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Antiperspirants and deodorants obviously work great at fighting armpit sweat and odors. But, did you know there are other cool uses for deodorants that have nothing to do with your underarms?
Keep Sunglasses From Slipping
If your sunglasses keep sliding down the bridge of your nose due to sweat, try rubbing antiperspirant on it. This may come as no surprise, but according to WebMD, antiperspirants come in at number one in the fight against unruly sweat! So no matter how hot it gets outside this summer, your fashionable eye rims will stay put.
No More Skin Chafing
Sweat pooling underneath the bust line or from crossing your legs can be uncomfortable to say the least! According to Livestrong, red rashes develop underneath your breasts when the skin folds trap moisture. It can also become a breeding ground for bacteria and infections. To stop that from happening, apply antiperspirant underneath your breasts and behind your knees to keep those areas dry and sweat-free!
Resolve Stinky Feet
The same deodorant that keeps your pits smelling sweet can also do the same for stinky feet! As noted by The College of Podiatry, your feet actually have 250,000 sweat glands and can sweat more than any other part of the body. A daily hygiene routine for your feet is recommended. A spray deodorant will work best in this case. Apply liberally to your feet, including the undersides, and in your shoes where odor can also accumulate.
Get A Blemish-Free Face
Dry out those unsightly blemishes on your face with an application of antiperspirant deodorant! It’s not the most ideal way to get rid of pimples, but it does the job in a pinch if you don’t have anything else available. The same antiperspirant action that keeps your armpits dry will also work to dry out blemishes.
Prevent Pesky Blisters
Large friction blisters are common in athletes, hikers, or if you happen to be breaking in a new pair of shoes. Constant friction of skin against the surface of the shoe can cause blisters to form. Dr. Jessica Wu at Everyday Health says that blisters are worsened by moisture and friction. Antiperspirants work great at preventing them due to its ability to soak up icky sweat.
Keep Hair From Sticking
Hot and humid weather is the bane of every woman’s existence when it comes to hair. Not only can the humidity cause frizziness, but sweat around your hairline and the back of your neck can cause your hair to stick to you. However, an application of clear antiperspirant around your hairline can solve that problem in seconds. This trick is definitely a keeper for your upcoming summer vacation!
Soothe Razor Burns
When summertime rolls around, it’s time to put on a swimsuit and spend some time lounging around the pool or ocean. Getting rid of stray hairs around the bikini line is a must, but sometimes it can leave you with red and itchy razor burns. Cosmopolitan UK notes that unscented Dove stick deodorant applied to your bikini area will keep it dry and prevent bumps from forming. Be sure to get the antiperspirant variety to prevent sweat!
Stop Back Sweat
Sitting in a chair for too long in hot weather can ruin a nice summer dress by causing a large sweat spot to form in the lower back area. However, there is a brilliant solution! Rub some clear antiperspirant along your lower back. According to Livestrong, the aluminum chloride will plug the pores in your skin and prevent your back from sweating. Try swiping a thin layer of antiperspirant on your back before bed, as this can be more effective at stopping excess moisture from causing havoc the next day.
Slip Into Skinny Jeans
Skinny jeans are called that for a reason – they are super tight! Some of us may need a helping hand to slip into them. That’s where deodorant can rescue you from your fashion emergency! Try rubbing some solid deodorant along your legs first. It will provide a little bit of slippery action that will help your jeans slide right on.
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It Works Everywhere!
Whether you’re looking to apply a matte finish to your makeup or keep blisters from forming, antiperspirants and deodorants are awesome when it comes to using them all over your body! Don’t forget there are differences between plain deodorants which only fight odor, and antiperspirant deodorants, which fight both sweat and odor. Use the appropriate one for your needs!