Glycerin is one of the best known moisturizing ingredients present in skin care products. However, people with oily skin often tend to avoid glycerin because they fear that it will increase the oiliness of their skin. Contrary to popular belief, glycerin is an amazing moisturizer for the oily skin. It rapidly penetrates the skin without making it oily. Apart from hydrating the skin, there are a number of other ways glycerin benefits the oily skin.
Here Are The Benefits Of Using Glycerin For Treating Specific Problems Of The Oily Skin:
Removes Excess Oil
The excess oil on your skin traps dirt that not only darkens your complexion but also increases risk of breakouts and other skin problems. To remove the excess oil and impurities from the skin you can use a glycerin based cleanser. Instead of buying a cleanser from the store, you can clean your oily skin with a homemade glycerin cleanser. Prepare the cleanser by combining ½-teaspoon of liquid castile soap with one teaspoon of glycerin. For additional benefit you may add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, witch hazel extract and few drops of essential oil of any citrus fruit to the cleanser.
Toner For The Oily Skin
Toner is an essential component of skin care for the oily skin. The astringent property of glycerin helps in reducing excess oil secretion. Moreover, the glycerin based astringent helps in controlling the shine on the face without making the skin dry. To make a toner for the oily skin, mix two teaspoons of glycerin with a cup of rosewater.
Even the oily skin needs a suitable moisturizing product that helps in nourishing the skin. Glycerin is the ideal moisturizer for the oily skin. It hydrates the skin without clogging the pores. Hence, you can use it as an alternative to your expensive non-comedogenic moisturizer. Blend a teaspoon of aloe vera gel with ½-teaspoon of glycerin and gently spread the moisturizer on your face.
Heals Acne Scar
Glycerin aids regeneration of the skin cells, which helps in fading the acne scars. To get rid of the acne scars, add 3 drops of glycerin to a tablespoon of lemon juice and cover the acne scars on your face with the mixture. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse your face. With regular use, the glycerin and lemon juice mixture heals the acne scars in a short time.
To even out the skin tone and to make your skin soft and smooth, you can use glycerin. Make a face mask by adding 5 to 6 drops of glycerin to a tablespoon of fuller’s earth. Add a teaspoon of honey and egg white to make a smooth paste. Apply this face pack at least once a week to reduce the oiliness of your skin and improve your complexion.