The Many Uses of Baby Powder

Nada Allam
8/12/14, 12:00 AM

It seems that the more we grow up, the more we turn back to using the products we used as children. We talked about the benefits of baby oil before, so I thought we should talk about the many uses of baby powder. We used to apply the product when we were kids after a shower, smelling all baby fresh, but now that we're old and use moisturizer, baby powder can be put to other uses.

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1. Breaking in new shoes

Having trouble breaking in your new heels and worried about blisters? Sprinkle some baby powder on your foot and the inside of your shoes. Your foot will slide in easier and the baby powder will reduce chances of blisters. 

2. Thick eyelashes

No need to load up on faux eyelashes when you have baby powder lying along. Just follow these few simple steps and you are good to go.

3. Soften your rubber gloves 

That annoying moment when you are trying to put on your rubber gloves to wash the dishes and have a hard time getting your hands through. Throw in some baby powder to dust in the inside of the gloves, they will slide right in. 

4. Avoid the stinky flats

To avoid the stinky smell that comes from your ballerinas and sandals, sprinkle some baby powder on the insides of your shoes.

5. Substitute your dry shampoo 

Washing your hair everyday maybe tempting, but it actually causes more harm than good. Which is why dry shampoo is the perfect way to keep your hair and scalp clean without washing it daily. However, if your dry shampoo finishes, do not stress. Just pour some baby powder into your hands, and then apply to your roots, it will absorb the dirt and unwanted oils.

6. Ease up your waxing process

Sometimes when you wax, your body sweats up. The best way to solve this problem is to apply baby powder to your damp body, it will soak up all the water and leave your skin ready for waxing again. Also, you can apply it after your waxing session to reduce redness. 

7. Serves as a deodorant

That moment when you reach for your deodorant and find that it is finished. No worries, just dab some baby powder to your under arms, it will eliminate sweaty odors, absorb moisture and leave you smelling amazingly baby fresh. 

Photo Credit: WorkingtoWorld.

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Nada Allam

Nada Allam is a walking Bath and Body Works store, at any time of the day you will always find at least 1 or 2 of their products in her tote. With her cat eyes, retro style, and beautiful accessories,...

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