If you're a beauty addict, you're probably well versed in the sheet mask game. But…
Also referred to as glycerine and glycerol, glycerin has been known to soften and smooth skin. According to cosmetic chemist Perry Romanowski, “Glycerin can actually signal your superficial skin cells to mature more rapidly,” removing the dead skin cells and promoting a more healthy-looking complexion. When used in a cleanser, Zeichner believes it can even assist in retaining hydration, and Healthline claims it can act as a barrier to skin irritants, as well as aid healing.
Vogue believes the way to integrate glycerin into your skincare routine is to simply look for products that contain it. Check the products you own first before you invest in anything new and prioritize those that contain glycerin to see if you notice a difference in your complexion. While you can find glycerin in most soaps, when it comes to your skincare routine, a glycerin moisturizer is the obvious first choice; however, Vogue suggests a glycerin face mask will achieve the same results.
As with any skincare product, if you experience any irritation or sensitivity, discontinue use immediately.