If you suffer from dry skin on your face, glycerin may be your new must-have product. This clear liquid is derived from either animal fat or vegetable oils, is odorless, and has the consistency of thick syrup. Glycerin attracts moisture onto your skin which is why it is considered a humectant. It is a liquid that resembles Karo syrup as it is sweet-tasting, thick and colorless. You can find it in recipes both for making homemade soaps and for food items in the kitchen. Because it is water-soluble, it can occasionally be found along with alcohols in skin care products such as body lotions and moisturizers as well as other products like shampoos, conditioners and soaps.
You can make a face mask at home to be used at night for skin-lightening. You can mix lemon juice, rose water and glycerin in equal measure and massage your whole face with this preparation for few minutes. Then leave it on face overnight. This beauty tip can make your complexion fair and flawless with regular use.
Glycerin works on two fronts at the same time by hydrating your skin as well as filling the cracks in dryer skin – so it acts as protectant to protect your face by retaining the outer layer of the skin intact. This layer is critically needed to work as a natural barrier to save your skin from pollutants and skin disease causing bacteria.
Glycerin can be applied directly on to oily skin as a moisturizer. You can even add it to your bath water, creams, cleansers or lotions. This adds hydration and health to your skin.
Mix 3 spoons of raw milk with one spoon of glycerin and apply on your face using cotton pads. Then wipe off your face and pat dry. Next, apply the same concoction on your face and leave it on overnight. You can mix orange juice with glycerin and use this resultant mix as a face cleanser. Try this natural remedy to get problem free and spotless complexion.
As skin ages, it cannot retain moisture as well and this causes rough, dull skin that is prone to irritation and redness, but using glycerin regularly can prevent these problems associated with dryness. It also helps your face seem smoother by filling in the microscopic cracks in the dry skin.
Glycerin is non-toxic and safe to be used in skin care products. It is also safe to be used in products meant for sensitive and oily skin. Glycerin doesn’t lose its chemical stability and prolongs the shelf life when mixed with other products. This is neither harsh nor causes any irritation or allergies on oily skin.
Say hello to glowing, healthy, soothed and supple skin.