Name: Maize starch
Synonyms: Mazeina, Maizena, Starch
Purity: Pure without GMO, unmodified corn starch
Characterization of corn starch.
Many people wash starch with corn flour. Both products are made from maize, however, the flour is obtained by grinding the grains, and the starch is made from white corn stamens. Starch is a gluten-free product, it also has a lower calorific value compared to maize flour.
Corn starch is a natural carbohydrate. The caloric content of 100 g maize starch is 367 kcal.
In cosmetics, due to the naturalness of the product and low price, it is used to test color blends that are added to cosmetic products. Starch is also a component of talcs, matting powders, blushes and bronzes, in which it is an irreplaceable filler.
Starch is used in the production of cosmetics for the face, eyes, lips and nails. It is recommended for oily and combination skin and has a drying effect on the skin. Starch makes the makeup looks aesthetically pleasing, prevents the face from shining, which is important for women who have problems with excessive serum production.
Home uses of corn starch.
Getting rid of greasy stains. Before you buy another, expensive chemical stain remover, try to apply starch. Sprinkle it with a stain and moisten with warm water, let it be absorbed for an hour, after that time, start cleaning.
Fabric softener. To rinse clothes, you need to add two tablespoons of previously dissolved in cold water corn starch. Perfectly softens cotton clothes.
Paste for skin irritation. Starch is ideal for the relief of skin irritation, especially sunburn and allergy. For irritated parts of the body it is enough to apply corn starch mixed with a small amount of cold water (consistency of the paste).
It minimizes the effects of skin damage. It is especially helpful in the case of insect bites, blisters and minor wounds. It prevents the formation of moisture, prevents the multiplication of bacteria and reduces annoying itching. Mix the starches in cold water to the consistency of the paste to be applied to the damaged skin. Starch also reduces the risk of infection.
Dry shampoo. It will be useful in situations of quick hair refreshing. It can be done at home using corn starch and baking soda. Mix four teaspoons of starch with two teaspoons of baking soda. The mixture will absorb excess fatty substances from the hair. You should rub the natural dry shampoo at the base of the head. Remove excess powder.
A natural deodorant. Starch has properties that eliminate moisture and unpleasant smell. For preparation you need a spoonful of baking soda, three tablespoons of corn starch and 30 ml of coconut or almond oil, which needs to be heated. Mix everything, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, such as lavender oil. The obtained solution should be stored in a glass container, eg after the used per ball spherulite.
Starch can be used to sprinkle our feet, because it counteracts moisture and prevents the development of foot fungus. In addition, corn starch eliminates the smell.