Egg Face Masks for Every Skin Type
▷ Egg Protein, Properties and Benefits【2022 】HSN Blog
Are eggs a good source of protein? Without any doubt, they are perfect for those who follow an ovo-lacto-vegetarian diet. In fact, they will provide the necessary protein so that our body can work efficiently.
That is why we have written this in-depth article to develop some of the aspects that we need to take into account.
Composition of an egg
It is a very healthy food with a high protein content that is very important for athletes. In fact, it is low in calories and provides vitamins. For example, the B complex, vitamin B1, B3, B12, folic acid and biotin. All of them are closely related to the brain and energy production.
Moreover, it is rich in minerals with antioxidant properties: selenium, zinc (key for an adequate oxidative balance), phosphorus and iron. It also provides carotenes.
Finally, we need to emphasize its versatility. You can cook it in many different ways and combine it with many products.
Nutritional properties of eggs
If we take an egg that weighs 60 grams as a reference, 7.5g are protein. Therefore, a single egg will provide a 10% of the daily protein requirements of an adult that weighs 75kg.
However, around a 60% of the protein from eggs is found in the white. On top of that, this product provides many other excellent nutrients for our health. For instance, minerals like calcium, iron, zinc, sodium and copper, as well as vitamin B12, niacin, folic acid, and riboflavin.
We also feel the need debunk the myth that eggs fatten you up. In fact, an egg like the one we previously described will hardly provide a total of 72 calories.
The problem lies in the way we cook it since we usually fry it with a lot of oil.
In any case, we want to emphasize that, of those 72 calories, only 17 come from the egg white. So, together with its content in protein and other nutrients, it becomes an ideal food for athletes
The egg white is an excellent food but, what about the yolk?
The yolk itself has a higher nutritional value than the white. However, it also contains all the fats which, when metabolized, will become cholesterol in the body. Although they are far less harmful than saturated fats.
On the other hand, we have also set out to debunk another myth that you have probably heard. Basically, some say that eating raw egg is not healthy or that it is necessary to remove the yolk first.
This does not make any sense since all eggs are perfectly fit for human consumption, even without being cooked.
The yolk of an egg makes up around a 34% of the liquid weight of the egg. It contains all the fat from the egg and slightly less than half the protein. The yolk of a big egg contains around 55 calories.
Aside from niacin and riboflavin, the yolk contains more vitamins than the white, including vitamins B6 and B12, folic acid, pantothenic acid, and thiamine.
All vitamins A, D, E, and K from the egg are in the yolk
Egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D. In addition, the yolk contains more calcium, copper, iron, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc than the white.
Although it may sound out of place, many people tend to confuse the two parts of the egg: the yolk and the white. To clear this up, we could say that: “…the yolk is the yellow part and the white is the transparent liquid…“.
What are the properties and benefits of the Egg Yolk?
When we talk about a healthy and balanced diet we mean the following: a diet that includes all the foods (including eggs) from nature in quantities and percentages adapted to each person. This also includes macro and micro-nutrients: protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
Eggs can be part of a balanced diet due to their properties and benefits for our health. In fact, they are regarded as one of the most nutritionally dense foods.
They only contain 70 calories on average (like a fruit). Although the egg white barely contains any fat and it is a little higher in protein than the yolk. Approximately, the total fat content of an egg goes from 4 to 4.5g, of which 1.5g are saturated and the rest unsaturated. These are mainly monounsaturated fats, which are beneficial for the health of the organism.
The yolk is where the nutrients are stored: vitamins, minerals and other elements.
Color of the Yolk
The color of the yolk depends on the way the hen is fed. If a hen eats many pigments from yellow-orange plants called xanthophylls, they will transfer to the egg yolk.
Hens fed with mashed yellow corn or alfalfa flour lay eggs with medium yellow yolks. While those that eat wheat or barley produce a lighter color.
A “colorless” diet from white corn flour results in almost colorless yolks. Natural yellow-orange substances, such as marigold petals, can help to improve the color of the yolk. Artificial additives are absolutely forbidden.
The intense yellow color of the egg yolk is due to the presence of a natural orange color known as carotenoid. This element is a precursor form of vitamin A, known for its role in the health of our eyes, skin and hair
Nutritional value of the Egg Yolk
The average weight of a big egg yolk is around 17g, so the nutritional value of a yolk would be:
Calories 55 Protein 2.7g Carbohydrates 0.6g Fat 4.5g of which saturated 1.6g of which monounsaturated 1.9g of which polyunsaturated 0.72g
Protein content of the Egg Yolk
A proper protein supply in the diet should include all the essential amino acids that your body needs on a daily basis. This is mainly due to the fact that we cannot synthesize these elements. Fortunately, egg has all of them: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine.
These amino acids are present in amounts that closely match the ones that the human body needs. That is why egg is often use as reference to measure the protein content of food
There are many different ways of measuring the quality of a protein. According to the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS), whole egg and whey protein get a score of 1 on a scale of 0 to 1.
What are the vitamins and minerals from the Egg Yolk?
This product has traditionally been taken away from balanced diets due to its association with cholesterol. However, its nutritional properties provide many benefits for the body as long as we control its consumption.
The egg yolk is a powerful source of vitamins for our health, such as:
A , which is closely related to our sight and the immune system.
, which is closely related to our sight and the immune system. E , which produces an antioxidant effect on the body.
, which produces an antioxidant effect on the body. D , which protects the immune system.
, which protects the immune system. H or Biotin , which supports the healthy growth of the skin and hair.
, which supports the healthy growth of the skin and hair. Folic acid , a key element for our growth, as well as before and during a pregnancy.
, a key element for our growth, as well as before and during a pregnancy. B12 , a source of energy for the body and the nervous system.
, a source of energy for the body and the nervous system. B6 , the most important coenzyme in the metabolism of amino acids.
, the most important coenzyme in the metabolism of amino acids. B2 , which contributes to the metabolism of protein and fat, apart from supporting the formation of red blood cells and antibodies.
, which contributes to the metabolism of protein and fat, apart from supporting the formation of red blood cells and antibodies. B1, which helps to produce energy, strengthen the heart and stimulate the muscle growth.
Egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D. Apart from vitamins, the yolk also provides an excellent source of phosphorus, potassium and magnesium.
It contains other substances called choline and inositol (the white has only traces). Both are involved in the development of the memory during the embryonic stage. In addition, eggs are one of the most important foods for the functioning of all cells.
during the embryonic stage. In addition, eggs are one of the most important foods for the functioning of all cells. They also contain two important antioxidants: lutein and zeaxanthin. Above all, they support our visual health by preventing macular degeneration and cataracts, supporting the effects of vitamin A.
One of the methods being used to produce eggs is feeding the hens with enriched fodder in order to obtain Eggs Enriched with Omega-3… Types of Eggs Available in the Market
Eggs, Essential for Athletes
Eggs are a source of nutrients for athletes
There are not many other foods that gather such a variety of nutrients, apart from a proper protein supply. However, there are many athletes who are somehow reluctant to eat egg yolk due to its saturated fat content. But the truth is that there is not better way to improve the diet of athletes both in terms of calories and nutrients. Sometimes, we forget that there has to be a balance between omega 3 and omega 6 when taking “healthy fat” such as polyunsaturated fats. In fact, this is a very important factor when it comes to avoiding certain disorders.
Saturated fat fulfils important hormonal functions. Let’s not forget that this type of fat and cholesterol are two conditioning factors for the synthesis and production of testosterone.
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An egg has several types of protein:
, providing more than a. Like we mentioned previously, egg white provides more protein than the yolk. Egg albumin is quite similar to milk in terms of its amino acid content. The type of protein would equal lactalbumin (it has carbohydrate bonds attached to its molecular structure).
Ovotransferrin is a type of protein known as metalloprotein which binds to iron. It has antimicrobial properties and makes up more than a 10% of the protein content. Like serum transferrin, ovotransferrin is also similar to lactoferrin from milk in terms of itsstructure and function.
Ovomucin, another type of glycoprotein, makes up less than a 5% of egg white protein. Above all, it is responsible for its gelatinous texture.
Types of Egg
Egg Size Protein Content S (less than 40g) 4.9g M (between 40-50g) 5.5g L (between 50-65g) 6.5g XL (up to 70g) 7g Jumbo (more than 70g) 8.5g
Egg size and protein content (approximate value)
How to cook an egg?
Although fried egg is one of the most common ways to cook it, mainly because it is much more appetizing and tasty, it is not healthiest because frying it adds increases its fat content.
One way to cook it that is healthier and easier to digest than the first one is to make an omelette or scrambled eggs. The dish still feels tasty but it needs less oil and, therefore, less fat.
Boiled eggs are another very healthy way to add this food to our diet and to make a delicious Post-workout salad, for example.
Others choose to eat it raw. This choice is not advisable at all because it can be infected with salmonella and the protein will not be absorbed by the organism.
Egg Protein Supplements
Taking egg protein supplements is a way to increase the daily protein supply and meet our protein requirements. A good choice would be using egg protein powder to combine it with other proteins such as whey. Consequently, we will obtain a time released protein, because in terms of absorption, egg protein would be “average”, while whey have a faster rate.
Egg white powder is a very interesting resource. Particularly because they have a longer expiry date.
Best Recipes with Egg
Eggs play an important role in the kitchen, since they are one of the ingredients that can be found in any home. Including a good protein supply in our diet has never been easier.
Some of the best recipes are:
Previous Next Scrambled Eggs You just have to whisk some eggs and cook them. This recipe provides way more nutrients than many commercial products. Scrambled eggs for breakfast is one of the best ways of starting the day off
Pancakes One of my favorite breakfasts without getting rid of the yolk. Most people tend to make pancakes just with the egg whites. The white only provides protein, while the micronutrients and a good part of the protein and fat will end up in the trash… Eggs are extremely versatile when it comes to cooking pancakes: we can use oat or rice flour, gluten-free recipes, sweet potato, carrot, fresh cheese, vegetables, protein powder or whey…
Boiled Eggs and Avocado Salad It is one of my favorite combinations, since I eat salads almost every day, specially during the summer. Avocado has an excellent nutritional value. So even though it regarded as a very caloric fruit, it has other properties for our health. Salad made with Boiled Eggs, Avocado and Tomato on Spinach leaves
Omelette Spanish (with or without onion) or French Omelette is a very easy meal that will fit in any type of diet. Personally, I like stuffing it with avocado and tomato…
Grilled eggs If we are still not sure about fried eggs, which is a good recipe as long as we eat it moderately, we can try a quite satisfactory alternative: grilled eggs. This recipe is quite versatile since you can add it to a sandwich, as a side dish… Previous Next
Does egg increase the cholesterol?
Our point of view has changed regarding the connection between egg and cholesterol, which is one of the most popular food myths. This is due to the fact that the relation between saturated and unsaturated fats is the main factor that increases the cholesterol, instead of the intake of cholesterol, as it was previously thought.
A recent study shows that eating one egg daily does not increase the cholesterol levels as long as you follow a balanced diet that includes soluble fiber.
However, there are other factors, like stress, that can increase the endogenous production of cholesterol, even if we follow a low cholesterol diet. Smoking, a lack of physical exercise or obesity can also increase the fat and cholesterol levels.
That is why those who tend to produce a lot of cholesterol should change their lifestyle: do more exercise, eat less fat and more fruit, less sugars, quit smoking, and drink moderately.
Stop eating egg is NOT the solution!
How do you know if an egg is fresh?
To know if an egg is fresh without breaking it, we only have to put it inside a glass of water and see:
If the egg sinks quickly and stays at the bottom: The egg is fresh.
The egg is fresh. But, if the egg sinks more or less quickly and stays at the bottom: This means that the egg is good, but not as fresh.
If the egg sinks little by little and remains standing (at the bottom): It means that the egg is about to become bad although it may still be edible.
If the egg neither sinks nor goes to the bottom: It means that the egg is bad. There are other sources that claim that it is still edible, so it is up to you to decide.
It means that the egg is bad. There are other sources that claim that it is still edible, so it is up to you to decide. But, if the egg floats: It means it is bad. When organic matter rots it produces gases, which is the reason why the egg floats.
How many eggs should I eat per week?
In general, there is not a limit for the amount of eggs you can eat per week.
You can eat 1, 2, 3, half a dozen or up to 12 a week. This has actually been proven by Dr. Nick Fuller from the Boden Institute for Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders at the University of Sydney. In his clinical trial, he revealed that eating up to 12 eggs a week does not increase the risk of heart problems in those who suffer type 2 diabetes.
Dr Fuller stated that “although eggs themselves are high in cholesterol and people with type 2 diabetes tend to have higher levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad cholesterol”, this study supports existing research that shows how eating eggs has a minimal effect on the blood cholesterol levels in people who eat eggs”.
However, some people may have to reduce or limit their consumption according to medical advice.
This is why we should not avoid eating eggs unless there is a reasonable cause, since we would be missing many nutrients.
It is highly advisable to eat eggs at all ages, specially during growth phases, special physiological circumstances (pregnancy and lactation) and for the elderly.
Absorption of raw egg protein vs Absorption of cooked egg protein
It is crucial to understand that raw egg white cannot be digested by our body at all. In fact, it is not advisable to eat it this way due to its taste since it is quite unpleasant and it can also be harmful for health, since it can be infected with salmonella.
The main proteins found in egg whites are Ovoalbumin and Ovotransferrin and their structures are long chains of amino acids which have a sturdy or elongated form when they are raw. This means that it is impossible for our digestive system to break them down and absorb their amino acids.
But also, the raw egg whites contain Ovomucoids and Ovoinhibitors that block the enzymes that are in charge of digesting the protein that we eat. These enzymes are involved in the digestion of protein by breaking the peptide bonds that keep the long amino acid chains together.
Solution: denature the protein
We need to denature egg white protein so that our body will be able to absorb it. This process changes its structure but its aminogram will not affected. This means that a denatured protein does not lose its properties, the only thing that changes is the fact that it is partially digested because some of its bonds have been destroyed to improve its absorption. This process does not damage the protein, rather, it helps the body with its absorption.
Denatured proteins are hydrolyzates which have broken peptide bonds, so that the amino acids are much easier to absorb
How is the egg protein absorbed?
If we want to absorb a 100% of the amino acids from egg protein, we mainly have two choices:
Mechanical or physical action
When we whisk the egg white until it becomes stiff we change the structure of the egg protein so that it can be easier to digest by the organism. However, whisking is not enough to avoid salmonella or the effect of the ovomucoids and ovoinhibitors.
Let’s not forget that even though the protein is physically denatured, the bacteria present in raw egg are still there. Therefore, the best choice would be using pasteurized egg whites
Without any doubt, the best way to denature egg protein is through heat. The kinetic energy caused by a higher temperature will enhance the vibration of the molecules that make up the protein. Consequently, it will break the bonds, keeping the amino acids intact.
If you heat a protein to 56ºC, the non-absorbable protein from the egg white are denatured. However, you have to cook them at 80ºC if you want to absorb them completely (a 94%).
Denaturing the protein from egg white like ovalbumin, ovotransferrin, ovoglobulins, etc, is just a process that involves transforming long amino acid chains that are found raw in some kind of bubbles or protein globules so that we can absorb them.
What do the experts think about egg protein?
1. Egg protein supports the immune system
Several studies conducted on the field of orthomolecular medicine have proven that the amount of sulfur amino acids from egg protein, like methionine and cysteine, plays an important role in the functioning of the immune system.
2. Egg protein improves the formation and growth of the muscles
A Canadian study has proven that 20 grams of egg protein stimulates the post-workout muscle growth. At the same time, it buffers the loss of muscle mass and shortens its regeneration.
3. Egg protein does not have side effects or interactions with medicines
Taking egg protein is completely as long as we follow the recommended dose. However, you should consult your doctor before taking egg protein if you have suffered renal or liver damage, or if you are pregnant or lactating.
10 beauty benefits of eggs for hair and skin
Protein-packed eggs are among the super foods for good health. Not only are eggs beneficial for the body, they also can provide a good dose of nourishment to the skin and hair and make them healthier. Rich in Lutin, eggs can provide hydration and elasticity to the skin while the high protein content can help in repairing tissues and firming skin. The proteins in eggs can be used in softening the hair, and also to give it strength and shine.
Here are 10 ways to use eggs to get you glowing skin and healthy hair.
Eggs for hair
Eggs can work wonders on damaged hair. As hair is made up of 70 per cent keratin protein, eggs can be used to rebuild damaged and dry hair making it smooth and moisturised. And guess what, it is suited for all hair types. Whip up some eggy hair masks to get strong, soft and silky hair of your dreams.
Egg Face Masks for Every Skin Type
DIY Egg Face Masks
Posted on: January 31st 2018
DIY Egg Face Masks
You can do more with eggs than just eat them. A DIY egg face mask has proven benefits for your skin as an all-natural solution. Egg whites have properties to improve your skin’s health, treat detrimental skin problems and purify your face’s appearance. The treatments are up-and-coming in spas and for at-home DIY projects. But of course, DIY masks are less expensive and more way more fun.
Eggs are one of the many healthy super foods found in homes as an essential staple. Not only do eggs give your body protein when you consume them in various forms, but eggs also nourish your hair and skin. Thanks to lutein, eggs can hydrate and enhance the elasticity of your skin, and protein helps repair face tissues. Egg whites firm, tighten and tone your skin without the harsh chemicals found in some face washes.
While egg masks don’t need to be a part of your daily skincare regimen, they can be a way to vary up your usual beauty routine or for a fun girls’ evening in with movies and manicures. Besides, why waste so much money on an expensive face mask from the store when you can use basic ingredients found in your kitchen? It’s time to pamper yourself with some homemade face mask recipes.
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Benefits of An Egg Face Mask
But is an egg face mask good for you? Is it a myth that egg whites can benefit your skin?
Various benefits exist when you apply egg white face masks to your skin without the harsh effects of from chemicals like retinol and alpha hydroxyl acids. When you apply natural ingredients to your face such as an egg white, it shrinks the large pores where bacteria can grow. Egg whites help greasy skin and prevent pimples and cysts, reducing the acne on your face. An egg mask can even form a protective layer over your face to avoid sunburn and blisters. Several nutrients found in eggs may benefit your skin in more ways than one.
For example, an enzyme called lysozyme kills acne-causing bacteria. Protein is also found in eggs, which can repair and grow tissues while promoting strong, wrinkle-free skin. Potassium, riboflavin, collagen and magnesium are nutrients in eggs that have their own specialties. Potassium hydrates and moisturizes your face and preserves the moisture in your skin cells. One egg white contains about 54 mg of potassium, a mineral that can help clear your face.
Riboflavin eliminates toxic free radicals that cause wrinkles, and collagen helps with skin inflammation and fills in wrinkle lines. About 62 percent of an egg’s riboflavin content is in the white. Magnesium promotes youthful skin while slowing down the aging process. Consider the following list for a more in-depth look at how egg whites can benefit the beauty of your face with DIY home remedies. Egg whites can:
1. Tone your skin. Egg whites firm your skin by removing excess dirt, oil and dead cells on your face.
2. Remove unwanted facial hair. Especially in areas like your upper lip, forehead and cheeks, applying egg whites will help remove hair because of its adhesive properties.
3. Firm and shrink your pores. Whether you have scars from acne or other imperfections, egg whites rid your face of marks and blotches and replace them with smooth, fair skin while also lessening the appearance of your pores.
4. Reduce puffiness under your eyes. The sallow look under your eyes that can make you look older comes from daily stress factors such as work, school, a poor diet and anxiety. But a layer of an egg white face mask can eliminate the puffy skin under your eyes, making your face appear fresher and more youthful.
5. Rid your face of blemishes. Egg whites clear your skin of dirt to sweep away acne and other blemishes because of their astringent properties.
6. Minimize oily skin. Egg whites can regulate sebum production, which is the cause of oily skin.
7. Protect your face from UV rays. Exposure to the sun will make your skin tan. But if you want to protect your face from getting burnt and you want to improve your natural skin complexion, egg whites are an all-natural remedy.
8. Eliminate blackheads. Because egg whites have astringent characteristics — meaning they tighten your facial tissues — they can pull out blackheads on your skin and remove dirt.
9. Lift your skin. When your face tightens from the whites of an egg, it lifts your skin and prevents sagging around areas such as your cheeks and under your eyes.
10. Lessen acne and acne scarring. Acne is a result of over-secretion on your skin of sebum and oily features. Egg whites can prevent acne from appearing on your face and can reduce acne scarring from previous instances.
DIY Face Masks for Sensitive Skin
Are Eggs Good in Face Masks?
The simple answer is yes. The main ingredient in an egg white face mask is, of course, an egg white. You separate the whites from the yolk and mix them with other natural foods into a frothy foam. Egg whites consist of protein and water. When the water evaporates from your skin, the protein changes texture to form a tight, thin film around your face. You spread the mixture over your skin until it dries, and then you wash off the film or peel off the mask, depending on which type you choose to make.
The purpose of egg face masks is to make your skin softer while improving your face’s tone and texture. Different DIY masks are for different facial skin problems, combatting anything from blackheads to oily skin to dry skin or facial hair. Because the ingredients don’t penetrate deep into your skin, the results are temporary instead of long-term. They are also not like face scrubs, so you will want to apply the concoction without rubbing it into your skin.
It’s also important to know whether eggs whites and other ingredients may cause a breakout or irritate your skin, as with anything you would put on your face or body. Either discuss using a DIY method with your dermatologist or perform a patch test before applying anything to your face.
A patch test may include placing the mixture behind your ear if you worry about having an allergic reaction or applying a bit where you’re most sensitive if you worry egg whites will irritate your skin. Testing the mixture on your inner wrist or elbow can also work to see if your skin will react with bumps or rashes. The results may take about 24 hours.
Separating Egg Whites From Yolk
Most DIY face masks require egg whites to be separated from the yolks. You can employ several methods to do so. Some approaches may be easier depending on the materials you have or whether you’re okay with getting your hands a little messy. Here are five easy ways to do it:
1. Crack an egg into your hand. Allow the white to run through your fingers into a bowl. Place the egg yolk in a separate bowl and use the egg white for your face mask.
2. Use an empty water bottle. Wash a disposable plastic water bottle and crack an egg into a bowl, making sure not to crush the yolk. Squeeze the water bottle and place the opening on top of the egg yolk. When you release your pinch, the yolk will get sucked into the water bottle.
3. Split an egg into two sections. Break an egg into two halves and hold each broken side upward, above a small bowl. Sliding the contents of each half from one egg shell to the other will separate the white, which will drip into the bowl below, from the yolk. Keep going until no more egg white drops into your bowl and move the yolk to another.
4. An egg separator. This kitchen tool removes the whites from the yolk, and you can sit most egg separators at the edge of a bowl for hands-free use.
5. Other kitchen tools. You can use other things to detach an egg white from its yolk, like a funnel, turkey baster bulb — used the same way as the water bottle — and a slotted spoon.
How to Make Egg Face Masks
With a few simple ingredients, you can make an egg mask for radiant and beautiful skin. Using egg whites combined with other ingredients, you can feel a difference in your skin as it becomes healthy and blemish-free. DIY egg face masks are often inexpensive and straightforward to make with elements found in your cupboard or refrigerator.
Continue reading to learn the benefits of eggs to your skin when you use different recipes for different areas of concern. With each of the following methods, you will need a mixing, bowl, whisk and a makeup brush.
Recipe 1: Acne-Clearing Face Mask
Three natural substances make for an acne-clearing face mask that may repair damaged skin, fight acne bacteria, and lighten scars and blemishes on your face. If you are searching for an organic remedy to clear your skin of pimples, this egg and honey face mask is your best bet.
• 1 egg white
• ½ teaspoon honey
• 1 teaspoon lemon juice
While the ingredients are simple, the benefits of a face egg mask are more impressive than one may think. For example, honey is an antiseptic and antibacterial that moisturizes your skin, is a lightening agent and contains anti-inflammatory characteristics. Lemon juice is an astringent that kills acne-causing bacteria, lightens your skin and has discoloration reduction properties, acting as a natural bleaching agent.
1. Using a clean mixing bowl, whisk the egg white and lemon juice until they are frothy. The lemon juice will mask the smell of the egg white.
2. Add ½ teaspoon of honey and stir the mixture.
3. Wash your face with warm water before application to open your pores.
4. You can use your hands, cotton balls or a makeup brush to apply the egg white face mask. Begin at the bottom of your face around your jawline and chin, then move upward to your cheeks and forehead in smooth circular motions. It’s important to avoid the sensitive areas of your face, like your eyes and around your mouth, because the tightening mask can stretch and wrinkle drier areas of skin.
5. Let the mask dry on your face for about 10-15 minutes.
6. Once the mixture is dry, rinse it off using a circular motion with warm water and a washcloth. Pat your face dry with a hand towel and admire your soft skin.
Because the acne-clearing egg mask is effective in tightening your skin, it’s recommended to use it if you have greasy skin as opposed to dry. The egg white and lemon mask rids your face of excess oil for a clear and smooth surface.
Recipe 2: Skin-Lightening Face Mask
If you want lighter skin around your eyes and other dark areas of your face, a skin-lightening mask is a perfect option. As a healthy and active solution containing potent skin-brightening ingredients, this particular face mask uses just three ingredients to give your skin a brand-new glow.
• 1 egg white
• 1 teaspoon orange juice
• 1/2teaspoon turmeric powder
While you may know turmeric as the main spice in curry, it can reduce dark spots and even out discoloration on your face and under your eyes. Turmeric is a root herb that contains skin-lightening properties to help with discolorations, acne scars and dark spots. And while orange juice is the perfect drink for breakfast, it can also tone your skin and supplement your face with vitamin C.
1. Whisk the egg white and orange juice in a mixing bowl until the mixture becomes frothy. Add the turmeric powder and mix well, making sure it’s not too runny.
2. Before getting started, wear an old T-shirt to prevent yellowing staining from the turmeric powder. Apply the egg face mask mixture using clean hands or a cosmetic brush. Massage into your skin using a circular motion, which will help the ingredients seep into your skin.
3. Lie down on your back to prevent the mask from pulling downward on your face for about 15 minutes. Don’t talk or smile with the mask on, because if you stretch the dry mixture, the tight skin on your face may wrinkle.
4. After time passes, scrub off the dried cover and apply a face moisturizer such as olive oil or cream to seal in the nutrients absorbed in your skin.
The skin on your face will brighten with each use of the skin-lightening DIY face mask for temporary results. Whether you have dark circles around your eyes or blemishes from acne scars, an egg white, orange juice and turmeric are a surprising combination to lighten your skin.
Recipe 3: Hydrating Face Mask
People use hydrating masks to add moisture to their face, especially those with dry and flaky skin. Three ingredients can smooth your face while replacing aging and dull skin. Hydrating masks can make you look youthful with supple skin. Eggs are not only used for acne-prone skin. When mixed with an avocado — which has healthy fats and many vitamins — the two create the perfect combination of hydrating and moisturizing.
• 1 egg white
• ¼ ripe avocado
• 1 teaspoon yogurt
Avocados hydrate, moisturize and create a youthful glow to your skin while yogurt nourishes dry, flaky skin. Plain and unsweetened yogurt has live cultures to eliminate acne-causing bacteria and transform your skin to a soft and younger appearance.
1. Mash the avocado until there are no clumps and it’s a pasty texture. For best results, use a ripe avocado to make it easier to press — or even better, employ a blender to make a puree.
2. Add the egg white and yogurt to the avocado, mixing well until creamy.
3. Using your fingers, apply a thick layer of the avocado paste and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
4. Afterward, wash off the egg white face mask with warm water and dry your face with a hand towel.
Avocados are no longer just used for toast, guacamole and other yummy treats. They can help hydrate your skin along with an egg white and yogurt. Although it may seem like an odd combination, the all-natural mixture will surprise you. No longer worry about harsh chemical face masks and rely on your DIY project.
Recipe 4: Blackhead Removal Face Mask
It’s a known fact that eggs are rich in nutrients that can nourish your body and hair and moisturize your skin. Egg whites contain protein and albumin, which can both tighten your skin and shrink the pores on your face, resulting in the reduced formation of blackheads. Instead of purchasing expensive blackhead removal masks, you can rely on one simple ingredient to lighten and brighten your skin for a glowing appearance.
• 1 egg white
• Paper towels or tissues
1. Extract the egg white and whisk it until it becomes somewhat stiff. You can use a hand blender, whisk or fork.
2. Using a cosmetic brush, dip it into the egg white and apply a thin layer across your face.
3. Apply strips of paper towels over your skin to create a DIY peel-off mask. Dip more egg white onto your brush and apply another thin layer on top of the towel sections.
4. After about 5 minutes, you can smear a third layer of egg whites to increase the tightness.
5. When the mask is dry, peel off the paper towels and rinse your face with warm water. Dab it dry with a hand towel.
If you are looking for quick action, use the blackhead face mask twice a week for two to three weeks for the best results.
Recipe 5: Hair Removal Face Mask
Hair removal is often an uncomfortable process that relies on harsh chemicals or hot wax. By using an egg white, cornstarch and sugar, you can create a more natural, DIY egg face mask. With the two ingredients of starch and sugar, the mixture turns the egg into a peel-off mask that also removes dirt and other impurities from your skin.
• 1 egg white
• 1 tablespoon white sugar
• 2 teaspoons cornstarch
The egg white will nourish and tighten the skin on your face for a younger appearance while the extra fine sugar will exfoliate your pores and the cornstarch will absorb any dirt and grime.
1. Whisk the egg white in a mixing bowl and add the two other ingredients. Mix well and try to even out clumps of starch.
2. Apply the egg white face mask using your clean fingers or a makeup brush, making sure to cover each area containing excess facial hair, like your chin or upper lip.
3. Let the mask set for 20 minutes or until it’s dry. Peel off the hair removal mask in a slow motion, not fast. It’s not waxing your face, but it may feel similar.
4. Afterward, rub aloe vera over your face in sensitive areas.
You can use the face mask method of removing hair as often as you see necessary.
Recipe 6: Oily Skin Face Mask
Oily skin is one of the toughest types to deal with, but thanks to all-natural ingredients such as egg whites and lemon juice, the egg and lemon mask mixture works to reduce the oil on your skin.
• 1 egg white
• ½ lemon
Egg whites draw out the oils from your pores, and lemon juice acts as a natural bleaching agent.
1. Collect the egg white in a bowl and squeeze in the lemon juice.
2. Whisk the two ingredients until they become frothy and fluffy.
3. Using a cosmetic brush, apply the mixture onto your face in an even layer, making sure to cover each area of concern.
4. Leave the mask on for about 15 minutes, then rinse your face with warm water. Pat your face dry with a towel.
To reduce oiliness, apply the DIY egg face mask two to three times a week for between two and three weeks to get the best results in receiving toned skin.
Recipe 7: Wrinkle Removal Face Mask
Collagen found in egg whites improves the elasticity of your skin, which reduces wrinkles and crow’s feet on your face and around your eyes. You can fill crow’s feet, also known as laugh lines, thanks in part to the oil in this mask, which helps smooth the skin.
• 1 egg white
• 1 teaspoon castor oil
• 1 teaspoon fresh aloe vera
The egg white will nourish your facial skin, and the castor oil will reduce the wrinkles seen on your face. Fresh aloe vera gel will improve the health of your skin and increase your face’s elasticity. While fresh aloe from a plant is ideal, you can use aloe vera from a bottle as well.
1. Separate the egg white from the yolk and add the aloe vera and castor oil.
2. Whisk the three natural ingredients until the mixture is fluffy and bubbly. You can use either a whisk or blender to get a foamy substance.
3. Use your clean fingers, a makeup brush or cotton balls to apply the egg white face mask and let it sit for about 15 to 20 minutes.
4. Wash your face with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
Forget about the expensive eye creams and face masks from the store. Instead, use an all-natural home remedy to lessen the wrinkles on your face by using the method three times a week for four to six weeks.
Recipe 8: Sensitive Skin Face Mask
Sensitive skin can be attributed to many different factors, such as sunburn or eating food that causes your face to feel stinging, itching and burning sensations. With a few natural supplements, you can relieve the pain you feel and promote healthier skin. Using a DIY egg mask for sensitive skin can regenerate your skin and give your face a healthy glow.
• 1 egg white
• 1 teaspoon honey
• 1 teaspoon plain yogurt
• 1 teaspoon cucumber juice
Honey relieves irritation because of its antiseptic properties and can regenerate tissue on your face. Yogurt is an exfoliant and can ease sunburn or other irritations and moisturize and prevent aging. You often see cucumbers on top of people’s eyes while they receive a facial, and for a good reason. Cucumber juice can help soothe sunburn, hydrate the skin around your eyes, and help prevent breakouts.
1. Separate the egg white from the yolk and whisk it until it becomes frothy and light.
2. Grate the cucumber into small shavings. Once you grate a few tablespoons, squeeze the juice out of the shavings into a bowl, until you reach the necessary amount of cucumber juice.
3. Heat the honey at a low temperature until it’s liquefied, and add it to your bowl of cucumber juice and egg white. Mix all ingredients. Make sure to give the honey a few minutes to cool, because you don’t want to burn your face.
4. Apply the mask to your clean face and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
5. Rinse your face with warm water and apply a facial moisturizer once it’s dry.
Instead of irritating your sensitive skin even more with store-bought face masks, use natural ingredients proven to help relieve any stinging or itching.
The Beauty of DIY Face Masks
Let’s face it — there is nothing better than a face mask made of fresh, natural ingredients, allowing you to throw harsh chemicals and other things you can’t pronounce out the window. The power of vitamins and substances found in eggs, fruit and yogurt provide your face dozens of benefits.
It’s important to use the ingredients you have at their freshest peak, and to not use the mixture for more than one person or more than a single use. Whether you create a DIY by yourself or you have a few friends over, be sure you make a new mask mixture for each application and each face.
Remember, women are not the only ones who can benefit from trying out face masks. Men are just as dedicated to having healthy skin and invest a lot of time into proper skincare techniques. Everyone has a particular type of skin, so DIY projects are perfect for customizing your face mask. Finding the right mask for your skin type — whether you have oily, dry or sensitive skin or dark circles and wrinkles — is essential in generating a healthy, smooth face.
You may find eggs, avocados and yogurt give your face the biggest boost, or your skin may respond to pure egg whites and honey. You can try all the DIY egg white face masks and find each helps your skin in different ways. Try to stick to a regimented skin care routine for the best results.
Tips When Applying DIY Face Masks
Keeping in mind our tips for using a face mask help you achieve the most effective results. First, wear an old T-shirt because the mask may be messy. Especially with staining ingredients such as turmeric, the masks can ruin your favorite pajamas or cozy sweatshirt. We also recommend you take off any jewelry before application. You should apply your egg white face mask over the bathroom or kitchen sink or over another basin to catch excess drippings.
Before applying the mask, always secure your hair in a ponytail, if you have longer hair, and wash your face with face wash to remove surface dirt. Having less dirt on your face at the beginning will promote better absorption of the proteins and nutrients from the egg whites. Because face masks are not face scrubs, you will want to apply the mixture in gentle strokes, starting at the bottom of your face and working upward. Begin around your jawline and chin, then move toward your cheeks and forehead in smooth, circular motions.
Another tip is to avoid the sensitive areas of your face. For example, your eyes and around your mouth should have an area without the egg mask. The tightening ingredients can stretch and wrinkle the drier parts of your skin. After removing the face mask, apply a light face moisturizer or a natural oil. As a final note, ensure your hands, bowl, cosmetic brush and other materials stay clean to avoid irritation and contaminated ingredients.
Other Skin Conditions Eggs Can Help Prevent or Reduce
In addition to the health and skin benefits we’ve reviewed already, eggs can also help you with specific skin conditions, such as:
• Fight against cold sores. Believe it or not, you can remove a cold sore on your lip by using the shell of an egg. The film found on the inner layers is an anti-inflammatory resource. Remove the film from the eggshell and place it over your cold sore for impressive results.
• Rosacea facial treatment. Using an egg white face mask can help if you have rosacea.
• Natural cure for facial warts. Applying egg whites several times a day over a wart can help dry them out, causing them to drop off.
• A remedy for boils. If you have carbuncles on your face, turn to the natural solution of egg whites to draw out the infection. Apply the egg, then place a bandage over the boils and leave the treatment on overnight.
• Cyst removal. Similar to one of the previous face masks, mixing an egg white with honey can also help remove cysts on your face, neck or torso.
• Lichen planus treatment. Whipping egg whites with cocoa butter and apple cider vinegar can reduce the itching sensation caused by the skin disease. The mixture of egg whites can also lessen the lesions associated with it.
• Treating shingles. If you mix pineapple juice with egg whites and place the mixture in the problematic area, it has proven to keep all forms of the virus away from your body.
While egg whites and other natural ingredients may not cure your face or body of certain skin conditions, the all-natural products can either reduce symptoms and pain or prevent further spreading.
Sauder’s Eggs for Your DIY Egg Face Masks
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Bring a family-oriented business, and our farmers have been our partners for many generations. Sauder’s Eggs has a reputation for high-quality eggs and fair-priced products to fit any lifestyle, whether you need eggs for cooking and baking or for creating your DIY face mask. We are one of America’s leading processors of fresh eggs with three marketing branches and five processing plants, each facilitated by modern technology. Our team upholds the highest goals of quality, freshness and safe packaging.
We encourage you to become a member of our egg club and to ask us about your questions and concerns or comment with an idea for other DIY egg face mask recipes. Our products for face masks include Sauder’s Gold Egg and Sauder’s Organic Eggs. To see where you can buy our eggs, check out our store locator page and begin your DIY project today or contact us for more information.
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