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13 Totally Surprising Ways To Use Baby Powder

posted in Beauty
07/17/2015
  • Check out these 13 life-changing and time-saving baby powder hacks!
    Check out these 13 life-changing and time-saving baby powder hacks!
  • 1. Untangle Necklaces Pesky little knots don't stand a chance when you have baby powder! Just dump some on your necklaces to help loosen the chains, and make detangling SO much easier. If you sprinkle some baby powder on the knots, they'll loosen up and allow you to pull them apart!
    1. Untangle Necklaces Pesky little knots don't stand a chance when you have baby powder! Just dump some on your necklaces to help loosen the chains, and make detangling SO much easier. If you sprinkle some baby powder on the knots, they'll loosen up and allow you to pull them apart!
  • 2. Remove Grease And Oil Stains
Before you wash it, dab a cotton ball full of baby powder onto the stain, and let it sit for an hour. It'll soak up all the grease, and your tee will be as good as new!
    2. Remove Grease And Oil Stains
    Before you wash it, dab a cotton ball full of baby powder onto the stain, and let it sit for an hour. It'll soak up all the grease, and your tee will be as good as new!
  • Or just apply some powder to the stain, dab it with a towel, and repeat until it lifts out.
    Or just apply some powder to the stain, dab it with a towel, and repeat until it lifts out.
  • 3. Get Rid Of Sand
 If you're covered in sand, sprinkle some baby powder on your body and wipe. The sand will just go away!
    3. Get Rid Of Sand
    If you're covered in sand, sprinkle some baby powder on your body and wipe. The sand will just go away!
  • 4. Use As Deodorant
Whether you forgot to put on deodorant or just ran out, baby powder will save your pits in the meantime. Apply a bit under your arms, and you'll be sweat-free for a few hours.
    4. Use As Deodorant
    Whether you forgot to put on deodorant or just ran out, baby powder will save your pits in the meantime. Apply a bit under your arms, and you'll be sweat-free for a few hours.
  • 5. Prevent Sweating
If you're feeling particularly sweaty or overheat a lot, apply baby powder on your skin. The powder won't just soak up sweat, but it'll also help cool you down and prevent you from sweating more.
    5. Prevent Sweating
    If you're feeling particularly sweaty or overheat a lot, apply baby powder on your skin. The powder won't just soak up sweat, but it'll also help cool you down and prevent you from sweating more.
  • 6. Set Your Makeup
If you're out of makeup setting powder, baby powder works great in a pinch. You only need a little bit otherwise you'll end up looking chalky!
    6. Set Your Makeup
    If you're out of makeup setting powder, baby powder works great in a pinch. You only need a little bit otherwise you'll end up looking chalky!
  • 7. Use It As After-Shave
Baby powder is a great product to soothe your skin after shaving, especially if your skin is sensitive and prone to razor burn.
    7. Use It As After-Shave
    Baby powder is a great product to soothe your skin after shaving, especially if your skin is sensitive and prone to razor burn.
  • 8. Cool Down Your Sheets
This is a great tip, especially in the summer time. Apply baby powder to your bedsheets before you go to sleep. You'll stay cool all night!
    8. Cool Down Your Sheets
    This is a great tip, especially in the summer time. Apply baby powder to your bedsheets before you go to sleep. You'll stay cool all night!
  • 9. Keep Your Shoes Fresh
    9. Keep Your Shoes Fresh
  • Having smelly shoes and feet is pretty gross, but you can stop stinky shoe syndrome by sprinkling baby powder in your shoes before you wear them. It's also a good idea to toss some in your shoes after wearing them while they sit in your closet. The powder will absorb any oils and stenches.

  • 10. Plump Your Lashes Apply two coats of mascara; then dip a cotton swab in baby powder and brush it onto your lashes. Finish with two more coats of mascara and boom—major lashes without the hassle of falsies!
    10. Plump Your Lashes Apply two coats of mascara; then dip a cotton swab in baby powder and brush it onto your lashes. Finish with two more coats of mascara and boom—major lashes without the hassle of falsies!
  • 11. Use As Dry Shampoo Fake squeaky-clean hair by rubbing baby powder into both your hands and then running it through your roots. The powder will sop up the extra oil and add volumizing texture! Just brush it through to absorb the white powder.
    11. Use As Dry Shampoo Fake squeaky-clean hair by rubbing baby powder into both your hands and then running it through your roots. The powder will sop up the extra oil and add volumizing texture! Just brush it through to absorb the white powder.
  • The only issue is that if you have dark hair, baby powder is probably too light so you need to be careful. Or you can mix it with some cocoa powder to darken it.
    The only issue is that if you have dark hair, baby powder is probably too light so you need to be careful. Or you can mix it with some cocoa powder to darken it.
  • 12. Use It To Make Waxing Easier
    12. Use It To Make Waxing Easier
  • If you've ever gotten waxed at a salon, you'll notice they use baby powder before applying wax. Well, if you're waxing at home, you'll want to do the same. The powder helps the wax grip the hair and prevents the wax from adhering to your skin so you won't end up ripping skin off along with your hair.

  • 13. Prevent Chafing
If you ever experience chafing on your body, whether it's between your legs or on your underarms, baby powder will take care of it. Just rub a little on any sensitive areas that chafe, and you'll be all set.
    13. Prevent Chafing
    If you ever experience chafing on your body, whether it's between your legs or on your underarms, baby powder will take care of it. Just rub a little on any sensitive areas that chafe, and you'll be all set.
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