How do you apply body dusting powder?


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Apply body dusting powder with a powder puff by dabbing the puff in the powder, shaking off any excess and dabbing the puff onto your skin. You can also use your hands or a makeup brush. Use body powder to absorb perspiration or excess skin oils or to prevent odor or chafing.

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Body dusting powders are available scented or unscented and are effective on parts of the body where using a deodorant stick is less practical, such as the feet. A light sprinkling on bed sheets adds fragrance and cools sheets in summer. This is also a way of freshening clean, stored sheets.

Baby powder is a gentle and lightly scented version of body powder with applications beyond keeping skin dry and odor-free. For people with blond or grey hair, baby powder works as a dry shampoo. Sprinkle a little powder onto a comb, and comb the hair from root to tip. To freshen a dog's coat between baths, rub a few handfuls onto the animal, leave a few minutes, and brush out.

Further uses of body powder include absorbing minor grease spills from kitchen surfaces or clothes, preventing runners chafe and cooling skin after a shave. Simply sprinkle some baby powder onto the freshly shaved area, and rub gently. People who find shaving the underarms irritates the skin find powder a useful substitute for spray or roll-on deodorant, which may irritate skin further.

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