1Cornstarch isn't just for baking or making delectable sauces. It can also act as an amazing proxy for our beauty staples—at an affordable price! Read on to find out how you can infuse this kitchen mainstay into your beauty routine.

Cleansing Powder

The fine powder gently lifts dead skin, making it a superb, gentle face scrub! Dampen your face, rub the cornstarch in circular motions, rinse, and wash with your favorite facial cleanser.

Face Powder

If you run out of loose powder, cornstarch can be a great sub because of its finely-milled consistency! Simply brush it on your face for a velvety smooth finish.

Lipstick Mattifier

Morph any lipstick formula to a retro-matte finish by dusting a thin layer of cornstarch on your painted pout. This trick also helps your lipstick stay put all day.

Dry Shampoo

Cornstarch can absorb excess oil on your scalp, so it works well as an inexpensive dry shampoo alternative. If you’re scared of turning your locks white, mix it with cocoa powder to make it brunette-friendly. 

Matte Nail Topcoat
Turn any bottle of polish to a matte nail lacquer when you top it off with this DIY matte topcoat: On a wax paper, add a bit of cornstarch with a few drops of clear topcoat, mix it with a brush, and paint onto your nails.

Natural Deodorant
Combine a teaspoon of baking soda with a tablespoon of cornstarch to create a natural powder deodorant. Baking soda kills bad odor, while cornstarch absorbs sweat.

Scented Body Powder
A perfect alternative for perfumed lotion when the weather is hot, scented powder can cool you down and keep you smelling fresh. Here’s how to concoct your own version: In a small glass jar, add a few drops of essential oil (lavender, citrus, or peppermint) to cornstarch, cover, and shake well.

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