When people think of their toothbrush, they think of good oral hygiene, preventing cavities and presenting a fresh and beautiful smile to others. Of course these are all excellent things to do with your toothbrush, but there are also ways of using this tool that have nothing to do with your mouth. Instead of just one toothbrush sitting next to the toothpaste in your bathroom cabinet, buy several and use them for any number of unique problems around the house.
Explore these eight unique uses for your toothbrush:
1 – Mascara Brush – Many women have trouble getting smooth mascara application with no clumps. A clean toothbrush can be used to brush your eyelashes and get rid of those unsightly clumps of excess makeup.
2 – Nail Cleaning Brush – Any woman with long nails knows how quickly they can get dirty when doing housework, gardening or other tasks around the home. A simple toothbrush is a great tool for scrubbing away the dirt and for also banishing dry skin or cuticles when giving yourself and manicure.
3 – Hair Fixing Brush – No one would brush their entire head of hair with a toothbrush, but it can be a great tool for quick fixes and help with styling. Want a smooth ponytail but have too many flyaways? Spritz a bit of hairspray on the toothbrush and use it to comb them back into the hairstyle. This versatile tool can be also used for small spot teasing and also for days when you opt for a dry shampoo treatment.
4 – Eyebrow Brush – A clean toothbrush makes an excellent eyebrow brush that you can use to straighten out the hairs for the perfect look.
5 – Lip Exfoliator – Every woman wants smooth, plump lips and exfoliating them regularly is a great way to achieve this. It also helps your lipstick or lip gloss lay more smoothly and look better. A soft toothbrush and some water or natural moisturizer can be used to remove dry or dead skin. Just use a small circular motion to will have fresh, beautiful lips in no time. Toothbrushes can also be used to exfoliate skin on other parts of your face or body.
6 – Beauty Product Applicator – Beauty products, such as sugar scrubs or gritty facial creams can be applied easily with a clean toothbrush. They are also very useful for smoothing on masks and also for removing them after the product has dried.
7 – Help for Ingrown Hairs and Shaving Bumps – Toothbrushes can be used plain or with and exfoliating scrub to eradicate ingrown hair problems and unsightly bumps caused by shaving or waxing. This not only improves the look of your skin a lot, it also can give you considerable relief from itch and irritation.
8 – Cleaning Tool for Other Brushes – All makeup tools and brushes become dirty after a while and need to be cleaned in order to maintain their effectiveness and prevent the growth of bacteria. A small toothbrush becomes an excellent tool to scrub and clean your other makeup brushes. The bristles can reach into the nooks and crannies on your other tools much better than your fingers can.