Especially for us women, life can be very stressful and overwhelming sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be this way. A simple and effective hack can always come in handy and save the day. That’s why we always welcome new tricks that can help us be, feel, or make things better in any way, shape, or form.
The Bright Side team combed the internet to find the most outstanding and useful hacks that many women would need to get through the day.
1. How to reduce period cramps
To reduce period pain, take the rubber end of a pencil and massage it into the upper crevice for one minute before moving to the other ear.
2. How to avoid razor burn after shaving
To avoid razor burn after shaving, use a fragrance-free shaving cream or soap and exfoliate on day two after shaving. Because scented products often have ingredients that can cause skin irritation, it is better to avoid fragrances altogether. Moreover, exfoliating after shaving helps release the hair edges that may be trapped under the skin, lowering the likelihood of razor bumps.
3. How to ease your menstrual cramps
Dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual cramps) can occur during or soon before your period. Your lower abdominal, back, or thighs may experience cramping. To ease the cramps, start taking pain relievers a day before you expect your period.
4. How to wash oily hair
If you have oily hair, use conditioner before shampoo. The reverse hair washing technique can help those with greasy hair to nurture and moisturize their hair without weighing it down.
5. How to remove oil stains
Oil stains can be removed from clothes by applying baby powder to the stain and letting it sit to absorb the oil. Talcum powder fills in the gaps between your cloth’s fibers, making it easier to absorb grease. After soaking overnight, scrub away the powder with a soft toothbrush.
6. How to remove deodorant marks
Stained clothes can be caused by a variety of factors. In most cases, they are caused by a complex interaction between sebum, laundry detergent, and aluminum salts. However, yellow stains may also form without an antiperspirant, since skin lipids can stain clothes when mixed with dirt particles.
To get rid of both of them, mix hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and baking soda together. After that, apply the mixture to a toothbrush and gently scrub the stain. This method works on white, black, and colored clothes.
7. How to avoid the pink tax
Women’s personal care products are more expensive 56% of the time, according to a study. To save some extra bucks, buy men’s razors and deodorants. They are cheaper and they often work better.
8. How to open a stubborn jar
To open any stubborn jar, like a pickle container, put its lid under hot water for one minute. You will be able to open it without any help.
9. How to Clean a Burnt Pan
To clean a burnt pan, boil water and baking soda in the burnt pans, then wash them. Baking soda is a good cleaning chemical because it is a moderate alkali that causes dirt and grease to dissolve easily in water, allowing for easy removal.
10. How to clean period stains
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is an antiseptic liquid used to cure cuts and other skin wounds and kill germs. Currently, peroxide is frequently used in non-medical conditions, such as cleaning, disinfecting, and removing stains. If you are trying to remove period stains from white or off-white underwear, soak them in a bucket of water and 1 cup of peroxide for 30 minutes.
Which hack is your favorite? Is there a hack that you discovered and can’t live without now? Let us know in the comments.