Cornstarch is not only useful in the kitchen – where it can be very useful for thickening food – but also in other areas. For example, it can be of great use in beauty care, but even if you’ve been careless and spent a bit too much time in the sun without following the very important rules. Let’s see what cornstarch is good for, and why we shouldn’t just keep it in the kitchen, but why we might need it in the bathroom too.
Everyone has heard about the harmful effects of sunlight. The problem is not staying in the sun, it’s getting sunburnt. It can also trigger pathological processes in the skin, including cancer. Burnt skin can be painful and irritated. What can we do? Mix starch and water in a small bowl to make a paste, then apply it to the burnt area. The starchy water is pleasantly cooling.
If you don’t eat eggs because you’ve gone vegan, you can substitute starch for the eggs, just mix the measured amount of starch with enough water to make it the consistency of just eggs.
If you get stung by an insect, it can cause minor or major pain, and the skin becomes inflamed and irritated. What can we do? Make a paste of water and starch and apply it to the red, swollen sting. Soon there will be no trace of redness, swelling or itching.
Sometimes you don’t have time to wash your hair, but your hair is a bit unmanageable. What can we do? Use the starch as if it were a dry shampoo. It will lift the roots and reduce the greasy look.
When we buy new shoes, we may get blisters on our feet. This can be prevented by wearing your shoes for a few days with corn starch on your feet.
Cornstarch can also be used to make a great natural deodorant. Mix starch and baking soda in a 1:1 ratio, then wet a face wash, dip it in the mixture and smear it under your armpits.