Talcum powder has long been associated with kiddie bath time rituals, but it’s actually useful for a lot more than that. In fact, we guarantee you haven’t used this bathroom staple to its full potential yet.

From removing grease from your hair to easing waxing pain, talcum powder is a do-all powerhouse of a product that can come handy in a ton of beauty situations.

We have listed down 5 unexpected and brilliant ways to use talcum powder in your beauty routine. Prepare to have your mind blown.

Thickens eyelashes
 

Thickens eyelashes

An instant way to flaunt thicker, fuller lashes is to dust them with a little bit of talcum powder before you apply mascara. The powder acts like a primer for your eyelashes and ends up giving you fuller and longer-looking lashes.

Prevents chafing
 

Prevents chafing

One of the main skin concerns that trouble women during summer is chafing. Chafing usually occurs between your thighs and can be extremely painful. But we have an easy solution to this problem. Simply dust some talcum powder between your thighs! This little trick helps eliminate friction when you walk or run, thereby ensuring that your skin stays smooth and pain-free throughout the day.

As a dry shampoo
 

As a dry shampoo

No time to wash your hair and no dry shampoo either? No problem. Allow a talcum powder to come to your rescue. Talcum powder acts like a really effective alternative to dry shampoo and it will ensure that your hair stays and looks amazing until your next wash. Just sprinkle it onto your comb and then run the comb through your hair to the roots to instantly revive greasy hair.

Removes grease stains
 

Removes grease stains

If you are looking for a way to keep your favourite clothes looking brand new, then you need to buy yourself a talcum powder today as it helps remove all traces of grease. If you happen to get grease on your clothing, just sprinkle a bit of talcum powder onto a powder puff or cotton ball and dab at the grease. Rub the powder into the stain really well and then just shake or brush off any powder that is leftover. Repeat until you see that all of the grease has been removed and then launder as usual.

Eases waxing pain
 

Eases waxing pain

Waxing is a great way to remove unwanted hair, but let’s face it, it can be painful AF. Applying just a bit of baby powder before you apply wax, is a great way to ensure that the process becomes less torturous. The powder absorbs moisture, which allows the wax to work better because it will adhere to every single hair. Plus, it protects the skin, which leaves it much smoother and less red and painful.