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Confession: I love a multi-tasking product more than most. What’s not to like, given that they usually cut drawn out beauty processes in half (and for half the price)?
A face wash that also doubles as shampoo! Conditioner that can be used as a shaving cream! It’s sheer brilliance. Deodorant was one of those products I always assumed was pretty one-dimensional. Sure, it stops me sweating, but can I set my makeup with it? Does it double as bubble bath?
Turns out it does a lot more than just mask bad BO. Take one simple deodorant (I’m loving the MooGoo Fresh Cream Deodorant at the moment) and you can basically solve all of life’s problems. Kind of…
1. Protect against blisters
Forget band-aids – apply deodorant to the sides of your feet before taking your new shoes out for a spin. It will act as a barrier between your skin and the shoe, preventing blisters.
2. Prevent ingrown hairs
A simple swipe of deodorant after shaving can ease painful razor burn and help prevent ingrown hairs.
6. Remove nail polish
Running out of nail polish remover is no longer a sentence to chipped nail hell if you happen to have a deodorant lying around.
A spritz of spray deodorant on a cotton ball will take off your nail polish, thanks to its high alcohol content. (Post continues after gallery.)
4. Soothe insect bites
Been bitten by a mozzie and without spray? Thanks to the aluminium salts present in most deodorants, a quick swipe will provide you with instant relief.
5. Fix squeaky doors.
This one surprised us. If you're not so handy with a hammer, spraying deodorant onto a noisy door hinge will stop the squeaking.
6. Prevent chafing
Ever run so hard you get chafing? No, me neither. BUT if it does happen, don’t worry - just apply a thin layer of deodorant onto the affected area before you start exercising.
Have any more genius hacks for deodorant? What's your favourite multi-tasking product?