You don’t have to go to a local spa or spend a ton of money on an expensive face mask to get beautiful, flawless skin. In fact, you most likely have all the ingredients right in your kitchen for a great facial mask that can help shrink pores, diminish blemishes, and help tighten and tone your skin.
The incredible edible egg is more than just a breakfast food when it comes to do-it-yourself at home beauty regiments.
The protein that is in egg whites are great for nourishing the skin as well as well as promoting repair of any damaged cells. It also helps to promote elasticity in the skin and give you that tightened skin appearance.
The potassium found in egg whites works to hydrate and moisturize the skin without being greasy.
The magnesium is great for making your skin look more youthful and eliminating toxins from the skin.
Egg white face masks an be used on a variety of different skin types but it does a really nice job if you have acne prone skin or have oilier skin. That doesn’t mean someone with normal skin or even dry skin can’t use these masks as just about everyone can benefit from this type of facial mask.
Check out some of the great egg white facial mask recipes below to find one that would work great with your skin.
Egg White Face Mask for Acne
This is an all natural face mask that is perfect for fighting acne and clearing up your skin. It cost very little to make and you most likely have the ingredients in your kitchen right now.
- 1 egg white
- juice of half a lemon (about a teaspoon)
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
Whisk the egg white along with the lemon juice and the honey until everything is combined and the mixtures starts getting frothy.
Before applying the face mask be sure to clean your face with warm water to help get rid of any dirt or excess oil on the skin. The warm water also helps to open up the pores on your face.
Using clean hands, apply the mixture to your face while slightly rubbing it into your skin to make sure it stays on and gets absorbed by the skin. Be sure to avoid getting the mask in your eyes.
Keep the mask on your face for approximately 10-15 minutes. It should be completely dry on your face.
Use warm water to wash off the mask making sure to not scrub too hard on your skin. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel.
You can use this face mask every other night to help combat acne or you help with your oily skin.
The egg whites along with lemon help to clean out your pores. The lemon juice actually works as an astringent and has antibacterial properties. The lemon helps to moisturize and also helps with the smell of the egg whites.
Moisturizing Egg White Mask for Dry Skin
If you suffer from dry skin, try this egg white skin mask that combines avocado along with the egg to help moisturize and revive your skin. This mask is great for the winter time when most people suffer from dry skin but can be used all year round if you have extra dry skin.
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 ripe avocado
- 1 teaspoon plain yogurt
Use a fork to mash the avocado up so that it doesn’t have any chunks but is completely smooth. Add the egg white and the yogurt to the avocado and mix it all together until everything is combined.
Before applying the mask with clean fingers be sure that your face is completely clean. Then use your fingers to apply the mask in a circular motion. Don’t be afraid to apply a thick layer of the face mask.
Leave the mask on your face for approximately 15 minutes.
Wash the mask off with warm water and pat your face dry with a towel.
This face mask can be used 2-3 times a week to help you combat your dry skin.
This mask works so well for dry skin because the egg white along with the avocado help to add moisture and hydrate the skin. The yogurt adds some extra nourishment to the skin and also helps clean any toxins from the skin as well.
Tips to Keep In Mind When Using an Egg White Face Mask at Home
If you plan on trying one of these egg white face masks at home there are some things that you should keep in mind.
*If you are allergic to eggs, please do not use an egg white face mask. Even though you are not eating the egg you can still have an allergic reaction from touching the egg and putting it on your skin. Whatever you put on your skin is absorbed into your body so you should never try any face masks that have eggs in the ingredients if you are allergic to eggs.
*Be sure to use pasteurized eggs so that you lessen any chances of bacteria from the egg whites. There is a very slim chance that the egg could be infected with a bacteria, but this is actually a chance you take whenever you use any raw ingredients.
*Just like any face cream or beauty product be sure to test the face mask in a small area on your skin before applying to your entire face. Do a simple test patch of skin to see how your skin reacts to the ingredients.
*If you find that your skin is breaking out more or getting irritated do not use the face masks any more or at least cut back on the times you use it. This is especially true if you already suffer from acne and your breakouts are getting worse.