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Beauty, Skin care Vegetable glycerin uses for skin

Vegetable glycerin uses for skin

By Muskan Minda   

Vegetable glycerine is an odorless, non-toxic and colorless liquid with a sweet taste and consistency of syrup. It is extracted from vegetable fats like palm oils, coconut and soy via a solvent-free method. This versatile product is 99% pure and is used in following ways

  • Facial creams

Vegetable glycerine is used in preparing facial creams as it has soothing and moisturizing properties. Making a homemade facial cream is quite easy. Add the vegetable glycerine to almond oil, melted beeswax, and liquid lecithin. If you want a personalized scent you can add an essential oil and rosewater. Remember to store it in a refrigerator for longer usage. Apply this facial cream on a daily basis before going to bed for effective results.

  • Cleansing oil

Vegetable glycerine is a natural product with a softening and cooling effect on the dry skin. It is used as a base for making face-cleansing oils. Mix it with aloe vera juice for sensitive skin and with liquid castile soap if you want an effective cleanser. Apply for ten minutes on a weekly basis for best results.

  • Clear soaps

Vegetable glycerine is one of the main ingredients in the making of clear soaps which look very attractive. It is easy-to-work and melts at 160 degrees Fahrenheit. You can add essential oils like almond oil, lavender oil or sandalwood oil for additional smell. Using these clear soaps on your skin daily will retain the water content and maintain a glowing skin.

  • Natural moisturizer

Vegetable glycerine has anti-inflammatory, organic and soothing properties that moisturize and softens the skin. You can apply it directly to the skin by leaving it for five minutes and then washing it off with normal water. You can add it to your bath water and immerse your body for a minimum of twenty minutes for a good and healthy skin.

  • Hair conditioner
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Vegetable glycerin acts as a natural conditioner as it moisturizes the dry hair. Add four tbsp Aloevera to two tsp vegetable glycerin and mix it properly. After using a shampoo condition your hair by applying this mixture for three minutes. Wash it off with normal water. Use regularly for best results.

  • Acne Treatments

Vegetable glycerine shows positive effects on the skin and its anti-inflammatory and soothing property makes it a valuable ingredient in creating acne treatment products. Apply vegetable glycerin to the skin suffering from acne for few minutes twice daily. It will work from the outside and fill voids and cracks on the surface so that the pores are able to breathe and can now prevent clogging, which is the main reason for the formation of acne.

  • As a face pack

Take three tsp vegetable glycerine and an equal amount of fuller’s earth. Mix both of them and add water to make a smooth paste. Apply it on the neck and face with either a brush or finger-tips. Leave it for fifteen minutes. Wash it off with cool water.  Vegetable glycerine has hydrating properties and thus acts as a natural face pack.

Vegetable glycerine is a good solvent as it can completely and easily dissolve in water. It has a short shelf-life and hence must be stored and preserved in a cool and dark place.




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