Glycerin is a natural and well known for its many uses for skin care. Glycerin works on skin as emollient and humectants that helps to keep skin hydrated and moisturized. It has many other benefits for the skin and beauty care. Its capability to draw oxygen into the skin has a cooling effect on it. It can encourage our skin cells to rejuvenate them and therefore is used in many skin cares and hair care products such as soaps, body lotions, shower gels and moisturizers, body scrubs, face packs and face masks and hair shampoos and conditioners.
We regularly hear a lot about glycerin. It is a neutral sweet tasting product which gets dissolved into water or alcohol but not oils. You might come across many soap advertisement claiming them to have glycerin in it. This is because glycerin is a superb moisturizer for all skin type. Especially suited for sensitive skin type, it makes your skin look healthy, glowing, oil-free and soft. Glycerin is available in many sizes. This is because everyone uses it according to their constraint. Some uses it as year round lotion where as some use a bit of it as a moisturizer.
So, without going further into more scientific aspect of this great product, let me bring some awesome uses and benefits of this great skin care product. Below here are wide-ranging uses of glycerin which you can accept according to your accessibility.
1. To Get Soft Skin:
Make a face mask using lemon juice, rose water and glycerin at home and use at night for skin-lightening. Mix lemon juice, rose water and glycerin in equal amount and massage your whole face with this mask for few minutes. Then leave it on skin overnight. This mask can make your skin complexion fair and flawless with regular use. This mask also helps to weaken away all skin complaints like dark spots, hyper-pigmentation, and freckles naturally.
3. To Get Rid of Dry Skin:
Take 1 tbsp. of Vaseline and glycerin in a small bowl. Mix both the ingredients well. You can apply it over your face or body overnight. Then apply on skin massage for few min then leave it overnight and wash off in the morning. This mask works great during winters.
4. To Get Rid of Acne and Scars:
Make an acne lotion by using glycerin. Take 1tsp. of glycerin, 1/2tsp. of Borax powder and camphor lotion and 1 cup distilled water and mix all the ingredients really well. Apply this mixture on your skin. Leave it to get dry and wash it off using lukewarm water. Wash your face again with cold water after few mins. Repeat it daily 1 time if you have more acne or you can use it weekly 3-4 times.
Take about 1 tsp. of glycerin and 1 tsp. of honey and 2 tsp. of water or milk. Mix all the ingredients and apply it on your face using a cotton ball. You can add oatmeal powder in this mixture to get a thicker texture that is easier to apply on the face. Leave it for about 20 mins and then gently scrub it off from your face. Wash off with cold water. Apply moisturizer lotion on your skin.
6. To Get Rid of Blackheads:
Take 1tsp. of multani mitti, 2 tsp. of glycerin and 4 tsp. of almond powder. Make a paste by adding water and the entire ingredients well. Apply this mixture on your skin, concentrating more on the areas where you notice black heads. Leave it to get dry completely and then gently scrub your face. Wash off with cold water.