Acne and Blackheads Treatment and Healthy Skin with Egg Yolk Facial: Egg Face Mask and Pore Strips

Updated on February 27, 2016

Acne Treatment

Dealing with acne breakouts can really hurt your self-esteem. There are books out there on how to cope with acne at any age, and to feel better about you. Acne self-help books are really great for learning the cause, the remedy and ways to hide acne with makeup until you can rid yourself of the breakouts.

Other than researching about how to cope with acne, there are also some home remedies you can try in your search. The one I have settled in with is the Egg Yolk Facial and Egg White Pore Strips. I was introduced to the Egg Face Mask not long ago.

This first time I heard of this idea I thought it was rather silly, but then I was reminded of my childhood where putting things such as vinegar and mayonnaise in my hair brought more shine and luster than any bottle of Pantene shampoo ever did so I figured why not.

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.

Coping with Acne

It’s No Yolk

As it turns out, egg yolk masks work just as good as any product for acne on the market in my opinion – and many others would agree, a great organic acne treatment. What do you have to lose in trying it? Eggs are inexpensive and have no side effects; and if you’re like me with dry and sensitive skin, you will be thankful for that since most skin treatments for acne are harsh on the skin.

I wish I had discovered this face acne treatment as a teenager with acne; it would have saved a lot of heartache from low self-esteem due to facial acne and enlarged pores.


If you have any poultry or egg allergies please refrain from using an egg yolk facial, or egg white toner, or pore strips. Please contact your doctor if you have a medical condition before beginning an egg yolk facial regimen. Do not combine with any other facial products, oils or lotions. Consult your doctor or dermatologist before using egg yolk facials if you are currently prescribed any ointments, acne treatments or facial lotions for your skin to know if there will be any reaction to the egg yolk face treatment.

Egg Whites

According to Acne Talks online magazine, egg whites can act as a mild astringent making it an excellent toner for a third of the price. You can even use egg whites 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, helping 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.


Egg White Pore Strips

To create egg white pore strips follow these easy steps:

1. Remove any facial products on your face; makeup, lotion, oils.

It is not necessary for you to remove your makeup, but you get the most effective results with a clean palette to work from.

2. Take an egg and separate the yolk from the white (see video below for how to do this)

– Beat the egg yolk in a separate bowl and set aside in another bowl for the facial mask later.

3. Beat the egg whites with a fork to mix it.

4. Gently coat your nose in the egg whites, careful not to get any in your nose holes!

5. Take a 2ply piece of tissue and separate it then press against the egg on your skin. Allow to dry to a paper mache type texture.

6. Gently peel from nose as you would use 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 Biore Pore Strips.


Egg Yolk Facial Mask

To create egg yolk facial mask, follow these easy steps:

1. If you did not do a pore treatment prior and you are starting with this step remove any facial products on your face; makeup, lotion, oils. It is not necessary for you to remove your makeup, but you get the most effective results with a clean palette to work from. If you used the egg white pore strip prior, skip to step 4.

2. Take an egg and separate the yolk from the white (see video below for how to do this) –

3. Beat the egg yolk with a fork to mix it.

4. Gently coat your face with the egg yolk, paying attention to avoid eyes, nose holes and mouth.

5. Allow to dry on your face for a few minutes. It will become obvious once dry as you will find it difficult to even 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.

6. Once dry, wash away with soap and water.

DIY : Egg Poor Strips & Mask -- See How It Works!


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 timeframe in which to use the egg yolk facial; you may wait an entire month to apply or 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 a spot treatment for acne flare-ups using the same instructions, just applying 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 for up to 3 days in the refrigerator; this means you can get at least two treatments if you do not use this daily.

Other Home Acne Treatments

Use discretion when testing these as I have not tried them personally.

  • Household baking soda is one of the easiest home treatments for acne. Baking soda can be used as an exfoliating scrub or as a mask for those with sensitive skin. Baking soda is inexpensive, natural, and easy to find in grocery stores...

  • Honey & Cinnamon Mask for Acne
    Acne can be caused by bacteria that lives on your skin. It clogs your sebaceous glands which are glands that produce sebum which is an oil that is necessary for the lubrication and pH level of your skin.

  • Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity: Fighting My Adult Acne With Oil...yep oil.
    Over the years, I've tried everything - the pill, Retin-A, something that I can't remember the name of, but it ends in "myosin", Proactiv (yes, please charge me $30 for my skin to peel off and make it bleed!), and even Accutane...

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      davisisabella308 8 months ago

      I have had too many acnes and I have used Rejuvoderm to clear my skin and Zero problem acne spot treatment. I use Rejuvoderm now too and acne Zero problem when I need it, but that is rare, just when I have my period and have some acne problems. I've found products that suits my type of skin face and body, but I think that suit all skin types, because they are neutral and gentle, and yet achieve a targeted effects. Slovaderm products for face and body are my favorites.

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      Teena 8 months ago

      great work! I love this, it's very cheap to practice. I knew egg white to be effective, but never knew egg york to be also effective.

      @ Prashant Agarwal, adding natural honey to the egg white or egg york, will reduce the chances of it encouraging the growth of bacteria & other microorganisms. honey is an anti bacteria

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      Susan ify 16 months ago

      Egg yolk is doing wonderful.

      Thanks for sharing this article.

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      Tk 17 months ago

      Best ever article for blackheads ...keep it up

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      Tammy 17 months ago

      Thank you very much for the information, the egg mask helps especially for oily skin.

      But can anyone help on home treatment for eczema???

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      ipshita 23 months ago

      egg yolk made my skin very dry...what could be the possible reason for this?

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      Debra Hargrove 23 months ago from North Carolina

      I have never tried this type of mask. I will try it because it may be a great way to save money and also get a great skincare result. Having acne can be a real pain in the butt. Especially when you like for your skin to look nice.

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      craftybegonia 2 years ago

      I love natural face masks because, of course, I know exactly what goes into them, and one can control things to avoid any allergens. Thank you for sharing!

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      Prashant Agarwal 2 years ago

      Raw eggs or egg yolks can be a fertile breeding ground for bacteria & occasionally carry salmonella themselves. This could create havoc for acne patients.

      A better alternative to acne management is the use a protein free egg lipids or oil fraction (Oleova). My daughter used this for two weeks and not only the acne but also the scars were completely gone with very smooth skin texture.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I had only seen someone put raw egg on their face recently. I did not know this kind of treatment existed.

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      Susan Trump 2 years ago from San Diego, California

      keep teaching...

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      M. Winters 2 years ago from United States

      I love the egg white face mask. It makes my face feel all tight, like I am fighting aging!

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      Cynthia Hoover 2 years ago from Newton, West Virginia

      Great infomation and instructions! I have struggled with random acne outbreaks all my life. I look forward to trying this! I am going to pin it to my health and beauty board!

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      Stephanie 3 years ago from Canada

      Thanks everyone for the great responses!

      Ruthy: I don't reuse the egg that I used on my face because once it dries it's not able to be spread on the skin at all. Eggs are fairly cheap so it's not too bad economically to use a new egg each time. For the egg that is left over in the container? You can store that in the fridge for up to 3 days. At that point it needs to be discarded. For one egg using this method you can get about 2 treatments in that 3 day period (unless using daily).

      Jose: At this time I don't know of a good home treatment for eczema, but if I find one I will let you know. As a sufferer myself, I'm always looking for a quick fix ;)

      Neetu: I am not a medical professional to say there isn't any side effects, but in my experience I personally have had no adverse reactions to it and had only positive experiences.

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      Neetu Rana 3 years ago

      I will use both i mean i will add both yolk or white is there any side effect of it.......or it is good for skin......??????????

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      jose powell 3 years ago

      Hi i have been spending thousands at the dermatologist, for my acne and eczema but when i stop using the product my skin get worst now I'm planning on using the tomato and egg yolk but what can i use for the eczema i also have it on my scalp

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      BillieLA 3 years ago

      I needed something to get deep into my pores for blackheads, which seemed to never go away, also to control excess oil. The Citrus Clear Pore Mask did the trick! I was advised by a dermatologist that the mask does a wonderful job clearing blemishes. It helps control oil and shine even after going all day with a full face of foundation and concealers. I have combination skin and this mask doesn't dry my skin out at all. It's great for spot treatments too.

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      acneskincareonlin 3 years ago from India

      very useful updates on acne. It is a new treatment for me.

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      Ana Maria Orantes 3 years ago from Miami Florida

      Hello miss neinahpets. I like your mask treatment. It is wonderful how you explained the eggs recepy for the skin . The skin looks great after the mask for the face or the entire body. Thank you for sharing your beauty secret. You are wonderful. I like your hub.

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      Ruthy 3 years ago

      Hi. After the first use of the egg face mask, how long can you keep the egg for another use or is it a one time egg use per mask?

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      Janice Horner 3 years ago

      What a very interesting article! Acne is a problem for anyone who suffers with it.

      You have gone to great depths to produce this article which I think is first class.

      I will be book marking because I know several people who will want to try these methods of reducing the appearance of acne of their face.

      Have a good day!

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      Stephanie 4 years ago from Canada

      Dawn: Thank you very much for your professional input! Great advice on the sunscreen and moisturizers to avoid a burn on top of the DIY chemical peel burn! Thanks so much again!

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      dawn 4 years ago

      Hello I'm dawn the cosmetologist :-) I thinkvthe reason the tomato works along with citric fruits is the acid in it. This makes it a chemical peel. Peels burn off the top layer of cells on the epidermis .... because of this you look fresh. I wouldn't this too often but it also depends on your skin type. I would also of course put my creams on such as moisturiser and sunscreen if I'm going out because it would be like going out getting another sunburn over a sunburn.

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      Stephanie 4 years ago from Canada

      younghopes: I have never thought of using tomatoes, thanks for sharing!

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      Tomato is one of the best when it comes to acne treatment, i have tried it and it works

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      Stephanie 4 years ago from Canada

      @rajan jolly: Thank you so much for your kind words and votes. I really appreciate your sharing my hub with your readers. Take care!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Stephanie, this is one useful and simple natural remedy to deal with acne and remove black heads. The egg yolk mask is great to get an instant face lift.

      I'm putting a link to this hub in my hub on home remedies for acne and pimples. Also voting it up, useful and interesting.