Glycerin is something every household has it. You may be unaware of that small bottle lying in your first aid box or your grandmothers’ bathroom cabinet.
Glycerol is a chemical compound to produce a colorless, odorless and viscous liquid ‘Glycerin’. Glycerin itself is a bit sweet in taste and non-toxic. The main advantage of this compound is it acts as a moisturizing agent, humectants, that absorbs moisture from the air when applied to the outer layer of the skin.
Due to its moisturizing properties, glycerin is widely used in skincare products. Whether it’s a local brand or a famous one, glycerin is one of the essential ingredients in that product. As a result, glycerin helps to shed old dead skin cells and hydrates skin, giving it a smooth glowing effect. Here are the top five ways to use glycerin for your skin.
Glycerin is an excellent cleaner to wipe off the dirt and grease, you may have accumulated on a whole day. It’s perfect for any skin types, oily skins or acne-prone skin, people can undoubtedly use this compound without drying out the skin. To make a home-made cleanser mix three teaspoons of milk with one teaspoon of glycerin and apply it on the face before sleeping and wash it in the morning.
Glycerin in toner freshens the skin without making it greasy, lessens the pore size and keeps the skin well-nourished. You can make your home toner just by mixing rose water with glycerin. Both the contents are widely available in the drug store, all you have to do is mix the same amount of both contents and add them in a spray bottle. Use it once a day for healthy glowing skin.
Glycerin contains humectant which ensures that the evaporation from the skin is minimized ensuring hydrated skin which in return fills in wrinkles for a smooth appearance. To make your own skin moisturizer mix 250ml of glycerin with two tablespoons of lemon juice which is rich in antioxidant (helps in removing free radicals from the skin). Apply it every night and rinse your face in the morning.
Glycerin in sunscreens is used to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and to make it a bit viscous so that the user can easily apply on the skin. To make a cheap home-made sunscreen take a healthy banana, peel it off and mash it up with one tablespoon of glycerin and apply it on your skin.
Glycerin soaps are a perfect alternative to local soaps for people with drier skin as this soap has a lower pH value which in return makes the skin gentle and makes the skin hydrated for a longer period.
Summarizing the benefits of glycerin for skin purposes includes keeps skin young, reduces acne/blackheads, moisturizes, heal/repair and protect skin from dirt, dryness and harmful rays of the sun.