Jul 05, 2023
Personal Care Products for Every "Embarrassing" Problem
No spoilers, but in the words of America Ferrera’s character in Barbie, it’s hard being a woman. Just basic human “problems” have us feeling self-conscious, even though each and every one of us deals
No spoilers, but in the words of America Ferrera’s character in Barbie, it’s hard being a woman. Just basic human “problems” have us feeling self-conscious, even though each and every one of us deals with it all, too. So we’re putting “embarrassing problems” in quotation marks because, well, not all of them are problems and there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. You’re just a human being who may want to wax your nose hair. Or who gets severe gas pain. Or who loves garlic (and has the breath that comes with it. Again. Something everyone deals with.).
We didn’t pull any punches with this list—we get down and dirty and honest here. Not only do we want to share personal care products that work really well, we also want to remind you that you’re absolutely not “the only one”. And, for the record, none of these products should make you feel like anything is wrong with you. Pimples are normal. Snoring is common. We all sweat. They’re called personal care products for a reason, right? Read on to check out our top picks for the non-embarrassing “embarrassing problems” everyone has experienced.
Snoring isn't anyone's fault, but when you're waking up multiple times a night either by your own snoring or your partner's (<eye twitch>), it sure feels like someone's to blame. This rechargeable device is worn in your nose (complete with a detachable cover that's easy to clean) and almost 8k Amazon reviewers swear by it. Imagine not waking up filled with rage for less than $20. Wearable Anti-Snoring Device ($19.58)—Buy Here!
How about this heat, huh? We know. It's unbearable. But even when it's not sweltering outside, chafing around our most sensitive skin happens. This deodorant-style stick lets you glide on the protective balm anywhere you need it—thighs, bra line, and anywhere your skin is easily raw and irritated. Body Glide for Her ($10.99)—Buy Here!
Pet hair, don't care? 100%. We all love our activewear, but it somehow manages to pick up every. single. fuzz. in our house. Girlfriend Collective not only has adorable, versatile, flattering, and size-inclusive pieces (XXS to 6XL!), but their Float and Compression collections are pet hair-resistant, so if you don't already live in your Girlfriend Collective pieces (like we do), you'll definitely want to start now. Girlfriend Collective Float Collection—Shop Here! Girlfriend Collective Compression Collection—Shop Here!
Speaking of sweat, it happens to everyone. The moment you catch yourself in the mirror and realize your shirt has dark spots thanks to heat, stress, or toddler-chasing. Although everyone sweats, it's also annoying when your clothes get damaged or stained. These sweat pads stick directly onto your clothes to help absorb extra perspiration. Armpit Sweat Pads ($19.99)—Buy Here!
Why is it that we don't see how dirty out floors are until we don't have time to do anything about it? Enter this vacuum and mopping robot that you can control using the app, so you can set cleaning cycles, modes, and more, without even being at home. Plus, no more separate cleaning devices for hard and soft surfaces. Does it get easier? Kyvol Cybovac E31 Wi-Fi Connected Vacuum & Mopping Robot ($249.00)—Buy Here!
The thing with a lot of feminine products is that they disrupt your whole body balance. The Happy Biome Cleansing Wipes from Cora keep everything that's supposed to be there alone and are packed with postbiotics that keep your biome hydrated and happy. They're especially great for post-gym, mornings when you can't get a shower (we know it happens), and on-the-go. The Happy Biome Cleansing Wipes ($15.99)—Buy Here!
A bra that doesn't add any unwanted bulk and offers supreme posture support (since we're all slumped over our laptops constantly—you're doing it right now, aren't you?). Available in black, white, and nude in sizes 34B—42DD/E. Posture Corrector Bra ($50.00)—Buy Here!
Absolutely all jokes aside, gas pain is serious pain. It can be almost unbearable, but Gas-X is a tried-and-true remedy* that works fast. Don't leave home without it. No, for real. Don't. Gas-X Maximum Strength ($14.49)—Buy Here!
*Not intended as medical advice. Speak to your healthcare provider before using any medication.
Listen. We are in no way saying that your cycle is anything to be embarrassed about. Ever. What we are saying is that the Flex Reusable Menstrual Disc is incredibly comfortable, offers up to 12 hours of leak protection, and is so much better for the environment. Especially if you've found menstrual cups uncomfortable or hard to use, the Flex Disc can be a total game changer. Flex Reusable Menstrual Disc ($26.24)—Buy Here!
Sometimes your regular body wash just isn't enough to make you feel fresh (we get it). This cooling soap is excellent for keeping underarms, bra lines, and skin creases feeling clean and refreshed—all. day. long. Since it includes tea tree oil and peppermint, make sure to test a small area of your skin before using it everywhere. It's also cooling, so we suggest keeping it away from sensitive areas. Remedy Tea Tree Soap ($14.99)—Buy Here!
You've probably seen a ton of ads for these floating around, but with almost 3,000 Amazon reviewers rating it 4.8 out of 5 stars, it looks like this one really works. Tip: don't leave the suction piece on the surface of your skin too long. Like, at all. You'll end up with bruises versus clear pores. Trust us. Blackhead Remover Pore Vacuum ($19.99)—Buy Here!
Yep, you read that right. These undies are made with seaweed, but stick with us here. They're incredibly soft and silky and comfortable, yes. But the real draw here is that they're breathable, antibacterial, more absorbent than cotton, and moisture-wicking. They also don't include any chemicals and are sustainable, eco-friendly, low resource, and ethically made. They're available in 4 color options and made in either a thong or full brief style. You'll never go back. esme Seaweed-Based Undies ($24.00+)—Buy Here!
If you've never struggled with dandruff, you're definitely one of the lucky ones (though we're not mad at you). Not only can it make you self-conscious and wary of wearing dark colors, dandruff can also be incredibly uncomfortable, itchy, and downright painful. There are over 83k people who have been through it all, too, who rate Nizoral Dandruff Shampoo with 4.6 stars. Even some folks who feel like they've tried everything swear by this one. Nizoral Dandruff Shampoo ($15.88)—Buy Here!
They're not kidding around; pimple patches work. Should you be embarrassed about a breakout? Absolutely not. But it can be uncomfortable and even painful when those blemishes show up. Pop on a patch and watch it pull all the gunk out of your spots and soothe your skin. You'll be able to literally see your skin become less inflamed, not so red, and much smaller (if not gone) overnight. Miracle Patch Pimple Patches ($16.99)—Buy Here!
Before you ask: yes, it works. This stuff is brilliant (spray a couple of pumps on the surface of the water before you go, not after) and keeps odors contained. Poo-Pourri ($24.78/pk of 3)—Buy Here!
Take this one seriously. This super-effective callus remover is powerful and is made with magnesium sulfate, so we highly recommend using gloves and making sure you have everything you need right next to you (and only use it where needed). When used as directed, even the toughest of heels can be baby smooth. Callus Remover Solution ($15.99)—Buy Here!
Should you be embarrassed to enjoy a glass of wine? No. Should you be embarrassed if you skip drinking? No. Apothékary's Take the Edge Off Herbal Tincture can easily go up against any glass of white wine when you add a few drops to sparkling water. With powerful herbs that are shown to reduce tension, relax muscles, and even promote better sleep*, Take the Edge Off may become your new evening ritual. (More of a red wine person? Try Stop Your Wine-ing Powder!) Apothékary Take the Edge Off Herbal Tincture ($39.00)—Buy Here!
*This is in no way intended as medical advice. Speak to your healthcare provider before starting any supplement program, even natural products.
These have been around for a long time, and there's a good reason. TUCKS helps to soothe and protect irritation due to hemorrhoids and are easy to use, and can even be used as a compress by leaving them in place for up to 15 minutes. TUCKS Medicated Hemorrhoid Cooling Pads ($7.68)—Buy Here!
Believe it or not, Amazon reviewers rave about this waxing kit specifically designed for your nose. If you're over nose hair trimmers that aren't that awesome or plucking (yikes—ouch!), you'll want to give this close-to-painless kit a try. Nose Hair Wax Kit ($17.99)—Buy Here!
TikTok rarely leads us astray, and they've done it again with its love of TheraBreath. This mouthwash supports fresh breath for up to 24 hours and is truly a glow-up from the old green stuff you've been using for years. TheraBreath ($15.32/pk of 2)—Buy Here!
An all-surface stain and odor remover especially for pet owners , ZOOP even works on years-old stains. It leaves behind a light orangey scent that's not overpowering, either. No more pet smell. ZOOP Pro Enzyme Stain & Odor Remover ($17.45)—Buy Here!
Haven't jumped on the dermaplaning bandwagon yet? You'll wonder why you waited so long after using these. They gently remove the peach fuzz that we all have and leaves your complexion ready to absorb products better, a smoother makeup application, and an all-around glow. Kitsch Dermaplaner Facial Razors ($8.99)—Buy Here!
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