As glamor geniuses, makeup mavens and skincare enthusiasts, we know that innovation can come from unexpected places. From scotch tape for precise eyeliner, baby powder for greasy hair and homemade yogurt face masks - we have all used products for things that aren’t necessarily what they’re advertised for, and it works!
Now, obviously we use wax strips for waxing but these beauties can be used for much more! In this blog, we'll explore some creative and unexpected uses for wax strips that go beyond waxing.
Wax strips are an incredible way to exfoliate your skin in areas such as your elbows or heels. The gentle adhesive on the strips helps to lift away dead skin cells, leaving your skin smoother and more radiant. All you need to do is cut the wax strips into smaller pieces and apply them to the areas with rougher skin. Gently press and peel to reveal a softer, rejuvenated surface. You’ll thank us for it later!
DIY Pore Strips
Blackheads are an unwanted problem that we all face but they’re common and can be painful when trying to squeeze them out. So next time you want to get rid of your blackheads, consider using one of your wax strips. Apply the wax strip to your nose or any other problem area, press it firmly against your skin and peel away. The strip will stick itself onto impurities, helping to unclog pores and leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean.
Brow Shaping Made Easy
Achieving perfectly shaped eyebrows is not always the easiest task, especially if you’re shaping them by yourself. But a wax strap can make shaping so much easier. Simply, cut the strips into smaller, more manageable sizes and use them to shape your brows with precision. The strips will provide a guideline for where to pluck, trim or even wax to give you symmetrical and well-defined brows. This hack is a game-changer for anyone who prefers at-home maintenance.
Lipstick Stain Removal
Have you ever put on a luscious white top and accidentally got a lipstick or makeup stain on it? We’ve all been through that nightmare but wax strips are the answer - we swear by it! Place a wax strip over the stained area, press gently and you’ll see that the wax will lift the lipstick stain from the fabric. Once you’ve done that, follow up with a gentle wash and you'll be amazed at how effectively the wax strip gets rid of the stubborn makeup stains.
Temporary Hemming for Fashion Emergencies
Excited to wear your new pants but they’re too long? Try using a wax strip for a quick and temporary solution. Fold the excess fabric, place a wax strip along the fold and press to secure. Surprisingly, this makeshift hem will hold for the day, allowing you to wear your favorite outfit without any fashion faux pas.
Eyelash Glue Cleanup
Fake eyelashes complete an entire look! But removing the glue afterward can be tricky and annoying. Grab your wax strips, cut them into small pieces and use them to gently lift away residual eyelash glue without tugging on your natural lashes. It's a delicate and effective method to remove the glue painlessly and with ease.
Wax strips are more than just a tool for hair removal. They are versatile beauty hacks that can be used for a variety of things. From exfoliation to DIY pore strips and beyond, these strips have the potential to revolutionize your skincare and beauty routines.
Embrace your creativity and experiment with these weird but wonderful hacks!