When I'm in desperate need of a shower but don't have the time or opportunity, deodorant is a godsend.
And when it's hot out and I'm pretty sure I'm going to sweat through my T-shirt, deodorant is my best friend.
But what I didn't know until now is that deodorant isn't just for armpits. For example, you can also use it on your feet and boobs.
So the only question I'm asking myself now is: why didn't I know this before?
If you don't have deodorant at home, you'll want to buy some after reading this. But before you do, think about choosing a product that's aluminum-free, since aluminum can have adverse health effects. You can find aluminum-free deodorants at most pharmacies and online shops.
Here are nine super smart tips for how to get the most out of deodorant beyond keeping your armpits dry and fresh.
1. Get rid of pimples
If you have a stubborn pimple on your face and your regular products aren't working, deodorant is a good last resort. Many deodorants contain antiperspirants that can dry out your skin. This is what keeps armpits dry, and it has the same effect on your face. So if your face has any oily patches, try dabbing it with deodorant that contains antiperspirant.
2. Prevent underboob sweat
The area below your breasts can get pretty sweaty in the summer. And while sweating through your top while exercising is one thing, it's something else entirely at the office or dinner. Just lift up your breasts and apply some deodorant underneath. You'll stay dry and you'll smell great, too.
3. Slide into tight jeans
You know the feeling. You're struggling to put on a pair of skinny jeans. You've got them over your calves, but your thighs just aren't cooperating. But instead of battling it out with your favorite pair of jeans, you can rub your legs with deodorant. You'll be surprised by how easily even the skinniest jeans will slide on after that.
4. Keep sunglasses in place
There's nothing more annoying then having to keep adjusting your sunglasses as they constantly slide down the bridge of your nose. You might think that some days are just too hot and sweaty to do anything about it, but dab a little deodorant on your nose and you'll put an end to annoying sliding glasses.
5. Avoid leaving sweat stains on chairs and sofas
We've all seen dark spots where a sweaty person has sat and gotten up. Standing up and leaving a big spot on a chair or backrest is not how you want people to remember you after you say goodbye. But if you rub your back with deodorant you can avoid this.
6. Stop night sweats
Waking up in sweat-soaked sheets is never fun, especially if you showered the night before to save time in the morning. If your bedroom is hot or you had nightmare, you can sweat bullets. But by applying deodorant to your body before you lie down, you can easily keep yourself dry.
7. Stop stinky feet
Who said that only armpits smell bad? Dab deodorant under your feet and between your toes. Your feet won't sweat and you won't feel embarrassed when you take off your shoes.
8. Prevent blisters
New shoes often cause blisters before you have a chance to break them in. When you're hot, your feet swell and rub against your shoes, creating painful blisters. Rub some antipersipirant deodorant in your shoes and it will soak up the sweat, preventing blisters.
9. Razor burn
Summer is almost here, which means it's time to break out your swimsuit. Everyone who shaves dreads razor burn, but deodorant can actually put a stop to it. Rub some deodorant on your bikini/swimsuit after shaving to keep your skin soft and prevent irritation.
These nine uses for deodorant are why I always have some on hand. It's a real lifesaver in many situations. Please share these tip with others.