Deodorant is something most of use on a daily basis. Whether you use it for working out or for just regular daily activity, it helps us with our perspiration and can even eliminate or prevent any nasty, unwanted body odors.
You may be surprised, though, to find out that deodorant actually has a lot of useful yet unusual uses that can make some things in our lives a lot easier to deal with.
So if you want to know how deodorant may be able to help you in your daily life, here are 8 unusual uses for deodorant.
1. A squeaky door is the kind of thing we would think wouldn’t annoy us until it actually happens to us. If you’re anything like me, when you open a door and hear it squeak it sends a shiver down your spine and makes you want to scream.
Well, deodorant can help with that! If you need a quick temporary fix for that annoying door squeak, just grab a can of aerosol deodorant and spray it on the hinges. This will eliminate the squeak temporarily until you can find an actual fix.
2. Believe it or not, deodorant can also work as a mattifier for your face.
According to makeup artist and Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman, you can create a matte look on your face by simply dabbing some deodorant under your eyes and around the t-zone of your face. Just remember that if you have sensitive skin and are prone to breakouts, you may want to test it out on a small area of skin before using it.
3. If you wear glasses you probably understand the pain of having to live through an excruciatingly hot day or an excruciatingly brutal workout and having your glasses slip off your face because of your sweat.
If you want to prevent this, just rub some antiperspirant on the bridge and sides of your nose, and your glasses should stay in place.
4. Mosquito bites suck and are pretty miserable to deal with. To temporarily ease a mosquito bite, apply some deodorant on it.
This will ease the pain (only temporarily!) and provide you with temporary relief until you can buy a product that will help with the bite. Just be sure to check that you haven’t broken the skin on your mosquito bite before you apply the deodorant. Never apply deodorant on an open sore or broken skin.
5. If you’re prone to chafing when you’re exercising or even just when you’re living your regular everyday life, you probably know the pain of constantly looking for something to help prevent it.
If you’re a chafing victim, rub some deodorant on the area of skin where you usually chafe, and it will act as a barrier. Just be sure you don’t rub it on an area that already has a rash. This tip should only be used to prevent chafing, and not to relieve it.
6. If you have kids you have probably at one point experienced the “permanent marker all over the walls” fiasco that every parent goes through.
To remove permanent marker from walls, just spray some aerosol spray on the wall where the marker is and wipe it off.
7. If you have sensitive skin and are prone to shaver’s rash, deodorant may help with your problem.
First and foremost (and as mentioned on previous pages) don’t rub any deodorant onto any opens sores that may have already formed. If you don’t have any open sores and want to prevent razor burn, just rub a stick of deodorant onto the area of your body that is prone to razor burn immediately after you have shaved.
8. Blisters are painful, annoying and pretty gross to look at. If you want to avoid getting blisters, try using deodorant.
If you want to avoid the dreaded blisters you get when wearing new pumps or other tight fitting shoes, rub deodorant over the spot you usually get blisters before you go out and it should prevent them from forming. Just be sure not to rub any deodorant on any blisters that may have already formed.