Sometimes, the most useful hacks can come from the most unexpected materials. Take a tampon, for example. The hacks in this article prove that the humble tampon isn't just for, um, that time of the month.

From working as an unexpected beauty tool to even helping you in an emergency situation, here are a few useful ways to hack a tampon. 

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1. A Beauty Blender

1. A Beauty Blender
YouTube |  Makeup by Pree

If you've forgotten your Beauty Blender, don't fret. You can still highlight and contour, you just have to get a little creative. YouTuber Makeup by Pree put tampons to the test when it came to her beauty routine. 

Surprisingly, it worked really well. 

Surprisingly, it worked really well.
YouTube |  Makeup by Pree

It might not have given her the sharpest angles, but if you're in a pinch, a tampon will help you stay flawless. I've also heard of people using tampons to remove their makeup if they are out of cotton balls. Add a few tampons to your beauty bag to save the day!

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2. Nail polish remover

2. Nail polish remover
Instagram |  @annafrommontana

Dip a tampon in nail polish remover to help you get into each nook and cranny. The best thing about this hack is that you can change your pedicure without messing up your mani since your fingers will never come in contact with the nail polish remover.

3. Car air freshener

3. Car air freshener
Instagram |  @belovesel

Spritz some essential oils on a tampon and plug it into your car vent. If your car needs a quick blast of freshness, this will work in a snap.