When you wear glasses, you know one of the most common problems that go along with them and that can sometimes take your nerve: the glasses fog up. This often happens when you go from the cold to a warm room and in Corona times wearing a face mask also leads to this. One useful thing that can help is what is known as an anti-fog spray for glasses. This is also available in conventional drugstores such as DM or Rossmann. But if you want to do something right now and don’t have time to go to a store or if you simply prefer homemade products, you can also make an anti-fog spray for glasses yourself. We’ll show you how it works.
Make your own anti-fog spray for glasses
You can easily find and buy an anti-fog spray for glasses from DM. However, everyday things can also help you to avoid fogged glasses and never lose track of things again. In addition, you can also use these products spontaneously. These are not sprays (recipes with which you can make an anti-fog spray for glasses yourself follow below), but they are effective alternatives that you can try out. Here’s what you can do:
Anti-fogging for glasses with soap
It is best to only use dry soap if your glasses are not coated as this coating could be damaged by friction. All you have to do is gently spread dry soap on the glasses (on both sides) and then buff them with a microfiber cloth. Keep wiping until the glass is clean and crystal clear. How does soap work on glasses as anti-fogging??
The soap changes the surface structure of the glasses. As a result, the tiny water droplets that make up the vapor can no longer settle and the glasses will not fog up. If you don’t want to risk damaging your glasses with the dry soap, you can use shampoo, mild liquid soap and even washing-up liquid instead. Repeat “soaping” every week.
Shaving foam for glasses with anti-fog effect
Even shaving foam should be even more effective. It is so popular as an anti-fog aid that many housewives also use it for the bathroom mirror to prevent fogging while bathing or showering. Before you make an anti-fog spray for glasses yourself, you can also try it:
Rub both sides of the glass with shaving foam. Spread it thoroughly on all spots. Then rinse it off with warm water and you can wear your glasses without them fogging up.
Make anti-fog spray for glasses yourself – recipe ideas
You need a few more ingredients if you want to make a real anti-fog spray yourself. Of course, every ingredient has its function, which we will explain to you about in a moment. If you would like to make an anti-fog spray for glasses yourself, you can do this as follows:
- 40 ml of water
- 3 g citric acid
- 120 ml denatured alcohol
- 8 ml washing-up liquid
- 20 ml of glycerine
Start by dissolving the citric acid in the water. Then mix in the other ingredients and fill the liquid into a spray bottle. You already have an effective anti-fog spray for glasses such as those from Rossmann, DM and other shops. Then you can spray the spray on the glasses and distribute it well with a glasses cleaning cloth to prevent fogging.
It is the glycerine and the detergent that prevent fogging, as they deposit like a film on the glasses. Denatured alcohol is required so that the spray can be distributed without streaks again after spraying on.
Recipe with vinegar
Alcohol and vinegar are wonderful helpers in the fight against fogging. For this reason, you can also use them to make an anti-fog spray for glasses yourself. All you have to do is mix equal parts distilled water, vinegar and alcohol in a spray bottle and you’re ready to spray. Spread the spray evenly with a microfiber cloth.
Attention! If your glasses have a coating, you’d better refrain from experiments with self-made protective equipment and resort to professional means. You can also seek advice from your optician before you make your own anti-fog spray for glasses and find out which ingredients are safe for the coating.