Starch

Starch is a maize ground, used in many kitchen recipes such as increasing the density of soups and sauces and making corn sugar and corn syrup, in addition to making adhesives for paper and fabrics, and is also used in beauty and skincare recipes, and through this article, we will introduce you to the positive results of using starch For the youthfulness and complexion of the face and skin.

The nutritional value of starch

Starch contains a lot of calories as a hundred grams of it contains a small amount of fat, and a high percentage of carbohydrates, in addition to fibers, proteins, and minerals such as sodium and iron.

Benefits of starch for the face

These are the main benefits of starch for the face:

  • It is used for oily skin as starch absorbs facial fat, and this is done by applying it directly to the face as a makeup powder.
  • It is used to exfoliate the face by mixing a tablespoon of glycerin with a tablespoon of starch and applying them to the skin.
  • Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it eliminates rashes, itchy skin and soothes it.
  • It calms the burns and irritation of the skin by applying a mixture of starch and water to these areas.
  • Use it in some makeup tricks, such as applying it to a glossy lipstick until it becomes matte, and this is done by patting the starch on the lips with the finger until it is absorbed.
  • Lightening dark areas because starch contains vitamin A.
  • It replaces the cells thanks to the minerals in the starch, such as iron and calcium.
  • Reduce acne and pimples on the skin; This is because starch contains zinc, which is necessary to fight acne.
  • Maintaining healthy and hydrated skin; Thanks to the starch vitamin B1 and B2.
  • Improve skin texture and reduce wrinkles; This is because starch contains vitamin C and antioxidants that fight free radicals harmful to the skin.

Home recipes for starch for the face

Here are the most prominent recipes for starch for the face:

The mixture of starch, egg whites, and milk

  • To reduce the fine lines of the face, the following steps are taken:

Ingredients

  • One egg white.
  • A quarter cup of starch.
  • Two tablespoons of whole milk.

Method of preparation and use

  • Mix the ingredients together well.
  • Then put the mixture on a clean face, and leave for 20 minutes or until completely dry.
  • The face is washed with lukewarm water and dried well.
  • This recipe is repeated until achieving better results.

Peeling the starch, oats, coffee, and coconut oil

It removes the accumulated impurities, moisturizes the face well, and the exfoliation is prepared by following these steps:

Ingredients

  • Tablespoon of starch.
  • Tablespoon of oatmeal.
  • Three tablespoons of coconut oil.
  • Tablespoon of coffee powder.

Method of preparation and use

  • Mix the ingredients together.
  • The mixture is then applied to a clean face and can be applied to the neck and armpits.
  • Then it is left to dry completely.
  • Wash the face with water.
  • Return the ball to the desired results.

The mixture of starch, honey, milk, and brown sugar

This mixture helps stimulate the skin to produce collagen, which gives the skin its vitality, and its way is:

Ingredients

  • Two tablespoons of starch.
  • Tablespoon of honey.
  • Three tablespoons of milk.
  • A teaspoon of brown sugar (optional).

Method of preparation and use

  • Mix the ingredients together well.
  • Apply a thick layer of the mixture on a clean face and on the neck as well.
  • Leave on for 20 minutes or until completely dry.
  • Wash the face with cold water.
  • Repeat this once a week for the best results.

Mix the starch and vinegar

This mixture helps remove blackheads from the face, and is done by following these steps:

Ingredients

  • Tablespoon of starch.
  • Tablespoon of vinegar.

Method of preparation and use

  • Mix the ingredients together
  • The mixture is applied to the affected area and left for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • The mixture is wiped from the face with a cotton ball after the period has passed, then the face is washed with warm water.
  • Repeat this once a week for the best results.

Starch, strawberry, honey, and milk mixture

This recipe for owners of oily skin, and is prepared as follows:

Ingredients 

  • A tablespoon of starch.
  • Half a cup of strawberries.
  • Tablespoon of honey.
  • A quarter cup of low-fat milk.

Method of preparation and use

  • Strawberry and honey are placed in an electric mixer and mixed well.
  • Then starch and milk are added to the mixture.
  • Apply the mixture to the face, avoiding the area around the eyes, then leave the mixture for 20-30 minutes.
  • The face is washed with cold water and dried well.