Life Hacks: 5 Grooming and Beauty Tricks That Actually Work

Life just got a little easier. Have you ever wondered if there are some grooming hacks out there that could save you time, pain, and embarrassment? Simple, clever things that let you do a lot with a little? Such as using conditioner when you run out of shaving cream or taming your eyebrows with hair gel. Make your life easier by using these creative grooming and beauty tricks that will totally change your perspective.

1. Reduce greasiness with the help of coffee filters

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Blot that T-zone with coffee filters | iStock.com

When your face gets very oily, use coffee filters or even Starbucks napkins to quickly remove oil. Blot the napkin over your forehead, nose, and chin to absorb the grease. Odd as it might seem, toilet seat covers work just as well as coffee filters to fix an oily face.

2. Before you shave, leave shaving cream on for five minutes to avoid razor burn

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No guy likes the red bumps and irritated skin that sometimes occur after shaving. This little hack will help you reduce irritation by preparing your pores for shaving. It only takes a few extra minutes to do, and your skin will look and feel great.

3. Trim stray mustache hairs with a nail clipper

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A man trimming his beard | iStock.com

Men, when your mustache gets random long hairs, trim them with your nail clipper. Easy, effortless, and a quick way to get rid of straggling hairs. We told you these tricks were easy!

4. No time to wash your hair?

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In a rush? Try cornstarch | iStock.com

Avoid going out with greasy hair by using corn starch. It takes only a few minutes to apply, and it soaks up a lot of the moisture. Simply sprinkle the cornstarch on your hair line wherever grease builds up, and then rub and blend it into your scalp. You can add more as needed, but it’s best to start with a small amount. It will leave your hair looking bright and fresh. Also, cornstarch is a cheaper alternative to dry shampoo, which is usually pricey and doesn’t work properly most of the time.

5. Eliminate underarm sweat stains with lemon juice

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No one likes yellow pit stains on their shirts. Remove sweat stains from your shirts simply by scrubbing them with a mixture of equal parts lemon juice and water before placing in the wash. The end result? A shirt that looks clean and smells fresh.