Among the thousands of grooming products that exist today, lies a very fine talcum powder. Commonly known as baby powder, talcum powder does, in fact, offer some benefits for all of that facial fuzz you’re sporting, and the skin underneath! We've gathered everything you need to know about talcum powder and it's place in your skincare routine.
Talcum powder is a refined, powder form of one of the softest minerals in the earth, talc. Mainly made of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen, Talc does not generate a chemical reaction when used on the skin, which is why it is soft enough to use on sensitive baby skin. It also acts as a cleaning agent by absorbing moisture that can aid in sweating and bacteria. Talcum powder is ideal at keeping any type of skin soft and clean.
Talcum powder is best used as the last step in your shaving routine. Pour a small amount of powder into your hands (you can even use your shaving brush) and apply to clean, dry skin. Lightly add the powder to your skin and neck and you're all set. It can also be used as a dry shampoo on your hair or beard when you don't have the time to wash your hair. Going a day or two without washing your hair or beard can be beneficial for your skin and hair, especially if you have dry skin.
Benefits of Talcum Powder:
- Calms cools and softens the skin after a shave
- Helps cut down on friction and prevents rashes and bumps
- Absorbs moisture and oil to keep skin dry
- Relieves itch
While you may associate talcum powder for babies bottoms, it's an amazing tool for adults to achieve that smooth, soft skin that everyone will notice.