I’m amazed at all of the uses of hand sanitizer. There are so many I’m going to continue sharing with you a few more ideas.
If you happen to run out of dry shampoo, try some hand sanitizer. Squeeze a bit on your fingertips and massage lightly into your roots and your hair will look just as good.
If you haven’t cleaned the surface of your flat iron in a while, grab your hand sanitizer. The iron can be coated not only with hair products but bacteria. After the iron cools down, smear on some hand sanitizer, wait a few minutes and then wipe it clean.
When you’re spritzing with hairspray, it’s easy for the mirror to get caught in the crossfire. Getting it off your mirror can take a little effort but it’s easier with some hand sanitizer. Simply place some on a microfiber cloth or paper towel, wipe, and your mirror will sparkle again.
You can also use the product to get your makeup brushes extra clean by rubbing them with sanitizer after you wash them. Make sure to allow the brushes to air dry fully.
If your kids—or you—accidentally write on your whiteboard with a Sharpie or other permanent marker, here’s an easy remedy. First, write over the permanent marker with a dry erase pen, and then wipe it all off using hand sanitizer. You may need to do this a few times to remove all traces.
You can also use hand sanitizer to get permanent ink off of clothing. Just be sure to dab at the stain, rather than rub, and place a piece of newspaper between layers so that the ink doesn’t bleed from one layer to the other.
The gel also works great at pre-treating stains before laundering. Rub some in, let it sit for one to three minutes, blot it away and apply Tide or similar detergent and then wash as directed on the label.