With the words like ‘organic’, ‘chemical free’, ‘natural’ etc being the mantra of the beauty circuit in the present day, it is hardly surprising that you are taking pains to find out the natural version and their benefits of beauty ingredients in place of their synthetic versions. One such beauty ingredient is glycerin or glycerol. While its synthetic version graces almost every household shelf, the wave towards replacing it with vegetable glycerin is running quite high. Made from completely natural sources like soy, coconut or palm oils, its benefits and uses cannot be touted enough! Let’s glimpse through some of amazing beauty uses of vegetable glycerin. Stay hooked!
How To Use Vegetable Glycerin For Skin
Are you a die-hard glycerin fan? If not, let me tell you that it shows such miraculous and magical results on your skin that even dermatologists recommend it without batting an eyelid! The amazing thing about glycerin is that you can mix it with just about any and everything and it still does not lose its basic inherent properties which provide heavenly benefits to your skin. Glycerin can be used for almost all beauty treatments and rituals. Be it a cleanser, moisturizer, toner, face packs, antidote to acne, pimples, scars, fine lines, anti aging treatments, glycerin has it all.
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Being completely natural, hypoallergenic and antibacterial, vegetable glycerin is completely safe for use on all skin types, no matter whether you skin is oily or extra sensitive. It’s a wonderful antidote to any skin aggravation and inflammation. Being a natural humectant, it actually seals the moisture on the top layer of your skin and prevents it’s from drying up. Their action remains different to other oils which first seep deep into your cells before providing any moisture to your skin. However, you need to ensure that you are using a pure and exclusive vegetable glycerin. The synthetic glycerin which is normally made from animal or petroleum fats can have serious drying effects on your skin. The uses of vegetable glycerin are endless in many DIY beauty recipes.
Pamper yourself with some terrific beauty recipes and tips stated below:
Mix glycerin and water in the ratio 1:10 and massage your hands and legs with it before going to bed and wash off the next morning. If done daily, in less than a week, you can feel the dry and hard skin of your limbs turning baby soft!
Combine vegetable glycerin and rose water in the ratio of 1:6. Spray a mist of it whenever your face feels dull and massage well. Trust me; no toner on earth can match this! If you have oily skin, you can increase the ratio of rose water slightly higher.
Mixed with aloe vera juice and few drops of lemon juice (optional), it makes awesome cleansing oil.
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Vegetable glycerin for acne treatment is too potent and effective to omit mentioning. One tablespoon of it mixed with half tablespoon of borax powder and camphor and then diluted with a cup of distilled water is a powerful acne treatment formula. Apply on a clean face or affected part and wash off well with water after 15-20 minutes. You are bound to be floored by the stupendous results!
However, remember to store all preparations in the fridge as vegetable glycerin has a very short shelf life.
How To Use Vegetable Glycerin For Hair
While there is no denying the amazing benefits of vegetable glycerin on your hair, it does require a word of caution! Unlike other conditioning alcohols which normally have one hydrophilic hydroxyl (-OH) group, it has three! It is a terrific humectant and moisturizer for your hair but in its concentrated form, it tends to work in the diametrically opposite fashion. Hence, ensure that you always use is in minimal quantity and in combination with other ingredients to exploit its maximum benefits. Some inspiring recipes for your thick tresses are listed below:
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Mix glycerin and water in the ratio of 1:4 and add few drops of essential oil to it. Spray a tiny bit of it on your hair daily and massage well. It can be the best moisturizer and refresher for your hair. The proportion can be adjusted based on your hair quality after trial and error.
Mix aloe vera gel and vegetable glycerin for hair growth in the ratio of 1:3. Apply well on scalp and hair and wash off after 45 minutes. Use it twice a week and watch your tresses getting thick, lush and vibrant!
Now that you have stumbled on the dream uses of vegetable glycerin, use it with all care and pamper your skin and hair the way I do! Enjoy the world going green with envy at your transformation! However, don’t forget to share it with us in the comments box below!