6 Ways Your Old Mascara Wand Can Still Be Of Great Use To You!

Sharon AlphonsoSharon Alphonso  |  Aug 6, 2020
6 Ways Your Old Mascara Wand Can Still Be Of Great Use To You!

The mascara wand may be tiny in size, but other than grooming your lashes, it’s capable of doing some pretty amazing things. If your current mascara product has passed its shelf life, don’t throw away the wand. Just leave the old mascara wand to soak in lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes, then thoroughly clean the mascara wand using shampoo and then for the final time, rinse the wand with plain water. Now that your mascara wand is squeaky clean and free from product, it’s ready for its next stage of life. 

6 Ways To Resuse Your Mascara Wand

Here’s a mini list of all the fun ways you can reuse your old mascara wand! 

1. To Remove Dead Skin Underneath The Cuticles

We don’t advice you to remove your cuticles because it’s that thick layer of skin that’s meant to seal the space between your nail palette and skin. If removed, dirt, germs and bacteria can easily enter in and cause infections. If you’re bothered with the way your cuticles look, what you can do is gently push them back with a wooden stick and whatever dead skin remains underneath the cuticle, squirt some nail polish remover over it and use your old mascara wand to scrub off the dead skin cells. Wash your nails with lukewarm water and apply cuticle oil to keep your cuticles soft and hydrated. 

Note: If you don’t have an old mascara wand, you can also make do with disposable mascara wands. It’s up to you!

2. To Undo Mascara Blunders


Let’s say that you accidentally applied too much product on your lashes, how do you fix it? By using your old mascara wand, of course! Use the wand to remove clumps and separate the lashes if they get stuck together because of excess product.

3. As A Lip Exfoliator

Lip scrubs are so passé! To remove dead skin from the lips, just apply petroleum jelly and use your old (but clean) mascara wand to scrub flaky skin off. After scrubbing your lips, don’t forget to apply lip balm to keep your pout smooth and baby soft. 

4. Try A DIY Lash Treatment


Castor oil is known to promote hair growth and add volume to limp hair. You can use your old mascara wand to apply castor oil to your lashes and eyebrows too. Castor oil will make the hair grow longer and thicker. 

5. To Do Your Household Chores

A tiny old mascara wand can be of great help to remove dirt that’s stuck between the keys of your keyboard, your jewellery, remote and microwave buttons. What you can do is spray the mascara wand with a disinfectant and then clean the area. For some of us, removing gunk is oddly satisfying. 

6. To Tame The Fly-aways

Fly-aways are tiny hair that refuse to stay put. It’s like they have a mind and a mood of their own. To tame them, you can spritz some hair spray on your old mascara wand and brush them down. This will take care of the problem once and for all!


Shelf-life of mascara is about 3 months. While you should chuck the product down, save the wand by giving it a new purpose! 

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