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Glycerin skin care

Glycerin is a natural humectant which can help to moisturize your skin. This makes it a very important ingredient in skincare. But there are a few questions that have come in the minds of our readers about glycerin skincare, which we have tried to answer here.

Can we apply glycerin directly on face?

As mentioned above glycerin is a natural humectant. It works by attracting water from the air into the outer layers of the skin. This will moisturize your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But you can’t use it directly on your face. Using directly on your face will cause skin irritation or dryness.

So if you want to use glycerin for skincare then it is best to mix it with water or to use it as an ingredient of some skincare product, like a moisturizing serum or toner.

How to dilute glycerin for face?

Glycerin as mentioned above has to be mixed with water or any other skincare ingredient to create a moisturizing serum or toner. Here are some tips that you can follow.

Start with a small amount of glycerin. Try to use less than 10% of glycerin in your mixture. Even 10 percent is okay. Measure the amount that you want to use and put it in a small bowl or container.

Now to maintain 10 % you will have to mix one part of glycerin with nine parts water. Like you can mix 1 teaspoon of glycerin with 10 teaspoon of water. This resultant mixture will be safe to use on your face. Stir both the ingredients till they are fully combined.

You can also use other ingredients like aloe vera gel, essential oils or vitamin E to enhance the benefits of your mixture.

Finally you need to transfer this mixture to a clean bottle and store in a cool dry place. Use this mixture within 6 months.

For usage apply a small amount on your face using a cotton pad. You can also use your fingertips. Gently massage it on your face. Avoid the eye area. This mixture can be used as a serum, toner or as a part of your skin care routine. Only test it on a small area of your skin before using it on your face.

Is glycerin better than hyaluronic acid?

Both of the above are humectants that can help to hydrate your skin. This they do by attracting and retaining moisture. As a result your skin texture will improve and you will look younger that your age.

As far as glycerin is concerned it is less expensive and more widely available. You can use glycerin on most skin types and it can help to soothe irritated skin.

Now hyaluronic acid is a more potent humectant than glycerin. It can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. This makes it a more effective at hydrating and plumping the skin. But it is more expensive and is often found in expensive skincare products. It is also a popular ingredient in anti-aging products due to its ability to improve skin firmness.

Finally whether to use glycerin or hyaluronic acid depends upon your skin type or concerns. Both the ingredients are effective at hydrating your skin. So it is a matter of your budget and your personal preference.

In conclusion

You need to dilute glycerin before using it on your face. The diluted mixture will moisturize your skin and make you look younger.

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