2015-09-20
Joybynature.com Team
Sep
20

 

Besides being a delicious ingredient for several lip-smacking recipes, eggs are an awesome beauty product too. From toning to skin tightening to removing wrinkles to lightening the skin tone, eggs do it all!

Moreover, they have an enzyme called lysozyme, which works on acne-causing bacteria and therefore, keeps pimples at bay.

So, let’s have a look at a few egg-based masks to attain a healthy and glowing skin.

  1. For acne-prone skin

Has your acne problem resulted in your house arrest? Have you tried all sorts of remedies to treat it but all your efforts have gone in vain?  Well, worry not. Try this egg white mask for a pimple-free skin. All you need is one egg white, a teaspoon of lemon juice and half teaspoon of honey. Mix lemon juice and egg white to form a frothy mixture. Later, pour honey in the concoction. Apply it for 10-15 minutes till the mask dries up. Rinse off with warm water. 

This mask is apt for all skin types as it provides the right kind of nourishment and keeps the sensitive skin hydrated. Honey and egg white present in the mask help in reducing the size of large pores, which are a breeding place for acne-causing bacteria.

  1. For removing dead skin cells

Oatmeal works as a great exfoliating agent for dull skin. And, when mixed with egg white, it gives an extra glow to the face. This mask works on fine lines and takes away age from your face.

For this, you need one egg white and a spoon of oatmeal and honey each. Beat the egg white until foamy.  Add honey and oatmeal to it and mix well. Apply the mixture on your face and neck area and let it stay for 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Since honey acts as an antiseptic, this mask works well on skin irritations. Also, honey works as a catalyst in production of new tissue cells. So, besides exfoliating, this mask ensures a fresh face all the time.

 

Another mask in this category is egg white mixed with yoghurt and cucumber. We have already discussed how egg white contributes in making your skin glow, let us take a look at other ingredients now.

From fighting acne and treating sunburns to reducing pigmentation, yoghurt has several healing properties. The lactic acid present in it exfoliates the skin and acts on wrinkles by tightening the skin pores.

However, cucumbers act as cooling and smoothening agents and therefore, relax the skin. They also lighten dark circles, prevent breakouts and provide hydration.

Take one egg white, a spoon of honey, organic yoghurt and cucumber juice each. Make a foamy mixture after beating the egg. Then add a little lukewarm honey along with yoghurt to the concoction and mix well. Finally add the cucumber juice to it. Apply the pack for 15 minutes or till it dries up. Wash your face with warm water. Do not forget to apply a good quality moisturiser after this.

  1. For a soft and smooth skin 

A soft and glowing skin is every woman’s dream. Besides proper diet, a nourishing treatment can help you attain such smooth skin. For this, take one egg yolk and a teaspoon of honey and almond/olive oil each. Mix all the ingredients till the preparation becomes frothy. Apply this paste and leave it for some time. Once it dries up, wash off with warm water. 

 The almond oil in this mask provides required amount of nourishment, making the skin glow like moon. However, if you have oily skin, add a few drops of lemon juice to this mixture.

 

      4. Skin-Lightening Egg White Face Mask

Who doesn’t wish to have a fair skin? Well, for that, all you need to do is try this face mask. Beat an egg white and a tablespoon of orange juice together. Then add a pinch of turmeric, which contains skin-lightening properties. Mix well and leave it for a few minutes. Apply the mixture for about 15-20 minutes. Later, scrub it off and rinse your face properly. Finish with a good moisturiser.

To see how orange juice enhances skin tone, click here.

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