5 Weird Uses For Deodorant That Are Total Game-Changers
You might think we’re crazy, but no, deodorant is no longer just for your underarms. Its unique combination of active ingredients can make it ideal for plenty of other personal and home care applications, saving you time, money frustration and even pain. Below are five of our favorite uses for this ingenious product that are true game-changers.
1. Prevent Blisters
Put an end to uncomfortable rubbing caused by new shoes once and for all by rolling a little deodorant along the typical trouble spots on your skin. It creates just the right amount of lubrication to keep you safe from blisters and dramatically reduces your Band-Aid budget. Bonus: it keeps your new shoes smelling fresher for longer.
2. Avoid Chaffing
Whether you’re an athlete, a curvy lady or both, this might be the best deodorant hack of them all. Smoothing a little deodorant along where the band of your bra touches your skin and on the insides of your thighs where they tend to touch can prevent a world of pain and rashes. Similar to how it protects against blisters, the deodorant helps create a smooth-gliding surface while also preventing sweat accumulation, therefore avoiding any unwanted friction.
3. Treat Mosquito Bites
While natural deodorant lovers despise the conventional kinds for their aluminum content, that active ingredient is also amazing at soothing the itch of pesky mosquito bites. So if you haven’t jumped on the au naturale bandwagon just yet, dab a little deodorant on your bites instead of purchasing a pricey anti-itch or hydrocortisone cream.
4. Quiet That Squeaky Door
We don’t suggest sticking your solid or roll-on deodorant in the hinges of your noisy door, but if you’re a spray-on deodorant fan, you definitely don’t need to go out and buy WD40 if you don’t feel like it. Your personal deodorizer will provide just enough lubrication in between the metal sliders to put an end to all of the squeaky, screechy sounds that drive you insane each time you open and close the door.
5. Remove Nail Polish
Thanks to the high rubbing alcohol content of spray-on deodorant products, they make for solid nail polish removers when you’re in a pinch and don’t have your typical solution nearby. Just spray it on each fingernail, let it sit for a minute or so, and then start scrubbing with a cotton pad. The polish won’t come off as easily as it does with standard remover, and it might take a second round of spray to get all of it off, but if you remain patient and diligent, you will be successful.
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