Glycerin is a component without which it is difficult to imagine any cosmetic product. If you carefully read the composition of any cream that occupies a place on your cosmetic shelf in the bathroom, you are almost guaranteed to find this substance there. What is glycerin?
Glycerin and its properties
It is an odorless trihydric alcohol that looks like a clear, viscous liquid. In cosmetology, it is used as a good intensive moisturizer. In this regard, glycerin shows much more obvious results than low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, which for some reason has become fashionable to add to cosmetics.
The fact is that the second element can penetrate into the deep structures of the skin exclusively by injection. Its local application is completely useless due to the dimensions of the molecules, which are unable to penetrate into the pores. Glycerin really provides the epidermis with maximum hydration. Moreover, it is completely harmless and non-toxic..
A face mask with glycerin acts according to the following principle: the said alcohol has the ability to quickly “draw” moisture from the air, saturating our skin’s cells with it. True, there are pitfalls here. If you use such products, you must completely exclude your presence in poorly ventilated, heated rooms..
Otherwise, not detecting water molecules in a dry atmosphere, glycerin will begin to release it from the pores, thereby drying the skin even more. But if you use homemade masks with this unique component, going for a walk in the fresh air, the result of a cosmetic procedure cannot fail to please you with its imminent onset.
Homemade glycerin masks
Glycerin should not be used in pure form. Otherwise, it will provide you with the same effect as in a dry climate or a heated room, i.e. dry the skin even more.
In high-quality cosmetics, its content is only 7-10%. And it must interact with other components..
You can buy glycerin in any pharmacy, and for this it is not necessary to contact the chemical laboratories with a request to get a scarce remedy, as our mothers and grandmothers did.
Masks for face skin with glycerin perfectly moisturize and nourish the skin, smooth out existing wrinkles and prevent the appearance of new ones. Anti-aging properties not only relieve wrinkles.
When used correctly, fortified masks globally increase the natural turgor of the skin, tone it, restore its former freshness, elasticity and firmness. Using them on a regular basis, you provide yourself with reliable protection against sagging skin and gravitational ptosis, which are the first signs of aging.
The most popular are masks with glycerin and vitamin E. And today we will tell you how to cook and apply it.
Mask “glycerin + tocopherol”
A vitamin mask with anti-wrinkle glycerin is a real salvation for women who have found obvious signs of photo or chronostaging on their faces. Do not despair if your skin begins to fade! Correction of “senile” defects – only in your hands!
And for inspiration, you can look at the appearance of the Japanese Masako Mizutani, who recently retired. Impressive? She uses the mask that will be discussed.
Vitamin E is considered a true “stimulant” of youth. After all, it is he who is part of the collagen fibers – a protein that is responsible for the elasticity of the skin. Tocopherol deficiency affects primarily the visual condition of the skin. It becomes dull, weak, dehydrated and flabby, acquires an earthy hue and violates its texture..
Some women prefer to use the oily solution of vitamin in its pure form, and do not miss the opportunity to boast of the excellent results of such a deep care. Others decide to mix the solution with other components in order to enhance and prolong the result..
Why is the combination of tocopherol with glycerin so useful? Trihydric alcohol covers the surface of the epidermis with a protective film, moisturizing and nourishing its cells. At the same time, it retains tocopherol in the internal dermal structures, prolonging its anti-aging properties.
A rejuvenating vitaminized face mask with glycerin is done as follows:
Get a jar of glycerin with a volume of 25 grams, as well as capsules with an oil solution of vitamin E (if you want to further enhance the effect of using the product, take a mixture of vitamins A and E, for example, the drug Aevit);
Puncture ampoules with a needle and release their contents to glycerin;
Shake the mixture thoroughly;
Apply to a pre-cleansed face, preferably in the evening (so as not to use makeup after the procedure);
Leave the mask on the surface of the skin for 25-30 minutes;
Then blot the skin with a dry paper towel so that the material absorbs excess oily substance;
Do not wash your face with water – leave cleansing rituals in the morning;
Go to sleep;
After a week of daily use of the mask, the skin will become stunningly smooth and velvety, gain a uniform tone and texture, increase tone and elasticity;
We recommend performing this procedure in courses of 7-10 days.
The beauty of this tool is not only the availability and reasonable price of the components, but also its amazing effect. It can also be used as a hand mask with glycerin. If you apply this composition to your skin, do it just before bedtime..
Gelatin Cleansing & Toning Mask
Gelatin is a basic component of cleansing and toning mask films. And what will happen if you combine it with the glycerin already known to us?
How to make a face mask with gelatin and glycerin:
Mix 4 tablespoons of glycerin with honey and gelatin in an amount of 2 teaspoons for each component;
Pour the mixture with 4 tablespoons of water;
Put in a steam bath;
Constantly stirring, achieve heating and dissolution of all ingredients;
Add 4 more tablespoons of water;
Warm and mix again;
Remove from the stove and apply a thin layer on cleansed vaporized skin;
Wash off after 20 minutes with warm water and a soft cleanser..
Try to prepare the mask every time before use. Long-term storage of such a product is not recommended – honey in it may be sugared, and gelatin curled.
The gelatin + glycerin + honey mask should also be used on the neck and decollete.
And, as a “dessert” – an amazing hair mask with glycerin:
- Mix one chicken yolk with a tablespoon of glycerin;
- Thoroughly rub the ingredients together;
- Apply strictly to dry hair, paying particular attention to the ends..
This extremely simple mask can restore even the driest and brittle hair! Stand it for 20-30 minutes, not forgetting to create a greenhouse effect for your head. Rinse off with shampoo without SLS or plain warm water! Let pharmacy glycerin help you become irresistible!