Egg whites are not only inexpensive as a facial treatment, they a suitable for almost every skin type. An egg white mask can be very useful in skin care for many reasons, but they are is especially known to cleanse, exfoliate and tone the skin. Egg whites are probably most well known for being a very effective astringent which means they tighten and firm the skin.
Here are some fabulous ways to use egg whites in your beauty routine. However, before applying any facial mask it is important to clean the skin and remove all traces of makeup and oil. For more effective results, consider taking a hot shower or steam the face to open the pores, before applying the mask.
When preparing an egg white for any of the masks below, carefully separate the egg white from the yolk – do not allow any of the yellow yolk into the egg white. Use a fresh egg each day for each application.
- 1 Egg white
Separate the egg white from the egg. Whisk the egg white until frothy. Using clean fingers, or a clean soft facial brush, spread the egg white on the face and neck, avoiding the eye area.
Allow the egg white to dry completely. It will feel very tight on the skin as it dries. Wash with warm water and pat skin dry with a clean towel.
Why it Works: This is the most basic egg white face mask – suitable for normal to oily skin. It improves skin tone and tightens pores.
Creamy Egg White Cleanser
Whisk the egg white in a small bowl until frothy. Add the sour cream and the water until well mixed. Apply to clean skin every morning and evening. Keep on skin for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water and pat skin dry with a clean towel.
Why it works: Ideal for dry skin – the egg whites have a tonic action that tightens the skin. The sour cream has lactic acid to gently exfoliate the skin.
Salty Egg White Cleanser
- 1 Egg White
- ½ teaspoon of Sea Salt
- 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
Whisk egg white in a small bowl until frothy. In a separate bowl, mix salt and yogurt, then fold into the egg white. Apply to clean skin in the morning and evening. Keep on skin for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water and pat skin dry with a clean towel.
Why it works: Ideal for Oily skin – the egg white acts like a tonic, tightening the skin. The salt is a proven anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, leaving it clean and soft – it will not irritate the skin. Yogurt adds enzymes and oils to the skin, working as a natural moisturizer. It also acts to reduce pore size, improve overall skin texture and give you a healthy glow.
Lemon and Oatmeal Egg White Mask
- 1 Egg White
- 1 tablespoon of unprepared oatmeal (use old fashioned oatmeal – not instant or steel cut)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Whisk egg white in a small bowl until frothy. Add oatmeal and lemon juice and mix well. Apply a thin layer over face and neck. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water, then splash face with cold water. Pat skin dry with a clean towel.
Why it works: Egg whites tighten the pores. The oatmeal provides gentle, skin renewing exfoliation, and the lemon juice is rich in fruit acids that will exfoliate to gently remove dead skin cells and will also bleach darkened or discolored areas. This mask is ideal for normal to oily skin.