Glycerine’s Beauty Secrets

Glycerine is a gem in the beauty world. It is cheap, easily found in practically any store, and has many uses. Including it on your beauty shopping list should be a must.

Below I will be sharing the various uses of glycerine for your skin, hair and nails.


  • Dry itchy skin – We are heading towards winter and many of us can confirm that the dry and cold weather wrecks havoc on our skin. By adding some glycerine to your body lotion, you can relieve dry and itchy skin. It is also safe to use on kids, but it might be too heavy for your face and neck, though.
  • Ingrown nails – Glycerine can help you loosen up and relieve ingrown nails.  Just apply some of it directly 2-3 times a day, and in a few days you will notice a difference.
  • Dry and cracked heels – An effective way of using glycerine for this problem is to apply it on your feet, then wear socks before bed. It helps soften your feet, while relieving the dry state of your heels.
  • Softer hands – If you want softer and moisturized hands, apply glycerine on them before bed and wear gloves.
  • Dry lips – If it can work for your heels, imagine what it can do for your lips! Take 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and mix it with 1 and a half teaspoons of sugar, and 2 teaspoons of glycerine. Put it onto your lips and leave for 5 minutes. Then, wipe it off gently with a cotton ball dipped in warm water.  
  • Dry itchy scalp – Add glycerine to warm water and apply to your hair and scalp. After, wrap your head in a hot towel, and leave for 15–20 minutes. Then, wash hair as normal. And finally, add more glycerine to a mug of warm water and do not rinse out. Note: this works for a dry scalp, and NOT dandruff.
  • Conditioning – If you feel that your conditioner is not doing a good job, add glycerine to it.  Pour in 10ml of glycerine for every 50ml of conditioner and shake before you use it each time.

Glycerine has a lot of uses and it is a wonder why more people do not sing its praises.  Give it a try and see what happens. Do you know of any other uses of glycerine?

Article by: Sharon Kariwo

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