Everyone has got deodorant at home and if you notice anybody’s odor, you naturally use it. However, most people use it for their armpits. If you notice another area with some unpleasant odor, you may wonder whether you can use clinical deodorant for it as well. In fact, you can use deodorant for all sorts of different purposes. Let’s find out more about the many uses of deodorant.

No one wants cheese feet

Whether you’re physically very active or tend to sweat excessively, your armpits aren’t the only area where you’re sweating. Your feet will likely also be quite sweaty which can cause unpleasant smells. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to prevent unwelcome foot odor.

Avoid plastic shoes

While shoes made of synthetic fibres are amazingly cheap they will cause your feet to sweat more. Synthetic fibres aren’t a breathable material that will neither transport humidity outside of your shoes. Thus, your sweat will remain in your shoes and smell even worse upon reaction with synthetic fibres. Ultimately, your feet will also smell quite bad. If you tend to sweat excessively, you better switch your shoes with shoes made of breathable natural material. In the meantime, you could probably curb some smells with a deodorant in your shoes. If you’re sprinkling some bicarbonate of soda into your shoes, you may also be able to contain their smells.

Wear socks made of natural fibres

Similar to your shoes, socks made of synthetic fibres will also make your feet smell bad. You may rather want to wear socks made of cotton or even better: sweat-wicking socks. You’ll find those among sports equipment.

Wash your feet regularly

If you’re having a daily shower, you might be able to forego washing your feet separately, If you’re sweating excessively, a foot bath may work wonders. Use some antibacterial soap to wash your feet. The problem of unwelcome odors is not caused by your sweat alone. There are naturally occurring bacteria living on your skin. If you sweat, your sweat reacts with the bacteria which then causes the funny smell. With antibacterial soap, you reduce the number of bacteria. Only does washing your feet not stop sweating on your feet.

Try clinical deodorant

And that’s where we already are to reply to the initial question. You can indeed use it on your feet to keep any uncomfortable smells at bay. It’s not bad for your feet and you’ll benefit from having one worry less in your life. Be careful to use such deodorant only as it stops sweating for about 48 hours. You can also use regular deodorant, but it won’t keep you from sweating on your feet. They only contain some fragrances to mask sweat odors and that’s why they often fail when you’re sweating excessively. Check the label to reassure yourself that you are using it. It contains about 20 % of aluminum chloride. Regular deodorants may also contain some alumium, but it’s at a much lower level and can thus not stop sweating.

You may also want to use clinical deodorant on your heels. Albeit this purpose wouldn’t tackle smelly feet, it can help you to break in new shoes without getting blisters. With clinical deodorant on your heels, it’ll cause less friction with your new shoes. Hence, you will not end up with painful blisters or even bloody feet.

You can also use it on your legs

You love your pair of tight jeans, but it’s always a hassle to put them on. Did you know that if you used clinical deodorant on your legs your jeans will slip on perfectly? You should definitely give it a try. It’s even better after shaving to avoid skin irritations. With clinical deodorant, you can also keep sweat between your thighs at bay. Don’t forget about the area behind you knees either. Physically very active people can tell you long tales of sweat behind their knees.

Do you have a tendency for sweaty hands?

People suffering from hyperhidrosis are always very careful with whom to shake hands. They usually try to avoid it at all costs because they also sweat excessively on their hands. However, nervousness can also cause you to have clammy hands. As clinical deodorant literally is an allrounder, apply it on your hands before you go to bed. You usually don’t sweat as much throughout the night. You’ll give the clinical deodorant some time to settle before it has to jump into action on the next day.

Speaking of hands, be careful not to apply clinical deodorant on your nails when wearing nail polish. Deodorant can remove nail polish similarly to proper nail polish remover. Likewise, you now know of an alternative if you have to remove nail polish and have no polish remover at hand.

Fight mosquito bites

As much as we love hot weather, mosquitos are unfortunately a part of it. You’re very unlucky, you’ll end up with a whole bunch of mosquito bites. While they’re usually of no concern, the itching is the worst part of it. Instead of scratching, try to slap the spot with your hand or apply an ice cube. A spoon may also work to cool the bite. if you’ve got neither at hand try to find some basil or plantain leaves. Just rub them onto your bite. As another option, you can use clinical deodorant. It may not keep mosquitoes away, but it contains aluminum chloride. The compound can reduce the redness and itchiness of mosquito bites.

By Manali