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10 Unbelievable Uses and Benefits Of Glycerin For Skin and Face

glycerine skin

Glycerin was usually seen in our mom’s or grandma’s beauty kit. But we did not know, it was the best one for our hair and skin. But in the past few years, glycerin is being used as the main supplement in any cosmetic product.

What is glycerin?

Glycerin is also known as glycerol, is the by product made out of soap making process. It is the colourless, odourless lotion, which contains bit of sugar and alcohol in thick consistency. This is extracted from the sources of plant and animal.

How to apply glycerin ?

  • Clean and wash your face
  • Wipe your face with towel, so that water is removed completely
  • Take a cotton ball
  • Dab some glycerin on it and wipe on your face
  • Leave it for 20 min and wash off
  • Do not apply under eyes and on mouth

Benefits of glycerin for skin:

Glycerin as cleanser:

Glycerine as cleanser

It is a perfect cleanser. When carry dirt, dust and makeup carried all day long, it works perfectly as cleanser. It contains neutralizing effect, which removes make up, dirt and oil from the face and makes the face refreshing.

How to use?

  • You can just dab your face with glycerin and wash off


  • Take 3 tsp of milk
  • Add 1 tsp of glycerin
  • Apply and leave for 1 hr
  • Wash off with cold water

Glycerin as toner:

Wash your face properly

Oily skin leads to acne and acne break outs. By applying glycerin to face, it removes excess sebum from face, makes face hydrated, tightens pores and gives toned face.

How to use?

  • Take ¼ cup of glycerin and ½ cup of rose water
  • Dilute the solution well
  • Store the solution in a spray bottle
  • Now spray your face with this lotion
  • Leave it for 30 min
  • See to it that it does enter your mouth and eyes

Glycerin cleans and hydrates the face while rose water gives glowing face

Glycerin for sun tan:

Sun sensitivity

Glycerine helps protects from uv rays and lightens the skin from sun tan. It cleans the skin pores, makes the skin complexion lighten.

How to use?

  • Take 2 tbsp of glycerine, 1tsp of rosewater and 2 tsp of lemon
  • Mix the solution well
  • Take a cotton ball, extract the solution and dab it on your face
  • Leave it for 15 min
  • Wash off with cool water
  • Do this twice a week

Note: even if use glycerine, apply moisturiser and SPF to protect skin from skin tan

Glycerin as anti-ager:

Skin aging

It is the perfect anti-aging lotion mixed in every beauty product. Glycerine moisturises skin, keeps skin hydrated, thus keeping the wrinkles and cracked skin and fine lines away.

How to use?

  • Take an egg white
  • Mix it with 1 tsp of glycerine and honey
  • Dilute the solution and apply
  • Leave it for 20 min and wash off with cold water

Egg is the anti-ager which contains protein and vitamin E tightens skin and gives wrinkle free skin. Honey and glycerine moisturises skin.

Glycerine as moisturiser:

Moisturise hair

Glycerin act as humectants which retains moisture and water from air and supplies it to skin. It retains moisture to skin even in dry temperatures. By applying glycerine on regular basis, skin becomes moisturised, hydrated and soft.

How to apply?

  • Take equal quantities of Vaseline, glycerine and vitamin E oil
  • Massage on circular motion and leave
  • Let it dry for 45 min and wash off with cool water
  • This can be done before bathing

Glycerin for acne and blackheads:

remedy for acne

Those who suffer from oil skin, will definitely suffer from acne and blackheads. Oil skin is not the only cause for acne blackheads but also dirt and bacteria built up on the face.

How to use?

  • Take a spoonful of aloe vera gel
  • Dilute it with 1 tsp of glycerin
  • Mix them well and apply on the face
  • Leave it for 20 min and wash off
  • This can done twice a week

Removes acne marks and blemishes:

Treats blemishes and scars

Acne marks and blemishes are tough to wipe off. It takes time for the marks to vanish. Glycerine moist skin, makes them hydrated, maintain pH level of the skin  and removes skin marks easily

How to use?

  • Take 1 tbsp of milk and glycerin
  • Mix them well and apply on the skin
  • Leave it for 20 min and wash off

Fair skin:

beautiful skin

It’s every ones dream to have fair and soft skin. By applying the glycerine pack one can have fair and soft skin.

How to use?

  • Take a banana and mash it paste
  • Add glycerine to it and mix well
  • Now apply the pack and leave for 20 min
  • Wash off with cool water

Glycerin for dry skin:

Good for skin

Glycerin act as humectants, which attracts moist and water from air and makes skin soft and hydrated all day long. It is the perfect remedy in winter season.

How to apply?

  • Take rose water
  • Dilute it water and mix well
  • Apply on the skin
  • At night times this therapy is best
  • If rose water is not available, then opt for normal water

Glycerin for minor burns:

minor burns

Glycerin contains anti-inflammatory properties, which works on the minor burns. If the burns are severe then approach doctor first

How to apply?

  • Take glycerin and dilute it with water
  • Apply on the affected area and leave it for 20 min
  • Wash off and repeat the process until skin is healed.


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