Is there an extra toothbrush lying around your house that your dentist may have given you during your last visit? If so, here are 9 ways you can include that toothbrush in your beauty routine.
Tame Annoying Frizzies
Having flyaways, baby hairs, or all of the above can be hard to maintain. Big brushes and combs to tame them just won’t do. Using a toothbrush is a great way to tame those stubborn hairs. Lightly spray a toothbrush with hair spray and gently run the toothbrush across flyaways to lay them smooth and flat. To smooth your edges, you can use hair spray, gel, or a smoothing serum to brush down the edges you want tamed.
Exfoliate Your Lips
If your lips have been feeling a little dry and chapped lately, try exfoliating them. Apply a lip balm, petroleum jelly, or any moisturizing oil to your lips and gently exfoliate using the toothbrush. Doing this will help to remove any dead flakes and also prevents your lips from getting chapped.
Clean Dirty Nails
If you don’t have the time or budget to get your nails done at the nail salon, give yourself a home manicure. An important step in a home manicure though is making sure to clean the dirt under your nails. By running a toothbrush across the tops of your fingernails with soap and water, it’ll remove the dirt in seconds.
Texture Your Hair
Sometimes there’s going to be those hair days where it just falls flat. You can create an “oomf” to your hair by teasing and back combing with a toothbrush. Texturize any hairstyle whether it be a braid or a bun with a toothbrush to create an effortless look.
Declump Your Mascara
Sometimes we can go overboard when applying mascara and accidentally apply too much. Of course, when going overboard there will be consequences from clumps to more clumps and to even more clumps. In case this happens, you can use a new toothbrush (to avoid infection from dirty ones) and run it through your lashes from root to tip. It’ll declump your mascara evenly and you won’t have to worry about going overboard ever again.
Tame Your Brows
If you lost your brow brush for the tenth time in a row, a toothbrush is a great alternative. Spraying a little hairspray on a toothbrush to comb through your brows will help to keep them in place.
Make Ingrown Hairs Disappear
What you’re probably thinking is “how?” Well, here’s how: Brush the area gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush and this will help to release those irritating and unwanted hairs.
Cute Nail Art
A toothbrush is a fantastic nail tool to use if you’re bored of the same one-colored manicure. Dab the toothbrush in your favorite color or colors and stipple the toothbrush on your nail to create a mesmerizing effect.
Erase Your Fake Tan
To remove a faux tan, make a mixture of baking soda, water, and lemon juice. Using your toothbrush, coat it in the mixture and start exfoliating.