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Corn starch, alternative uses: what is it for in the kitchen and how to use it for body and hair care. All uses of corn starch.
Corn starch, what is it
L'cornstarchorcorn flouris the starch extracted frommaize(corn). L'cornstarchis produced starting from the endosperm ofcorn. For its production, the corn is left to ferment for just 30 - 48 hours in order to more easily separate the germ from the endosperm. Corn germ and endosperm (the endosperm is the innermost part of the corn kernel and represents a starch reserve) are ground separately. The ground endosperm undergoes various filtration and centrifugal processes through which it loses any fiber, protein or germ residue. The final phase of the production process ofcornstarchis drying.
L'cornstarch not to be confused with corn flour!
There corn flour, to be clear, is the one used for various culinary preparations such as polenta or corn farinata, or as it is called in Naples, pizza and farinella.
Corn starch, what is it for
L'cornstarchit can be useful in various culinary preparations. To find out the uses of this cooking ingredient, we refer you to the dedicated page "Corn starch, what is it for". In the same article you will find information onhow to replace corn starch(how to replace it in desserts) and the differences with potato starch. On this page we will focus on those who arealternative uses of corn starch.
Corn starch, alternative uses for curly and straight hair
Corn starch can be used to create an excellent hair gel and to make an excellent strengthening pack. For the uses of corn starch in hair care, we refer you to the page:corn starch for hair.
Corn starch, alternative uses
Mask for oily skin
Cornstarch is an excellent natural remedy for oily skin. For a natural mask, mix a tablespoon of cornstarch with a tablespoon of vinegar and a tablespoon of water. Mix until you get a paste to spread on the face. Leave on for about ten minutes and rinse thoroughly.
To wash your face
Melt a tablespoon of cornstarch in plenty of lukewarm water. Use water to wash your face in the morning. This remedy is perfect for skin that is soft, glowing and free from impurities. This remedy to have soft and radiant facial skin can be contraindicated for those with extremely dry and dehydrated skin.
Corn starch, just like face powder, absorbs excess sebum and makes the skin appear more even. Corn corn can be used to mattify the face and give it a more even appearance.
Remedy for bad smells
In moderation, corn starch can be used to retain sweat avoiding bad odors. Soak some cotton wool in the corn dust and spread it in the areas most at risk of sweating. It is a good natural remedy for excessive sweating.
Remedy against sunburn
After a long day of sea and sun, it is possible to take a bath in water at room temperature in which you have melted a few tablespoons of corn starch. This remedy is supposed to cool the skin. After the bath, rinse your body well and apply a good moisturizer.
Those who prefer lighter skin and are looking for natural remedies to lighten the skin, can prepare a whitening mask with their own face with cornstarch. To lighten the skin of the face you can wash the face as explained in the previous paragraph. If you are still not satisfied, make a whitening mask with a teaspoon of almond oil, a teaspoon of ventilated green clay, a teaspoon of cornstarch and a tablespoon of yogurt. Make a paste, apply it on the face. Wait 10 minutes and rinse with plenty of water.