The Benefits of Glycerin for Skin

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Glycerin, also called glycerol, can be used on all types of skin including oily skin. It is used to treat many oily skin conditions, like acne, skin infections, wrinkles and fine lines.  Glycerin attracts moisture onto your skin which is why it is considered a humectant. Glycerin is an emollient, making skin not only oist, but soft and supple to the touch. Glycerin in lotions or other skin care products can help prvent or combat dry skin.   And if you have dry skin on your face, you can apply glycerin topically onto your face to increase and lock in moisture on the skin to cure the dryness. It gives you moisturized and cleansed skin, without any side effects.  Glycerin suits most people and the effects of glycerin on skin are healthier. It can provide a more attractive, natural-looking appearance.

Moisturizing: Glycerin acts as a very effective moisturizer on the skin. It makes your skin absorbs water from air reducing the dry and dull patches on your skin. It’s therefore very useful in winters as well. Glycerin can be applied directly onto the skin as a moisturizer. Dab a cotton ball with glycerin and apply it onto your skin. Wow, you will feel your skin gets soft, supple and hydrated immediately on its application. It adds hydration and health to your skin. Glycerin is also known for its meditative properties that work to heal dry, rough and irritated skin.

Smoothing: As the skin ages, it looks dull and gets susceptible to irritation, redness and many other conditions, such as dry skin due to losing its ability to retain moisture. With aging, your skin gets rough – but using glycerin regularly can make your skin smooth and prevent other problems associated with dryness. This also helps in smoothing your skin and face by filling in the tiny cracks in the dry skin.

Maintains Water Balance:  Humectants in glycerin attract water from air and help in retaining water in the skin. When glycerin or glycerol is applied to the skin, it minimizes water loss due to evaporation and maintains the skin’s water balance on an intercellular level– so keeps the skin well hydrated and nourished.

Nourishes Skin: Because of its skin nourishing properties, glycerin can be used every day. Its regular use will help to keep your skin healthy, soft and fresh.

Enhances Skin Appearance: Glycerin acts as an emollient that keeps your skin not only moist, but soft and supple to touch. It makes your skin looks healthier and attractive, devoid of the scaly looks and other characteristics of dry skin. Its therapeutic effects on wounds and other skin disease also lead your skin to look healthier and smoother.

Heals Skin:  Glycerin is able to guide cells to grow and mature more effectively, thus helping the skin heal. Glycerin also acts as a natural medication for fungal infections like eczema and psoriasis, by reducing bruising and helping the infected tissue and cells to repair themselves more quickly.

Protects Skin:  Glycerin increases the thickness of the epidermal layer and improves barrier function. It helps keep harmful chemicals and environmental elements sout of the skin and locks moisture in.


Can it cause pimples on oily skin? I have oily skin and little bit pimples. I am appling glycerin of three drops and rose date and wash in morning. After 3 days I have a pimples more in my face? So it cause acne or not

Hi Amina,

I wouldn’t recommend using the Makari Glyercins on your face. These are body only products with fragrance that could irritate your face.

Hey, try pure glycerin from a cvs (their brand Beauty360 ) it should be in the beauty isle it’s fragrance free & can be used on face or body daily


Natural or Vegetable glycerins are safe to use on the face and body. Makari’s glycerins are not all natural therefore we do not recommend them to be used on the face.


Glycerins can help restore moisture to dry skin but due to the sensitivity of skin from psoriasis, I wouldn’t recommend using an advanced lightening glycerin formula. You may want to try a vegetable or natural glycerin to help soothe skin and if you want to help treat discolorations from psoriasis, then use a gentle, toning serum, cream or lotion from our Naturalle collection.

Yes, you should be able to use a pure vegetable oil under the eyes for dark circles (do not apply near the eye) and wrinkles. You can also use Sweet Almond Oil as well.

Everyone’s skin is different therefore the reactions to Glycerin may be different. The Makari Glycerins are formulated for skin lightening therefore they should not darken the skin. However, if the skin is sensitive to our ingredients, the skin may have adverse reactions that could ultimately cause the appearance of the skin to darken.

Hi, can you tell me, can I use glycerin to make skin clear and glowing. And can I use it all over night night alone.

The Makari glycerins have lightening ingredients in them and can be used alone or with the beauty/toning milk. But as they are advanced lightening formulas, I suggest you adhere to the 3x per week or less usage recommendations and they are not for sensitive skin types unless you’re using the Carotonic Glycerin.

I’ve black heads on my nose and chicks. Can i use glycerine+rosewater to get rid of my blackheads? Reply me please


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