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6 New Ways to Use Monistat

So…Monistat. You probably know about its conventional uses, which can do everything from treating yeast infection symptoms to relieving chafing between your thighs, depending on which kind you purchase. It’s cool stuff, but giving away tubes of Monistat on campus is more than a little bit awkward. So, we came up with some alternative uses for it after combing Pinterest and the “weird” part of the internet for a few days, so you don’t have to. You’re welcome. 

Aside from its intended purposes, you can use Monistat…


…to relieve the itch from athlete’s foot.

The active ingredients in Monistat 7 mostly serve to relieve itching, so why not use it on your toes? 

Photo courtesy of Mayo Clinic.


…as a makeup primer.

Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel has a gel-to-powder formula similar to many high-end makeup primers that claim to erase and minimize pores. And it doesn’t come with a triple-digit price tag. Win/win. 

Photo courtesy of yahoo.com.


…to combat thigh chaffing.

Another win for Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel! While its main purpose is to keep you from getting irritation in the bikini area, it will work beautifully on your inner thighs. It forms a breathable barrier that protects your skin (in this case from itself) and won’t stain your clothes. Thank you, Monistat Gods.  

Photo courtesy of bust.com.


…to make a DIY BB cream.

Take two parts of your favorite foundation, two parts of your choice of moisturizer, one part SPF, and one part Monistat Anti-Chafing. Test out the ratios to see if more or less of something works better for you, but this is the recipe we saw the most often online. It will keep in any cosmetic-grade storage container for about as long as any other BB cream would. 

Photo courtesy of instructables.com.


…as a hiding place for stuff you don’t want your roommate using or seeing.

After recieving a generous free sample from Her Campus UNCW, remove the actual tube of Monistat and use it for whatever you see fit. Keep the empty box, and stash anything you need to inside of it–condoms, the expensive mascara your roommate keeps stealing, your extra headphones…They’ll be steal-proof and totally Secret Squirrel certified. 

Photo courtesy of quotesgram.com.


…to keep fake/stick-on tats looking real and fresh.

Happy Halloween! If your costume involves stick-on tats this year, fear not. While a tattoo left to its own devices will separate and stretch with your skin as it dries out, applying a thin layer of Monistat 7 will keep the area moisturized and looking realistic all night long (because you totally want everyone to believe that you’d actually get a tattoo that says “BIKER BABE” over your boobs).

Photo courtesy of wikihow.com.


As always, exercise your best judgement when applying any product to your body. If something doesn’t feel right, wipe it off! If you experience any allergic reactions, consult your doctor ASAP.

Olivia is a senior at UNCW, majoring in Creative Writing. She enjoys color coding all things possible and hanging string lights year-round.
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