I don’t want to think about what the world would be without deodorant . We would probably be incapable of surviving the hot months or a spinning session with dignity and, although more than one seems to be unaware of the existence of this product, it is a basic part of daily hygiene for men and women. However, deodorant can help us in many other ways that you didn’t know about until now. Discover its most surprising uses!
Thanks to the beauty industry, deodorant has become a basic part of our daily hygiene. Before leaving the house, after a shower, or after a sports session, its use is practically mandatory if you want to feel fresh and good. But did you know that deodorant has many other unknown uses that will save you from more than one trouble?
Prevent foot odor
After a hard day at work or after walking around the city in your ballet flats, it is very likely that your feet end up tired, sweaty, and, sometimes, with an unpleasant odor. To avoid passing out (along with everyone around you) when you take off your shoes, apply a little deodorant to the soles of your feet before you go to bed the night before.
Warning: if you do this in the morning just before putting on your shoes, you’ll spend the day slipping. Be careful!
First of all, we warn you that this trick should not become your usual way to get rid of the hated pimples. However, if you have an emergency and you don’t have any specific acne product at hand, you can apply a small amount of deodorant (cream) to the pimple in question. It will dry in a few hours.
Avoiding injuries when shaving with a razor blade
If you like to keep a perfect shave in the groin and don’t want to get irritated, apply deodorant immediately after shaving (without alcohol, of course). Not only will it prevent irritation, but it will also help prevent the appearance of annoying ingrown hairs. And enjoy the summer!
Prevent thigh chafing
As temperatures rise, wearing skirts and shorts becomes absolutely necessary. However, this combination of heat and bare legs brings with it one of the most uncomfortable consequences of summer: chafing of the inner thighs. This causes the area to become more sensitive and redden, even causing small sores. To avoid this, apply a little deodorant to your thighs, and that’s it. If you already have an irritated area, applying deodorant will only make it worse, so be careful.
Relieve mosquito bites
One of the worst things about summer is mosquitoes and their bites. If you’re one of those who, no matter what you do, can’t stop the mosquitoes from getting their boots on with you, applying a little deodorant to the bites will make the itching and stinging disappear instantly.
Avoid sweaty hands
Some celebrities have confessed that they use this trick to keep their hands from getting sweaty at a premiere and thus keep them dry when they have to shake hands with their fans. Maybe you don’t have fans (yet), but sweaty hands are not a good taste for anyone. If you tend to sweat a lot and want to avoid it at specific times, like an exam or a job interview, try applying a little deodorant to your hands before you leave the house. It works!
Avoid sweating under the chest
Girls who have large breasts usually tend to sweat from the area under the bust. If you also have this problem, try applying a little deodorant to the area before putting on your bra. You’ll stay fresh and dry all day.
Scent your underwear drawer
You don’t need fancy air fresheners to keep your underwear drawer smelling nice and clean. Keep a half-worn, half-opened deodorant stick in a mesh bag and place it in your drawer, just like it came out of the washing machine!
Avoid shoe chafing
You’ve just stepped out of your shoes, and after a few hours away from home, you start to feel a piercing pain in the back of your ankle. Horror! You know you’ll end up with a blister, and just thinking about it makes it hurt even more. Avoid this by applying a little roll-on deodorant to the back of your shoes before you break them in – blisters will never be a problem again!
Remove nail polish
We’ve saved the best for last. Next time you want to remove your nail polish but don’t have nail polish remover on hand, use this trick: soak your hands in warm water for a few minutes and then apply some deodorant spray to a cotton ball. Rub the cotton against your nails, and voila! Not a trace of nail polish.