9 Amazing Benefits Of Glycerin For Oily Skin March 24, 2015

Glycerin has many uses for skin care. It is also known as glycerol. It is colorless and odorless. It has a sweet taste and is used in cough syrups, tinctures and elixirs as a pharmaceutical ingredient. Glycerin is popularly used in creams, ointments, soaps, lotions and body scrubs. This is best suited for all skin types including oily skin. This is useful to treat many oily skin problems such as acne, skin infections, wrinkles and fine lines. Glycerin can give you moisturized and cleansed skin without any side effects.

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Here Are The Benefits Of Glycerin For Oily Skin:

1. As A Humectant:

Humectants in glycerin help to retain water in the skin. It is also hygroscopic in nature which means that it can draw water from the air into the skin. This minimizes water loss due to evaporation in oily skin, and keeps it hydrated and nourished.

2. Cell Maturation:

Glycerin plays a vital role in cell maturation. Applying glycerol to oily skin topically can help to get rid of many skin problems. This is an effective product to cure oily skin problems like pimples, acne and blackheads.

3. Non-Toxic Nature:

Glycerin is non-toxic and safe to be used in skin care products. It is suitable for an infant or child’s skin as well. It is also safe to be used in products meant for sensitive and oily skin. Glycerin doesn’t lose its chemical stability and prolongs the shelf life when mixed with other products. This is neither harsh nor causes any irritation or allergies on oily skin.

4. Skin Structure:

This can improve and protect oily skin by filling up the intercellular matrix. This is useful to build an even skin structure. Its humectant and hygroscopic properties make this a great beauty care ingredient for oily skin. Glycerin holds that perfect amount of moisture required to hydrate oily skin without imparting any greasiness. This also helps to create a barrier with external factors that can harm the skin and prevents moisture loss.

5. Treats Skin Problems:

Glycerin is the best for oily skin. This can treat many skin problems including acne or pimples. It also helps to reduce bacterial skin infections.

6. Use In Your Face Pack:

You can use glycerin in a face pack with fuller’s earth. Mix both the ingredients, add water and make a paste. Apply it evenly on the face and neck. Wash off with cold water after 15 minutes. This face pack is useful to hydrate and beautify your skin.

7. Gentle On The Skin:

Glycerin is often added to soaps, body lotions and creams as it is 100% safe and gentle on oily skin. This doesn’t have any side effects and is useful to treat skin problems such as psoriasis and eczema.

8. Moisturization:

Glycerin can be applied directly on to oily skin as a moisturizer. You can even add it to your bath water, creams, cleansers or lotions. This adds hydration and health to your skin.

9. Smoothing:

Oily skin can make you look dull and it is susceptible to a number of other conditions like acne, irritation and redness. Hence, you can use glycerin on a regular basis to prevent these problems associated with oiliness. This also helps in smoothing your skin by filling in the microscopic pores.

Dos And Don’ts Of Using Glycerin On Oily Skin:

  • Always dilute glycerin with water when using directly on oily skin.
  • You can also add rose water to glycerin for best results.
  • Never apply glycerin in large quantities.
  • Don’t leave it for long on your face.
  • Avoid using glycerin in lotions, as these are already sticky.
  • Always wash off the glycerin thoroughly, as it may attract dust and pollution due to its sticky nature.

Have you tried glycerin for skin care? Leave us your comments below.

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Gabriela, glycerin is a versatile ingredient and acts as an excellent cleanser, toner and moisturizer for skin. Plain glycerin or glycerin can be mixed with water and applied on the face. To treat acne take one tablespoon of glycerin, 1/2 tablespoon of fuller earth (multani mitti) and camphor in a bowl. Mix well with a cup of distilled water. Apply on face and wash it off with lukewarm water. After sometime, wash again your face with cold water. Hope you find these tips to be useful.

    • Santo

      Hey I heard that you can use Glycerine to treat discolored lips. Would I need to dilute it before the application or is it okay on its on?. Also I heard this stuff can make your skin sensitive to the sun?

      • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

        Hi Santo, applying glycerin on your lips as a lip balm every night is an excellent remedy for dry chapped lips and also to treat discolored lips. Using an excessive quantity of pure glycerin directly on your skin and hair, especially during during hot and dry weather can cause skin to lose its moisture and cause blisters on the skin. So it is always advisable to use glycerin diluted with water the proportion usually being 10 parts of water to 1 part glycerin.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Santo, glycerin is a versatile ingredient and acts as an excellent cleanser, toner and moisturizer for skin. Plain glycerin or glycerin can be mixed with water and applied on the face. It is always advisable to use glycerin diluted with water the proportion usually being 10 parts of water to 1 part glycerin. It will not cause any damage. Wash your face and apply a sunscreen before you step out in the sun.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Yes Santo, if you are wary of using glycerin, then yes…almond oil is an excellent ingredient for the skin. Almond oil comes in two varieties i.e bitter and sweet. If you wish to use it for skin and hair then go for sweet almond oil. Almond oil is light in texture, and can easily penetrate deep into the skin, softening and dislodging the dirt and debris accumulated in the skin pores. Almond oil can be safely applied to the lips to improve the color and remove tan.