Glycerine has been an essential part of women’s beauty routine for centuries now. It offers a wide range of beauty benefits and can be used to combat almost every skin issue. A mixture of sugar and alcohol, it is considered to be one of the most effective ingredients to treat dry and dehydrated skin. If you’re looking for an ingredient to give you super soft skin, glycerine might just be the right one! Here’s how to use it...

For cleansing
 

For cleansing

Glycerine is an effective cleanser, it gently helps get rid of dirt and makeup without harming your skin. To make your own glycerine cleanser at home, mix half cup of water with one and a half tablespoons each of glycerine and cornflour. Boil the mixture till it appears clear, once cooled down apply some on moist skin and wash off with water.

For moisturising
 

For moisturising

Glycerine acts as a humectant, meaning it retains and preserves moisture in your skin. This helps maintain a healthy pH level as well as makes skin smooth and soft. To make your own moisturiser, add the juice of one lemon to 250 ml of glycerine. Mix well and store in an airtight glass container. Apply this mixture on cleansed skin every night before going to bed and wake up with dewy skin.

For skin lightening
 

For skin lightening

Acne scars, blemishes and age spots are stubborn and hard to get rid of. However, with regular use glycerine can help fade them. Mix equal amounts of glycerine and petroleum jelly and apply it to your skin or the affected areas. Wipe off with a damp cloth after 20-30 minutes.

For sun protection
 

For sun protection

Glycerine acts as a mild sunscreen by forming a barrier on your skin thereby protecting it from the harmful rays of the sun as well as environmental pollutants. Mix the pulp of one aloe vera leaf along with a few drops of glycerine and rosewater and transfer to a spray bottle. Keep it in the fridge and spray on exposed parts of your body.