground and make it easy to clean up. I've considered the following options: A trash bag – A trash bag is difficult ...
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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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Best way to focus on my task without getting distracted [closed]

I am programmer and have ADS so my problem in the most parts of my life is concentrating because it's one of the important things I need. When I am programming, talking, making music, etc. In the ...
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How to apply sunscreen to my back

Because it's the summer, I've been going to the beach a lot lately. Sometimes I'll go with family or friends, sometimes I'll just go alone. The thing is, I burn pretty easily, so I need to always put ...
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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 I clean the farthest molars without invoking gag reflex?

It's been pain since I started cleaning teeth properly.
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How to get sock marks off legs quickly

I have to wear boots with socks all day for work and then when I want to go out at night and wear a skirt with bare legs, I have lines from my socks around my ankles. Has anyone found a way of making ...
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How to remove dust particles when it accidentally goes into our eyes?

Its really a worst situation when you rub your eyes just because something get into your eyes. It makes me struggle a lot when something goes into my eyes and I really have no idea what to do at that ...
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How can I relieve the itchiness from a mosquito bite?

I suffer quite regularly from mosquitoes bites in my home because I live in an area with many places well suited for them to breed; Stagnant bodies of water. Are there any quick and easy methods to ...
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How to disinfect inside of shower and water tap outside your home so you don't get sick?

I know this probably sounds hypochondriac, but seriously - I learned that some people do shower enemas i.e. taking off the shower head, insert the hose in their anus, and run water. THAT IS SO GROSS ...
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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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Preparing to have a cast put on; anything to do to preemptivly prevent scratching

I've never had a cast before and am getting one. It's for a break in the base of my thumb so it could be over the wrist or entire thumb. Is there anything I should do in preparation (it's such a small ...
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How to keep long hair from getting everywhere? [closed]

I live with someone who has long hair. It seems to get everywhere. Even 24-48 hours after cleaning I can find it on floors, on tables, on furniture. Is there anything they or I can do to prevent this ...
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How to remove nail polish from nails?

Many times we don't have nail polish remover around. How to remove nail polish from nails of course with no nail polish remover around?
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How to deal with cockroach at home? [duplicate]

Recently, in the past few months, I found and killed some (~4) cockroaches at home, I'm worried that there is actually more cockroaches, I've tried putting Roach Baits in the kitchen, bathroom etc. ...
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Sleeping in a noisy environment

I recently moved into a shared house with 3 other roommates (4 if you count the couple as 2 people) on the main floor. It's also close to a busy street. At night the noise sometimes disturbs me. ...
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how to keep bandages close to hand dry and clean

I bet we've all had difficulties with medical gauze or (tensor) bandages being close to the fingers so that each time you wash your hands or do the dishes they get wet. How do you prevent this from ...
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How to remove facial hairs in girls without threading/bleaching using natural products?

Due to hormonal imbalances tiny hairs appears on the face of girls usually in their puberty. It can be removed through threading ,which remains for a few days only and it is a painful process for ...
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Discourage sand from sticking to body when at the beach

When at the Beach while swimming or just playing sand tends to stick to your body. More times than not it is hard to disengage from your body, without full showers or baths which are not always ...
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How to clean hands after fishing

whenever I go fishing I have to handle the bait (usually squid or prawns) which ends up leaving my hands stinking heavily of fish, even after washing them. I wash my hands with soap and water and ...
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Sunburn Soothing and Removing Tips and Tricks?

Obviously you can't simply remove a sunburn, that'd be nice. I am just wondering if anyone knows any tips or tricks to soothe it and/or make it go away faster? Other than obvious things like lotion, ...
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How do I measure my own blood pressure with the manual blood pressure machine?

Don't have any person to help me around and I have the manual blood pressure measuring device.
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How to control my sinuses when I lose my handkerchief

I am living in middle east, so it is common around here to develop sinuses. I have been affected by it for so long I can't remember feeling well. I lost my handkerchief and there is not a single ...
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Allergy relief without medicine?

Ah-choo! My seasonal allergies (aka Hay Fever) are flaring up and I'm caught without my medicine. What can I do for short-term relief?
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How to clean my ear canal with something more reusable than a cotton swab?

Issue: I must clear my ear canals of water or I will get "swimmer's ear" (an ear infection). Regularly cleaning the ear wax helps prevent infections. I currently use cotton swabs, but I would like to ...
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Cleaning around a fixed wire retainer

Having had orthodontic treatment, I now have both Essix retainers and the fixed wire retainers. Try as I might, I'm finding it hard to keep my teeth clean, particularly the backs of the six front ...
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What is the best method to treat cutting your nails too short? [closed]

This is one of the most annoying mistakes that I make on a regular basis, but I have yet to find a way to effectively deal with it. I currently put neosporin on it, and then I wrap it very tightly ...
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How to trim your beard without a mirror?

I am supposed to trim my beard without a mirror and I use my palm to make sure the beard is even. How to recognize when I trim my sideburns?
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How to quickly straighten a tooth [closed]

Is it possible to re-adjust a tooth so that it is straighter in a short space of time in a safe manner. My right lateral incisor has been slightly twisted since I first got it, but it is a pain to ...
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What's the most time efficient way to completely clean teeth?

Properly cleaning our teeth is very important for our health. On the other hand it's annoying having to spend so much time doing it. What's the most time efficient way to properly clean one's teeth?
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How to quickly whiten teeth

I need a way to whiten my teeth quickly. I've used white strips before, but I didn't really like them as they didn't work well. I've also used whitening toothpaste, but those usually take over 2 weeks ...
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I can't stop sneezing

I developed a cold overnight. I have spent half the day sneezing and the other half of the day thinking I am about to sneeze due to an uncontrollable irritation to my nasal passage. Is there any way ...
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How to put a bandaid on the tip of your finger

I've had this problem a lot. I cut the tip of my finger on something and it starts to bleed. I try to put a bandaid on, but it just doesn't fit on right. The sides poke out and it just looks and feels ...
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How do I stop toothpaste from piling up on the cover?

I always have a problem with toothpaste. My whole family uses the same toothpaste tube. At the end of the week, there is this huge glob of hardened toothpaste stuck over the end of the tube. Is there ...
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How to clean dead skin off feet?

I put a small amount of baking soda in my shoes every morning to stop my feet from smelling throughout the day. Because of this, my feet get very dry and flaky with dead skin, especially between the ...
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How to Stop Scratching

When I apply some lotion onto my skin to prevent it from being dry (I am already seeing side effects...), my skin just gets really, really, itchy. I can't resist scratching even though I'm not ...
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How to quickly cure headaches without medicine

I've experienced this sometimes when I go for hours without water or little food and suddenly I experience a headache that gradually gets worse as time goes on. Until now I used to just pop a pill and ...
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How To Get Food Out of Braces

After eating I always find there is food stuck in my braces. It might seem easy to remove the food by brushing your teeth, but at school, you can't. It can get annoying with all the food stuck in them ...
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How to remove / brighten yellow patches in hair

Recently I dyed my girlfriends hair with a standard blonde hair dye kit you can get from boots / super drug (cosmetic stores) and it has turned some of the hair a yellow colour as opposed to the ...