I am a big fan of the incredible, edible egg, and when I discovered that eggs are good for a whole lot more than my favorite breakfast, I have to admit I wasn’t surprised. As it turns out, eggs can be used in all sorts of beauty routines. Eggs jam-packed full of life’s building blocks, it’s no wonder that eggs would also be great for improving the condition of your hair or your skin. You can easily make a simple homemade hair mask with the help an egg or two.
Egg masks are perfect for damaged, dry, and greasy hair and scalp concerns. Before you dive into creating your at home hair mask determine what kind of help you hair needs. You can pick and choose the part of the egg that will best suit your hair’s particular challenges and needs.
Greasy Scalp Egg Mask
If you battle a greasy or oily scalp, a simple at home egg mask can be a welcome addition to your normal hair routine.
Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks, and gently whip the egg whites for thirty seconds. Apply the egg whites only to clean damp hair and gently work the egg whites into your hair and scalp. You’ll need two to four egg whites, depending on the length and thickness of your hair. Obviously, longer hair will require more. Leave the mixture on your hair for about 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse very well in cool water. This egg mask is great for balancing an oily scalp and can be used as often as two to three times a month.
Dry Hair and Scalp Egg Mask
If your hair is dry, or brittle or damaged you will simply do the opposite of the Greasy Scalp Egg Mask, described above. Instead of using the egg whites, however, you’ll use only egg yolks.
Again, you’ll need two to four egg yolks depending on the length and thickness of your hair. Gently whip the yolks together before applying the mixture to your clean, damp hair and scalp. If your scalp is dry, gently massage the yolks into your scalp. If your scalp isn’t dry, you can just work the yolks into the midshaft and ends of your hair.
Leave the yolks on your hair for 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse very well in cool water. You will notice an immediate moisture boost in your hair after using an egg yolk hair mask, and you can repeat the process monthly, as needed. Better than a deep conditioner? Absolutely.
Whole Egg Mask for Normal Hair
If your hair is rather normal and neither dry nor oily, try a whole egg mask. Whip two to three whole eggs together until well blended and apply the mixture to your clean towel-dried hair, working well into your hair and scalp. Now, leave the egg mixture on your hair for about 20 to 30 minutes and rinse very well in cool water. Whole egg masks can be applied one to two times per month as needed for increased moisture and strength.
Important Considerations When using an Egg Mask
There’s not a lot to know about using an egg mask. It’s a simple, one ingredient mask that promises to leave your hair feeling rejuvenated and with a boost of vital nutrients for improved strength, increased body, and moisture to your hair.
The most important thing to remember is to rinse very very well in cool water. Cool water is important as eggs don’t take a whole lot of heat to start cooking. If your mask is going to work properly, your eggs should remain in liquid form. Use cool water and stay out of the sun to prevent a scrambled egg situation on your head.
Egg White Mask: How To and Skin Benefits – Make Your Own Facial Mask with Egg Whites
Eggs are high in protein, cheap to buy, and almost everyone can say they have a carton in their fridge. Have you ever thought of using one of those eggs in your skin care regimen? You might want to consider giving an egg white mask a try! Egg whites can actually help your skin in several different ways. Making an egg white mask is super easy, affordable, and fun to do.
How Egg Whites Benefit The Skin
Egg whites are high in collagen and a little bit of protein which can improve skin tone.
Specifically, the albumin protein in eggs can make your skin feel tighter. The eggshell membrane – the layer between the egg shell and the egg white – is also said to have anti-aging benefits for the skin. Some experts believe that egg whites remove excess oil and unwanted dead skin cells.
Egg white masks are good for acne and for wrinkles.
When using an egg white on areas that have wrinkles, the egg white will temporarily tighten and firm the skin. It’s a great mask option before a special occasion. (Like your high school reunion!)
When it comes to acne, the egg whites will help reduce the excess oil which causes acne. Used bi-weekly, you should see the skin benefits in little time. Many people with oily, acne prone skin swear that using this mask greatly improved the look and feel of their skin.
How To Make An Egg White Mask
Simply crack the egg and separate the white from the yolk and whisk until broken up. Using a paintbrush or your fingers, brush onto skin and let dry. If you are treating your skin for acne or oily skin, apply to your entire face.
If you’re targeting wrinkles, apply to areas you’d like to tighten.
Let sit on your face for about 10 to 15 minutes or until dry. Some people like to add tissue paper to the wet egg white to help with removing, but it’s not necessary and you can simply remove with a wet, warm washcloth.
Don’t Want To Make It? Buy It!
If you would rather eat the eggs you purchased instead of whipping up a skin care mask there are more than a few skin care products that contain egg whites.
This ingredient has become quite a hit in Korean skin care products and can be found in facial cleansers, blackhead removers, and masks. Look for products like Skinfood Egg White Pore Foam which not only deeply cleans the skin but smooths it as well. Use TONYMOLY Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack once a week to deep clean your skin. Korean skin care manufacturers are not the only ones using egg whites in their products. Swedes have been enjoying the skin care benefits of this ingredient for a long time by using Lanolin-Agg-Tval Eggwhite Facial Care Soap to cleanse their skin. Not to be left out, the American company Perricone MD uses eggshell membranes in its Perricone MD OVM in order to harness this ingredient’s anti-aging benefits.
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The Top 5 Egg White Face Mask Recipes – Even models swear by them!
Egg whites are a staple in many facial masks. They are full of proteins and leave skin feeling soft and smooth. You can use egg whites alone on the face or add a few ingredients commonly found in kitchens to soften dry skin, tone up oily skin and even heal inflamed skin.
These five recipes are beloved for their wide range of qualities, but they share one similarity: They all include egg whites. You can use any egg whites, of course, but organic is recommended.
Simple Egg White & Yogurt Mask
Model Shalom Harlow calls this homemade face mask, made with just two ingredients, “moisturizing and soothing.” To make it, you’ll need:
2 egg whites, separated from the yolk and placed in a bowl
2 tablespoons of plain yogurt (Greek yogurt is preferable but not required.)
To get started, separate the egg-whites from a couple of eggs and place them in a bowl. Add two tablespoons of yogurt (Do not use flavored yogurt!). Mix them up and apply to face. Leave on for a few minutes, then rinse off in warm water, followed by a warm washcloth.
Deep-Cleansing Clay Mask
This mask cleanses and hydrates skin. To make it you’ll need:
- 1 egg white
- 2 tbsp white bentonite clay, available from Amazon.com
- 1 tbsp of corn flour
- 1 drop of your favorite essential oil
Blend the ingredients in a bowl, then apply to face.
Allow to dry and leave on as long as you like.
Wash off with a warm washcloth.
Soothing Lemon & Honey Face Mask
This mask is great for oily and acne-prone skin but works on all skin types.
To make it, you’ll need:
- 1 egg white
- 2 tbsp runny honey (warm it up or microwave for a few seconds so it mixes well)
- 4 tsp lemon juice
- 3 tsp Greek yogurt, not flavored
- Mix ingredients together and apply to face.
- Leave for fifteen minutes, then wash off.
- This can be stocked in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Exfoliating Face Mask
The sugar in this mask exfoliates, while the oils moisturize, making this a great mask for dry, dehydrated or aging skin.
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 tsp olive oil, coconut oil or almond oil (whatever you have on hand)
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp whole milk
- Mix ingredients well and apply to face in a circular motion, scrubbing as you go.
- Add more sugar if you want to exfoliate deeply.
- Leave on face for 15 minutes before rinsing. Follow with a moisturizer to lock in the oils.
Skin-Toning Face Mask
Apply this face mask and your face will feel as if you had a mini face-lift. Really, your pores will feel smaller and your face super clean. Always follow with a facial oil or moisturizer. You’ll simply need:
- 1 egg white, but make sure the egg is very cold
- 1 tsp of cornstarch
- Beat these ingredients with a fork until frothy and well-blended with no clumps.
- Smooth over face and allow to dry. The consistency will feel gloppy and almost like a gel, so you might want to lie down with your head on a towel to apply.
- Let dry and rinse off.
- Finish with moisturizer.
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