If you're feeling a little funky lately and getting no help from your regular scented lotions, deodorants or body sprays, don't sweat! Get back to the basics with mom's oldest trick in the book to whisk away moisture and neutralize odors. Beat not-so-fresh days with natural body powders that bring back your sexy scent and smile.
Not Just For Babies
Body powders have gotten a little more sophisticated these days, with many brands offering scented, illuminated and ultra-femme powders that go beyond your typical baby powder. So no more swiping your little one's supply! The benefits of this old school beauty treat are almost worth the crime. Body powder keeps your skin dry, neutralizes odors and leaves you feeling fresh after an invigorating shower. Add it to your routine to reap the rewards.
Dangers and Your Health
Before you pick out your next powder, read your labels and steer clear of regular talcum. According to cancer expert Dr. Samuel Epstein, writing for the Huffington Post, talcum powder has been linked to ovarian cancer in women when used over a length of time around your lady parts. Talc is also related to asbestos, a known cancer-causer, and the presence of talc particles has been linked to tumors. Protect yourself and your health by buying a talc-free powder you can feel good about.
Ditch potential health risks with traditional body powders and opt for natural alternatives that give you the same freshness you crave. Try natural brands like LUSH's Natural Dusting Powder made with kaolin, cornstarch, sodium bicarbonate to deodorize the skin and essential oils for fragrance, or Sween's Natural Corn Starch Baby and Body Powder. Keep your skin dry and odor-free naturally with everyday use.
If you're feeling a little spicy and want to cook up your own body dusting concoction, head to your kitchen for a beauty recipe that will only take you five minutes to make. Grab a cup of corn starch, add 10 to 15 drops of your favorite essential oil and blend in a blender until smooth and fine. Put the powder into a shaker and seal it tight with an air-tight cap to use it over and over again.