In case you were wondering what your next beauty purchase should be, save your money—there’s an undiscovered hair, makeup and manicure tool sitting on your bathroom counter: Your toothbrush. From smoothing flyaways to keeping your nails in tip-top shape, it’s a triple threat. Here, 7 toothbrush hacks we consider the perfect addition to your get-pretty routine. Who knew such a beauty wonder had been sitting right under your nose this whole time?
Your Beauty Routine Just Got So Much Better
1. Settle Flyaways
Spritz some flexible-hold hairspray on your toothbrush and run it across unruly strands. This is perfect for settling stray hairs without rocking the slicked-back look.
2. Keep Nails Clean
Let your fingers soak in a bowl of warm water and soap, then use your toothbrush to scrub under and around your nails. Lastly, apply a cuticle oil to moisturize.
3. Revive Flaky Lips
The next time your lips get dry and flaky, apply an exfoliator on your pout, then scrub lips gently with a toothbrush in a circular motion to slough off dead skin.
4. Give Hair Texture
Use your bristles like a tiny teasing brush to give braids, twists and ponytails subtle-yet-believable lived-in texture.
5. Get A Clump-Free Flutter
To give your lashes natural-looking definition, dab some mascara onto your toothbrush to gently coat them, without making them clumpy.
6. Tame Unruly Brows
If you're in a pinch, a toothbrush and lip balm are all you need to comb and keep your brows in place all day. Dip the bristles into your favorite balm and comb.
7. Fix Tanning Faux Pas
Create a paste by mixing baking soda and lemon juice and apply it to splotchy areas. Use your toothbrush to scrub away all traces of excess tanner.