25 Ingenious Hygiene Products You Never Knew You Needed

Hygiene may not be the most exciting topic, but it can actually be pretty fun (just hear me out). It means you get to try out new products and see which ones make you feel the cleanest. And there are so many ingenious products for maintaining your personal hygiene you never knew you needed floating around the internet — you'll pretty much never run out of things to try.

I have about four different types of shampoo and conditioner in my shower right now and three different kinds of soap ranging from bars to wash to scrub. Every time I run out of dry shampoo or face wash, I try a new one. I'm basically on a never-ending quest to find the perfect hygiene products. I just can't stick with only one.

I never understand how people have a favorite product, probably because I'm so indecisive. But I also think there are just too many ingenious ones out there that are begging to be tested out. And when it comes to hygiene products there are so many categories to choose from: hair care, skin care, foot care, hair removal, and more (and even thinking about all of those choices is making me want to find something that I have never used before).

1. Clean Hair With Dry Shampoo When You Can't Shower

ORIBE Gold Lust Dry Shampoo, $44, Amazon

Who says that hygiene has to suffer if you can't take a shower? You can still clean your hair if it starts to fee oily — all you need is dry shampoo. I personally believe that ORIBE has the best ones because it doesn't leave my hair feeling like there's any product in it. It doesn't leave a residue, yet it absorbs dirt and oil from my hair and scalp, allowing me to extend the life of my style.


2. Refresh Your Skin On The Go

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe Herbs And Rosewater, $14, Amazon

Sometimes your skin needs a little pick-me-up. It might start to feel dry or dirty after being out and about all day. That's when a hydrating mist comes in handy. This one is made with herbal extracts and rosewater and leaves skin feeling refreshed without messing up your makeup.


3. Quickly Dry Off When Needed

Jack Black Dry Down Friction-Free Powder, $20, Amazon

Baby powder is the best when you're just stepping out of the shower and you're in a humid place (like a gym locker room) or if you're experiencing chafing. This one is talc-free and helps skin to dry quickly. It prevents chafing and friction and makes skin feel soft, silky, and smooth. The powder absorbs unwanted moisture, which lets you feel cleaner for longer.


4. Control Oily Skin With Toner Pads

bliss Steep Clean Mattifying Toner Pads, $38, Amazon

If you have super oily skin, then you should try incorporate a toner into your skincare routine. Toner's gently exfoliate your face to get rid of dead skin that can cause clogged pores. It helps with inflammation and it controls oily areas like your T-zone. You can kiss shiny skin goodbye when you add these pads to your daily routine.


5. Give Yourself "New" Feet With A Peel

Clarisonic Pedi-Boost Renewing Skin Peel For Feet, $32, Amazon

Who enjoys having super dry and cracked feet? I know I don't. If you suffer from dry skin on your feet, you should look into using a foot peel. It exfoliates skin by combining lactic and glycolic acid to remove dead skin cells. Calluses and peeling skin will dissolve, and you'll be left with smooth, renewed feet. One user said it, "Takes off the build up with noticeable difference after just one application."


6. Protect Yourself From Odors And Excessive Sweating

DERMAdoctor Total Nonscents Ultra-Gentle Antiperspirant, $22, Amazon

Fight odor and wetness with an antiperspirant that is mild enough for sensitive skin, but still provides protection. The roll-on deodorant has a quick-drying formula and it won't leave any annoying white residue on your clothing like sticks sometimes do. It's a gluten-free, fragrance-free, dye-free, and nonirritating product that will keep you feeling and smelling fresh.


7. A Cleansing Brush That Helps You Wash Your Face

LumaRx Facial Cleansing Brush, $99, Amazon

This dual cleansing brush is way too cool. It has three cleaning speeds and a one-minute timer that pulses every 20 seconds to tell you when to move onto the next portion of your face. That way you can evenly clean your skin with the click of a button. One user said, "This is a wonderful cleansing brush. My skin is already noticeably cleaner and seems to become less oily throughout the day."


8. Add Shine To Blonde Hair With A Vinegar Rinse

Klorane Vinegar Shine Rinse With Chamomile For Blonde Hair, $16, Amazon

Sometimes blonde hair can get brassy and lackluster. You can restore the shine and color by using a vinegar rinse. It removes mineral deposits, which will stop hair from yellowing and looking washed-out or dull. Klorane's rinse is also made with chamomile which actually naturally enhances blonde highlights. One user said, "I've been buying this for years...It smooths the cuticle, enhances the blonde color, and makes it shiny."


9. Remove Every Last Bit Of Makeup

Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories Express Waterless Makeup Remover, $28, Amazon

I can't stand when I can't get my waterproof mascara off; It can be so frustrating. If you also like to wear waterproof makeup but find it difficult to remove at times, then use this waterless remover that promises to "remove every last trace of makeup." It's non-drying, oil-free, and cleans skin without leaving behind any residue. It also hydrates skin while removing waterproof formulas and once you use it there's no need to rinse it off.


10. A Two-In-One Makeup Remover That Won't Irritate Sensitive Skin

Bioderma Sensibio H20 Water, $17, Amazon

If your skin gets irritated easily, then you need to use products that are designed specifically for sensitive skin. This cleansing water is also a makeup remover. It's recommended by dermatologists because it won't irritate skin. One user exclaimed, "Love, love, love! Where has this stuff been all my life? There isn't one single ingredient in Sensibio that will clog your pores or cause breakouts!...I use it to remove my makeup...When I don't wear makeup, I use only Sensibio to wash my face."


11. Remove Unwanted Hair With A Precision Trimmer

Panasonic Precision Facial Hair Trimmer, $20, Amazon

If you have unwanted hair that you want to remove, but you don't want to wax or bleach it, a precision trimmer is your best option. The lightweight wand can be used to remove hair from your nose, ears, and eyebrows. It has a super sharp rotating blade that can be removed for cleaning, and it won't pull or tug hair out.


12. Keep Your Nails In Shape With A Nail Clipper

Nail Clippers by Clyppi, $13, Amazon

This nail clipper set has so many great tools inside of it to make sure you have the nicest, cleanest nails ever. Trim your nails to your desired size and then use the double-sided swing out the file to get them just right. Afterward, use the cleaning tool to get the dirt out from underneath your nails. You'll have beautiful, manicured nails in minutes with one tool.


13. Stimulate Circulation And Remove Dead Skin

Mio Body Brush, $20, Amazon

A dry body brush may seem like a weird thing to have in a list of items that are good for hygiene, but they actually offer a lot of benefits. Use it for three minutes, three times a week and you'll start to see results. All you have to do is massage your body in circular motions to help with lymphatic drainage. It also exfoliates skin, which in turn causes it to look smoother and more radiant.


14. Soften And Smooth Skin With A Scrub

ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow, $58, Amazon

Use this salt scrub a few times a week for results that give you smooth, soft, and exfoliated skin. It's made of mineral salts, hibiscus, Tahitian monoi oil, and frangipani flowers which work together to seal in moisture into your skin. It smells wonderful and gives you a deep clean so you feel fresh when you step out of the shower.


15. Strengthen Hair With A Foam Conditioner

R+Co Analog Cleansing Foam Conditioner, $29, Amazon

Have you ever used a foam conditioner? I haven't, but I'm going to add it to the list of hygiene products I need to try. R+Co makes one that helps improve the manageability of hair. It strengthens your hair and leaves it feeling and looking hydrated. It's made with argan oil, green tea, horsetail extract, and nettle leaf extract which work together to clean hair and help protect it from future damage.


16. Detoxify Your Face And Body For Radiant Looking Skin

Borghese Fango Active Mud Mask For Face And Body, $50, Amazon

If you want more radiant looking skin then it's time for a mud mask. This mineral-rich mud is infused with avocado oils and almonds. It detoxifies your skin on both your face and body and helps speed up cell turnover. It leaves skin feeling hydrated and firmer, plus it reduces fine lines.


17. A Safer Way To Trim Your Bikini Line

Philips Bikini Trimmer With Shaving Head And Combo, $20, Amazon

If you prefer to keep your bikini hair short, try a trimmer to safely do so. This one has a combo head, meaning it can shave and trim unwanted hair. It runs on batteries and is safe to use in the shower. Some people suggest using it with a small amount of shaving cream if needed. The precision combs that are included help you get the style and shape that you want.


18. Moisturize Your Cuticles For Cleaner Looking Hands

butter LONDON QuickFix Moisturizing Cuticle Balm, $18, Amazon

Personally, I really need to take some more time to take better care of my hands and nails. Right now my nails are bitten down to my fingers (but gently filed to at least appear nicer), and my cuticles are a mess. I don't cut my own cuticles at home and I haven't gotten my nails done in awhile. A cuticle balm is great for you if you don't want to cut your cuticles yourself, or if you prefer to leave them au naturel. This one is made with coconut and avocado oils to add moisture. It also has vitamin E to prevent aging.


19. Deep Clean Skin With A Bar Of Soap

Juice Beauty Ylang Ylang Spa Cleansing Bar, $12, Amazon

If you like to use a bar of soap but find some of them drying, look for one that's made with oil. This one combines organic extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, crushed rose petals, and ylang ylang to deeply cleanse and moisturize skin. The delicious scent will make you feel relaxed and refreshed.


20. You Don't Have To Use A Scrub For A Deep Clean

Eau Thermale Avène Gentle Milk Cleanser, $20, Amazon

Some people can't handle using a scrub on their faces regularly. And if you have sensitive skin, your best option for a daily cleanser is to use a creamy formula. This milky cleanser deep cleans skin while moisturizing it, removing makeup, and protecting it with antioxidants. It's soap-free and non-comedogenic. Plus, it's even gentle enough to use morning and night.


21. Take Off Makeup Without A Product

Makeup Eraser The Original Facial Exfoliator, $20, Amazon

If you're a product-minimalist, but you love to wear makeup, you need to get your hands on one of these makeup erasers. I've actually used one before and not to sound like an infomercial or anything, but it really does work. You can remove your makeup just by wetting the soft cloth with water (no product) and washing your face with it. It's reusable and will last for up to 1,000 washes.


22. Color Stays Safe With A Gentle Shampoo

COLOR WOW Security Shampoo, $17, Amazon

This shampoo is super gentle on hair. It's made with no silicones or natural oils, no conditioning gums, no pearlizing agents or waxes, no sulfates, and no parabens. It only has the ingredients needed to clean color treated hair without stripping it out or leaving it dull. Users agree that their hair is softer and more manageable with this shampoo and their color lasts longer between touchups.


23. Soak Away Fungus Or Bacteria From Your Feet

Oleavine Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak, $16, Amazon

Getting clean starts with tackling things like fungal or bacterial infections. And if you have something like that on your feet, you can use a tea tree soak to treat it. Tea tree oil is antibacterial and antifungal. It's perfect for soothing dry, scratchy, itchy, inflamed skin. This soak is also made with epsom salt, dead sea salt, Himalayan salt, MSM, neem oil, essential oils, and plant extracts. They all work together to leave your feet clean and healthy.


24. Remove Hair Without Shaving

Braun Silk Epilator, $105, Amazon

Now, I won't lie to you. Using an epilator can be a painful business, but the results are totally worth it. An epilator basically tweezes out multiple pieces of hair at a time, leaving you with smooth, hair-free skin longer than a razor would. It pulls the hair out from the root, so it takes longer for it to grow back. If you begin to regularly use it, the pain will start to be less noticeable. You can use this one both in the shower on wet skin, or on dry skin.


25. Heal Cracked And Damaged Feet

Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Socks, $35, Amazon

Sometimes you need a pair of high tech socks in your life. And these copper infused, cushioned socks are clinically proven to restore moisture to dry, cracked, feet and heels. They're super lightweight and can be worn overnight or with shoes during the day. Plus, you can wash them in your washing machine without damaging them. After a few wears your feet will feel and look softer and smoother.

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