Glycerin – Miracle Water


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Hi Dolls! 

I am sure we all have used Glycerin at some time but only few of us know how useful Glycerin could be to maintain a healthy looking & evergreen skin.

Well , even I was unaware of so many benefits of the Glycerin until i began to research about this miracle liquid. 

Glycerin is an emollient, making skin not only moist, but soft and supple to the touch.

So, what exactly is glycerin and where does it come from?

Natural glycerin is not a chemical or alcohol; it is derived from plant-based oils. So Glycerin is a Moisturizer That Restores Elasticity of your skin and eye-area.

Glycerin is a humectant—a substance that draws moisture from the environment deep into the skin when applied.  Molecules of glycerin attract the molecules of the water to form a hydrogen bond. Humectants can attract, hold and bind moisture. Some humectants can hold up to 1000 times their weight in water! This is the reason glycerin is a go-to additive in many skincare products and cosmetics, particularly products targeted for dry skin.

There are many ways in which Glycerin can help you maintain beautiful skin and keep it looking younger.

1) Glycerin For Softest Skin

Take a tablespoon of glycerin and  five tablespoons of water. Apply this on your face using cotton before going to bed at night. Wash off the face next morning with cold water. Glycerin serves a dual purpose when it comes to moisturizing and softening. This one-two punch can help take your skin from flaky to fabulous fairly quickly.

2) Glycerin for Anti-aging treatment

As we age, our skin slowly loses its ability to retain moisture. Skin cell turnover begins to decline, and the epidermal layer of skin begins to thin. These are all normal things that go along with the aging process. Unfortunately, aging skin is prone to dryness. As a result, older adults may find themselves dealing with rough, flaky, itchy skin for the first time in their lives. Dry skin is also more prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles. Using moisturizers such as glycerin, or products that contain glycerin, may help to give aging skin a much-needed boost of hydration

Take 2 vitamin E capsules and one teaspoonful of vegetable glycerin. Prick the capsules and mix the vitamin E oil and the glycerin. Your glycerin face mask is ready. Apply this mask on the skin and wash after half an hour. You can even sleep with it like an overnight sleeping face mask and wash the face in the morning. It helps to nourish the skin and prevent the lines.


3) Glycerin mixed with honey acts as a great moisturizer for your skin

To moisturize the skin deeply and to get the natural glow.

Mix some glycerin and honey in same amount. Mix them and apply on the face. Keep this pack for 20 minutes then wash with cold water. This is good for all the skin types. Lemon and glycerin can be used similarly to make glycerin face pack.

4) Glycerin as a toner

The combination of Glycerin and rose-water face mask works as an excellent toner. This mask helps to remove blemishes or scar marks from your skin. Application of this face mask not only brings coolness but also adds glow and suppleness to the skin.

Method To Prepare This Face Mask:

To make this homemade face mask or face toner, you need 9-10 teaspoons of rose water and 2 teaspoons of glycerin. For its effective usage, it is advisable to put this mixture in the spray dispenser. Spray it on your face before bed time and wash it with clean water in the morning. You can also preserve this mask for a week by putting the spray dispenser in the refrigerator.

5) Glycerin for glowing skin


1 teaspoon full of glycerin,

1 mashed banana

Method :

In a bowl, mix glycerin and mashed banana properly.Apply evenly onto your face. Keep it on for at least 20 mins.Wash and see the instant glow.

6)Glycerin for Blackheads


For natural Blackhead treatment, take

1 Tablespoon fuller’s earth 

4 Tablespoons Almond powder &

2 Tablespoons Glycerin.


Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients and make a  paste . Apply it on blackheads. Rinse it off with cold water once it dries.

7) Glycerin for Acne

If you wish to have an acne free skin, there is no better face pack than glycerin and neem face pack. Addition of neem in this pack makes it a pure herbal face mask. Neem is an ayurvedic remedy to have a blemish and acne free skin. All in all tis face mask is purely organic in nature.

Ingredients :

2 Teaspoons of Neem powder

1 Teaspoon of Glycerin

Method :

To make this effective face pack, what you require is a bowl, in which you will add  Neem & Glycerin & mix them well. The consistency of this face mask won’t be like other face packs. It will be neither too smooth nor too fine though it can be effectively used as a face pack.

Apply this mixture on your face and let it be on your face for about half an hour.

When the pack gets dried off, wash your face and see the illuminating effect of this homemade face pack. Addition of glycerin in this pack which offers ample hydration to your skin and the antibacterial properties of neem will keep your face acne and pimple free.

With so many benefits and uses of Glycerin we can conclude that above mentioned homemade masks  with its main ingredient as Glycerin, we can defintely have a beautiful &healthy and at the same time delay aging to some extent.

If any of you know other uses and benefits of Glycerin do share with us in comment box .


18 Comments to Glycerin – Miracle Water

  1. thank you for sharing these tips amna, these are so helpful..
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  2. BellyBytes says:

    I never knew that glycerin had so many uses. My acquaintance with Glycerin was as a suppository for my terribly constipated infant.

  3. Loved the scientific explanation of how Glycerine functions. Excellent well-researched article.

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  4. The Queen says:

    very informative.
    isnt glycerine used for inflammations too?

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  5. zainab says:

    glycerin is certainly a king. Had no clue :0)

  6. Very informative and helpful post. I wasn’t aware of so many benefits of glycerin.

  7. anupriya says:

    As a child my mom used to prepare a lotion with glycerine, rose water and lemon juice. It worked as an excellent moisturizer and a toner. But back then it wasn’t so commonly famous.

  8. Shalzmojo says:

    We used to use glycerine with cold cram in winters at night to prevent dryness and apply it on blistered lips and heels too.

    Loved reading the number of treatments you listed here Amna.. shall try some out.

  9. Great to read about the wonderful benefits of Glycerine.

  10. Ashvini Naik says:

    No doubts, Amna. Glycerin is a natural beauty ingredient & is rarely found in the various commercial hygiene products, such as branded beauty soaps & moisturizers.

    I remember learning organic chemistry at school that glycerine was a default by-product obtained during saponification (industrial manufacturing process of soap). However, since glycerin is produced in lesser quantities during this process, it is removed from the commercial soap bars (to use in moisturizing lotions etc), which still go on to boast of containing glycerin in their ingredient lists.
    Finding a good soap these days is difficult. One that doesn’t dry out your skin or cause other allergies on sensitive skin. A lot of people today suffer from fingertips eczema upon regularly using over-hyped antibacterial soaps that turn your hands into a patched fabric of flesh.

    Inclusion of glycerin should be mandated for all soap manufacturers. This is a very informative post.

  11. Anagha Yatin says:

    My relationship with Glycerin dates back to childhood. Coming from the plains, we had seen the dry and cold winters all through growing up. In those days, my mother would add glycerin with water in some proportion and keep the bottle of the mixture in the bathroom. Immediately after taking bath and patting self dry, we would apply glycerin all over body. This simple magical concoction never gave us dry skin scare!
    I will try glycerin for black heads. Its something new to me. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Vidhi Duggal says:

    Wow. I never knew so many benefits and uses of glycerine. I am definitely going to use it.

  13. Suzy says:

    Wow so many uses for glycerin. We used it when we were young to treat gumboils. Very interesting read.

  14. Parul Thakur says:

    My Mum says glycerin is the best for cracked heels 🙂
    I agree that it’s a natural remedy for so many things. Thanks for sharing the many benefits.

  15. Hurrah, that’s what I was looking for, what a material!

    existing here at this web site, thanks admin of this site.

  16. This is super informative! I’m glad I read your post as it’s better than similar blogs I’ve read from everyone else on this subject. Is it okay if I ask you to add some more detail? Perhaps write another example? Thanks 🙂

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