It is a very well-known fact that the egg is one of the best foods available in nature. If the modern rage is to call foods with multiple and multi-layered benefits as superfoods, eggs deserve the title of ultra superfood. While there is ample proof of the value of eggs as ingested protein, now there is even more proof that the same protein can be very effective for the elasticity of the skin and for the fine lines and wrinkles that appear during the aging process. This is one of the skin care routines you can do right at home.
The egg whites contain 69 different proteins that, in further benefit to the aforementioned, can provide a temporary relief for the deeper lines and wrinkles while their content in collagen and vitamin A can provide treatment for acne, rosacea, large pores and other rashes.
Making an Egg White Mask at Home
One more advantage of using egg whites to treat the skin is that it is a 100& natural method. There are no chemical substances involved that can produce harmful side-effects, irritation or other skin problems, plus, it’s a far cheaper solution than the shelves of commercially available products that claim to produce the same results but cost an arm and a leg with questionable outcomes and benefits.
Being made out of a natural product, a face mask can be used on a daily basis, morning or evening with the only limitation being the personal preference. The basic version of the mask is very easy to make and its application will provide a radiant skin by nourishing the skin tissues.
An important point to be made here is that you need to know the exact type of your skin beforehand. There are variations available for each different kind and knowledge of this detail will provide the best results possible. The only ingredient that is common to every recipe is an egg white.
To make the mask you need to separate the yolk from the egg white, beat it with a blender or a fork until it looks like foam, apply it to your face for 15 to 20 minutes and remove it by a cloth soaked in warm water when you feel the skin tighten. Remember to thoroughly clean your face before applying the mask.
If your skin is normal apart from the yolk you can add the juice of one carrot plus some milk. If your skin is dry the yolk is to be mixed with half an avocado mashed. To enjoy full results on an oily skin or a skin with acne mix the yolk with one teaspoon of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey. Finally for those with sensitive skin the egg yolk can be combined with plain yogurt (organic).
Uses for these masks
Everyone that researches the benefits of cosmetics knows the value of a good skin exfoliation every now and then. The men actually do so on a daily basis through the process of shaving. For a face mask with exfoliating properties that can also hydrate and sooth sensitive and dry skin or nourish and shrink the large pores of an oily skin you will need an egg white with one teaspoon of oatmeal and another teaspoon of honey.
Remember to clean your face before the application. Separate the yolk, add the rest of the ingredients, mix with a blender to a foam and apply for 15 to 20 minutes. Wipe the mask off the face with a cloth soaked in warm water and then apply your regular moisturizer. That’s all there is to it.
Tips to pay attention to with egg white face masks
As mentioned above, you need to thoroughly clean your face before the application of any kind of egg white mask. This must be done by cleaning the neck and the face with warm water and a non-abrasive and non-aggressive soap. Any kind of cosmetics (lotions, creams etc…) must be thoroughly removed. If necessary take a steam bath or a hot shower to open up the pores.
We have all seen the familiar photo of cucumber slices over each eye. An important parameter of the application of an egg white face mask is to have the time to lie down for the 15 or 20 minutes. It is also required that you place either the cucumber slices over the eyes or two cotton pads soaked in lavender or rose water, or two chamomile teabags that have been used and cooled.
Eggs are probably the best natural product at our disposal. We have characterized it as an ultra superfood and rightfully so. After decades of research there has never been one shred of evidence about any downside of using eggs apart from the usual case of overdosing which is harmful for anything and everything.
One of the reasons behind the damaged skin is the poor dietary habits. Habits that can be corrected by eating a protein rich breakfast, i.e. eggs. So what we have here is a natural ingredient that can take care of the needs of the human skin from the inside as well as the outside.
Counting in the vast financial value of saving a bundle of money by not buying the commercially available, sometimes useless, cosmetics; we have a solution for a healthy skin treated for the marks of aging that provides multi-level benefits. It is a much more preferable solution than spending money to try different products until one can be found to provide the same benefits as an egg white face mask without the side-effects and irritations.