How to Keep Bathroom Mirrors from Fogging up

By February 21, 2017

keep bathroom mirrors from fogging up

Have you ever experienced the fog covering mirror after taking a hot shower? It’s normal and expected. And wiping down the fog on the mirrors can be really time wasted, especially for those who are in a rush for something in the morning. Here are several ways to keep bathroom mirrors from fogging up, and most of the mentioned things are easily to get at your home.


Get ready for whatever shampoo you have on hand, pour it onto a paper towel and wipe it over the mirror that you want to keep clear. Then, take out another clean paper towel to wipe the mirror until it’s dry. For the proper amount of the shampoo, twice amount of that used for washing hair is the best. And you should also make sure that there is no shampoo remaining or else the mirror would be somewhat obscure.

Shaving cream

Shaving cream

If the shaving cream is available at your home, coat the whole surface of the mirror or the needed part with it. And you are supposed to lather the shaving cream as evenly as possible on the mirror and not rub too much of it for fear that you may leave the white streaks. This way gives you a fog free mirror, which can last for 2 or 3 weeks.



A bar of soap can also keep bathroom mirrors from fogging up. You just need to slightly rub the soap all over the mirror before taking shower. By doing so, you mirror would be kept from obscurity even if your mirror has been influenced by the steam.


white vinegar

Vinegar is a very natural cleaner compared with those detergents containing chemical materials. Pour some vinegar and water into a spray bottle and shake it to make sure they are fully mixed. Then, spray the solution on the mirror and wipe it down with a paper towel. Then mirror would be steam-proof for a couple of days. By the way, if you cannot stand the odor of the vinegar, you can just replace it with some lemon juice, which also works well and can bring your bathroom a fresh smelling.

Car wax

car wax

Applying the car wax to your bathroom mirror can be useful. Just wipe it on the mirror like what you do for your car.

Blow dryer

dry with hair dryer

To quickly defog your mirror, you can choose the blow dryer. All you need to do is turning on your blow dryer, setting it high and aiming at your mirror. This way speeds up the process of moisture vaporization, so the mirror can be clear very soon.

Anti-fog product

Anti-fog product is specifically designed to keep the mirror from fogging up. By using that, you mirror can be kept clear from fogging up for a very long time.

Open bathroom doors and windows

After shower, you can open the bathroom doors and windows as much as possible to cool down the room. However, this should be only used on warm days. If you apply this on cold days, you may suffer from sickness.

You’ve got so many ways to keep bathroom mirrors from fogging up. What are you waiting for? Just apply them in your bathroom!

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  1. Thanks for all the tips but I want to add one additional tips. So you can’t see your face clearly in that foggy mirrors while shaving. Next time try to coat the mirror with non gel toothpaste and wipe it out before you get yourself into the shower. When you will get out the mirror surely won’t be fogged…..What do you think??