If your budget calls for multi-purpose products that get the job done, you can rest easy with baby powder. This easy-on-the-wallet household staple can do everything from add bounce to your hair to keep your makeup in place all day – find out what else it can do for you below!
Boost the volume of your lashes: Apply a light coating of baby powder to lashes, in-between coats. It adds major length, thickness and volume. Additionally, if your mascara tends to be more of a ‘wet’ formula, the baby powder will prevent any smudging and help keep the mascara in place.
Use it as dry shampoo: In a pinch, apply a few shakes of baby powder to the roots of hair, rub thoroughly and blend with a brush. Baby powder will help to absorb any oil on the scalp and boost volume.
Keep lipstick in place: Apply a light dusting of baby powder in-between lipstick application to enhance the lasting power. Apply one coat of lipstick, place a tissue over lips and dust baby powder around the lip area (using a powder brush). Apply a second coat of lipstick and you’re good to go!
Nicks and scrapes: Use baby powder to clot small cuts on your legs, under arms or unmentionables. You can also use baby powder between legs to prevent sweating and chafing.
After-wax care: If you wax any area of your body yourself you know the pain of trying to wax oily skin or skin that has recently been moisturized. Just dust some baby powder before you wax and the wax will hold onto your hair and not your skin!
Beach cleanup: If you’re covered in sand apply baby powder and the sand will fall off as you gently brush the sand off your body!