Beauty Most Unusual: Deo Under Your Arms, Not On Your Face

Listen, I draw the line at using Monistat on my face.

It may be the most amazing primer ever but it’s still used to cure yeast infections, yeah, well, I don’t want it on my face.


P.S. Deodorant? That’s for under your arms not on your face.


Problems with oily skin? Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman recently told Shine from Yahoo that the best way to keep oil at bay is by placing a little deodorant on your finger and dabbing it under your eyes and on your t-zone to help create a matte finish.

Um no…

I def don’t wanna use deodorant on my face.

How about you?

Are you averse to using unusual products on your face or body?

Personally, if it was made for one thing, I’m not sure I need to go re-eventing its purpose.

Beauty Most Unusual?



  • 7/26/11 18:49 pogona:

    Pretty sure the Monistat primer is anti-chafing gel, which has nothing to do with yeast infections..


  • 7/26/11 18:59 Deb:

    Muse, you crack me up sometimes with the way you phrase your comments. I got a kick out of this post. I was curious about the monistat thing, I had never heard of that. I HAD to google it and I got a ton of hits on reviews. Turns out it’s not the same product used to treat yeast infections, it’s a chafing gel. Both products are made by the same company. The reviews were raves across the board. I gotta try it, I’m just so curious now I can’t stand myself.


    • 7/28/11 10:59 the Muse:

      lol deb GOOD luck girl ;-D I think it has the same ingreds as a silcione primer but I’m just wary of putting it on my face ;-D!


  • 7/26/11 19:03 Fey:

    I’m going to have to look up potential side effects caused by putting deodorant on the face. Did he specify solid or gel?


    • 7/27/11 10:19 the Muse:

      wasn’t mentioned fey but curious minds!


  • 7/26/11 19:07 Cait:

    sounds like a major pore-clogger to me lol. plus i bet it’d look freaky white in pictures


  • 7/26/11 19:08 Tammie:

    I wouldn’t do it but I guess it’s not THAAAAAAAT gross if you have a face only stick that you keep away from y our pit only stick so you don’t get confused.


  • 7/26/11 19:13 Vijaya:

    I have my doubts that that’s safe.


  • 7/26/11 19:15 CK:

    Muse! the Monistat you’re talking about isn’t for treating yeast infections! they do make stuff for that, but the specific product you’re talking about is only used to fight chafing, and i <3 using it on my feet to prevent blisters :] i read about that tip and thought it was weird, but my face is super oily, so i think i might give deodorant a try… of course i'd buy a new one and use it only for my face! haha, doesn't that seem more acceptable?


    • 7/27/11 10:18 the Muse:

      chafing, yeast…it still goes between your legs ck LOL ;-D def don’t want it on my face…haha! yes, def…lol otherwise I’d really be grossed out by used deo on my face ;D!


  • 7/26/11 19:23 Irene:

    Actually I use Monistat as my primer (works the best for me!) but it’s fortunately a chafing relief gel and not for yeast infections XD I guess I don’t get the yuck! feeling from it because I’m not from the US, and had never heard anything about the brand before reading about it as a miraculous primer …!


  • 7/26/11 19:46 Denise:

    It does make sense that if deo can stop you from perspiring under your arms, why not on your face. But I would definitely not do that, it’s just plain weird!

    But I wonder what deo Gucci Westman used. Would it be the whitening ones or just the regular deos? LOL!


  • 7/26/11 20:24 eight:

    Yeah… no. I also don’t want to use Monistat on my face, either. I’ve put toothpaste on zits, that’s about as far as I’ll go!


  • 7/26/11 20:26 Crystal:

    The monistat is not the same stuff you use to treat vaginal infection..I think that would mess your face up terribly. Its a chafing for thigh rub.

    I LOVE it as a primer, but alas I am sensitive to silicone and I broke out. But for performance it is hands down my favorite primer and so much cheaper then most out there,


    • 7/27/11 9:23 the Muse:

      crystal sorry I prob wouldn’t use on my face ;-D just seems easier to grab a ds primer somewhere ;D I’m sure rimmel or wnw has a cheapie one ;D


  • 7/26/11 20:41 Alex P:

    The Monistat that people use as a primer is to repel chafing, not cure yeast infections. It creates a barrier on your skin to smooth friction which causes chafing, but it also works to create a barrier between your makeup and your skin and help it last a little bit longer.

    Since deodorant is primarily used to soak up perspiration, it makes sense that it would work well to absorb oiliness on the face.


    • 7/27/11 9:23 the Muse:

      it’s still something that I wouldn’t use on my face alex ;-D


  • 7/26/11 20:57 Comrade Garlic:

    I think this was a trend on Makeup Alley years ago. Along with milk of magnesia as a primer and the Miracle Whip facial. Yuck.


    • 7/27/11 9:22 the Muse:

      miracle whip facial? oh hells no


  • 7/26/11 21:06 Mai:

    haha technically the monistat gel is just anti chafing, no yeast infection medicine included!

    I will say I can’t imagine that the deodorant would be very good for your eyes


    • 7/27/11 9:22 the Muse:

      hey mai def still don’t wanna use it ;D


  • 7/26/11 21:25 Karisa:

    I read that the other day too and thought, “I wonder what the Muse would think about this…”
    Personally, I think it’s just gross~


    • 7/27/11 9:21 the Muse:

      same here karisa…just not interested in putting deodorant on my face, seems strange


  • 7/26/11 21:27 auroragyps:

    Honestly, I would love to be able to put antiperspirant on my face, neck, and scalp, because not only do I get ill in the Summer heat, but I sweat like a fiend. Right now, the skin on my forehead is shiny & tight, because the salt from sweat and the constant wiping it away has pretty much ‘burned’ it. Don’t get me started on my scalp…. hate it.


  • 7/26/11 21:36 Quinctia:

    To be fair, the stuff people are using as a primer is a silicone gel-to-powder anti-chafing product that has nothing to do with one’s vagina or the problems therein. 😉

    However, I’m not even happy putting anti-perspirant underneath my ARMS, but I’ve tried other solutions like Tom’s of Maine deodorant, and nothing else quite works. I certainly wouldn’t put the product on my face if it’s only desperation leading me to use it in the first place.


    • 7/26/11 21:43 the Muse:

      still goes in between your legs quinctia lol…! chafing gel, vagina gel…still doesn’t belong on your face imho. buy a silicone based primer and skip out on putting something on your face that’s meant for an entirely different problem ;-D


      • 7/26/11 23:56 breyerchic04:

        It’s not really for your vagina either. It’s for thighs and boobs. Like the chafing you get in a skirt (or do if your thighs touch).

        Which is just skin, same as your face, it’s not even wet.


  • 7/27/11 1:45 christine:

    Michelle Phan suggested using hemorrhoid cream as a quick fix for undereye bags…


    • 7/27/11 9:51 the Muse:

      christine that’s a common one that makeup artists and such suggest…..I personally wouldn’t use it but maybe it works who knows…I think I’ll stick to eye cream.


  • 7/27/11 8:00 rose:

    well toilet paper goes…. and I still use it to blot sometimes. 😉 i guess antichafing gel just happens to be the right mix of ingredients (although I have too many primers to get excited about it) milk of magnesia is supposed to be great too

    since deodorant is incredibly absorbant I’m sure it’s a great option for the extra oily/sweaty on special occasions but regular use will probably clog pores and make things worse.

    hollywood’s been using hemhorroid cream for undereye bags a long time– now that’s my idea of ick!


  • 7/27/11 9:27 Mariel:

    @Quinctia try the new kiss my face kind! I’ve tried every natural deodorant there is and this is the only one that has worked. It smells nice too, there’s a “sport” scent and a cucumber and green tea one. It’s called liquid rock roll on I think.


    • 7/27/11 15:01 Quinctia:

      I’ll look into it! The Tom’s one actually works fine as a deodorant, but I need that anti-perspirant bit. It was actually a bit disconcerting with the Tom’s stuff, to not have much odor but still have some nice underarm wet spots. Blechh.


  • 7/27/11 9:30 Líria:

    I don’t really have a problem with it. I don’t do it because i dont need to. It’s like using olive oil in cosmetics: it doesn’t know it’s not a salad. I don’t think products are meant for a specific area, i think they’re meant for a specific problem, because of their properties, and if they’re not contaminated, what’s the problem? As long as it wont hurt you, it’s like using vaseline for many different things. Let’s not forget that one is used for the “down there” area too, and we buy it in different colors to put on our lips.


    • 7/27/11 15:03 Quinctia:

      I’ve bought some great soaps made with olive oil, and I’ve made delicious food with olive oil.

      I do think some of the folks out there who are wary about ingredients might be a little more comfortable with something like this, since if an ingredient is safe to ingest, it’s probably safe for your face.


  • 7/27/11 10:50 rose:

    Newest product release from Benefit?

    The Pitfessional– a face and underarm 2 in 1


    • 7/27/11 11:11 the Muse:

      very funny rose ;-D


  • 7/29/11 12:30 Vera:

    My mother swears by the Canadian formulation of Preparation H for her wrinkles :O I wouldn’t take it that far, kinda weird if you ask me…

    But, I do use vinegar on my scalp. It dissolves any dry skin or dandruff amazingly well and doesn’t burn like dandruff shampoos. No one believes me! Seriously, weird but it works.


    • 8/2/11 16:48 the Muse:

      interesting on vera!!!!!


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