Anyone bored by their grooming routine will be pleased to know there are some products out there that are both useful and rather funny. Here are our top three weird health and grooming gadgets for girls and guys.
1. PERSPIRATION PANTS
A lazy girl’s dream, these nude hotpants can be worn under everyday clothes to reduce cellulite. Tess Daly and Holly Valance love them. Not that weird? Think again. Going on the basis that for each gram of sweat, you lose half a calorie, the hotpants work by making you sweat more. And if worn in the gym, they increase sweating by 80 per cent and profess to make a 30-minute workout, as calorie blasting as a 60-minute one. Lovely.
2. THE NECK TONER
Do jowls and saggy necks strike fear into you if they’re so much as mentioned? Well, fend off any lower-facial droops with the Neckline Trainer by Paul Younane. The device helps you flex your neck and jaw muscles for two minutes a day to tone, strengthen and define the weakened muscles. Comes with an instruction DVD and three different resistance coils for beginners, intermediate and advanced. Say ‘aaah’ …
3. THE PMS MAGNET
A pink, glittery magnet, about the size of a £2 coin, that ladies can leave inside their pants to miraculously alleviate period pain – sounds ridiculous, right? But 94 per cent of women in clinical trials noticed their cramps were reduced or completely relieved, and 70 per cent reported a decrease in irritability. Women also reported fewer spots and improvements in other symptoms of PMS. The magnet is said to work by stimulating circulation in the area.
1. BAD BREATH TESTER
Judge how close you should get on a hot date with a little gadget that tests your breath. You’ll be ranked from 0-4 (each with a different cartoon face) based on the gases in your breath.
2. THE MANWASHER
This kit means business. In with your usual Cool Metal shower gel and bodyspray, you’ll find one serious scrubbing device to keep your bod squeaky clean. One side has an exfoliating mesh, which looks a little like a kitchen scourer, and a high-wear lathering
micro-mesh for efficient soap distribution. You’ll never feel cleaner.
3. THE DIY BACKSHAVER
Hairy backs aren’t hot, but nor is asking your girlfriend to shave it for you. Do the honours yourself with a bending Inspector Gadget style shaving device called a Mangroomer, that reaches every inch of your back. It’s lightweight and it folds up, so it’s perfect for travelling – sport your super-smooth torso on the beach on your next trip.