Egg whites are absolutely eggcellent for your skin. No kidding. You’ll totally be eggcited about the instant change your skin will enjoy after an egg white face mask! Enough egging around, let me show you how to make your own skin tightening and pore shrinking face mask in the comfort of your own home.
You’re going to need the following;
1 tbsp. of honey
1 tbsp. of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Separate your egg white from the yolk and place in a different bowl. Add your tablespoon of honey and lemon juice to the bowl and mix the ingredients until they become frothy.
Wash your face with warm water to open your pores and apply the mixture using cotton wool on your face. Avoid the area under your eyes and under your nose because skin here is very sensitive. When a skin tightening face mask like this one is applied on such areas it weakens the skin. Leave the mask on until it becomes dry. Lie down to prevent gravity from pulling the mask downwards. Wash off with cold water to close your pores.
This face mask is really runny and messy. I added an extra tablespoon of honey in hopes of making the mixture thicker, but that didn’t help. It also ended up being more than I needed.
The smell of egg white is a major turn-off, but when you think of all the beauty benefits that await your skin enduring the smell becomes worth it. Lemon juice is supposed to mask the egg white smell.
At the 20th minute mark I began experiencing a little tightness. After washing the mask off, I felt like I’d cleaned my skin of an extra layer of debris. My skin looked and felt lighter and my pores looked smaller. I used coconut oil to moisturize.
Beauty Benefits Of Ingredients Used
This honey egg white face mask is an anti-aging, skin tightening and pore shrinking face mask. Each of these ingredients has excellent skin benefits.
Egg white: egg whites are rich in protein which is great for nourishing your skin. It helps the skin improve and maintain its elasticity. Egg whites firm your skin and reduce pore size. Large pores make your skin more susceptible to bacteria that causes acne and pimples. Egg whites also contain potassium which hydrates and moisturizes, Riboflavin which eliminates free radicals that create wrinkles and Magnesium which promotes youthful skin.
Lemon Juice: lemon juice fights off bacteria that causes acne. It lightens skin and gives your face a fresh looking glow.
Honey: It’s naturally antimicrobial, antibacterial and it’s filled with antioxidants. Honey is a great cleansing agent because it absorbs impurities from your skin.
Homemade Egg white & Honey Face Mask Tips
-This mask is very messy and runny. Wear an old t-shirt during application
-Lie down after applying the mask. If you’re standing up, your face is more likely to end up looking a bit droopy.
-Moisturize after because the mask can be quite drying especially because of the lemon juice.
-This mask is quite smelly
-If you feel any skin irritation, wash off the mask immediately.
You can make this face mask with egg white as the only ingredient. Your skin is still going to enjoy a fresh new tight feel. Adding honey and lemon juice means more skin nourishing benefits such as those discussed above. I’d like to take a moment to congratulate you if you have managed to read this far. That clearly means you appreciated my egg jokes at the beginning of this post and you display a rare level of humor. I like you. I really do.
Have you tried this homemade anti-aging egg white face mask before? Leave a comment on your experience below!
(Photos taken using LG Nexus 5)