15. Weirdly Brilliant Deodorant Hacks That Aren’t Just For Armpits

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Nothing makes us self-conscious quite like smelly, sweaty armpits. Luckily, products like antiperspirants and deodorants are sufficient tools in fighting the pungent odors and the yellow stains on our clothing that normally come with sweaty pits. But believe it or not, deodorant and antiperspirants don’t need to be relegated solely to pit duty.

In fact, with a few tweaks, these products can do so much more than keep your pits smellin’ good. Who knew that the solution to all of your sweat- and smell-related problems would be hiding at the bottom of your gym bag?

Most people use deodorant for their armpits, but did you know there are a ton of other uses for your favorite roll-on? First things first, though: there isa difference between deodorant and antiperspirant. Confusing the two can produce the opposite effect—and render these hacks useless.

Deodorant is a cosmetic product designed to kill the smelly bacteria in sweat that causes body odor. Antiperspirant, meanwhile, is a drug. It alters your skin and pores, stopping you from sweating at all. Got it? Great! Now, here are some unexpected ways to use these handy items…

  1. Before committing to a deodorant or antiperspirant, compare the ingredients from different brands. Often, packaging and fragrance are the only difference between men and women’s deodorants, but you wouldn’t know that from the prices!

2. Some acne is caused by the powders and substances in deodorants and antiperspirants, but antiperspirants could be the solution to unseemly pimples, too. An unscented brand without aluminum can dry out your zits and banish ’em for good.

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