Glycerine, one of the most underrated ingredients in the skin world proves its versatility when included in skin care products.
Stacy Roberts,Clere brand custodian shares some of the most useful benefits of glycerine.
When applied topically, glycerine gently removes dirt and dust from the skin and cleanses the skin.
If you suffer from dry and scaly skin, this clear, odourless liquid is your new must-have product. It is a humectant, therefore, helps to retain moisture and
water in the skin. If you have a cream that isn’t quite as hydrating as you’d like, you can mix a drop of glycerine into it in your hand right before you apply it.
Clere pure glycerine.Picture: Supplied.
Maintains water balance
Humectants in glycerine attract water from the air and help in retaining water in the skin. When applied to the skin, it minimises water loss due to evaporation and maintains the skin’s water balance on an intercellular level, therefore keeping the skin well hydrated and nourished.
Glycerine can be used on your hair as a leave-in conditioner to make your hair more manageable and smoother, plus it helps to fight split ends which stunt hair growth.