Vegetable Glycerine (8 oz)
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How can glycerin benefit your skin?
Glycerin is great for the skin because it acts as a humectant, which is a substance that allows the skin to retain moisture. It can increase skin hydration, relieve dryness, and refresh the skin’s surface.
It’s also an emollient, which means it can soften skin. This is great if eczema or psoriasis leave you with rough or dry patches.
Glycerin also has antimicrobial properties, which means it can protect the skin from harmful microorganisms.
Many supporters believe it can also repair skin and speed the wound-healing process.
When applied topically, glycerin’s humectant properties can improve hydration in the outer layer of the skin. This leads to softer skin on the top layer, which makes exfoliation easier.
Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells. Removing these skin cells might help brighten a dull complexion and improve the appearance of dark spots, scars, and age spots.
How should you use glycerin?
While using glycerin on its own can moisturize and exfoliate your skin, some proponents claim that combining glycerin with other ingredients can also whiten the skin.
However, there is no scientific evidence to back up these claims.
Using glycerin in combination with other products, such as lemon and rose water, may help revive dull, dry skin or soften your skin for easier exfoliation.
These ingredients work well together because glycerin provides hydration and moisture, while rose water acts as an astringent. It not only cleanses but also tightens your pores and tones your skin.
Meanwhile, the acidity of lemon juice might improve discoloration and uneven pigmentation.
Keep in mind, though, that there’s no evidence to support the claim that any of these ingredients will lighten your skin.
Make your own serum
Try making your own serum:
Combine 5 drops of pure glycerin with the juice of 1 lemon and 20 milliliters (mL) of rose water.
Pour the mixture into a small bottle or a spray bottle.
Apply the liquid to your face daily, using your finger or a cotton swab, or apply as a mist for a healthy glow after applying makeup.
Store the serum in the refrigerator.