Does a hard day of meal prep leave you feeling great – but your hands smelling of onion and garlic? Is your bathroom gleaming and hygienic, but bleach your new perfume?

Never fear, we have the tricks you need to know to banish smells and allow you to remain your glowing self.

While bleach is a powerful germ buster, no one can say they love the smell. In fact, you should always make sure to use gloves and open all windows when you use it, as chlorine can irritate skin, mucous membranes and your lungs!

However, we’ve all had an oops where it splashes onto your skin.

The key to banishing that lingering bleach odour from your hands is pretty simple

Firstly, make sure to rinse the area clear of bleach immediately. Then grab some white vinegar or lemon juice – any acidic medium – and rub over your hands thoroughly for 30 seconds. Rinse them again.

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If the smell is still strong, you can try soaking your hands in lemon juice or vinegar for up to a minute. Be sure to baby your hands with some cream afterwards, as this is a rough procedure!

This same trick will also help banish lingering odours of garlic or onion from your hands

If there’s still a faint smell, or if the odour wasn’t too bad to begin with, grab a stainless steel spoon from your cutlery drawer. Run some cool water, and vigorously rub your hands over the stainless steel of the spoon for 30 seconds. This will banish any lingering smells for good.