How To Include Egg Whites In Your Beauty Regime And Look Great October 27, 2017
If you were wondering how to boost your beauty and not bust your wallet, then look no further than the kitchen. Introducing egg white! A beauty ingredient essential since the time of the femme fatale Cleopatra herself.
All around the world, eggs are beloved for not only do they pack a punch when it comes to flavor, but they’re also bursting with essential vitamins, minerals, and a whole lot of protein.
But did you know that egg white contains several properties that make it a vital ingredient in most beauty products? It may come as a surprise, but the seemingly humble egg white can take care of most – if not all – of your beauty needs.
Don’t believe us? Well, read on to discover just how you can use those leftover egg whites from breakfast to give your good looks some extra oomph!
The Secret Goodness Of Egg White
First things first, you may just be wondering why, oh why, are egg whites considered to be such a big deal. Well, the more appropriate question (in my humble opinion) should be, why the hell not?
You may already be familiar with the fact that eggs are a rich source of protein. But did you know that the egg white actually accounts for 67% of the total protein found in eggs (1)?
Also, this isn’t just any run-of-the-mill protein but extremely high-quality protein for it contains all nine of the essential amino acids that your body requires for optimum functioning (2).
Besides all of that, egg whites additionally have astringent and powerful anti-inflammatory properties that make them extremely valuable for skin care (3, 4, 5).
The Many Ways To Use Egg Whites
There are several ways you can incorporate the beauty-boosting goodness of egg whites in your grooming routine. The following are a few successful ways egg whites can be put to use for specific beauty needs:
1. As A Kickass Exfoliant
Yes! Egg white makes an amazing exfoliant. One incredibly simple and effective recipe is to combine 1 tsp of egg white with 1 tsp of oatmeal. Remember to beat the egg white until it turns foamy, then mix the two ingredients.
Gently massage onto your face and neck. Leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse. Watch as dead skin cells and contaminants get washed away!
2. To Banish Pesky Acne
Since it possesses anti-inflammatory properties, the egg white is great for soothing any redness. Hence, if you’re suffering from acne, egg white can be a great option to get potential breakouts under control.
Acne usually results from excess sebum production on your skin, and egg white helps regulate that oil production.
3. To Combat Under-Eye Bags
Egg white is also a beauty guru favorite for potential under-eye bags. The anti-inflammatory and astringent properties of egg white can significantly help decrease the appearance of bags under your eyes.
Additionally, egg white can also, to a certain extent, help lighten dark circles produced by stress or insufficient sleep.
All you need to do is apply egg white directly on the troubled area using a Q-tip. Leave it on for a minimum of 10 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. Repeat twice per week for best results.
4. For Minimizing Facial Pores
Gaping facial pores are the root cause of blackheads, breakouts, and uneven appearing skin. However, the astringent properties of egg white make it a downright wonder when it comes to minimizing or reducing the size of facial pores.
5. As An Incredibly Hydrating Moisturizer
Egg white may make a great exfoliant; however, instead of being harsh or abrasive, this protein-rich fluid is actually intensely hydrating and nourishing!
The richness of high-quality protein in egg white makes it incredibly moisturizing, thereby fighting dry, dull skin.
DIY Egg White Face Mask That Will Make You G-L-O-W!
Now that you’re aware of the oh-so-many wonderful skin benefits of egg white, why not harness all its powers and put it to actual use?
Here we have for you an extremely easy and wallet-friendly recipe for a face mask that will transform your complexion from dull to Hello, gorgeous! in a week.
- Egg white of an egg
- Honey, 1 tbsp (25 g)
- Almond oil, 20 drops
- Pour the egg white into a bowl and beat it with an electric mixer – or by hand, if you prefer to do so.
- Once you notice the formation of the peak, mix in the almond oil drops and honey.
- Keep mixing until you see a smooth consistency form.
- Ensure that your face has been washed and patted dry. Now, apply the mask and let it sit for a minimum of 20 minutes.
- Once this duration is over, rinse with lukewarm water and dry.
- Repeat this treatment twice per week.
Effective beauty products can be notoriously expensive. However, with this natural ingredient, you’re set for most of your skincare needs. Incorporate egg whites into your beauty regime and watch as your complexion gets smoother and brighter, while your wallet suffers no damages.
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