Prevent The Bathroom Mirror from Fogging

Nothing is more frustrating than hoping out of a nice long shower, and finding the bathroom mirror completely fogged over. Hand wiping or towel wiping can leave behind streaks and smears that make it difficult to shave or apply makeup. Avoid that extra stress in your morning routine by using one of these tricks to prevent your bathroom mirror from fogging

Say goodbye to a foggy bathroom mirror

Shaving Cream

Sounds crazy, but it works. Next time you shave, lather shaving cream on the mirror and wipe it off with a towel. The next time you shower, you’ll find your bathroom mirror free of fog. One treatment of shaving cream keeps mirrors fog free for a week or two.


Don’t want to waste the shaving cream? Try a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and warm water with just a couple drops of dish soap. Use a spray bottle to spray over your mirror, then wipe clear with a newspaper for a streak-free shine. This solution will work for several days. It does leave a faint vinegar odor behind for about an hour, but adding a squirt of lemon juice can soften the smell.

Dish Soap

A light mixture of liquid dish soap and water will also prevent your mirror from fogging. However, this combination will only last for about a day. Apply to the mirror, and wipe clean with a paper towel.

How do you prevent your bathroom mirror from fogging?

Maybe your existing exhaust fan isn’t performing like it should anymore or it’s time to design your bathroom of your dreams to get a layout that minimizes foggy mirrors. If you’re looking for a quality bathroom remodeler, look no further than Re-Bath, with locations across the country, there is sure to be someone near you.