Egg white is the aqueous clear part that surrounds egg yolk of an uncooked or raw egg. Egg white has long been known to herbalists and homeopathic practitioners for its health benefits, like supplementation of essential amino acids like choline and minerals like calcium. In addition, it is also used in baking industry like cakes, cookies and brownies. Due to its high quality protein content, it is all widely used in many hair care and skin care products. Egg white facial mask is one example that can give you smoother and tighter skin.
Benefits of Egg White Facial Masks
Egg white is used in commercial skincare products but you can also make your own facial mask at home to obtain following benefits:
1. Shrink skin pores
The active amino acids and heavy enzymes help in rejuvenation of skin by acting as a filler to fill skin pores and shrink the size of follicles in order to improve the texture and quality of skin. Open skin pores acts as a channel or reservoir that collects dirt, grease, oil and dead cells to evolve to whiteheads, blackheads and acne. One of the effective acne remedy treatments is to shrink the skin pores in order to close the door for infection.
2. Cleans the Skin deeply
Unlike other commercial skin care products, the bio-enzymes like lysozyme helps in the deep cleansing of skin. The enzymes helps in breaking down tough dirt, grease and oil deposits and with repeated application, you will see a clearer, brighter and shiny skin. Some people also report lightening of acne scars and blemishes too with the regular use of egg white facial mask.
3. Tighten the skin
With advancing age, malnutrition and stressful life, facial skin suffers the most, marked by loosening of skin, appearance of eye-bags and over-hanging skin under-chin. Egg white facial mask helps in tightening of skin pores by speeding up the regeneration process. It helps in decreasing the formation of fine lines, wrinkles or aging marks on the face and with every wash you get a more young looking radiant skin. Various studies on egg components suggest that there are over 69 amino-acids in the skin that can enter the skin via follicles.
4. Remove excess oil
Natural ingredients of the mask are extremely helpful for oily skin due to its drying nature. The mask when applied helps in absorbing the excess oil from the skin that helps in decreasing the appearance of acne, blemishes and scars. Moreover, in addition to removal of excess oil, the egg white facial mask also helps in reducing the secretion of oil from skin. This property makes it an excellent mask before a night out or a function in which you are looking to apply heavy make-up. Egg white mask not only gives a natural healthy shine to your face but also tighten your skin to help you look younger and vibrant.
5. Remove whiteheads
White heads are the product of open pores and oily skin. With weekly egg white facial mask, you can experience a substantial decrease in the appearance of whiteheads and blackheads. In addition, since egg whites absorb oil from the white-heads, you can easily remove or extract the primary cause of your acne by gently washing your face.
How to Make Egg White Facial Masks
The method of application is fairly simple and does not require a lot of time in preparation. Ideally, before applying mask, it is recommended to wash your face with face-wash. Follow these steps to prepare a cheap, totally organic and fully skin revitalizing facial mask:
- Break one egg in a bowl and separate the egg yolk.
- Mix the egg white and beat it with the help of fork or egg beater to form a thin froth.
- Apply this froth directly on your face and let it air dry.
- Once dry, wash your face with warm water and towel.
Make sure to avoid egg mask in future if you ever develop skin irritation, inflammation, rashes or severe itching of skin. These suggest that you may are allergic to one or more of the ingredients of egg mask. Immediately wash your face without delay if you develop any irritation, swelling or peeling of skin (or any other systemic changes like palpitation or arrhythmia) that suggest an allergic reaction to egg. In all such cases, avoid skincare products that contain egg in order to prevent allergic or anaphylactic reaction.
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