Everyone has their own hygiene routine — some of us shower more, others less; some of us prefer natural deodorant, others skip it all together. Maintaining personal hygiene is not one-size-fits-all; the key is finding the right balance for your body. Recently, however, I've found myself paying a little more attention to my hygiene — not because I'm concerned about cleanliness, but because now that I am older these once mundane activities have become cherished me time.
Personal hygiene doesn't have to feel like a chore; taking time for self-care is a great excuse to pamper yourself. There are several amazing gadgets on the market that can make your mundane hygiene routine feel a little more luxurious — because sure a regular old toothbrush can get the job done, but a gum-massaging, electric toothbrush that connects to your phone via Bluetooth is so much more fun.
And that's the case with all of these hygiene products. It's not about what they do (deep cleaning your teeth or buffing your feet), it's about how they make you feel while you're using them. Yes, they are highly functional hygiene products, but they're also worthy of a grown-ass woman.
1. Treat Your Feet To An At Home Spa
Soothe tight muscles and relax your feet all while giving them a deep clean. Fill this foot spa with water and watch as the pressure rollers not only massage feet, but also help loosen dead skin. The heat boost heats cold water up to 98 degrees in minutes so your feet will get the soak they might need after a long day or workout.
2. ...With Some Tea Tree Oil Soak
Add some tea tree oil foot soak into your new foot spa. It has natural anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. It can help to eliminate foot odor because it gets to the root of the problem and doesn't only mask the smell. It can help with athlete's foot, toenail fungus, ingrown toenails, and more. Many users say that with continuous use, their toenail fungus and foot odor has dissipated.
3. Deep Clean Your Face With A Massaging Cleansing Brush
I've always just been a soap and water kinda person when it came to washing my face, but once I started using a toner and saw how much dirt my usual routine was missing I was shocked. After that, I decided to get a facial cleansing brush because they offer a deeper clean (and it feels like spa quality facial treatment at home). This one has a rotating and vibrating brush head, a one minute timer, and three different cleansing speeds.
4. Toss Some Antiperspirant Wipes In Your Bag To Freshen Up On The Go
Work, gym, grocery shopping, laundry — being a grown woman means you're always on the go. That's why I keep some deodorant wipes in my purse or gym bag. Whether I miss a shower or just want to freshen-up mid day, these wipes are super portable and have strong odor protection. One user said, "So far these wipes have been awesome! I struggle to find any antiperspirant that actually works for me so I was surprised that one little wipe kept me pretty dry and smelling just fine throughout the entire day."
5. Give Your Dental Hygiene Routine A Serious Upgrade
If you're still humming the Happy Birthday song in order to time how long you brush your teeth, then it's time to graduate to this Bluetooth toothbrush. This electric toothbrush will send real-time feedback to your app to help you learn how to brush better. The bristles on the toothbrush are specially designed to deep clean teeth and remove plaque so you're left with a clean, sparkling smile.
6. Toss The Floss And Get A Waterpik
Hate flossing? Then toss the thread and get healthier gums and brighter teeth with a Waterpik. It uses high pressure to floss teeth. The water flosser has 10 pressure settings, seven different flossing tips, and can run for 90 seconds before you have to refill it. The great thing about it is that it cleans teeth better than flossing because it can get to hard to reach spots. It cleans bacteria and debris from teeth all while fighting the causes of plaque.
7. Rejuvenate Your Skin For Baby Soft Feet
Sure, pretty toenails are nice, but my favorite part of a pedicure is leaving with fresh soft feet. You can get the same results at home with this electric foot file that provides an easy way to buff hard, dry skin into smooth, soft feet. One user said, "My skin is more hydrated and supple. And I noticed the results quickly!"
8. Exfoliate And Deep Clean With A Charcoal Sponge
This konjac sponge is great way to exfoliate and remove dead skin because it's infused with bamboo charcoal powder which draws out dirt and grime from deep within the skin. The sponge, which is made from a konjac plant root, is gentle enough to be used on your body and face.
9. Eliminate Dry, Flaky Skin For Extra Lush Lips
Lips soak up moisture like a sponge, but also like a sponge, they can become dry, shriveled and flaky when they don't get enough moisture. Using a lip exfoliator will help remove dry and flaky skin, and leaves your lips feeling soft and supple. This grapefruit lip scrub even enhances your natural lip color.
10. A Safe Way To Wax
Razor burn is for beginners. As an adult, if you choose to wax, it's time to start taking preventative measures against irritation and show your skin some love. This waxing kit comes with everything you need to make hair removal comfortable, easy, and convenient. It comes with a microwaveable cup of wax, cleanser, pre and post waxing oil, and several spatulas.
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