Beauty Hacks: Five Uses For Deodorant You’ll Never Have Thought Of

Whether you’re a fan of sprays, gels, solids or creams, deodorant is something that sits in our bathrooms ready to perform its duty with little-to-no attention paid to it. Developed to help reduce perspiration and protect our underarms from ponging, it’s one of those products we rely on but don’t often spend a second thought on – until it doesn’t work properly. Did you know that the qualities of deodorant also make it great for tonnes of other functions, providing you with a helping hand and a right hand man when you need it most? Here are five uses for your deodorant supply you may never have thought of.

Blister Prevention: By applying deodorant to the sides of your feet before slipping on a pair of new shoes, it’ll act as a barrier between your skin and the material to keep blisters at bay. Solid sticks work best for this, as well as helping to prevent skin from chaffing on warm days.

Soothe Bites: Thanks to the inclusion of aluminum salts in many deodorants, a swipe of product over an irritating bite will help provide instant relief; it’s an on-the-go soothing solution when you simply can’t get to a chemist.

Foot Friend: A spritz or application along the bottoms of your feet will fight off foot odour and wetness that may accumulate throughout the day – especially in warmer months, when you may find yourself slipping and sliding around in your sandals.

Shaving Partner: Apparently a swipe of deodorant post-shaving can not only ease painful razor burn, thanks to the soothing ingredients, but also help prevent ingrown hairs from occurring. I’ve no idea why or how, but according to many – it works!

Nail Polish Remover: Thanks to the high alcohol content of spray deodorants, a spritz onto a cotton ball provides a great alternative when you’ve run out of polish remover. It may not work as well on dark colours, but it’s great when you need to get rid of chipped polish in a hurry.

Have you ever tried any of these alternative uses for deodorant? Do you have any other uses that are simply too genius not to share?

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  1. Emyii Rankin
    February 27, 2015 / 4:19 pm

    Wow i didnt know these, thank you for the post =]

  2. Lots of Love Lottie
    February 27, 2015 / 4:52 pm

    Great tips! I'll definitely use the nail polish remover tip in the future! Thanks xLots of Love, Lottie ♥www.lotsoflovelottie.comLifestyle blog to make you smile 🙂

  3. Anonymous
    February 27, 2015 / 5:27 pm

    I swear by Doves roll on (the cream ones) for razor burn, even the expensive 'ingrown hair' creams etc don't come close.

  4. Milly Youngman
    February 27, 2015 / 8:17 pm

    Never would have thought of some of these! The blisters one is especially good – when I'm doing bar work, I'm on my feet a lot and regularly get them, so might have to try this tip out very soon!Milly // Mini Adventures

  5. Bowie Marie
    February 27, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    This is amazing! I'm always on the lookout for ways to stop blisters, I hate them so much! I'll be trying this trick for sure! Love, Bowie 🙂 x

  6. beautybyalicee
    February 27, 2015 / 11:19 pm

    Fab tips, I have heard about the blister one before but not the others so thank you! alice x | beautybyalicee

  7. Becky Smith
    March 1, 2015 / 12:41 am

    I think this summer I'm really going to have to remember to spray my feet. The number of pairs of ballet pumps I've had to throw away when they're still in good condition because they just really pong! x Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  8. Kiss & Make-up
    March 1, 2015 / 9:56 am

    O_O You are right, I never knew you could use deodorant for all this! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Megan Lillie
    March 1, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    Never thought of any of these, crazy! Will definitely be trying it out to help prevent blisters! Megan xoThumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

  10. Katherine L
    March 2, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    I would try anything to reduce blisters. No matter the quality of the shoes, they always cause blisters for at least the first month. Instead of putting plasters everywhere, I should try this out come spring! -Katherine

  11. Filthy Paws & Silky Drawers
    March 5, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    Such an interesting read! I work in a shoe shop and recommend the blister one to customers all the time but will need to give the others a try for myself, I never knew deodorant has so many alternative uses!

  12. Emmajane.
    March 18, 2015 / 11:51 pm

    Nail varnish remover? Wow never would have thought! XTaylor Swift style steel on the BLOGLOVIN

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