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3 Surprising Uses for Deodorant (None of Which Involve Your Underarms)

You’re the smartest. You can balance a million little things while still looking fabulous and smelling fresh. And you know you should be putting your deodorant on before bed (well, now you do). But did you know you can wear deodorant in other places, too? Here, three surprising alternatives uses for deodorant that don’t involve your pits.

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1. TO MAKE YOUR FACE LESS SHINY

Use your fingers to apply a bit of your everyday deodorant on your cheeks, nose, forehead…any area that tends to get oily. The same formula that keeps pits nice and dry will help control midday shine. Plus, all-natural varieties contain mineral salts, which can help dry out acne and breakouts.


2. TO PREVENT THIGH CHAFING

The next time you’re rocking a pencil skirt or form-fitting dress, take deodorant and apply to inner thighs to avoid chafing. “Hallelujah,” said every woman ever.

3. TO PREVENT BLISTERS ON YOUR FEET

Rub deodorant on the back of your heels (or anywhere on your feet, really) to prevent the dreaded new-shoe blister. It acts like a spread-on Band-aid to block friction, and hey, the fresh smell doesn’t hurt either.