We all use a toothbrush daily to keep our teeth healthy and white. But when, after a few months of use, it becomes too old and ruined to clean our pearly whites well, don’t discard it. An old toothbrush can still be useful. Here are 4 beauty related ways on how to put it to good use:
1. Exfoliate your lips
One of the most common and known ways to put an old tootbrush to good use is by using it to exfoliate lips. Simply brush the toothbrush on your lips to remove the dead skin cells on the surface. You may also use the toothbrush to rub vaseline or a mixture of olive oil, honey and sugar. The results? Soft and smooth lips that are ready to be kissed. 🙂
2. Exfoliate your elbows and knees. And anywhere else?
The skin on our elbows and knees is thicker and rougher and so needs to be exfoliated regularly to be kept soft and smooth. Using a toothbrush on those areas is a great and inexpensive way to do that. In theory, you could use a toothbrush to scrub the skin all over your body, face included, but I wouldn’t recommend doing that. On some areas like the face, our skin is more delicate and needs to be treated with proper care. If you still wanna exfoliate those parts with a toothbrush, use a very old one with very soft bristles or you might end up doing more harm than good.
3. Groom your eyebrows
Do you have unruly eyebrows? You don’t have to spend money on eyebrow brushes to tame them, your old toothbrush will work just as well. Simply put some vaseline on it (some people prefer using hair spray instead) and comb your brows back into place.
4. Clean your hair brushes
Just like your makeup brushes, your hair brushes need to be cleaned frequently otherwise the gunk in them will be transferred onto your hair whenever you brush it and comb it. And you don’t want that, right? Wash your combs and brushes with shampoos and then brush them with a toothbrush to remove all the traces of dirt that could still be left on them.
Do you know any other beauty-related things you can do with an old toothbrush?