Everyone has toothbrushes from the dentist’s office that they never use to brush their teeth. Instead of throwing them away, try these tricks for hair, nails, and more.

Toothbrush is a necessity for all of us in maintaining a set of healthy teeth. However, besides using the trusty toothbrush to brush our teeth, can we use it for other purposes? Well, there are plenty of other uses but here, I’ll look at 10 of them that are beauty related.

Exfoliate your lips
To keep your lips kissable, run an old toothbrush under warm water and gently brush your lips with it. If you like, you can add vaseline to your lips and then brush off with warm water. This will help remove dead skin on your lips and make your lips soft and smooth.

Scrub away your dead cuticles during manicure and pedicure
If you do your own manicure and pedicure, a toothbrush is really handy. When you’re done with pushing your cuticles, just scrub your nails with a toothbrush to get rid of the dead cuticles. The toothbrush can also help scrub away dead skin on your fingers and feet!

Scrub your elbows, knee caps and heels
You should exfoliate your elbows, knee caps and heels often so that they don’t become rough and look vastly different from other parts of your body. But you don’t always need fancy products to smoothen them. When you’re bathing, your can scrub them using a toothbrush and some soap. Since a toothbrush isn’t too harsh on those areas, you can use them every day or every other day.

Exfoliate your face
This one is controversial as some people will obviously find a toothbrush too harsh for their skin. Your best bet is to use an old toothbrush that has softer bristles. Best if it’s electric as it makes the scrubbing easier. Look how easy Michelle Phan does it with hers! But I wouldn’t recommend this for those with sensitive or thin skin though.

Written by jale