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9 Ways of Using Deodorant

Everyone has some deodorant at home, but not everyone knows that there are many different ways to use this product besides just to get rid of bad odors. Deodorant can really save us from having a bad time, like if you get a blister while hiking, for example. Of course, you should always read the recommendations to know when you really shouldn’t use it.

5-Minute Crafts will show you 9 alternative uses for deodorant that could be very helpful to you. Just remember not to make this a routine — simply try one of these when you’re in an emergency and need something in a pinch.

1. It removes pimples.

Start by cleansing your face with soap and water to prepare the surface of your skin for the treatment. Then apply some deodorant with antiperspirant directly on the skin to make sure that the pimple disappears after a while.

2. It lets you wax your legs without irritating your skin.

Apply a little bit of deodorant with antiperspirant on your skin before waxing to avoid irritation and the typical “strawberry legs” that most people get after shaving or depilating.

3. It prevents the formation of blisters.

Certain deodorants may be effective at reducing foot blisters, like while hiking, for instance. These have to contain 20% of aluminum chloride hexahydrate in anhydrous ethyl alcohol for that to work. Still, you should take into account that there could be a side effect of skin irritation, so you should take preventive measures to reduce this risk.

4. It helps your makeup last longer.

Apply a thin layer of deodorant with antiperspirant to the areas of your face that produce the most oil. Then apply your makeup as usual. Doing that will help your makeup last much longer. If you’re trying this, it’s better to use a natural deodorant that’s aluminum-free.

5. It soothes itching from mosquito bites.

A deodorant spray or stick can act as a mosquito repellent if applied to exposed body parts. If you do get bit, swipe it onto a mosquito bite to reduce itching. The aluminum salts in the deodorant help stop pain and swelling.

6. It prevents glasses from slipping off your nose.

Place a thin layer of deodorant with antiperspirant around the arch of your nose. This will prevent the glasses from sliding down and falling off. Make sure the product you’re using says “antiperspirant” and not just “deodorant.”

7. It reduces facial shine.

To avoid your skin from becoming shiny due to being too oily, use a deodorant with a natural antiperspirant on the T-zone of your face. This prevents facial oil from building up and making your face shine.

8. Use it as a nail polish remover.

Spread concentrated deodorant spray on the nails to remove polish. This hack only works with spray deodorant.

9. It prevents hair frizz.

Keep your hairstyle looking neat and prevent your hair from getting frizzy by carefully applying some antiperspirant deodorant along the hairline around the face. Make sure to do this very carefully and always while covering your eyes. You can do the same thing around the hairline at the nape of your neck. This will prevent your hair from getting frizzy there too.

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