- Reddit user explained how her favourite tweezers recently became ‘dull’
- She said she managed to sharpen them by rubbing nail file against ‘grippy side’
- Other members of forum thanked her for expert tip, calling it ‘game-changer’
Beauty fans have revealed the simple trick that means you don’t have to throw out your blunt tweezers – and it involves using a nail file.
A Reddit user explained how she was recently left in despair after her favourite tweezers became ‘dull’ and wouldn’t grab fine hairs.
She described how she managed to sharpen them by ‘using a nail file to rub against the grippy side’.
The simple hack involves closing the tweezers around the nail file, and pulling it along it.
Other members of the forum rushed to thank her for the expert tip, describing it as a ‘game changer’.
Beauty fans have revealed a simple trick that means you don’t have to throw away your tweezers when blunt
Posting on the forum under the username giraffee125, the beauty fan explained: ‘My long-standing, favorite, would-cry-if-I-lost-them tweezers have recently become dull and won’t grab fine hairs.’
She described how she then tried ‘using a nail file to rub against the grippy side of the tweezers’, adding ‘IT WORKED.’
The Reddit user continued: ‘It was so easy and now my tweezers are back in business! I just wanted to share this easy tip in case anyone is dealing with a dull pair too!’
She later explained how she had used a metal nail file, while another beauty fan commented that fine sandpaper will also do the trick.
The trick involves using a nail file to rub against the ‘grippy side’ of the tweezers
Posting under the username _DorothyZbornak_, she explained: ‘Just fold the sandpaper to make it double-sided, close the tweezers around it, and pull.
On reading her post, others on the forum admitted they may have been needlessly throwing away their blunt tweezers.
One wrote: ‘I never thought of this! I’m going to sharpen mine right now!’
Another commented: ‘Now I’m questioning if the money I spent on “high quality” tweezers was wasted when my old totally-not-any-brand-at-all generic ones only ever needed a sharpening.’