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Not everyone is lucky enough to live with a bathroom somewhere that has a powerful exhaust fan – or an exhaust fan at all. This means that when you step out of the shower you will feel like you are going into a steam room instead of your own bathroom.
But even if the steam evaporates, there’s a good chance the mirror will still fog up. And if you’re doing something that requires the mirror – like brushing your teeth, combing your hair, or shaving – you’ll have to wipe it off with your hand or a towel (but again, that’s not ideal because then the mirror is just wet and streaky).
As it turns out, there is a way to prevent your mirror from fogging up, and that includes something you may already have in your bathroom: shaving cream. Here’s What You Should Know About the Household Hack.
How to use shaving cream to keep your bathroom mirror fog free
The process is pretty straightforward. Start by applying a relatively small amount of shaving cream to the mirror – the amount you would use for a detergent. (You don’t actually shave the mirror, so it doesn’t need a thick layer.)
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Then just wipe and polish the mirror until you can see each other again The mirror may be a little dimmer than usual, but it is either this cloud or it gives the vapor cloud a chance to fog up your mirror after you shower.
So why does this work? Shaving cream is a surfactant that prevents water condensation particles from sticking to the mirror glass Pleasanton Glass Co.
And how long is it effective? This seems to depend on a variety of factors, including the number of showers in the bathroom and whether you are using a weak exhaust fan yourself or no fan at all. But in general, the anti-fog protection can go anywhere from a couple of days to a some weeks.