Probably all know that glycerin is part of many cosmetic products. Not least due to the fact that glycerol is well dissolves many substances it represents a colorless, viscous liquid with a sweet taste. For this he received the sweetness of its scientific name - glycosylation - sweet.
Glycerin opened in 1779 the Swedish scientist K. Scheele.
In nature, glycerol is in the form of glycerides, - the main components of natural fats and oils.
Get glycerin as a byproduct in the manufacture of soap.
In 1938 he developed a method of synthesis of glycerol from propylene, this method produces a significant portion of the glycerol.
Glycerol dissolves in water and alcohol boils at 290 C.
Glycerin is used not only in cosmetics but also in the food industry in the production of confectionery products, it is added to the cakes, and candies, in the pharmaceutical industry for producing medicinal preparations. And in some other areas.
But we are currently interested in the glycerin from the standpoint of improving the appearance.
Glycerin softens, moisturizes, cleanses the skin, helps to smooth out wrinkles. And some homemade beauty products from it:
Take 1 tbsp. tablespoons dried crushed leaves of mint and chamomile flowers, mix well and pour 1 cup of boiling water, put on fire, bring to a boil, turn down and simmer over very low heat for half an hour, remove from heat, cover and leave to cool, strain.
Add 1 teaspoon of glycerin and 2 tablespoons. tablespoons of rose water, stir, pour into a bottle.
Use as a normal cleansing lotion. In addition, it will soften and moisturize the skin.
The mask for oily skin cleansing
1 teaspoon glycerin diluted in 1/4 cup of water, add as much white clay to get the consistency of thick cream and apply on face for 10 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature.
1 teaspoon of glycerin mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey, add 4 tbsp. tablespoons of fresh cucumber juice, mix well all. Add 1 teaspoon of oatmeal, stir and put on face for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
1 teaspoon of glycerin mixed with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, add 1 egg yolk, stir well, apply on face for 10 minutes.
Rinse with water at room temperature.
1 teaspoon of glycerin mixed with 1 tbsp. spoon aloe, put on the face with a brush. Wash off after 10-15 minutes with boiled water at room temperature.
Mask, giving skin dullness
1 teaspoon of glycerin mixed with 1 tbsp. spoon of boiled water. Add as much crushed on a coffee grinder oat flakes, to get the consistency of cream. Apply on the face 15 - 20 minutes, rinse with cool water.
For oily skin with acne
1 teaspoon of glycerin mixed with 2 tbsp. spoonfuls of eau de cologne and four tablespoons of the cooled boiled water. Wipe the face with this mixture every morning to complete disappearance of acne.
Mask silky skin
Cook the potato in a uniform, clear and quickly turned into a puree, add 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon of glycerin and 1 dessert spoon of olive oil, mix well and apply on face for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water, then cool.
The mask for aging skin
Beat egg yolk with 1 dessert spoon of butter, add 1 tbsp. spoon chamomile broth and 1 teaspoon of glycerin. Mix well, apply on face for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, wash with cool.
Mask for hair growth
Mix 1 tbsp. spoon of glycerine with 1 tbsp. spoon of castor oil, 1 tbsp. spoon of honey and 2 crushed garlic cloves.
Mix well to form a homogeneous mixture, apply to clean and dry hair for half an hour.
Rinse with warm water and wash your hair with shampoo.