Glycerin is basically a plant derived triglyceride, a chain of non-saturated fatty acids, which heal, repair, hydrate and nourish the skin. The colourless viscous liquid gets easily absorbed in the skin, helps the skin retain its water, which in turn keeps the skin hydrated! And hydrated skin is better equipped to fight signs of ageing. Furthermore, glycerin hydrates the skin, without clogging pores, which makes it suitable for all skin types. To top it all off, glycerin is rich in antiseptic, disinfectant and bactericide properties, which keeps excess oil production in check, soothes inflammation and clears skin of blemishes. Now that you know what this magical liquid can do to your skin, let us explore easy, yet effective homemade glycerin masks for bright skin! All the ayurvedic glycerin masks curated are skin-safe, involve no toxic chemicals and show results!
Skin Brightening Mask
Mix a teaspoon of glycerin, with an equal amount of rosewater and a few drops of lemon juice. Using a cotton pad, apply it liberally to your face and neck. Massage your skin in upward strokes. Let it sit overnight. In the morning, you will notice a dewy glow to your skin.
Prick two vitamin E capsules and squeeze out the gel in a tiny bowl. Add a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin to the gel. Mix until they blend well. Apply a thin coat to your face and neck. Let the herbal glycerin mask sit for 30 minutes; rinse and pat dry.
Blemish Clearing Mask
Mix honey and glycerin in equal proportions and apply it to your face and neck. Let it sit till completely dry and then rinse it off with cold water. This herbal mask when used regularly, will infuse life back into your tired and dull skin, giving it a scintillating sheen.
Damaged Cell Repairing Mask
Take an egg white in a bowl and mix a teaspoon of glycerin. Mix until it blends well. Apply it to your face and neck. Wait till it dries and then rinse it off with cold water. High on proteins, this mask sloughs off dead skin cells and promotes regeneration of new skin cells.
Skin Hydrating Mask
Mix 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder with equal amounts of besan and required amount of glycerin to get a smooth paste. Apply it to your face and neck. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinse it off. Use this skin-brightening glycerin mask, twice a week to hydrate and smoothen out your skin.