There are many tools used to eliminate dermatological problems. These include glycerin and hydrogen peroxide. Before using these substances, you must be familiar with contraindications and side effects.
Action of glycerin
Glycerin solution obtained by mixing water with vegetable or animal fats has a softening and moisturizing effect. The liquid forms on the skin surface a thin film that prevents moisture loss, penetration of pathogenic microorganisms and the influence of negative factors. In the presence of wounds and cracks, glycerin accelerates the process of epithelialization of damaged skin, has an antibacterial effect. The fluid has proven to be an effective hair care product.
Hydrogen peroxide action
Hydrogen peroxide has a pronounced antiseptic effect, which allows its use for treating wounds. The substance inhibits the spread of bacteria, fungi and intracellular parasites. In contact with skin, hydrogen peroxide decomposes into water and oxygen. This helps to soften the coarsened layers of the skin, the separation of dead cells and purulent masses. When capillary ruptures and minor wounds, the drug stops bleeding.
The drug dries weeping skin rashes, normalizes the activity of the sebaceous glands, eliminates age and facial wrinkles.
The substance has a whitening effect, it removes age spots and evens out skin color. The solution can be used for dyeing hair. Reacting with peroxide, the pigment is destroyed. Hair becomes lighter in color.
Can I take glycerin and hydrogen peroxide at the same time?
The use of funds in combination is allowed. When mixing hydrogen peroxide and glycerin, a liquid is obtained that has antiseptic, healing and moisturizing effects.
Indications for simultaneous use
The combined use of funds is indicated in the presence of the following skin diseases:
- dry and flaky skin of the feet;
- cracked heels;
- foot fungal infections;
- dry corns (thickening of the surface layers of the skin);
- yellowing of the nail plate.
Contraindications to the joint use of drugs are:
- individual intolerance to the components;
- severe leg injuries;
- open wounds;
- period of pregnancy and lactation.
How to use?
There are the following ways to use funds:
- Baths for arms and legs. 100 ml of 3% peroxide solution is added to the pelvis with 1.5 liters of warm water. Feet or hands immersed in the bath for 10-20 minutes. After the procedure, coarse skin is treated with pumice. Glycerin mixed with apple cider vinegar in a 1: 1 ratio is applied to the feet or hands. Baths are recommended to take 2 times a week before bedtime. They help get rid of cracks and increased dryness of the skin, prevent the development of infections.
- Compresses. Preparations are mixed in equal proportions. Before applying the compress, the legs are steamed in a warm soap solution. The mixture is applied to the hardened skin that is covered with a gauze bandage and wool fabric. In the morning, the feet are treated with pumice or a scraper. Manipulations are performed daily during the week.
- Applications. To eliminate the yellowness of the nails on the hands and feet, use a solution consisting of 2 parts of glycerol and 1 part of peroxide. The mixture is applied to the nail plate with a cotton swab, wash it off after 3 minutes.
Side effects occur with prolonged use of funds. They are manifested by redness, itching and burning of the treated areas.
Natalya, 45, Petropavlovsk: “I have been struggling for a long time with corns on my feet, having tried many preparations and folk recipes. Compresses with hydrogen peroxide and glycerin helped to cope with the problem. Procedures performed 1 time in 2 days during the month. The skin became smoother, the blisters disappeared. These agents did not cause any side effects. ”
Larisa, 55 years old, St. Petersburg: “With age, the skin of the heels became coarsened, cracks and calluses began to appear, causing discomfort when walking and wearing closed shoes. On the advice of the beautician began to take foot baths with hydrogen peroxide and glycerin. After 5 procedures I saw a positive result. The corns became less rigid, the cracks healed. ”