9 Uses for Shaving Cream You Wouldn’t Have Guessed!

Shaving cream is a common bathroom essential, but did you know it could be used for more than its intended function? Here are nine uses for shaving cream you need to know.

1. Makeup Stain Remover

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Makeup stains on clothes are a common experience, but you don’t have to spend money on costly stain removers to tackle the problem. Shaving cream cuts through the oil from the makeup, and a regular wash afterward will get that foundation right out. So don’t retire your favorite shirt. See if shaving cream will save the day.

2. Chrome Polish

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Hard water stains can take the shine out of chrome fixtures, and shaving cream isn’t the first solution to come to mind, but it might be the best. Apply shaving cream to a clean cloth and wipe down the metal. Use shaving cream to tackle the hard water spots and revive those chrome bathroom fixtures to their original sparkle.

3. Stainless Steel Appliance Polish

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Don’t let the fingerprints or water stains get you down. Use shaving cream to polish those stainless steel appliances. Stainless steel polish typically has a harsh odor, but with shaving cream, you can get lasting results with no offensive smell. 

4. Defogging a Mirror

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When rushing to get ready in the morning, a fogged bathroom mirror can put a wrench in your timeline. Try adding a thin layer of shaving cream to the mirror before you shower, and watch in amazement as the mirror remains free of fog.

5. DIY Carpet Spot Cleaner 

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Carpet stains can be frustrating, and you can try every cleaner on the shelf, and you might not see results. Foam shaving cream is a simple low-cost stain remover. So next time you see a carpet stain or spill some nail polish, check the bathroom closet for the solution first.

6. Puffy Paint Crafts

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If you are looking for a fun activity to do with kids, puffy paint is made from shaving cream, glue, and food coloring. Let your little one’s artistic side ring true with this simple DIY craft project.

7. Clean Jewelry 

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Daily use of cleansers and moisturizers can dull your jewelry’s sparkle, but you don’t need to run to the jeweler every time this happens. Shaving cream can help break through the daily grime without stripping the finish on your favorite rings, necklaces, and earrings.

8. Spot Clean Suede

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Do your favorite suede shoes have stains? Don’t give up on them. Grab the shaving cream and watch the magic happen. Applying a small amount of shaving cream to the stain is a quick way to alleviate the problem.

9. Remove Nail Polish from Skin

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An at-home manicure can get a little messy, and the cleanup can damage all of the hard work you put in. Acetone can strip the polish from your nails, but shaving cream will remove the nail polish from your skin without ruining your nails.

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