Glycerin: An Underrated Natural Moisturizer

Glycerin is perhaps the best natural humectant (moisturizing substance). It absorbs an amazing 50 percent of its weight in moisture from the air. This makes it an excellent aftershave — just a rub a little on your skin for the moisturizing effect.

Glycerin is created when a vegetable oil like olive oil is mixed with an alakli. The result is a thick, sweet, fatty liquid.

Glycerin is available from health stores and Amazon.