As a generation that has been too lazy and relayed on instant packaged goods for anything and everything, it is safe enough for me to say that we miss out on a lot of easy and cheap yet the most effective hacks for a beautiful glowing skin.
Did you know that green gram, when ground as a powder and applied on face, can give you the softest and glowing skin? I didn’t know that green gram can be used as anything else, I thought it is a sprout meant to be eaten post work-out. So much for the most knowledgeable generation.
Today we are going to introduce you to one such magnificent, cheap and best product from the past that was one of the main secrets behind your 80-year-old grandma’s still glowing skin.
Some of you might have heard the above name as the product used by actors to get artificial tears, to you I say, correct. Glycerin is also used for that.
This must give you the idea of how harmless the liquid is, people are pouring it into their eyes, aren’t they?
Glycerin is a simple polyol compound. Very similar to water, the liquid is colorless and odorless. It is sweet-tasting and non-toxic.
It sounds really simple, doesn’t? If you are wondering how can this possibly given you a spotless glowing skin, read on.
#1 It can Cleanse
One of the main and impactful uses of Glycerin is its cleansing property. Much effective than just cold water. It is filled with neutral properties that are ideal for cleansing. From a simple cleanse at the end of a long day to remove all dirt to removing that heavy makeup after the big dinner, glycerin is the go-to from now. How exactly can you use it for cleansing, I have the recipe for you.
Glycerin as Cleanser
– Mix 1 teaspoon of glycerin with 3 teaspoons of milk.
– Apply the solution all over your face and sleep well.
– Rinse it off with water the next morning and make sure to avoid eye contact, milk and glycerin mixture can irritate your eyes.
#2 It can tone
I know you are already awed, but there is just more to come. Next on the list is the toning magic of glycerin. It can reduce the size of your pores which means the chances of huge deposition of dirt is minimized. This makes it an excellent toner. As you can guess, oily skin and glycerin are meant to match. Here is the toner recipe for glycerin.
Glycerin as Toner
– One can make permanent toner to use on the go with glycerin.
– Simple mix two or less cup of rosewater with one-fourth cup of glycerin.
– Bottle this up and use as you wish.