8 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
Written by Annie Jangam, MSc
Edited by Eshna Das, BA, MSc
Fact-checked by Monomita Chakraborty, MA (Journalism & Mass Communication), Certified Skin Care Coach  • 

Egg whites are rich in nutrients and have been used for centuries for their skin-nourishing properties. They exhibit anti-aging effects and are effective for acne treatment in particular.

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 contribute to skin nourishment.
  • Has Anti-aging Effects: Face masks with egg whites prevent sagging and help lift your skin. Egg whites contain riboflavini  XIt is found in both plant- and animal-based diets. Also known as vitamin B2, it helps with cell growth and energy production. 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 help with pore minimization and reduction of blackheads.
  • Reduces Puffiness: Anecdotal evidence suggests that egg whites can help depuff the under-eye area. They help with skin tightening and thus reduce the appearance of under-eye bags.
  • Treats Acne: Egg whites contain lysosomesi  XLysosomes are cell organelles that are membrane-bound and contain enzymes that can break down various types of biomolecules. that kill acne-causing bacteria (3). They can help prevent breakouts, pimples, acne, and cysts.
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In spite of the fact that egg whites contain 56% of the protein in the egg, they are mostly made of water (90%).

Statistics by the American Academy of Dermatology Association show that acne affects about 50 million people in the US annually, 85% of which are between the ages of 12 and 24. Adult acne numbers are also increasing and up to 15% of women are affected by it.

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

8 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 to reduce skin discoloration issues. 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 hyperpigmentationi  XA medical term used to describe patchy skin that turns darker than the surrounding skin due to excessive melanin production.  (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 skin 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 antimicrobial, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory properties. It may help treat various skin conditions, such as acne, photoagingi  XAlso known as dermatoheliosis, it refers to the premature aging of the skin caused by continuous sun exposure. ,atopic dermatitisi  XA common form of eczema called atopic dermatitis is a chronic condition that results in itchy, dry, and inflamed skin. , psoriasis, and vitiligoi  XVitiligo is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes patches of skin to start losing pigment or color. (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 egg white face mask contains avocados and yogurt that help to improve skin hydration levels and promote skin rejuvenation. 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.

Gingerisenberg, a blogger, tried using an egg white face mask to remove blackheads. She observed that her pores were deep cleaned and her cheeks became super soft. She writes, “Try it, I swear it works! My blackheads are not completely gone so I am going to do this every few days until I have clean pores (i)!”

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 and thus promote skin healing and maintain skin barrier function. 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 with skin toning by balancing the skin’s 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 skin’s moisture and stimulates collagen production, and helps improve skin 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.

8. Egg White Face Mask For Itchy Skin

Egg white and oatmeal face wash may help soothe your skin. Oatmeal possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and may help soothe itching caused by dry and irritated skin (13).

You Will Need

  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal

Directions

  1. Whisk the egg white until frothy.
  2. Mix in the oatmeal to form a paste.
  3. Apply the mask evenly to your face, apart from the eye area.
  4. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off with warm water and pat your skin dry.
  6. Follow up with a moisturizer to lock in hydration and prevent further dryness or itching.
  7. Apply this mask once a week or as needed to alleviate itching and irritation, providing a calming sensation for your skin.

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.

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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.

Infographic: 4 Most Effective DIY Egg White Masks For Clear Skin

Egg whites can work wonders for your skin. They have skin-brightening properties and can also help you achieve clear skin. You can use them to control breakouts and sebum production without drying your skin. The infographic below contains a round-up of the top 4 most effective face masks that can clear up your skin and address common skin concerns. Scroll down and take a look.

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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 astringenti  XA substance that shrinks tissues by removing water from them and can temporarily tighten and remove oil from the skin. properties and make your skin glow.

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 albumini  XAlbumin is a protein produced by the liver that aids in the transportation of hormones, vitamins, and enzymes throughout the body. present in egg whites, it might clog up your lymphatic systemi  XA network of organs, tissues, and veins that cooperate to transport lymph, a colorless fluid, back into the circulatory 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 help to improve the overall skin texture.
  • These masks can be applied twice or thrice a week, depending on the ingredients used.

Learn how to make a DIY egg white face mask for skin tightening, pore reduction, and a luminous complexion! Follow this video and achieve healthy skin in no time.

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