Thursday 1 April 2021

Benefits of Glycerin for Skin

As a child, you would have definitely seen glycerin in your house - either your grandmom or your mom would have used it. Come winters, and it used to become a staple skin lotion. If you want a chemistry lesson, then glycerin is a sweet and thick mix of alcohol and sugar that is colourless and odourless. It is a humectant, which means that it retains moisture. It works magic on the skin and is an important ingredient in many beauty products. It can, however, be used at home - by itself or in combination with other ingredients to make your own beauty products.

Benefits of Glycerin For Skin

We have here the benefits of glycerin for skin -

As a Cleanser

Glycerin can be used as a cleanser. It cleans the skin thoroughly and prevents microbial infections. Cleansing your face with glycerin clears it of dead skin, dust, or oil in the pores. If you want to buy a commercial product, then a good face wash containing glycerin will work as well. If you want to use it at home, then a couple of drops of glycerin on cotton should be enough to wipe your entire face. Don’t rinse your face afterwards. Do this at bedtime and leave it on overnight.

As a Moisturizer

Glycerin is a humectant, which means that it can retain moisture. Thus it makes an excellent moisturizer. Using glycerin cleanses the pores and clears the dead cells. It moisturizes the skin, retains the moisture and helps prevent skin dryness and acne.

As a Toner

Glycerin can be used as a toner too. It prevents acne breakouts and clears the skin of blemishes caused due to acne. Applying a mix of glycerine and rosewater on your face every night at bedtime will give you flawless skin. It clears the complexion and removes all spots, giving your skin a glow.

As a Face Mask

Glycerin Face Mask can be soothing to your skin. They not only make your skin plumper but also heal it from within. Mixing it with honey, lemon juice or even oats can do the magic to your skin. 

To Prevent Blackheads and Acne

Oily skin is prone to blackheads, which causes acne and pimples. The blackheads are due to deposits of dirt and sebum in the pores of the skin. Glycerin can be used to cleanse the face, which in turn cleanses the pores, preventing blackheads, pimples, and acne.

As a Sunscreen

Surprisingly, glycerin creates a protective barrier on the skin which protects it from the harsh UV rays of the sun. It also helps clear suntan.

For Sensitive Skin
Glycerin is one of the best products for sensitive skin. It is so safe that it can be used on a baby’s skin too. In fact, if you check the ingredients in baby products, you will observe that glycerin is one of the key ingredients.

For Chapped Lips

The skin on your lips is the most delicate, apart from the under-eye area. Applying glycerin to dry and chapped lips moisturizes them. They make great lip balms and are especially good during winters.

Using Glycerin For Face & Skin

To use as a toner-

• Make a solution of glycerin, rosewater and lemon juice. Use it as a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer.
• Mix rose water with half the quantity of glycerine and put it in a spray bottle. Shake well till the glycerin and rosewater are well mixed. Use it to spray on your face and keep it moisturized.
• A solution using 1 tsp of glycerin with three times the quantity of milk makes an excellent cleanser. Use it at bedtime and rinse it off the next morning. Don’t let this mix get into your eyes because it will sting.
• A cup of distilled water with camphor mixed with half a tablespoon of boric powder and a tablespoon of glycerineshould be applied to acne-affected areas. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.
• Mix together one beaten egg, one teaspoon of glycerin and one teaspoon of honey. Apply it to your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash with cold water. This makes a good anti-ageing mask.


Glycerin is an all-in-one skincare solution. It is a solution for all your beauty problems, be it acne, dry skin or oily skin. Since it is non-toxic, you can use it safely on your skin and make it a part of your skincare routine. If you have sensitive skin, then glycerin should be an essential part of your routine. Now that you know of so many ways to incorporate glycerin into your skincare regimen, are you ready to use it?

This is a guest post by Kritika Singh who is a beauty and skincare lover. To give wings to her love for the same she blogs at, an entertainment and lifestyle blog dedicated to keeping you entertained as you take care of your health, skin, and hair. When not blogging, you would see her hopping cafes and sipping a cuppa

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