- Drew Barrymore, 46, shared her DIY technique for trimming nose hair.
- She once got her nose hairs waxed and got “horribly sick,” so she sticks to shortening them with special scissors now.
- “It’s those funny little steps that we tend to forget but when we go out in the world those little details make a big difference,” she said.
When you hear the words “beauty routine,” nose hair removal may not immediately come to mind, but Drew Barrymore is here to remind you that it should. The actress and talk show host, 46, has been trimming her own nostril fuzz for years now, and she’s learned the dos and don’ts the hard way. That’s why she took the liberty of sharing them with the world on The Drew Barrymore Show.
“A funny thing I tend to forget about is nose hairs,” she said in the clip, armed with tissue tucked into her collar to catch any rogue tendrils. “Now, I have done one of those machines that plucked everything out and I felt like a naked gazelle—I felt so sexy, I was like, ‘Oh my god, nude nostrils?’ Everything.”
But things went downhill from there. She got “horribly sick” and blamed it on her bare nose holes. “I was like, ‘Maybe there is something to those protective fibres of nose hairs?’” she said.
And she’s not wrong. Nose hairs act as a filter for particles in the air, trapping potentially harmful things like allergens and mould which is why, since getting sick, Barrymore simply trims up using a special pair of scissors.
“They’re rounded so you can actually get right in the nostril and start trimming around it,” she explained. “And because they’re rounded, they won’t cut you.” This technique keeps the protective fibres in while getting rid of unsightly overhang that, in Barrymore’s case, tends to collect face powder. “It’s not very attractive,” she laughed. “I’m gonna actually go with the word disgusting.”
She didn’t mention the exact pair of scissors she uses, but they’re something similar to these nose hair scissors, which are only $10 on Amazon. After a few snips, Barrymore finishes the job by licking a Q-tip and swabbing the inside of her nose to clean it up “and make it all nice and pretty.”
“It’s those funny little steps that we tend to forget but when we go out in the world those little details make a big difference,” she continued. “Then, you won’t have nose hairs flying out when you smile, which mine tend to do unless I trim them.”
The more you know!