How Can You Stop Your Bathroom Mirror From Steaming Up?

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As the morning gets colder and the central heating goes on, the change in temperature means the bathroom can quickly fill up with steam that can be tough to clear and makes trying to get on with your morning routine a real nightmare! However, there are a few tips and tricks that you can use to help you see clearly on those early mornings…


It’s an obvious one really, but opening the window in your bathroom is certainly the easiest way to clear the build up of steam after a hot shower. However, as autumn and winter approach this isn’t always the most appealing option as you will lose all the lovely heat from your bathroom and nobody enjoys stepping out of a hot shower into an icy cold bathroom! There are some other more inventive solutions to the problem however!

Shaving foam

That’s right, shaving foam! If you dab a small amount (really just a small amount, if you squirt it all over the mirror you’ll just end up with streaks) onto the mirror and wipe it off with a dry cloth, next time your bathroom steams up your mirror should be clear.


Dish soap or hand soap, this works for the same reason that shaving foam works, in that the soap creates a thin protective film over the mirror that prevents condensation from clinging to the surface.


Mix together equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle and keep it in the bathroom. Not only is this a great cleanser for general use on your shower screen etc., but if you spray it over your mirror and wipe away with a dry cloth, it will prevent the mirror from steaming up.

Steam-free mirror

Of course, this is the 21st Century, so there’s always a technological solution to the problem! At Opulenza we have a great range of steam-free LED mirrors that will make your mornings a breeze! You can take a look at them here.

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