Glycerin is well-known for its medicinal uses. But glycerin has multitude of uses for skin beauty also. This article presents the top skin and beauty benefits of glycerin. Read on to know how to use glycerin in your beauty applications. Mentioned below are the best 11 skin and beauty benefits of glycerin.
Glycerin is a skin-identical and skin-repairing ingredient, meaning it is a substance found naturally in skin. In that respect it is one of the many substances in skin that help maintain the outer barrier and prevent dryness or scaling.
Humectants such as glycerin have always raised the question as to whether or not they take too much water from skin. Pure glycerin (100% concentration) on skin is not helpful and can actually be drying, causing blisters if left on too long. So, a major drawback of any humectant (including glycerin) when used in pure form is that it can increase water loss by attracting water from the lower layers of skin (dermis) into the surface layers of skin (epidermis), where the water can easily be lost to the environment—that doesn’t help dry skin or any skin type. For this reason, glycerin and humectants in general are always combined with other ingredients to soften skin.