7 Homemade Egg White Face Masks For Clear Skin

Egg whites are packed with nourishing nutrients and are just what your skin needs.

Medically Reviewed by Dr Jovana Majstorovic, MD
By Annie Jangam

 

 

Egg whites are rich in nutrients and have been used for centuries for their skin-nourishing properties. They exhibit an anti-aging effect and can help fight acne effectively. But how effective are egg white face masks for clear skin? Experts believe that the essential nutrients in egg whites help you achieve healthy, radiant skin. This article explores the list of DIY egg white masks for clear skin, how to apply them, and their benefits. Keep reading.

Benefits Of An Egg White Face Mask

  • Nourishes The Skin: Egg whites are rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals (1). These nutrients can help nourish the skin.
  • Has Anti-aging Effects: Face masks with egg whites prevent sagging and help lift your skin. Egg whites contain riboflavin that maintains your body’s collagen level and fights free radicals (1), (2).
  • Exfoliates The Skin: Egg white masks help regulate the oil production of your skin. They clear dead skin cells and reduce the appearance of pores and blackheads.
  • Reduces Puffiness: Anecdotal evidence suggests that egg whites can help depuff the under-eye area. Egg whites tighten the skin around the eyes and reduce the appearance of under-eye bags.
  • Treats Acne: Egg whites contain lysosomes that kill acne-causing bacteria (3). They can help prevent breakouts, pimples, acne, and cysts.
Did You Know?
In spite of the fact that egg whites contain 56% of the protein in the egg, they are mostly made of water (90%).

 

Lets now find out how to reap these benefits by using egg whites in face masks. Scroll down.

7 Effective DIY Egg White Masks For Clear Skin

1. Egg White Face Mask For Acne-prone Skin

Anti-microbial ingredients of egg mask help fight acne

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This anti-acne mask contains egg white, honey, and lemon juice. Lemon juice is popularly used as a natural bleaching and skin skin-lightening agent. The acidic nature of lemon juice may cause skin irritation, especially if you have sensitive skin. Hence, use it in small amounts (do a patch test before using it). It contains vitamin C that helps reduce hyperpigmentation (2), (3). Honey is a natural humectant with antimicrobial activity and can reduce pimples (4). This mask helps treat acne- prone skin by killing acne-causing bacteria and clearing breakouts, acne scars, and blemishes.

You Will Need

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon of honey

Directions

  1. Whisk all the ingredients in a clean mixing bowl.
  2. Apply this mixture to your face.
  3. Let the mask dry for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Remove the mask with a wet wipe or damp cloth.
  5. Rinse with warm water and pat your face dry with a towel.
  6. Follow with a moisturizer and SPF.
  7. Use this mask twice a week.

2. Egg White Face Mask For Skin Lightening

Oranges are rich in vitamin C that helps brighten the skin by fading dark spots and blemishes (5), (3). Studies show that turmeric has anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and antimicrobial properties. It can treat various skin conditions, such as acne, photoaging, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and vitiligo (6) (7).

You Will Need

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon of orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder

Directions

  1. Whisk the egg white in a bowl until it turns frothy.
  2. Add the orange juice and turmeric. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  3. Apply this mixture to your face.
  4. Rinse the mask after it dries.
  5. Apply a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and radiant.
  6. Repeat once a week.

3. Egg White Face Mask For Dry Skin

Nourishing properties of egg mask are great for dry skin

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This hydrating egg white face mask contains avocados and yogurt. Avocados are rich in essential fatty acids (8). They help moisturize the skin, protect it from harmful UV rays, and reduce inflammation (9). Yogurt contains lactic acid, which is a natural exfoliant and helps reduce wrinkles (10).

You Will Need

  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ ripe mashed avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of yogurt

Directions

  1. Whisk the egg white until it is frothy.
  2. Add the mashed avocado and yogurt.
  3. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly to form a smooth paste.
  4. Apply this paste to your face
  5. Wait for 15-20 minutes before washing with warm water.
  6. Wash off with warm water.
  7. Do this once or twice a week, depending on how dry your skin is.

4. Egg White Face Mask For Blackheads

This egg white face mask helps clear dirt, grime, and blackheads from your skin.

You Will Need

  • 1 egg white
  • Paper towels or tissues

Directions

  1. Whisk the egg white until it is stiff.
  2. Apply this paste to your skin with a makeup brush.
  3. Place the strips of paper towels or tissues on your skin.
  4. Recoat the paper towels with the egg white mixture for better results.
  5. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
  6. Peel off the paper towels after the mask dries.
  7. Rinse your face with lukewarm water.
  8. Use this mask once a week.

5. Egg White Face Mask For Sensitive Skin

Gentle ingredients of egg face mask at perfect for sensitive skin

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This DIY egg white face mask contains soothing ingredients like honey, yogurt, and, cucumber and egg whites. These ingredients are gentle on sensitive skin types and help treat inflammation. Cucumber exhibits antioxidant and anti-aging properties that help reduce wrinkles (11).

You Will Need

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of cucumber juice

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients to form a smooth paste.
  2. Apply this paste to your face.
  3. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Wash with warm water.
  5. Moisturize your skin
  6. Repeat this once a week.

6. Egg White Face Mask For Oily Skin

Fight signs of aging with egg mask for mature skin

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This egg white face mask with lemon juice helps balance your skins natural oils.

You Will Need

  • 1 egg white
  • Juice of ½ lemon

Directions

  1. Whisk the egg white and add the lemon juice.
  2. Apply this mixture to your face, focusing on the T-zone.
  3. Leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse with warm water and pat your face dry with a towel.
  5. Do this twice a week.

7. Egg White Face Mask For Mature Skin

This face mask helps smoothen wrinkles and fine lines. Aloe vera replenishes the skins moisture and stimulates collagen production, enhancing its elasticity. It reduces the size of enlarged pores, wrinkles, and acne (12). Anecdotal evidence suggests that castor oil can help keep the skin moisturized, glowing, and healthy.

You Will Need

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon of castor oil
  • 1 teaspoon of aloe vera juice

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl.
  2. Apply this mixture to your face.
  3. Wash after 20 minutes and pat dry your skin with a towel.
  4. Follow with a moisturizer and SPF.
  5. Use this face mask twice a week.

Although face masks with egg whites do not have potential side effects, you need to take some measures lest they do not sensitize your skin.

Tips For Applying DIY Face Masks Properly

Choose DIY mask ingredients according to your skin

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  • Leaving on any mask for too long can dry out your skin. Use a timer and wash the mask off immediately after the mentioned period.
  • Do not use excess lemon juice or sugar in your mask to avoid skin damage.
  • Wash your face with a gentle cleanser before applying the mask.
  • Wear an old T-shirt or wrap a towel around your neck and shoulders to keep the mess to a minimum.
  • Use a headband to keep your hair from getting messy.
  • Always use a makeup brush for even the application of the mask.
  • Do a patch test on the back of your neck or under your ear to check for allergies. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice redness, swelling, or inflammation.
StyleCraze Says
It is important to moisturize your skin after removing your face mask. Make sure you choose the right moisturizer for your skin type.

 

Note: Always do a patch test before applying any face mask and wait for 24 hours before using.

Egg whites contain all the essential nutrients, proteins, and minerals that can help nourish your skin. It is one of the most popular home remedies to solve skin care troubles. The benefits of egg whites include maintaining your body’s collagen levels, preventing skin sagging, exfoliating the skin, reducing puffiness, and treating acne. You can use egg white face masks for clear skin. Following the recipes and methods shared above can help you greatly. However, one must be wary of the side effects of egg whites. Always do a patch test before you apply them to your skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we apply egg whites on the face daily?

Yes. It is safe to apply egg whites on your face daily to benefit from their astringent properties and enjoy glowing skin.

Does egg white face mask really work?

Yes. Egg whites can help tighten and firm the skin and destroy acne-causing bacteria.

Does intake of egg white cause pimples?

It might. If your body finds it difficult to digest the albumin present in egg whites, it might clog up your lymphatic system and cause pimples.

Which part of the egg is good for the face?

Egg white is suitable for oily skin as it helps minimize pores and clear blackheads, while egg yolk is good for dry skin as it is rich in fatty acids and proteins.

Key Takeaways

  • Egg whites can minimize acne and aging signs and exfoliate and nourish the skin.
  • They can be mixed with natural ingredients like honey, lemon juice, or turmeric powder to combat various skin issues.
  • Masks made with egg whites are effective and give the best results.
  • These masks can be applied twice or thrice a week, depending on the ingredients used.

References:

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