Treat Acne With Eggs: Facial Mask and Pore Strip Recipes
Dealing with acne breakouts can really hurt your self-esteem. Luckily, there are books out there on how to cope with acne at any age and how to feel better about yourself. Acne self-help books are really great for learning the cause, the remedy, and the ways to hide acne with makeup until you can rid yourself of the breakouts.
Other than researching about how to cope with acne, however, there are also some home remedies you can try in your search for clearer skin. The ones I have settled on are an egg yolk facial and egg white pore strips, recipes for which I provide below.
Rather than going to the nearest Sephora or department store to spend money on new facial products in the quest to find what works on your skin, just take a little trip over to the refrigerator.
Eggs Are Great for People With Dry and Sensitive Skin
As it turns out, egg yolk masks work just as good as any product for acne on the market in my opinion. Plus, eggs are inexpensive and have no side effects. Especially if you’re like me and have dry and sensitive skin, you will be thankful for these homemade remedies, since so many commercial treatments for acne are harsh on the skin.
I wish I had discovered this treatment as a teenager with acne. It would have saved a lot of heartache from low self-esteem.
If You Have Any Related Allergies, Then Please Talk to Your Doctor Beforehand
If you have any poultry or egg allergies, please refrain from using a facial, toner, or pore strip made from eggs. Additionally, please consult your doctor or dermatologist before beginning this facial regimen if you are currently prescribed any ointments, acne treatments, or facial lotions for your skin to know if there might be any reaction to these homemade products.
How Can Egg Whites Benefit Your Skin?
According to Acne Talks online magazine, egg whites can act as a mild astringent, making them an excellent toner for a third of the price. You can even use them as pore strips for your nose to get rid of those pesky blackheads.
Egg whites treat the affected area as it dries on the skin. They help to clean the surface by lifting the dirt and debris from the pores and absorbing the extra oils that sit on the skin’s surface, which is the leading cause of clogged pores, blackheads, and acne.
How to Make Egg White Pore Strips
To create egg white pore strips, follow these easy steps:
- Remove any products that might be on your face: makeup, lotion, oils. You get the most effective results with a clean palette to work from.
- Take an egg and separate the yolk from the white. (See the video below for how to do this.)
- Beat the egg yolk in a separate bowl, and set it aside for the facial mask later.
- Beat the egg whites with a fork.
- Gently coat your nose in the egg whites, being careful not to get any in your nose holes!
- Take a two-ply piece of tissue and separate it. Then press it against the egg on your skin. Allow it to dry to a papier-mâché-type texture.
- Gently peel if off your nose as you would a blackhead pore strip.
You should be able to see little hair-like pieces all over your egg white pore strip. Those little hairs are the dirt and debris that was clogging your pores—the same results, if not better, from one egg that you would get from a $10 box of Bioré Pore Strips.
How to Make an Egg Yolk Facial Mask
To create an egg yolk facial mask, follow these easy steps:
- If you did not do a pore treatment prior and you are starting with this step from scratch, be sure to remove any products that might be on your face: makeup, lotion, oils. (If you used the egg white pore strip prior to this, skip to Step 4.)
- Take an egg and separate the yolk from the white. (See the video above for how to do this.)
- Beat the egg yolk with a fork.
- Gently coat your face with the egg yolk, paying attention to avoid the eyes, nose holes, and mouth.
- Allow it to dry on your face for a few minutes. It will become obvious once it's dry, as you will find it difficult to move your facial muscles—don’t try, or you will crack your egg yolk facial mask. There may even be tightness to your face with a pulling sensation, as well as a brighter yellow tone to the egg mask.
- Once dry, wash away with soap and water.
Egg Yolk Facial Mask Results
Your skin should show signs of the treatment immediately in the smoothness of your skin. Note: If you have acne and are not just using the egg yolk facial mask as a moisturizer, then it may take a few treatments before you see any visual changes to the acne.
Unlike most facial treatments, there is no specific timeframe in which you should use the egg yolk facial. You may wait an entire month to apply if you like, or you can use it as often as a few times per week.
Those with acne should strive to use the egg yolk facial mask every other day or twice a week to see noticeable results. For really nasty acne breakouts, use the egg yolk mask every day, or just use a spot treatment for acne flare-ups. (Use the same instructions, but just apply the mask to one portion of your face.)
Note: There will be leftover egg yolks and egg whites after the facial and pore treatment. You can safely store these in separate containers in the refrigerator for up to three days. This means that you can get at least two treatments out of them if you do not use this daily.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.