By: Byrdie 3.18.2015
These days, a girl can’t settle for a single-use product. And there’s no reason to. We’ve found plenty of applications for nail polish that don’t involve nails, nine ways to make our toothbrush work even harder, and over a dozen uses for our trusty Vaseline. Now it’s time for one of beauty’s least glamorous products to step into the spotlight: deodorant.
Apply 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 shoe, keeping blisters at bay.
SOOTHE INSECT BITES
Have a mosquito bite that’s itching like crazy? A swipe of deodorant will give you instant relief, thanks to the aluminum salts in it.
FIX SQUEAKY DOORS
Here’s a quickie home improvement trick: Rubbing deodorant onto a noisy door hinge stops the squeaking.
Prevent chaffing when you workout by applying a thin layer of deodorant onto any affected areas before you hit the gym.
FRESHEN YOUR CLOSET
Little satchels of fresh-cut lavender are nice, but an uncapped stick of scented deodorant can have the same freshening effect in your closet.
KEEP YOUR FEET DRY
One pass down the bottoms of your feet with the deodorant stick will fight off foot odor and wetness. Apply it right before you go to bed, allowing the product to sink in overnight—otherwise you’ll be sliding around in your flats all day.
PREVENT INGROWN HAIR
A swipe of deodorant post-shaving can ease painful razor burn and prevent ingrown hairs.
REMOVE NAIL POLISH
If you ever run out of remover before your hands are polish-free, thanks to the high alcohol content, a spritz of spray deodorant on a cotton ball makes a nice backup plan.
AND STRAY MARKS
Spray deodorant has also been known to take care of unsightly marks on smooth surfaces. Spot a pen stain on your wall? Spray some deodorant on it, then wipe it away.
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