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.

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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

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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

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Cosmetics and 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

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You can make a great skin-rejuvenating facial scrub with a refreshing fragrance by mixing 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

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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. IOwing to lemon’s acidity, the mask works as an excellent exfoliator that helps slough off dead skin cells. Further, vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant present in lemon, 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 soothing irritated skin and treating acne and pimples and destroying acne-causing bacteria to prevent future breakouts (2), (3), (4).

Anitha, a skincare blogger, after trying the mask made with glycerin, lemon juice, and rose water, expresses, “This pack is my ultimate weapon whenever other solutions didn’t workout or give quick results for my skin problems. I have combination skin and always suffer from lot of pimples on forehead and cheeks, sometimes these pimples are painful as well. Along with these, the marks left by are very much annoying. Hence the only solution which worked (i).”

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To successfully eliminate tan and create a skin brightening mask, combine these three ingredients with your face packs or with sandalwood powder.

4. As A Moisturizer

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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).

Infographic: 3 Ways To Use Glycerin With Rose Water And Lemon Juice

Glycerin, rosewater, and lemon juice have been used for centuries as an essential part of beauty. It has proven to stand the test of time because these ingredients are used in almost all beauty and skincare products we see today and have provided safe, beneficial, and effective results. Check out the best ways you can incorporate them in your skincare routine in the infographic below.

3 ways to use glycerin with rose water and lemon juice (infographic)

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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 toner, moisturizer, facial mask, or scrub to exfoliate dead skin, maintain the skin’s pH balance, improve skin hydration, 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 complexion.

Does glycerin darken skin?

No, glycerin does not darken the skin.

Key Takeaways

  • Glycerin acts as a natural humectant and retains moistures, while lemon juice and rose water have astringent and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • This combination can be used as a facial scrub or mask as it helps in reducing dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It can be even used as a makeup setting spray.
  • Glycerin should always be diluted before applying as it can irritate the skin.
  • The mixture of these 3 ingredients is perfect to nourish and hydrate the skin.

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  3. Skin anti‐inflammatory activity of rose petal extract (Rosa gallica) through reduction of MAPK signaling pathway
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Dr. Priya Gill
Dr. Priya GillMBBCH, MRCP
Dr. Priya Gill is a consultant dermatologist in Klang, Malaysia, with over 16 years of experience. She specializes in the management of all medical and surgical dermatology issues and has a special interest in laser therapy and phototherapy.

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Kushneet Kukreja
Kushneet KukrejaHealth & Wellness Writer
Kushneet holds a postgraduate degree in biotechnology from Kingston University, London, and is an ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition with 2 years of experience. Her scientific background, coupled with her passion for writing, propelled her towards content writing.

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Ramona is an editor at StyleCraze with 11 years of experience in writing and editing. She has authored over 200 articles on skin and hair care. She graduated from the University of Calcutta, West Bengal, and did her post-graduation from the University of Kalyani, West Bengal.

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Monomita Chakraborty
Monomita ChakrabortyBeauty & Lifestyle Writer
Monomita has a graduate degree in mass communication and video production from St. Anthony's College, Shillong, and a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the Royal Global University, Guwahati. She is also a certified skincare coach with a keen interest in skin, hair, tattoos, nail art, and lifestyle trends.

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