4 Simple Ways To Use Glycerin With Rose Water And Lemon Juice

Learn the right methods of using these excellent ingredients in your beauty regimen.

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Priya GillDr. Priya Gill, MBBCH, MRCP
By Kushneet KukrejaKushneet Kukreja  • 

Several home remedies help you attain beautiful, youthful, and glowing skin. But have you tried mixing a few of these to get much better results? You can try mixing glycerine with rose water and lemon juice and use this blend to improve your skin and rejuvenate it.

Do you wish to know how this mixture helps to keep your skin soft and supple? Read on to know more.

How To Use Glycerin, Rose Water And Lemon Juice For Skin

Lemon slices and roses in water


There are different effective ways of using glycerin that is mixed with rose water and lemon juice to benefit your skin. Here are a few tips to help you make use of this awesome mixture:

1. As A Makeup Setting Spray

Woman spraying makeup setter on her face


The makeup setting sprays that you find in stores are usually filled with chemicals. That is why using glycerin that is mixed with rose water and lemon juice is a much better option, since it is safer for your skin. To make this spray, you need 20 ml of rose water, 2 drops of glycerin and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. After you have mixed them together, pour into a spray bottle and store it in the refrigerator. You can use the spray for up to 4 weeks. If you have dry skin, add Vitamin E from 1 capsule to nourish your skin (1). Using this spray will prevent foundation from looking cakey and give your makeup a fresh, dewy finish.

2. As A Facial Cleanser/Scrub

Woman cleansing her face with glycerin, rose water, and lemon juice.


You can make a great facial scrub with glycerin, rose water and lemon juice. All you need to do is mix 1 teaspoon of glycerin, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of rose water. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar to the mix and stir until the sugar is almost dissolved. Gently rub it on your face to exfoliate it. With this homemade scrub, you can remove dead skin cells, dirt and other particles (2), (3). You can also use it on your neck, hands, arms and knees. When you use it regularly, you will notice that the dark areas of your body are considerably lightened. You can also soak a cotton ball with the mixture and use it to clean away makeup, dirt, excess oil, etc.

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You could use coffee grounds or ground oats as alternatives to sugar for exfoliation.

3. As A Facial Mask

Woman with a facial mask to improve skin health


A mixture of glycerin, rose water and lemon juice for your face makes a great mask as it provides the much-needed moisture to your skin. It works as an excellent exfoliator and rejuvenates your skin, doing away with fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. Using this mixture as a facial mask also helps in maintaining your skin’s pH balance. It can also help in treating acne and pimples and destroying acne-causing bacteria to prevent future breakouts (2), (3), (4).

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To successfully eliminate tan, occasionally combine these three ingredients with your face packs or sandalwood powder.

4. As A Moisturizer

Woman moisturizing her skin


As you already know, glycerin is a great way to hydrate skin that is dry, especially during winter. Using glycerin with rose water and lemon juice as a moisturizer has many benefits and the best part is that it suits all skin types. Rose water contains phenylethanol , which is an astringent and also acts as an effective healing agent that provides great results for skin affected by eczema, acne and other skin disorders (3).

Glycerin with rose water and lemon juice is a wonderful combination of these three ingredients that will give you nourished and smooth skin. A perfect mixture of glycerin, rose water, and lemon juice can be used as a makeup setting spray to give you a fresh and dewy look. It can also be used as a moisturizer, facial mask, or scrub to exfoliate dead skin, maintain the skin’s pH balance, hydrate the skin, and prevent future acne breakouts. You can use this mixture every day to attain smooth, soft, and glowing skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply lemon and glycerin on the face overnight?

Yes, you can leave lemon and glycerin on the face overnight. However, be cautious if you have sensitive skin as lemon juice can irritate your skin.

Do glycerin and rose water lighten the skin?

Yes, consistent use of glycerin and rose water may lighten the skin.

Does glycerin darken skin?

No, glycerin does not darken the skin.


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  1. Vitamin E in dermatology
  2. Glycerol and the skin: holistic approach to its origin and functions
  3. Skin anti‐inflammatory activity of rose petal extract (Rosa gallica) through reduction of MAPK signaling pathway
  4. Antioxidant and anti-ageing activities of citrus-based juice mixture

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