Kolkata: The season of festivities calls for various skin ingredients to de-stress for that natural glow and feel-good factor. With the change in season and the dip in temperatures, it becomes important to protect our skin - to fight back dryness along with other skin problems. Therefore, the need arises for something natural which would do wonders to the skin leaving no chances of side effects or any skin allergy. One miracle combination to include in the skin care regimen would be glycerin and honey to maintain the optimal skin health while flaunting a glow that gets you feeling great from within.
Right from the time of our grandmothers; glycerin has been a trusted skincare ingredient and it stands out to be an evergreen solution as it resolves common skin problems like acne, wrinkles and keeps the skin moisturized. Similarly, honey in its natural, unadulterated state is an anti-inflammatory agent that keeps skin redness at bay while gently exfoliating and nourishing the skin with its innate goodness.
Let’s look at some interesting benefits that can be derived from the combination of glycerin and honey and the miracles this combination has in store for our skin -
Great moisturizing effect: Glycerin acts as a humectant i.e. it helps in minimizing water loss due to evaporation in oily skin and helps in keeping the skin hydrated and non-sticky. Knowing that it’s a thick syrup, you can always dilute glycerin with water and apply it as a moisturizer on the face or even put it in your bathing water. The sugar element in honey also acts as a natural humectant, which draws moisture from the air into your skin providing long-lasting hydration and keeping the skin soft & radiant.
Combat dry skin build-up: Amid the change in season, we often witness dry patches on our skin and get a stretchy feeling irrespective of applying a moisturizer daily. This could be due to dehydration of the excessive build-up of dry skin as our skin tends to regenerate faster as the weather gets cooler. To avoid such experiences, we should use every day products that seamlessly blend the benefits of glycerin and honey. Products like Vivel Glycerin and honey bodywash could be a great addition to your daily bathing ritual to add the ultimate moisturizing effect to your skin. The honey exfoliates gently, while the glycerin makes sure to lock in essential moisture leaving your skin looking healthy and bright. Often people tend to add drops of glycerin to their bathing water for making their skin soft after a bath, but a body wash with the benefits of both glycerin and honey makes it easier to save your skin from dryness as you lather it all over the body without adding new, time-consuming steps to the daily bathing routine.
Suited for all skin types: Everyone is sensitive when it comes to their skin type – dry skin, oily skin, combination skin and more, as there are many skin concerns associated with one’s skin type. Thus, it becomes essential to follow a routine that feels good with products that have natural elements so that one feels pampered with the nourishing goodness and has an enjoyable bath at the same time. A combination of glycerin and honey is one such way to fight back our existing fears as they are natural and good for all skin types. For example – make your bath an act of self–pampering by using Vivel Glycerin and Honey body wash that is available at Rs. 40 for 100ml and Rs. 80 for 200ml at a store near you.
Anti-bacterial agent: With the change in season, the chances of bacterial and microbial activity in our environment goes up. Common allergies due to dust, pollen and skin infections due to commonly occurring bacteria are extremely prevalent as we transition from monsoon, to autumn and from autumn to winter. Honey is widely-known for its medicinal antibacterial properties. The antimicrobial activity in honey is due to the enzymatic production of hydrogen peroxide. Honey hinders the growth of microbes. Incorporating honey into a skin care ritual can keep microbe developments on your skin at bay. What’s more, when combined with glycerin your skin is sealed against microbe concentration while keeping it hydrated, soft and glowing.