Maintaining a healthy, beautiful and young looking skin is essential in these days but due to certain factors like environmental pollutants, exposure to sun’s harmful UV rays, pollution, usage of harmful chemical based cosmetic products, poor diet, improper skin care, etc. will make your skin look dull, unhealthy and aged.
Most of the people are now choosing home remedies that natural clear the problem without any side effects. Egg white is one among those natural home remedies which provide various beauty benefits to your skin and hair.
Egg white is rich in proteins and albumin that exhibits skin toning properties, shiny hair and also promotes wrinkle-free skin. It is widely used by people with oily skin or hair, as it controls the excess production of sebum and tightens the skin pores and hair follicles.
In this article, we will explain to you how egg white provides varying range of beauty benefits to enjoy healthy and young looking skin.
Before going into the methods, let’s have a look at how egg white is good for the skin and hair.
- Egg white has a great amount of protein content that helps a lot in purifying the skin and tightens the skin pores.
- You can use this as a mask to provide flawless smooth and soft skin. It tightens the skin to prevent wrinkles and also delays the signs of aging.
- It also forms a protective layer to prevent the skin from sunburns, allergic reactions, and blisters.
- Not only provides a lustrous skin but also conditions your hair to make it silky and voluminous. The protein content in this egg white will help to grow your hair healthy and prevent hair fall.
Beauty Benefits of Egg White:
There are numerous ways of using egg white on the daily skin and hair care. Here we explained some best ways, which you can try this nutrient-packed natural ingredient instead of using chemical based beauty products or treatment.
Let’s get started…
1. Skin Toner:
Egg white removes dirt, excess oil and dead cells on the skin. Beat an egg till it is foamy and apply it on the face and around the neck. Let it sit for few minutes until it dries and then rinse off with lukewarm water. Continue wearing the mask once or twice a month to tone up your skin and to enjoy even skin tone.
2. Removes Facial Hair:
The sticky nature of egg white will help to remove the facial hair. So, mix applies some egg white on the face (especially on the forehead, upper lip or cheeks) with the help of brush and place a paper towel (or tissue) over it. Then coat a thin layer of some more egg white on the top of the paper towel to make it sticky. Let it dry completely and pull off this paper towel to clear the facial hair. This process will help you to clear even the tiny facial hairs which are normally found on the face.
3. Firm Pores:
Egg white effectively opens up the skin pores and clears the dirt and other impurities to clear acne and other skin blemishes with its astringent property. Whip up an egg white till you get thick frothy egg whites. Spread it all over the face and wait for 20 – 25 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and repeat regularly to shrink the pores.
Also, tighten and close up the large skin pores by squeezing a fresh lemon juice in 1 teaspoon of egg white and apply it on the face or large pore affected skin areas. Rinse off with tepid water after 15 minutes and dry the skin with a soft towel. Continue this process for twice a week regularly.
4. Remove Puffiness under Eyes:
Due to busy work schedules, poor diet, stress and anxiety, we suffer from puffy eyes and thereby your eyes will look aged and exhausted. To clear this problem, you have to apply a thin layer of egg white on the affected under eye areas. Let it sit for 10 minutes and clean the area with a soft cloth soaked in water and rinse with water to eliminate puffiness from your eyes. Finally, apply coconut oil or any other natural oil to moisture the sensitive eye area.
5. Blemish – Free Skin:
Application of egg white helps to get rid of blemishes and makes your skin smooth and fair. All you need to combine 1 teaspoon of honey and few drops of olive oil and rose water in 1 egg. Blend it thoroughly and apply it on the face and neck. Wait for 20 minutes and rinse off to enjoy smooth and blemish free skin.
6. Reduces Oily Skin:
As we already mentioned that egg white treats oily skin by controlling the sebum production and minimizes the skin pores and used widely by oily skin people. If you have oily skin then wear this mask. Add enough oatmeal in 1 – 2 whipped egg whites and stir well. Apply it on all over the face and neck and rinse off after 10 – 15 minutes. Oatmeal also helps you in getting rid of oily skin.
If you want you can add some raw honey to this oatmeal mask and use it cleanse and exfoliate the skin. Continue this mask for once a week regularly.
7. Egg White Face Pack to Remove Tan:
Exposure to sun’s harmful UV rays will tan the skin. So, to remove the skin tan, you have to apply this mask. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of raw honey in 1 – 2 finely beaten egg whites and stir well. Spread it all over the skin which is affected by suntan. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and clean the skin with water. Regular follow – up of this pack will help to tone the skin and also improves the skin complexion naturally.
8. Promotes Voluminous Hair:
Egg white promotes healthy hair by increasing the volume in the hair. Simply blend the juice of 1 lemon and egg and apply it on your hair. Wait for 30 minutes and rinse the hair with shampoo. Repeat the application of this hair pack to increase the volume of your hair and clears dandruff as well.
The antibacterial enzymes and protein content in egg whites will help to clear the excess oil from the hair and also enhance its growth effectively. Whisk egg white and apply it all over the hair. Wait for 15 minutes and rinse off your hair with regular shampoo.
9. Hair Conditioner:
Egg white has hair conditioning property that condition your hair naturally to make it smooth and silky. Mix 1 teaspoon of olive oil (or almond oil) and 1 egg in 1/4 cup of yogurt. Stir well and apply it on the hair thoroughly. Wait for 45 minutes and rinse off the hair.
10. Eliminates Blackheads:
Egg white will draw out the sebum and pull out the dirt or blackheads within the skin pores with its astringent property. It tightens the skin pores and squeezes out these ugly blackheads to clear your skin’s surface. Simply apply egg white on the blackhead affected areas and pull the area to clear them. Also, mixing a dash of fresh lemon juice will help you in removing the whiteheads and thereby heal and nourish your skin.
11. Prevent Oily Hair:
This hair pack helps to prevent the excess oiliness on the scalp and hair. Beat an egg white and simply apply it onto the hair and cover your hair with a shower cap. Leave it for about 30 minutes and rinse the hair with shampoo. Continue the process regularly to get relief from the oily hair.
It tightens the skin pores and hair follicles and draws out the scalp oiliness to remove excess scalp oiliness. To prevent the excess sebum from being secreted onto the scalp and to prevent its smell on the hair, you have to whisk an egg white with 1 tablespoon of honey and 5 drops of lavender essential oil. Apply this hair mask and rinse off with a natural shampoo after 10 minutes.
12. Lifts the Skin:
The skin tightening property of the egg white will lift the sagging skin. Apply a thin layer of egg white on the sagging areas of the skin like cheeks and crinkly skin around the eyes by using a clean brush. Wash the skin after it has dried completely with water.
13. Prevent Acne and Acne Scars:
Acne is generally caused due to the over secretion of sebum on the skin’s surface and controls oily skin. Pour 2 drops of tea tree oil in 1 whipped egg white and apply it on the acne affected skin areas by using a clean fingertips or q-tip. Rinse off after few minutes. Do the same process regularly to get rid of acne or acne scars.But make sure that not to be harsh while applying this mask, as it aggravates acne instead of curing acne.
14. Add Shine to Dull Hair:
Dull and greasy flat hair can be frustrating for the people especially when they want to style up the hair. Egg whites will become an amazing remedy to clear their worries. Whisk an egg white and slather it all over the hair. If you want, add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to this mask to prevent the smell. After that, cover the hair with a shower cap and rinse off thoroughly with water after 10 minutes. Dry your hair and repeat as needed to get rid of dull hair.
15. Clear Wrinkles & Fine Lines:
We all know that egg white tightens the skin by lifting the sagging skin. Regular follow up will definitely help you in delaying the premature aging signs like wrinkles, crow’s feet or fine lines. All you need is to apply this egg white face mask on the clean skin (in an upward motion) for twice a week till you get relief from these aging signs and look youthful.
16. Skin Exfoliation:
Egg white exfoliate the skin to remove dead cells and other impurities on the skin’s surface. It shrinks the large pores and thereby give nourishment to the skin. Beat 1 egg white and add 1 teaspoon each of honey and oatmeal to it. Stir well and apply it all over the face. Wipe off with a clean cloth soaked in warm water after 20 minutes.
Tips and Precautions:
- To reduce hair fall and releases from tangles hair, you have to mix egg white with lemon juice and olive oil and apply it all over the hair and scalp and rinse off after few minutes.
- Always rinse your face and skin gently with warm water and dry it with a soft towel. Also, make sure to rinse the skin with cold water after it dries completely.
- Make sure to apply the moisturizer or any natural oil on the area after rinsing and drying the egg white applied areas.
- Regular application of egg white will delay the premature aging signs like wrinkles and fine lines.
- Always use freshly beaten egg whites on the skin or hair for best results. Also, don’t apply eggs on the skin, hair especially if you’re allergic to eggs, as they may cause some reactions like bumps, rashes, and inflammation.
- Do a skin patch test on the inner wrist or elbow to check whether it causing any allergic reaction and is it safe for external application. Avoid applying egg white on the hair and skin, if you’re allergic to the eggs.
The protein content in egg whites will provide many skin and hair beauty benefits. Try it to grab these benefits of egg white. Do you know any other beauty benefits using egg whites? Then share it with us in the below comments box.
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