Cornstarch is one of the most important ingredients in the kitchen of someone who loves to cook because it is used as a thickener for soups, sauces and a whole bunch of goodies. If you are into cheap DIY beauty solutions, a container of cornstarch should also be within your easy reach. Pocket-friendly and readily available at all supermarkets, this finely ground corn flour can actually make you look amazing for less. Read on!
Fine Line Eradicator
Come up with a really cheap and easy-to-make anti-aging solution by whisking together 1/4 cup of cornstarch, 1 egg white and 2 tablespoons of whole milk. Apply this mask on your face and allow it to stay there for 20 minutes or until it is dry and your face feels taut. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Do this on a regular basis to combat those fine lines.
Dead Skin Cell Remover
Do you end up with irritated skin after using commercially-available exfoliating solutions with coarse beads? A gentle way to get rid of dead skin cells that leave your complexion looking lifeless is by massaging cornstarch on your damp face. This is an excellent way to enjoy radiant complexion without leaving your skin grazed, irritated and throbbing.
Wipe your underarms with rubbing alcohol and let dry completely. Dust cornstarch on your underarms to help keep these areas dry and free of odor. This is the simplest homemade deodorant for you especially if you like to steer clear of any commercially-available underarm products containing chemicals that may wreak havoc to the health when absorbed.
Whole Body Freshener
You can come up with a DIY scented baby powder just by combining cornstarch and the essential oil of your choice. Fill a small container with cornstarch. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, be it lavender, chamomile, lemon or something else. Shake the container to disperse the oil very well. Dust all over your body to smell marvelous.
Scalp and Hair Cleaner
Got no time to shampoo but your hair already stinks and looks limp due to oil buildup? Get rid of the problem simply by sprinkling cornstarch on your scalp as well as tresses. Massage it for a while to get those excess oils absorbed. Afterwards, get your hair tussled to remove the white powder. Head out with fresh-smelling and oil-free scalp and locks.
Whenever you want your kissers to sport a matted look but you don’t have the lipstick that’s right for the job, fret not. Apply your lipstick as usual. Step foot in the kitchen and reach for that container of cornstarch. Pat some of it all over your lips using a fingertip. Continue patting until no cornstarch is visible and your lips are sporting an awesome matted look.
Spent too much time under the scorching sun and now your skin is aching? Get rid of the irritation by mixing cornstarch and water. Apply the resulting white paste on burnt areas of your body. Allow the mixture to stay there for a few minutes until utmost relief is attained. Afterwards, gently wash off with lukewarm water.