Bathroom basics and beauty bag essentials are, well, essentials, but did you know they might come in handy for more than just their standard purpose?
Beauty experts have lifted the lid on more creative ways to use everyday products for a whole host of different ailments and beauty dilemmas, and we couldn’t wait to share some of our favorites with you.
See below for some of the most versatile beauty basics out there:
Standard use: To soak up pesky sweat molecules under the arms.
Can also be used to: Prevent blisters.
It’s a no brainer – blisters are very painful, and very annoying. They thrive in moist environments, so can become a particular nuisance in the summer when our feet are sweating in tight shoes. Deodorant is designed to absorb moisture, so by spraying some on your feet blisters will be less likely to form. Simple!
Standard use: To decorate your eyelids.
Can also be used to: Cover up roots.
Struggling to find time to fit in an appointment at the hairdressers to get your roots coloured? Fear not, eyeshadow is a great temporary solution to covering greys and dark bits, and you won’t even need any hairspray. Simply choose a shadow that is similar to your hair, and using a brush dab the product onto your roots.
Standard use: To add extra moisture to your locks.
Can also be used to: Shave your legs.
That awkward moment when you get into the bath/shower, ready to shave your legs, only to find you’ve run out of shaving foam. Well ladies, never again will you have to endure this calamity, for hair conditioner serves as a great alternative to shaving foam, similarly working to soften the hair and lessen friction between the razor blade and your skin. Slather on a 10 pence-sized lump on each leg to ensure the best results.
Standard use: To set your ‘do.
Can also be used to: Set make-up.
If you lust after – but can’t afford – the expensive, long-lasting make-up products, hairspray may just be your new best friend. On film sets, make-up artists will regularly spritz their client’s faces with hairspray after applying their make-up to help keep foundation flawless and everything else in place. Be careful not to spray into your eyes or mouth when trying this trick yourself and be warned hairspray can be quite drying – so limit how much you use it.
Standard use: To add extra shine and enhance the whiteness of teeth.
Can also be used to: Get rid of stained or dull fingernails.
Whitening toothpastes are essentially stain removers, so if your nails are looking worse for wear, you may want to give them a minty boost. Dab on a small dollop of toothpaste on your weakened nails and leave for five minutes before rubbing off. You will find them much shinier and cleaner following application.
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