Glycerin-Based Skin Care
A plethora of skincare companies have glycerin as their key ingredient in them. Ever wondered why? It’s because of the number of benefits that this ingredient has to offer. Want to know all about them? Keep reading!This colourless and odourless ingredient is also called as glycerol. It can either be naturally obtained from plant oils or can be synthetically produced. Glycerin is a humectant—which means it can retain moisture in your skin.
One of the main properties of glycerin also includes attracting moisture from the air to the top layer of the skin (where it is applied). Think of it as a protective layer on the surface of your skin that seals the moisture.If you struggle with extreme dryness that ultimately leads to irritation, glycerin can help soothe it down. Its ability to naturally attract water leads to moisture retention. When your skin retains moisture, it automatically reduces irritability!
It’s perfect for oily skin too :
Glycerin not only works its magic on dry skin, but also works brilliantly on oily skin. Even though your oily skin doesn’t require that extra boost of moisturisation, it needs water to stay hydrated, which glycerin provides efficiently.
Combats acne :
Glycerin is power packed with antibacterial properties that target your acne and pimples straight. Regular usage of glycerin based products will effectively reduce the appearance of acne on your skin.
Lack of glycerol in your skin cause your skin cells to mature quickly. When you use products that have glycerin as an ingredient, it signals the cells to mature normally. It is also used as an effective remedy for psoriasis—a skin disease in which skin cells shed fast, causing it to become scaly and thick.
BB Picks :
We recommend using products such as Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore Body Lotion that consists of glycerin infused with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly which triples the skin moisture. It is non-sticky, non-greasy and has a wonderful fragrance!
Skin Gently :
Your skin goes through enough every day, what with external aggressors like pollution and sun damaging the health of your skin. You make matters worse by being rough with your skin while using skin care products. Not giving it that much-needed TLC will only cause your skin irreparable damage. Scroll down to know how you can treat your skin gently from now on.
Detox your skin :
Makeup does not do bad to your skin but every once in a while try going makeup free to allow your skin to breathe. If you’ve been finding your skin looking stressed lately, try going makeup free to help regenerate cells in your skin.
Tap skin care products into your skin :
We usually rub a moisturiser between our fingers and then apply it on to our skin. What if we told you this habit could actually prove to be detrimental to the heath of your skin. What you need to do is embrace the skin tapping technique into your skin care regime. When you tap skin care products like moisturisers, serums and oils into your skin, it means you use a gentle route to skin care because you’re not tugging at your skin. Moreover, it also allows the products to penetrate deep into your skin to give you best results.
Rely on a gentle face wash :
One of the best ways to be gentle and caring towards your skin is by embracing a gentle cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin off essentials oils and instead, replenishes the lost moisture in your skin. We think the Dove Beauty Moisture Face Wash is the perfect solution to your concerns because it contains NutriumMoisture that will help soften your skin while inducing moisture into it.
Be careful while removing your eye makeup :
Sure, we’ve all been lazy on nights when we’ve hurriedly removed our eye makeup with a cleanser while rubbing our eye area. This can not only lead to premature wrinkles but also cause your skin to get irritated. What you need to do is use a mild makeup remover and pour a few drops in your cotton pad. Place the cotton pad on your eye area and allow the makeup to break. Gently move the cotton pad around your eyes and remove your makeup.
Don’t be harsh while exfoliating :
While exfoliating is imperative to your skin care routine, what’s also important is that you need to be gentle while scrubbing. The abrasive texture of a scrub can easily cause redness and swelling if you’re overtly harsh while scrubbing. So use light movements and make sure you scrub your skin only twice a week.
Find the right sunscreen :
If you have oily skin, your perpetual complain is the fact that your skin feels greasy almost all the time. You’ve tried a bunch of products, especially sunscreens and your major fear is applying a product that causes your skin to get oilier. If this is your worry, invest in a sunscreen with a non-greasy formula. We suggest relying on the Lakmé Sun Expert UV Lotion SPF 50 PA+++. This shields your skin against 97% UVB rays that can cause sunburns while the PA+++ saves your skin from UVA rays. The bigger bonus? It doesn’t feel oily on the skin!