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Homemade Night Cream With Glycerin

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Get smooth and youthful-looking skin with this homemade night cream recipe. Using glycerin as the main ingredient, this recipe is easy to make and perfect for those with dry or sensitive skin. Follow the step-by-step instructions for a luxurious skincare experience.

Homemade Night Cream With Glycerin

Homemade Night Cream With Glycerin

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A night cream is an essential part of any skincare routine, as it works to hydrate and nourish the skin while you sleep. This homemade night cream recipe uses glycerin as the main ingredient, making it perfect for those with dry or sensitive skin. Glycerin is a natural humectant that draws moisture from the air and locks it into the skin. It also has anti-aging properties that can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooling time 10 minutes
Course Skin Care
Servings 4 oz

Equipment

  • Small mixing bowl
  • Whisk or fork
  • Airtight container

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons of glycerin
  • ¼ cup of aloe vera gel
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • 5-10 drops of essential oil (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the glycerin, aloe vera gel, and coconut oil.
  • Whisk or fork the ingredients together until well combined.
  • If desired, add in 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil for added benefits and scent.
  • Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the cream to an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place.

Notes

  • This recipe can be easily scaled up or down to suit your needs.
  • If you have oily skin, you may want to reduce the amount of coconut oil used.
  • If you have dry skin, you may want to increase the amount of glycerin used.
  • You can use any essential oil that you like, but some good options for night cream are lavender, rose, and geranium.
 

How to Use

 
  1. Cleanse your face before bedtime.
  2. Apply a small amount of the homemade night cream to your face and neck.
  3. Massage the cream in upward, circular motions.
  4. Leave the cream on overnight for maximum benefits.
  5. Wash your face in the morning.
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FAQs

What is glycerin and how does it benefit the skin?

  • Glycerin is a natural humectant that is derived from vegetable oil. It works to draw moisture from the air and lock it into the skin, making it an effective ingredient for hydrating dry or sensitive skin. Additionally, glycerin also has anti-aging properties, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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What is the difference between glycerin and glycerol?

  • Glycerin and glycerol are the same thing. Glycerol is the chemical name for glycerin.

Can I use glycerin night cream on oily skin?

  • Glycerin has the ability to hydrate and moisturize without making the skin oily, so it can be used on oily skin. However, if you have oily skin, you may want to use a smaller amount of glycerin in the recipe to avoid over-moisturizing.

Can I use glycerin night cream on my face if I have acne?

  • Glycerin is non-comedogenic, which means it does not clog pores and cause acne. However, if you have sensitive skin or are prone to breakouts, it’s best to do a patch test before using the cream on your entire face.

How often should I use a glycerin night cream?

  • It’s best to use the glycerin night cream every night as part of your regular skincare routine for maximum benefits.
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Can I use glycerin night cream around my eyes?

  • Yes, you can use glycerin night cream around your eyes. However, be gentle when applying the cream and avoid getting it in your eyes.

Can I use glycerin night cream during the day?

  • While glycerin night cream can be used during the day, it’s best to use a daytime moisturizer that is specifically formulated for use during the day and contains sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays.

How long does a homemade glycerin night cream last?

  • A homemade glycerin night cream will last for up to 3 months when stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

What essential oils can I add to a glycerin night cream recipe?

  • Some good essential oils to add to a glycerin night cream recipe are lavender, rose, geranium, and chamomile. Essential oils can provide added benefits to the skin and also give a pleasant scent.

Can I make a larger batch of glycerin night cream for future use?

  • Yes, this recipe can be easily scaled up or down to suit your needs. Just make sure to use the same proportion of ingredients when making a larger batch.