It’s always intriguing walking into the kitchen and picking out what ingredients to use for a face mask. I’ve done it before here, here and here. And here I am again with an egg white and turmeric skin lightening face mask. The thing about DIY face masks is that they can fit into whatever budget. They’re also all natural and have amazing beauty benefits. You will learn the wonders egg white and turmeric can do to your skin below.
For this face whitening mask, I used fresh turmeric, but turmeric powder is applicable as well.
How To Make An Egg White and Turmeric Face Mask
Separate your egg white from its yolk and place in a separate bowl. Slice your turmeric root and crush separately (I found that my sliced amount was more than enough). Whisk your egg white thoroughly then add the crushed turmeric. Combine the two ingredients until the mixture is even.
Wash your face with warm water to open up the pores. Apply the mask on your face using your fingers and gently massage it onto your skin. Lie down to prevent the mask from being pulled downwards. You should start to feel the tightness of the egg white within 5-10 minutes. Wipe it off with a cloth after the 20-minute mark and wash your face with cold water to lock the pores.
Beauty Benefits Of Egg White and Turmeric Face Mask
This mask does more than give you a much needed glow; It kills your dry skin woes. Egg white ensures large pores are tightened and your skin is toned. When you have large pores, it means your skin is more prone to bacteria and free radicals. Free radicals cause harm since they speed up the aging process as well as expose you to diseases.
Egg white is packed with 4 key beauty ingredients: Potassium, Magnesium, Riboflavin and Protein. Potassium moisturizes and hydrates skin, Magnesium makes your skin look young, Riboflavin eliminates toxins and the Protein content repairs cell tissues and promotes cell growth. Egg whites also contain an enzyme called lysozyme which kills bacteria that causes acne.
Turmeric is rich in antioxidants that reduce cell damage. It is a prime ingredient for skin rejuvenation. It softens wrinkles, lines, gets rid of scars, acne and dark circles. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce dark circles. It is also good for rosacea, which is a chronic skin condition that appears in form of redness and pimples. Turmeric acts as an exfoliator, moisturizer and reduces redness. It brightens skin and leaves it looking fresh, young and clean.
Egg White & Turmeric Face Mask Tips
-Wear an old t-shirt during mask application. Turmeric stains easily.
-You’re likely to get some turmeric stains on your fingers and nails, but it will wash off easily.
-If you have any mask leftover, refrigerate it for a few days and use it next time.
-It won’t stain your face.
-Don’t talk or smile with the mask on because stretching your skin may cause the appearance of wrinkles.
-A couple of areas you don’t want to miss on your face include under your eyes, your T area and your forehead.
Have you used this DIY skin lightening face mask before? Did it work for you? I noticed that my face was definitely brighter and softer after application. It had this young glow that seemed to scream ‘Thank you Kish’. If you have any problems with blemishes, dark circles, acne, scars or redness, try this out and leave a comment on your experience below.
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