Powder is one of those products that you probably only use on your face to mop up the oil your skin’s oil glands secret but do you know that there are other uses for it? Here are four ways (that will probably shock you) you can use powder.
Absorb grease stains on clothing
Frying foods can be serious and dangerous business — both for your skin and especially for your clothes. If you get a grease splatter on your clothing, try dabbing the stain with some baby powder on a powder puff. Make sure you rub it in well, and then brush off any excess powder. Repeat until the mark is gone.
Clean your playing cards
If you have Polaroid pictures or playing cards, a simple way for you to prevent them from sticking together and becoming grimy is to use powder. Loosely place the cards in a plastic bag along with a bit of baby powder. Seal the bag and give it a few good shakes. When you remove your cards and photos, they should feel fresh and smooth to the touch.
Slip on your rubber gloves
Don’t try jamming and squeezing your fingers into your rubber gloves, especially when the powder layer inside of the gloves wears out. Instead, give your fingers a light dusting with baby powder. Your rubber gloves should slide on good as new.
Remove mould from books
If some of your books have been stored in a less than ideal environment and have gotten a bit of mildew on it or mouldy, try powder on it. First, let them thoroughly air-dry. Then, sprinkle some baby powder between the pages and stand the books upright for several hours.
Afterward, gently brush out the remaining powder from each book. They may not be as good as new, but they should be in a lot better shape than they were.