There is one interesting substance which you can use in the homemade moisturizing facial mask. This is glycerin. It is widely used in the cosmetic industry as a moisturizer. Glycerin is added to soaps, creams and lotions. You can buy it at any pharmacy.
Glycerin is used to function as ingredient for attracting water. It is poorly absorbed and forms a thin film that helps preserve the humidity necessary for our skin.
You need to know some general glycerin properties for successful using in hydrating facial masks.
Glycerol in high concentrations (greater than 50%) is hygroscopic, which one is able to take moisture away. Therefore, it is necessary to use it in small quantities and diluted with cold water (1:1) before adding to the mask.
- 1 egg white
- 1 Tbsp of honey
- 1 tsp glycerin
Separate the egg white from the yolk. Yolk reserve in the refrigerator the next day to make an egg yolks and yogurt mask. Lightly beat the egg white and mix it by hand with honey.
If honey crystallizes gently heat it a bit in the jar in a pan of hot water. It has been already written in detail about the using of honey in masks.
Mix a teaspoon of glycerin with the same amount of water. Add the teaspoon of the produced liquid.
Thoroughly mix all ingredients. The presence of egg white in the mask provides a lifting effect.
Gently smudge the mask on the washed up face.
Due to glycerin mask will not dry out on your face as usual and so you can leave it on for 20-30 minutes.
Then rinse it off and blot the face with a paper towel.
I like this mask but I don’t do it often. I prefer delicious mask. It’s like a mix business with pleasure.