Ah, the old toothbrush – either promptly thrown away or left in the guest bathroom for no one to use again, but everyone to be just a little curious about. Our grandmothers would have us believe it is a highly useful grout-scrubbing tool (weird, we suddenly can’t find the cleaner), but lucky for you, we have discovered it has a bounty of DIY beauty uses. Check out our top seven ways to stay dolled up with your old toothbrush.
1. Hair-dye applicator
This tool is pure brilliance when it comes to root touch-ups and highlighter application. Just dip the bristles in your hair-color concoction and go to work!
2. Lip exfoliator
Pick up any old beauty magazine, and you’ll see this is a time-tested tip. Use a dry brush to buff away dead skin from lips, and follow up with a balm or cream to leave your pucker pretty as ever. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also use your brush as an exfoliator on your face. Stick to the areas around your nose and on your chin
3. Fingernail cleaner
Play in the dirt? Us too. Your brush, coupled with a little bit of soap and water, can help clean out the nooks and crannies around your nail-bed. You’ll be sparkling in no time.
4. Flyaway tamer
This is downright magical for anyone with fine or frizzy hair. Spritz your favorite hairspray on the bristles and show those flyaways who is boss. Great for updos, down-dos, and everything in between. Time to crack the whip on those wild wispies!!
5. Lash separator
We may or may not be guilty of doing this with our fingers when we’re in a pinch post-mascara, but trust us, the brush is better. Also, you won’t have anyone noticing weird black stains on your fingers – oh, the price of beauty. Toss a travel brush in your tote and wiggle it back and forth against your lashes after a fresh coat of mascara. Voila!
6. Eyebrow brush
When your eyebrows are a bit on the rebellious side, use your toothbrush to whip them back into shape. Dab a little brow gel on your brush, and swipe across your brows, making sure to follow your natural arch
7. Fake-tan remover
Orange you glad we came to the rescue here? Fake tanning lotion is a godsend for those concerned with cancer, but it leaves those pesky, telltale orange streaks all over your fingers and hands. Grab a facial exfoliator and go to town on those over-orange digits.
Dr. Coleman is a leading cosmetic dentist in the United States, as well as an international lecturer in dental techniques and technology. With a great sense of humor and a sense of compassion for others, Dr. Coleman takes pride in improving the lives and smiles of his patients.