By Jayashri Jayashankar Last Updated:
As a kid, the only thing I remember about winters was my navy-blue school blazer (which I thought was quite awesome) and dollops of moisturising lotion my mom used to apply on my hands and feet, at least twice a day. And yes, lots of coconut oil session for my hair followed by chilling in the sun (basically waiting for the oil to absorb in my roots).
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Cut to now, the winter routine remains the same, because dryness robs your skin of all the possible moisture, basically kills you literally. No matter the number of times you slather the moisturising lotion on your hands and feet, within a few hours, it’s back to square one.
We all know winter is almost synonymous to dryness in all, so instead of finding new ways, we decided to stick to get rid of winter dryness, we decided to do a piece on just one solution, i.e. glycerin which is composed of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon and is non-toxic. It also helps in retaining the skin water and also good for fighting wrinkles, dark spots and skin lightening.
Here are a few ways how glycerin can help you fight dryness this winter. Start scrolling.
P.S. Before you try any of the below mentioned solutions, first have a patch test just to be sure if glycerin suits your skin or not.
Combating dry hands and feet in winters is one of the toughest things we go through, but with this wonderful potion, you will find it as an easy cakewalk. Apply glycerin directly on the skin and wait your skin absorbs it completely. In case your skin type is a mix of oily and dry skin, add some lemon juice and apply it on your skin whenever you want. The result is baby soft hands.
Who doesn’t like a baby soft face? Everyone does and here’s what you need to do to attain it. Once you are sure glycerin suits your skin, you can add glycerin in your daily face cream. Use it regularly to see the wonders it can do.
Don’t take this one literally. What we mean here is if you don’t have time to apply glycerin on your hands and feet or if you are skeptical mixing it in your daily cream, here’s an alternate for you. For soft and gentle skin, you can add a few drops of glycerin your bath water. This is by far the easiest and the safest way to try glycerin out.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we never ever have to deal with zits and acnes or any other skin problem? We know that’s not possible but here’s what you can do if at all you encounter any of these skin problems. In case of pimples and scars, you can apply glycerin directly onto them and see the results. And if you are not dealing with acne, then you can apply glycerin directly on your face, let it absorb overnight and wash it away the next morning. This is the way to a flawless and spotless skin.
One of the most common problems we often face in winters is cracked heels. In order to fight this, you need to first soak your feet in lukewarm water for roughly 10 minutes. Now use a pumice stone to scrub away the dead cells. Pat your feet dry. Now make a mixture of glycerin and rose water and apply it on your cracked heels. Let it soak. Repeat this for a few days for best results.
Now that you know why glycerin is called the one stop solution for winters, start using it now. Also, do let us now if it helped you these winteres or not.