The egg is used as a natural beautifier for the face, hair, and skin. The egg consists of an egg white and a yolk, enclosed in a hard but fragile shell. Though eggs contain nutritious content and are healthy for the body, they are used in beauty treatments too. This article mentions the actual benefits of using eggs to maintain your skin and hair health.
Are Eggs Actually Beneficial For Your Skin & Hair?
Egg whites are very rich in protein and improve hair growth, while the yolk contains the fatty substance, which benefits as a good moisturizer. However, the white of the egg is commonly used in the (Do It Yourself) DIY face masks and other facial treatments. Eggs are easily available at homes. Just by using the various ingredients available, you can make your own DIY treatment. Spend extra time on yourself and enjoy the difference, when you use these common ingredients. The weekend becomes eventful by choosing from any of the masks provided to add a special glow to your skin. You can even experiment by making your own egg mask, as you know more about your face than others.
A few homemade remedial DIY treatments provided, are easy to make and easy to apply. Get a lovely look that adds beauty, removes blemishes, lightens the skin and acts as a face mask for all types of skin.
Egg Mask to Augment Your Beauty
- Egg white: 1
- Lemon juice: 2 teaspoon
- Honey: ½ tablespoon
Take the egg white and beat it up to get a good fluff. Add lemon juice and blend it into the mixture. Now add honey to it. The egg white contains various nutritious components that help to tone the skin and to tighten skin pores. The lemon juice acts as an astringent that acts against bacterial infections on the skin. However, lemon juice may trigger allergies such as wheezing and headache and should be applied for not more than 5 minutes on the face. Honey acts as a moisturizer and adds beauty to your face.
Apply a splash of warm water, pat it dry and then apply the face mask. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes. When it dries up, you can wash it off with ordinary water and pat it dry. This mask is used to treat acne too.
Peel-Off Mask to Remove Blackheads
The above-mentioned face mask can be used as a peel too, to remove blackheads. You can use thin strips of paper towel to make the egg mask stand on your face. This will protect the drips. The egg white will be held firm by the paper towel. Once the mask dries up, you can peel the paper towel, which sticks hard to the skin, once the mask dries up. The paper mask acts as a peel and removes blackheads. The egg white which is rich in albumin tightens the skin and helps the pores to close, which removes and prevents further blackheads from forming.
Use the same procedure as above and place a layer of tissue paper. Apply some more of the face mask and allow it to dry. Peel it off and enjoy the smoothness of your skin.
Egg Mask for Dry Skin
Use the same pattern, but for dry skin, you can add a teaspoon of virgin coconut oil or almond oil or olive oil to the above mixture, to act as good moisturizers.
Egg Yolk as Moisturizer for Skin
- Egg Yolk: 1
- Banana: ½
- Olive oil or almond oil: 2 teaspoon
Beat the egg yolk briskly using a beater. Mash the banana separately in a small bowl. You can then oil according to your preference. Blend all the ingredients together to a good batter. The egg yolk contains several nourishing agents in it, while the banana and olive oil act as good moisturizers. This mask is very healthy for the skin and keeps it moisturized. However, add a few drops of rose water while washing the mixture off, as the egg yolk leaves a bad smell on your skin.
Egg Shell Scrub to Keep Skin Clean
- Hard-boiled eggshell finely powdered: 1
- Honey 2 tablespoon
- Salt: ½ teaspoon
The eggshell of a hard-boiled egg should be finely powdered and mixed with honey and salt. Bring it to a thick paste. Wash your face clean and allow it to dry. Now apply the paste on your face and gently rub. As this paste is quite harsh, caution should be used to rub very gently, as the brittle shells will harm the skin. Only a pinch of the finely powdered shell should be used. It acts as a body scrub to remove the dry cells from the skin to make it soft and silky.
Eye Treatment for Dark Circles and to Remove Sags
Egg white: 1
If you have dark circles under and around the eyes, you can treat yourself to this mixture. Apply egg white on the area surrounding the eye. You can use a soft brush to take the white content of the egg, remaining on the shell, after having an omelette. Even a few drops will do. Apply it for a smooth finish. Allow it to dry completely.
Wash it off with cool water. Make sure that you do not allow the content to enter your eye. This mask helps to tighten the skin around the eyes and lightens the dark circles formed around it. You can repeat this procedure, every time you have an omelette.
The egg white is noted for its anti-aging treatment. The protein-rich egg white contains very nutritious vitamins too, which helps to remove all wrinkles and worry lines from the face. It also tightens the skin texture.
- Egg white
- Honey: 2 tablespoon
- Clay mud: 3 tablespoon
Mix the ingredients together and apply it as a mask on the face smoothly. Wait till it dries. The mask dries up within minutes. You can now rinse your face with cold water. You can also apply this mixture on your neck. It cleanses the pores and keeps the skin, young and supple. The neck has very fine skin that easily sags with age. Treat yourself with this simple method, to tighten the skin around your neck.
Face Lightening with Egg White
- Egg white: 1
- Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
- Orange juice: 1 teaspoon
Take the egg white and whisk it well. Apply a spoon of turmeric powder and orange juice. Blend the mixture well. Orange juice is rich in vitamin C, while turmeric powder helps to lighten the skin. Use only organic turmeric powder as the ordinary powder may cause rashes on the skin. Apply it and leave it on the skin for about 10 minutes till it dries up. Now wash your face with water and pat it dry. You can apply a light moisturizer on your skin after this, as turmeric makes the skin dry. If you have a yellow tinge on your skin, you can wash it off with soap.
Hair Removal using Egg White
- Egg white: 1
- Sugar crystals: 1 teaspoon
- Corn-starch: 2 teaspoon
Beat the egg white well. Add sugar crystals and cornstarch to the egg white. The sugar crystals exfoliate the skin. The cornstarch removes impurities from the skin. First, wash your face with water to clean it up. Dry it well. Using a soft brush apply the mixture on your face. Gently massage your face for a few minutes and allow it to dry. After 10 to 15 minutes, the pack will dry. You can now remove the peel. Do not add water. Do not use it on a wet face. You have to dry your face, before applying the pack, so that all moisture content is removed. You can feel the smooth skin on your skin, with fine hair growth gone.
Hair Treatment for Hair Fall and Dandruff
The egg with its nutritious content is used to treat all hair problems. It provides relief for hair loss and dandruff. It not only nourishes the hair, for further growth, it also reduces hair fall.
- Egg white: 1
- Coconut oil: 2 tablespoon
Mix the egg white and coconut oil. Whisk the mixture thoroughly so that it blends together. Sprinkle a few drops of water on your scalp to make it wet and then apply the mixture on your wet scalp. Allow the mixture to soak into your scalp and give your scalp a brisk massage. Now rinse it off with warm water. Use the entire content of the egg, for normal hair, which includes egg white and yolk. The egg white has nutritious content like protein, which is good for hair growth, while the yolk can be used to moisturize dry hair.
Hair Conditioner for Glowing Hair Texture
- Egg White: 1
- Fresh Yogurt: 4 tablespoon
- Amla or Indian Gooseberry powder: 1 tablespoon
Mix the above contents to a fine paste. Apply it thoroughly on your scalp and allow it to soak in. The egg white is a good moisturizer that strengthens and conditions your hair. The protein content in the egg white gives each strand of hair, a special shine that glints in the sunlight. Wash the mixture away using warm water and dry your hair. If you do not like the smell of the egg, you can wash your hair again with shampoo.
Separating Egg White from Yolk
You can separate the egg white from the yolk easily.
Crack one end of an egg, by tapping it on a hard surface. Take a spoon with a hollow mouth and pour the egg into it. The yolk will sit in the hollow of the spoon. Now drain the egg white from it.
You can break the egg open, using a knife or a spoon, into two halves. You will find the yolk in one half of the shell. Now pour the excess white, from the shell into a small container.
There are several small instruments that allow you to filter the egg yolk easily. You can find one that is most economic and handy, to split the yolk from the white.
Cautions to Pay Heed While Applying Egg:
You must wash your face with warm water before applying any mask, to open the skin pores and make the mask more effective on the application. All the dirt and grime should be washed away for effective results.
- It is best if you have your hair tied back with a band so that the mixture does not get applied on the hair strands that fall over your face.
- Egg mixture drips. So you can prevent these drips from spoiling your clothes, by draping a towel over your clothes. You can also lie down or sit back on a chair with your head tilted back so that it does not drip down on you.
- Using egg in the mask will leave a bad smell, once you wash it away. After you wash your mask away, you can dab your skin liberally with rose water.
- While applying the face mask, you can use your fingers or you can use cotton or a cosmetic brush to make an even spread.
- The eyes and lips are very sensitive areas. Avoid applying any facial mixture in these areas.
- Egg masks should always be removed with cool water and not with warm water.
- If your skin feels dry after the egg mask, you can apply some moisturizer on it, to retain a healthy glow.
- If you are adding oil to the mixture, you should not use moisturizer after cleaning your face, as extra oil content may cause breakouts.
A scrambled egg is most delicious to the mouth. But spending a leisurely hour of egg beauty treatment is even more heart-warming. It makes the day well-spent, to have an added aura to your appearance. The beauty benefits and health benefits of an egg mask are plenty and with the DIY masks, you can solve all the skin problems that will benefit you in all ways.
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