Check out these surprising uses of talcum powder

Think talcum powder and you conjure images of a hot, sweaty day, or itchy, irritable skin. Sure, talcum powder helps you with these issues, but it has many other uses.

A word about talcum powder: it is made from talc, which is a mineral comprising magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. In the powder form, this combination absorbs moisture and helps cut down on friction. This enables it to keep skin dry and prevent rashes.

Check out some of them:

  • Treating dry skin and eczema

Talcum powder soothes extra-dry skin as well as irritated skin. It has a calming effect on any kind of rash, including the one caused by prickly heat. Besides, talcum also helps to relieve the symptoms of eczema by reducing the irritation. Use it liberally on skin folds and the groin area to prevent a sore flare up. Remember, talcum powder can be used in summer as well winter.

  • Setting your make-up

Talcum powder is great as a make-up base for your face. It absorbs and removes facial oils, acting as a primer to help set your makeup for the day or night. It keeps that oily sheen at bay, giving you a finished, matte look.

  • Thickening your eyelashes

You can use talcum powder to thicken your eyelashes. Just dust them with some talc before you apply mascara. The powder will act as a primer for the mascara, giving you fuller, longer-looking lashes.

  • Preventing chafing

When you go on a run, or exercise at home, you must have experienced chafing on your thighs and underarms. This happens because the skin keeps rubbing together. If you dust some talcum powder between your thighs and on your underarms, it will help to eliminate friction. Your skin will stay smooth and pain-free and you can avoid the risk of sores.

  • Cooling your sheets

Here’s a really cool trick – sprinkle talcum powder on your bed sheets before going to sleep. It will keep you cool and dry through the night.


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