Did you ever think that there are uses for a toothbrush other than for keeping your teeth in tip top condition? Well, I’m here to share with you that very fact. A toothbrush has the potential to become the all-purpose beauty tool you simply can’t do without. And that’s such an attractive proposition because not only can it perform numerous functions but they’re dead cheap. And, you can get them with fine to hard bristles to suit your needs. Once you know the great uses for a toothbrush in your beauty routine, you’ll wonder why never knew them before.
1 Use It to Apply Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a great fix for when you don’t have time to wash your hair, but you can be in such a hurry so you dump too much and waste time brushing it out. You might as well have spent the time washing your hair! One of the great uses for a toothbrush makes dry shampoo application a breeze. With a toothbrush you can spot apply dry shampoo to the areas that need it, rather than dumping it all over.
2 Use It to Declump Mascara
Is clumpy mascara the bane of your makeup routine? Everyone hates the clumpy mascara look, right? A dry toothbrush will separate your lashes, leaving them looking lush and full.
3 Use It as a Nail Tool
There are two ways to use a toothbrush when you’re doing a manicure. One is simply as a nailbrush to get all the dirt from under your nails and make them super clean. And second, it works great as an exfoliator on your cuticles. And talking of exfoliation …
4 Use It to Exfoliate Your Lips
You do know that for baby soft, kissable lips you should exfoliate regularly – right? A toothbrush will do the job. Use a soft bristle brush dipped in petroleum jelly and rub gently in a circular motion. Don’t push and pull – your lips are sensitive. You want the perfect pout, not something that resembles fish scales.
5 Use It as a Hairbrush
Do you struggle with getting grips with some of the more intricate hairstyles? Use a toothbrush! You can pick up small areas of hair to move to where you need to. A toothbrush also makes a great teaser for big and poufy styles; it’s especially good for using on the crown. And wait! There’s a third way a toothbrush doubles as a hairbrush. If you have flyaways, spray some hairspray onto a toothbrush and tame those wisps.
6 Use It to Groom Your Eyebrows
Got a spoolie in your beauty kit? No? Fear not, grab a new toothbrush. You can use the toothbrush to groom your brows. A gentle brush in one direction will brush away any stray hairs. And then, to keep them perfectly, neatly groomed, spray some hairspray on the brush and gently stroke over your brows. (Don’t forget to wash the toothbrush afterwards ready for next time.)
7 Use It after You Shave
Do you have ingrown hairs left after shaving? Get to work on those pesky bumps with a toothbrush. Put some exfoliant on the brush and work gently over the bumpy area.
8 Use It to Clean Your Beauty Tools
Toothbrushes are built to clean! Not only can they do a great job on your gnashers but it works great on getting into all those tiny nooks and crannies in your beauty tools. You can use it to clean out all those hard to reach places in your brushes, combs, and hairdryer. Use it dry to get rid of lint and use it wet to get rid of dirt and product build up.
9 Use It to Correct Fake Tan Mistakes
Go a few overly-dark patches after you’ve applied faux tan? Make up a solution of half a cup of lemon juice, 1 cup of water and one tablespoon of baking soda. Apply the solution to the offending area with a soft toothbrush. (I wonder if this would work on hair dye that’s gone beyond the hair line too?)
Now you know some ace ways to use a toothbrush in your beauty routine are you going to pop a couple in your cart the next time you go to the store?
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