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    Benefits Of Using Glycerin In Your Skincare Regime You May Not Have Realised

    Make full use of the bottle of glycerin at home and reap these benefits you may not have known before.
    Updated at - 2020-06-28,10:00 IST
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    A bottle of glycerin is present in most households and have been made a part of our skincare regime during the winter season. Many of our mothers made sure that we apply it every night before sleeping for extra moisturisation. But did you know that it has many more benefits? Here is a low down on what all it can do which will make you add it to your skincare routine as well. 


    Glycerine traps moisture in your skin and helps in making it glow. It works on those fine lines and wrinkles softening the skin at the same time. This transparent liquid is said to work on young skin cells by seeping into the deepest layers of your skin. However, it is recommended that you wash your face properly with a scrub included in the routine and then apply a layer of it. 

    Acne Reduction

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    If you check out the ingredients list of most skincare brands, you will find the presence of glycerine. This liquid is non-comedogenic and oil-free which makes it ski friendly as it does not clog the pores. If your pores are clogged you tend to get acne and breakouts so glycerine helps avoid such a situation. 

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    Gentle Exfoliator

    No, it is not a scrub but it makes a good base for exfoliators and scrubs. It lets the beads clean and helps in moisturising at the same time. 


    If you have dry skin that needs thorough repair then glycerin comes in handy for solving that purpose. This liquid can be used to help take care of eczema or psoriasis and heal wounds that are caused due to cracked skin. It promotes the healing process and improves skin functioning by protecting against irritants.


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    It is a little difficult for water to escape your skin with a layer of glycerin. This keeps your skin hydrated especially in the cold weather. According to the Asian Journal of Beauty and Cosmetology, creams that have glycerine have the highest hydrating value. They have a better ability to decrease water loss in your skin. As per a study published in 2015, glycerine has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-irritant.

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    A moisturizing lotion with glycerine as one of its ingredients works well on all body parts in the cold, which includes the protection of knees, ankles, feet, lips, elbows. The liquid is considered excellent in skin protection from the effects of dry indoor air and wind.

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    Preserving Other Ingredients

    Interestingly, glycerine is considered as an excellent preservative for other ingredients in a product as well. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), "glycerine has outstanding antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. It's both a solvent and preservative in skincare products that contain herbal extracts."

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