A common kitchen ingredient, cornstarch is normally used as a thickener for soups, sauces and a number of other dishes. However, this inexpensive, easily available product can come handy in your cosmetic purse as well. After reading this article, you’ll definitely keep a container of cornstarch at hand.
1# Underarm Deodorizer
You’ll only take a minute to make the best homemade deodorant. Start by using some rubbing alcohol to clean your armpits thoroughly. When they dry completely, dust some cornstarch on your underarms. These will keep your armpits dry and will also prevent unpleasant odors. It’s the best and cheapest way to avoid chemical-laden commercial deodorants that may affect your health in the long run.
2# Whole Body Freshener
Make your own scented baby powder by combining some cornstarch and an essential oil of your choice. This can be lavender, chamomile, lemon or else. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil in a container in which you’ve previously added some cornstarch. Close and shake the container to mix the ingredients well. Dust all over your body to smell great.
3# Fine Line Eradicator
You can easily get rid of fine lines on your face by mixing together 1/4 cup of cornstarch, 1 egg white and 2 tablespoons of whole milk. Clean your face thoroughly before you apply this mask. Leave it on for 20 minutes or until dries and your face feels taut. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Regular use of this natural face mask will erase your fine lines.
4# Dead Skin Cell Remover
If you happen to be allergic to commercial, chemical-laden exfoliators, use cornstarch instead. This is a completely natural, therefore safe way to remove dead skin cells that affect your complexion making it look lifeless. Simply damp your face and massage it with some cornstarch. Your complexion will become more radiant as your skin won’t be red, irritated or sore.
5# Scalp and Hair Cleaner
This is an amazing solution when your hair is all greasy and stinky, but you have no time to wash it. You can easily do away with this problem by simply sprinkling some cornstarch on your scalp and tresses. Massage until those excess oils get absorbed. In the end, tussle you hair a bit to get the white powder off.
6# Lipstick Mattifier
If you don’t have the right lipstick for a matted look, cornstarch is again the best solution. Apply your lipstick as usual then using a fingertip, pat some starch all over your lips. You should continue patting until all cornstarch is absorbed.
7# Sunburn Healer
In case you’ve got sunburn and your skin is aching, reduce the irritation with a simple homemade solution. Blend some cornstarch and water. Mix well until you get a paste. Apply this white paste on the sunburnt areas of your body. Leave the mixture on for several minutes or until the pain subsides. Gently rinse it off with lukewarm water.