Daily Health Tips update for June 29:
Your hairdryer—it’s not just for drying your ‘do anymore. Check out these quick tips for turning hot air into a helping hand.
- Get salon nails at home. Once you’ve painted your nails a great new shade, set the dryer to cool and blow across your nails for 5 minutes each. The cool air will help evaporate the thinners in the polish and give it a harder finish.
- Set photos free. Don’t pry off that old photo! To work a delicate photograph off one of those sticky album pages, blow warm air onto the back of the page while gently tugging the photo loose.
- Duster can’t reach? Set the dryer on cool and point it at dusty shelves or intricate knickknacks to blow the debris off. Start from the highest shelf and work your way down so that gravity can work in your favor.
- Unwrinkle plastic shower curtains or tablecloths. Blow hot air onto a brand new plastic shower curtain or tablecloth to get wrinkle-free fast. Make sure you keep the dryer 12 inches from the surface so it won't melt.
- Perfect frosting. To harden frosting or icing on cakes or cookies, blow cool air directly on it. To brighten up your tasty creation, give the icing a shot of hot air.
- Get rid of crayon marks or wax spills. Have your kids gone totally wild? Blow-dry crayon marks or wax spills on high heat until it melts, then wipe clean with a soapy sponge.