Unbelievable Skin Benefits of Glycerin

Unbelievable Skin Benefits of Glycerin


Skincare agents and why do we require them?

Skin care is a method which supports, maintains skin integrity such as nutrition, avoidance of excessive sun exposure, appropriate use of emollients and also enhance appearance with the use of cosmetics, botulinum, exfoliation, fillers, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, peels, retinol therapy etc. All these skin protective agents help to remediate skin break down and relieve various skin conditions.

If you choose a natural route for skin care solution, there are three endorsed products which fit into your beauty regimen.

  1. Lemon
  2. Sugar
  3. Glycerine

Lemons are high in calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C, all of which aid in the appearance of healthy skin. From lightening age spots to removing dead skin, lemons can be your skin’s best friend. The antifungal and antibacterial properties have a natural way to treat blackheads and acne. The same remedy can also help lighten acne marks and scars.

If your skin is oily, dab it with a cotton ball dipped in lemon juice every night before bed to help keep the oiliness at bay. Massage it onto your skin to clean off bacteria and dirt while adding moisture at the same time. If your feet are in need of a pick-me-up, soak them in a mixture of 1 cup of lemon juice, 1/4 cup milk, and 2 tablespoons olive oil, along with enough water to cover your feet, for about 15 minutes.

Sugar is also a natural product and readily available is used in skin care because it’s a humectant -- it attracts moisture into the skin. It also contains glycolic acid, which encourages new cell growth to give skin a fresher, younger appearance. Because it’s a bit coarse, sugar is a natural exfoliate. Mixing white sugar and coconut oil in equal parts forms an alternative sugar scrub.

Glycerin attracts moisture onto your skin which is why it is considered a humectant. 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. Glycerin, or glycerol, can fight the effects of skin diseases such as psoriasis.

What Are the Benefits of Glycerin for Face?

1. Moisturizing

Glycerin absorbs water from the air, making it what is called hygroscopic. Because of this, it can bring water to your skin, making it a popular ingredient in skin and cosmetic products. In fact, glycerine is so absorptive that if you leave a pure bottle of it open, it would eventually absorb enough water to change its composition to only 80% glycerine with the other 20% being water.

2. Smoothing

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.

3. Protecting

Because of its dual ability to hydrate the skin and fill in gaps in dryer skin, glycerin is able to protect your face by keeping the outer layer of the skin intact. This layer is essential as it is the natural barrier protecting you from pollutants and disease-causing organisms.

If you are not making your own glycerine try to get from stores in the form of glycerine soaps.

Glycerin soaps are commercially available, or you can make them at home. Glycerin soap is translucent unless color is added. Optional ingredients add scent, nutrients, color and texture. Glycerin soap is endorsed as a cleanser that is gentler and easier to rinse off than other types of soap and is often suggested for people who suffer acne or who have sensitive skin. It's also touted as a natural emollient that keeps skin from getting too dry. In addition to glycerine, the soap generally has several ingredients.


A basic ingredient for glycerin soap is alcohol, a polyglycol. Alcohol is needed for transparency and to prevent large crystals from forming.


Lye is another basic ingredient of many soaps, both commercial and homemade. Lye is the base ingredient that makes soap an acid.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are often added to glycerin soaps for either therapeutic reasons or for their scent. These include lavender, sandalwood, orange, rosemary, basil, anise, sage, dill, geranium, grapefruit, vanilla, tea tree, sage, and lemongrass.

Other Ingredients

Other ingredients, such as oatmeal, finely ground almonds, cornmeal, dried orange peel, flower petals, and glitter are sometimes added to soaps to either give them a scent or add to their visual appeal. Herbs are a common ingredient, with chamomile, lavender and peppermint leaves being popular.

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