How to Deal with a Fogged Mirror

by Carmen Jhonson

Ever had those moments when you are in a rush to get ready in the morning and you step out of your hot shower to find your bathroom mirror all fogged up? The time you spent wiping and cleaning out is time you could have used to groom yourself.

So, how can you defog your bathroom quickly and effectively? Is there a way to prevent your bathroom mirrors from fogging up? Read on to find out some tips and tricks that will help you with this dilemma.

Preventing the mirror from fogging up

· Run cold water. Before you start your shower, run cold water for about a minute. This will cool down your bathroom so the mirror will not fog up quickly. To make this effective, you have to take a quick shower though.

· Cover your mirror. Have a clean towel that you can use to cover your round bathroom mirrors before you start your bath or shower. This is a very simple and quick solution to prevent fogging. The towel will absorb any steam, which will protect your mirror.

· Shaving cream. Applying shaving cream to the surface of your mirror and then wiping it out with a paper towel or used newspaper can act as a barrier to condensation. This will stop your mirror from misting up for a few days.

· Shampoo. Before you take a shower, pour shampoo on a paper towel and wipe it all over your mirror. Then, get another paper towel and wipe the mirror dry. You have to make sure that the mirror is completely dry before you start your shower or else you will end up with a blurry mirror. You can do the same using laundry detergent and toothpaste.

· Vinegar. There is a vinegar solution that can prevent your mirror from fogging up for a couple of days. Mix one cup of vinegar, one cup of water, and a few drops of dish soap and stir it well. Then, pour the mixture in a spray bottle. Spray the vinegar mixture on the mirror and use a paper towel to wipe it down. When it is no longer effective, respray the mixture and repeat the process.

Quick defogging methods after your shower

· Use your hairdryer. After you shower, use your hairdryer on your mirror to defog it quickly. The heat from your hairdryer will easily evaporate the fog. To do this, set your hairdryer to low heat and aim it directly at the mirror.

· Let the steam out. When you are about to be done with your shower, open your bathroom windows and doors to start letting the warmth out of the room. This will prevent water vapors from fogging up your window. Take note that this is not recommended during winter.

As you can see, defogging your mirror can be solved easily with methods that you can find around the house. No need to go out and buy products! With these tips in mind, those days of annoying fogged-up mirrors will be a thing of the past.

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