Also suitable for adults: 13 other uses for baby powder
If you take a careful look around your room, you'll probably see a thousand different things you've only used once or will probably throw away. It's such a waste, seeing as most of our day-to-day products actually have many different uses. You can use hairspray to protect leather shoes, eggshells to whiten your laundry, and baby powder for so much more than just freshening up a baby's bum! Below are some useful tips and tricks.
1. Greasy hair
Sometimes you just don't have time to wash your hair. But going out with a greasy coiffure can be quite embarrassing and looks dirty. Simply, sprinkle some baby powder on your hairline before going to bed and it will soak up the excess oil overnight. When you wake up the next morning, just comb your hair out like normal.
2. Face powder
Powder your face before applying makeup. Baby powder works as a great primer and helps your foundation stay put. You can completely replace expensive conventional face powder with baby powder, seeing as it essentially has the same function and leaves your complexion looking matte.
— Miriam Carrion (@miriamcarrion6) August 23, 2015
Baby powder also makes a great aftershave. Some might say stop shaving altogether to avoid skin irritation, but baby powder can help preserve your skin's moisture and soothe any redness that comes from the razor.
Want to stop acne? Simple! “stop shaving” Truth is, shaving spreads bacteria causing infection & irritation pic.twitter.com/HVrIJ8NV5Z
— BeardedVillains Asia (@BVAsiaChapter) January 29, 2016
4. Eyelash lengthener
To lengthen your eyelashes, apply a base coat of mascara, then use an eyeshadow brush to apply a layer of baby powder to your lashes before applying a final coat of mascara. You'll be ready to star in the next makeup ad.
5. Fuller eyebrows
Some woman struggle with extremely thin eyebrows. To ensure your face is given a worthy frame, brush a bit of baby powder into your eyebrows before applying eyebrow powder. Your brows will end up looking full and healthy.
6. Lipstick undercoat
Baby powder can improve the staying power of lipstick. After applying a layer of color, take a tissue and put it over your lips, brush a coat of baby powder over the tissue and then apply a second layer of color to your lips. Voila — your lips will look brilliant till your next kiss and beyond!
— Moodz Cosmetics Inc (@moodzcosmetics) January 19, 2016
7. Waxing soother
Waxing can be incredibly painful. Especially when extra bits of wax remain stuck to your skin. To help ease the pain, apply baby powder to your skin before you wax. The powder prevents the wax from sticking to your skin, but still allows it to grab hold and remove any hair.
Waxing my hairy pinoy leg! - Ella pic.twitter.com/oAKQuXv7Es
— Pinoy Sisters (@PinoySisters) November 19, 2015
8. Prevents bleeding
If you sprinkle baby powder on small cuts and scrapes, it seals the wound and can help stop the bleeding.
I cut more skin than hair at school pic.twitter.com/Y7nv9keoHV
— kaitlin (@KaitlinPuckett) January 6, 2016
9. Prevents thigh chafing
Wearing ill-fitting tights can sometimes feel like you're being given a massage with a wire brush. If you find yourself with this problem, spread baby powder on your legs before getting dressed in order to minimize uncomfortable rubbing.
10. Foot deodorant
New shoes and blisters go hand-in-hand. To save yourself the pain, apply baby powder to your feet and to your shoes. This will help to not only lessen the friction, but also absorb extra moisture. Say goodbye to painful blisters and smelly feet! You can always reapply a fresh coat for an effective shoe deodorant.
— Lance Silverman, MD. (@anklefootmd) January 20, 2016
11. Cooling effect
Sprinkle baby powder in your bed sheets on hot summer nights. It will cool you down, even without air conditioning.
12. Soothing effect
Baby powder is also a helpful trick to fight pimples. Its absorbent properties regulate face oils and it works to soothe inflamed skin.
selfie while trying to bake my face with baby powder lol pic.twitter.com/sUSlWrMyvE
— drei (@LEGENDRElRY) January 29, 2016
13. Alternative deodorant
Baby powder is also a great alternative to deodorant. It is guaranteed aluminum-free and has an unbeatable price.
When it comes to cosmetics, baby powder is an amazingly useful product. No matter where it's applied, this white powder will leave you smelling fresh, and won't cause a huge dent in your savings. Whoever still thinks that baby powder is just meant for babies, is truly missing out.