Glycerin Based Face Masks

Glycerin Based Face Masks

Glycerin is a colorless, viscous liquid that has traditionally been used to develop beauty products such as soaps, shampoos, body lotions or scrubs, among others. Currently this compound is becoming a very popular and valued ingredient to care for skin and moisturize it, as it has been found that its capacity to retain water in the dermis is unmatched.

Glycerin is also a great ally to rejuvenate tissues and have a radiant complexion regardless of age. In this OneHowTo article we show how you can use it to improve facial skin by trying out the following glycerin based face masks.

What are the properties of glycerin for the skin?

It is no wonder that glycerin is present in the composition of many soaps, cosmetics for the face and body lotions, as it has magnificent properties that care and beautify the skin. Take note:

  • It is very moisturizing: Glycerin attracts water and causes the skin to retain it, thus preventing dehydration and all the symptoms of dry skin, such as tightness, flaking, itching, rough areas, etc.
  • It is rejuvenating: If the skin holds water it is not as vulnerable to the effects of time and therefore, it remains young and radiant for much longer. Glycerin helps prevent the appearance of wrinkles and combats sagging.
  • It is a disinfectant, antiseptic and bactericide: All these properties make it an excellent ingredient to treat acne and improve the appearance of oily skin. Its moisturizing and antibacterial properties make it ideal for combating the symptoms of conditions such as dermatitis or eczema. It helps damaged tissue heal quickly.

How to make a glycerin moisturizing face mask with honey

There are many factors that can cause dry skin and as time goes by, it becomes more opaque and loses elasticity. That is why it is so important to nourish and hydrate the skin periodically with ingredients that help keep it soft, light, flexible and unwrinkled. One of the best treatments you can use for this is a glycerin and honey mask as the latter can restore the complexion, prevent ageing and moisturize the skin from the inner layers.


  • 2 tablespoons liquid glycerin
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Preparation: Mix the glycerin with the honey in a bowl and stir until the two ingredients are fully blended. Apply the cream on the skin of the face before going to bed, massage gently and leave to act overnight. Like so it will have enough time to dry and act favorably. The next morning rinse with warm or cold water - done!

How to make a glycerin exfoliating mask with oatmeal

Surely you are already aware of the many benefits of exfoliation on skin, a beauty routine task that is essential to remove all dead cells, promote cell regeneration and make skin feel softer to the touch. Remember to exfoliate at least once a week.

Why not try an effective homemade lotion such as the one we show you next that combines glycerin with oatmeal. Oats can act as a powerful skin cleanser while keeping your skin from becoming dehydrated or irritated.


  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon glycerin

Preparation: Grind the oats to turn them into a fine powder and mix them with the glycerin to create a consistent paste. Apply the mask on a slightly damp skin and scrub it clean with circular movements. After about 5 minutes remove with warm or cold water and then apply a facial toner to close the pores.

If you like the results - and you will! - take a look at our recipes for oatmeal face scrubs and oatmeal face masks. You'll look glowing.

How to make a glycerin and lemon mask to clear the skin

If dark spots have appeared on your face due to age, sun exposure or hair removal we recommend you try the following glycerin facial mask. The moisturizing and protective properties of glycerin come together with the bleaching power of lemon: This citrus fruit contains vitamin C, which inhibits the production of melanin to give skin a clearer and more unified tone.


  • 250 ml liquid glycerine
  • 125 ml lemon juice

Preparation: Mix the glycerin with the previously squeezed lemon juice in a bowl. When the mask is ready, apply it directly onto the stained areas of the face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes without exposing the area to the sun (to prevent new spots from appearing) and remove with warm or cold water.

Do you want to discover more treatments that will allow you to unify your skin tone? Read our article on how to get glowing flawless skin.

How to make a glycerin and rosewater face mask to rejuvenate the skin

In addition to glycerin, there are other products that are leaders in the world of anti-ageing cosmetics because of the incredible anti-ageing properties they contain. Notable among them is rosewater, a product long used by Indian women to rejuvenate their skin, as it is great for toning the dermis and soothe and reduce the visibility of existing wrinkles whilst preventing the appearance of new ones.

On this occasion, we propose a homemade rejuvenating mask that has nothing to envy from expensive commercial creams.


  • 2 tablespoons liquid glycerin
  • 4 tablespoons rosewater

Preparation: Mix the glycerin with the rosewater until they are fully blended and apply the mixture on the skin of a thoroughly clean face. Leave to act until it dries off and wash your face with warm or cold water.

This is how to make glycerin based face masks and their particular uses. If you have tips on how to use glycerin on the skin, tell us in the comments section!

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