Skin care is an important part of life. Proper hygiene and skin care techniques would help to have a clean, healthy skin desired by all. The cosmetic market is flooded with beauty and skin care products promising to make you fair, beautiful and younger.
Many of these products give long term side effects resulting in wrinkles and fine lines. This is why we highly recommend homemade beauty recipes and herbal cosmetics that improve your skin complexion naturally without causing any harmful side effects.
In fact, if you take a look inside the refrigerator, you can easily found items that can be used as natural face cleanser. One such item is the egg which has a lot of protein that is great for nourishing your body; the nutrients in an egg are also great for nourishing your skin as well.
Egg white is great as for tightening and toning skin. It works wonders for greasy skin as it helps shrink large pores on the skin surface thereby reducing excess sebum. Large pores are potential breeding grounds for bacteria that cause bulbous zits and cysts. In fact, egg whites can also be applied to the face as a mild astringent.
Egg whites contain the enzyme Lysozyme, an enzyme which is potent in eradicating acne-causing bacteria by digesting their cell walls. The protein in the egg whites helps to heal and nourish skin and reduce or eliminate acne.
Well, besides egg whites, you also can use egg yolks for your skin care. Egg yolks actually contain retinoids that help the skin have a youthful glow. These retinoids are usually the main ingredient in many anti-aging products and one can have them the natural way by applying egg yolks on the face.
Egg yolks can also relieve skin imperfections like acne. Specifically, the retinoid content regulates oil production in the face which may clog the pores and cause pimples. By eliminating excess oil, egg yolks can cleanse the skin and help prevent acne formation.
Egg yolks also serve to moisturize the skin making them feel soft and smooth. This is especially applicable to people with very dry skin and those that may be allergic to very harsh chemicals that various over-the-counter products contain.
The use of egg yolks and egg whites for facial grooming and skin treatment is therefore a great alternative for people who want to shy away from synthetic and harmful chemicals.
Below are some simple and effective homemade beauty recipes which reap the benefits of eggs for the skin that will help you look younger and beautiful.
Simple Egg Mask for Reducing Appearance of Wrinkles
Separate the egg white from the yolk and beat it. Apply on the face for 30 minutes and wash off with cold water. It helps to reduce the fine lines and wrinkles, if followed regularly as a skin care routine. The presence of some vitamins in egg white is known to promote the tissue repair.
Alternatively, you can mix together two tablespoons of fresh cucumber juice with the same amount of egg white (about one egg), stir well, and then apply on wrinkles every night after cleansing. In the morning, rinse off thoroughly using warm water. Keep using for a month, your skin will be firmed, your wrinkles will disappear.
Avocado Egg Mask for Oily Skin and Healthy Hair
Separate egg white from one egg and whip it with a folk. Add one teaspoon of lemon juice and mash in half an avocado. Mix it in a blender or with a folk until it forms pulp like smooth mixture.
Apply to your face and leave for 20 minutes. Remove with lukewarm water and follow with moisturizing cream of your choice. This mask is also effective for overall skin improvement, brightening and moisturizing.
Since you are using the egg white for skin care, you can use the egg yolk to prepare a hair mask to get the shine, strength and health back into your hair.
Scoop out the avocado meat from one avocado. Mash the yolk and the avocado meat together with a fork until well combined. Apply the avocado and yolk mixture to your hair, massaging the mixture into your roots and scalp. Leave the treatment in for 20 minutes, and then thoroughly rinse out.
Honey Egg Mask for Dry Skin
Get an avocado, use one quarter of it and cut it into small pieces. You mix them with an egg yolk and one tablespoon of raw organic honey (or manuka honey) in a food processor. Mash and mix until you have a nice smooth paste
Smooth the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear. Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes. Then wash it off with warm water and a soft warm wash cloth, end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel.
Milk Powder Egg Mask to Keep Skin Soft and Smooth
The lactic acid in milk powder gently exfoliates the skin, making it soft and smooth. To prepare this mask, you mix with one tablespoon of milk powder with one tablespoon of raw organic honey (or manuka honey) and one egg yolk. Then you apply this mixture on your face and rinse off after 20 minutes.
Yogurt Egg Mask to Strengthen Hair
Put 1 egg white into a clean bowl and beat it thoroughly until it forms foam. Mix the foamy egg with 5 tablespoons of plain yoghurt. Split your hair into small sections and apply the mixture, leave it for about 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly with clean water. The protein hair conditioner is great for strengthening hair.
Lime Egg Mask for Hair Growth
Mix the egg yolk with lime juice using an egg whisk. Then apply to your hair and leave in for a few minutes. Follow up by shampooing your hair and then applying a light moisturizing conditioner. This will not only increase your hair growth, but it will also add much needed shine to dull hair. Rinse out and style as usual.
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