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Why Are Egg Whites So Good for the Skin?
Egg whites are great for tightening and toning skin. It works wonders for greasy skin by shrinking large pores on the skin surface, thereby reducing excess sebum. Large pores are also potential breeding grounds for bacteria that cause bulbous zits and cysts, which means pore-tightening egg whites can help reduce acne.
Additionally, egg whites contain an ingredient known as lysozyme, an enzyme that kills acne-causing bacteria by digesting their cell walls.
Egg White Benefits for Skin
|Nutrient in Egg White||Benefit for Skin|
For tissue repair and growth. Promotes strong, wrinkle-free skin.
Hydrates and moisturizes. Preserves moisture in skin cells.
Eliminates toxic and cell-damaging free radicals that create wrinkles.
For youthful radiant skin. Slows down the aging process of skin.
The History of Egg Whites
Egg whites have been used in face mask recipes since ancient times, especially in Asia, to achieve beautiful, radiant skin. You can make a mask with egg white alone, or you can add in other powerful ingredients to provide more nourishing benefits to your skin.
Here are three simple, skin-friendly egg white face masks, coupled with other valuable kitchen ingredients, for healthy, blemish-free skin.
1. Acne-Busting Egg White Face Mask
This pimple-fighting face mask has three powerhouse ingredients that you can find in every kitchen. It’s simple to make and super inexpensive; you simply can’t afford to miss the numerous benefits!
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon of honey
Honey and Lemon Juice Benefits for Skin
|Ingredient||Importance in face mask|
Has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Also a wonderful moisturizer and skin-lightening agent.
Powerful astringent that fights off acne-causing bacteria. Lightens skin and reduces discoloration.
- In a clean mixing bowl, whisk together the egg white and lemon juice until the mixture becomes frothy. The lemon juice masks the odor of the egg white. Add 1/2 teaspoon of honey, and stir well.
- Wash your face with warm water to open up your pores. Using clean hands or a cotton ball, apply the mixture onto your face, avoiding the sensitive areas around your mouth and eyes.
- Relax yourself as you wait for the mixture to settle and dry on your face. You can lie down and breathe deeply, thinking happy thoughts!
- Keep the mask on for 10–15 minutes. When the mixture has completely dried on your face, gently scrub it off using warm water, tackling all areas of your face in a circular motion. Pat dry with a towel, and marvel at the smooth feel of your skin!
- When applying the mixture, work upwards from your chin to your cheeks and then to your forehead using a gentle circular motion.
- Avoid the sensitive areas around the eyes and mouth. The skin in those areas is drier, and if stretched by this tightening mask, can become wrinkled.
- This wonderful mask is very effective in getting rid of excess face oils. If you have dry skin, please refrain from using this drying and tightening face mask. Instead, try out an egg yolk face mask recipe.
2. Skin-Lightening Egg White Face Mask
Pamper yourself with this skin-lightening egg white face mask. This recipe uses turmeric, a root herb that has amazing skin-lightening properties that help even out the discolorations and dark spots caused by acne!
- 1 teaspoon orange juice
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
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Turmeric and Orange Juice Benefits for Skin
|Ingredient||Importance in face mask|
Reduces dark spots caused by acne and evens out discolorations.
- Place the egg white and orange juice in a small mixing bowl and whisk until it becomes frothy.
- Add in turmeric powder and mix thoroughly. Make sure the mixture is not too drippy.
- Using clean hands, apply the mixture to your face and massage in a circular motion, allowing it to sink deep into your skin. Keep it on for 15 minutes while you lie down to prevent gravity from pulling the mask downward.
- When the time is up, gently scrub off the dried mask from your face and apply moisturizer. A perfect natural moisturizer is 3–4 drops of olive oil.
- Wear an old t-shirt over your clothes to prevent yellow stains from turmeric, which can be quite hard to wash off.
- This egg white mask can be quite drying, so it’s best to apply olive oil to your skin after washing it off.
- Refrain from talking or smiling with the mask on because stretching the tight skin may cause wrinkles to appear.
3. Hydrating Egg White Face Mask
Who says egg whites are only for those with oily, acne-prone skin? This hydrating egg white mask is great for people with dry skin, too! It contains potent ingredients such as avocado, a food packed with numerous vitamins and healthy fats, which are perfect for hydrating and moisturizing your skin to make it supple, soft, and smooth. The egg white will feed your skin with nourishing nutrients such as protein and riboflavin.
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 ripe avocado
- 1 teaspoon yogurt
Avocado and Yogurt Benefits for Skin
|Ingredient||Benefit for skin|
Hydrates and moisturizes skin, creating a youthful glow.
Contains live cultures, which eliminate acne-causing bacteria. Nourishes dry, flaky skin, back into soft, supple, and youthful skin.
- Using a fork, mash the avocado until it turns into a lump-free paste.
- Add the egg white and yogurt, and mix well.
- Apply a thick coat of the mixture onto your face with clean fingers and sit for about 15 minutes.
- Wash off the mask with lukewarm water when the time is up, and pat your face dry with a towel. Enjoy the look of your moisturized skin!
- Use a ripe avocado so that it is easier to mash it into a lump-free paste. You can also freeze, then thaw it before mashing to make things easier. If you have a blender, use it instead of a fork to quickly and efficiently blend the avocado into a lump-free puree.
- Use plain, unsweetened yogurt with live cultures when making this face mask.
- To avoid a drippy mess, ensure that you apply the face mask over your bathroom or kitchen sink.
Check Out More DIY Face Masks
- DIY: Banana Face Mask Recipes for Radiant Skin—Bananas are toted by Dr. Oz as "nature's painless Botox." See why with these wrinkle- and acne-fighting face masks.
- Egg Yolk Face Mask Recipes for Glowing Skin—Perfect for people with oily complexions.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
Anusmitha on May 06, 2020:
Egg white , few drops glycerin and coconut oil daily 20min apply my face neck and hands
Holy City on March 13, 2020:
Thanks for sharing this wonderful blog that helps lots of people. Its very simple & easy to read.Please post some more blogs related to "Holy City Scrub". It will be really helpful for those girls who want to have beautiful glowing skin.
Thanks & Regards.
Taryn Fostet on January 27, 2020:
Thank you for the tip will give them a try
Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on September 21, 2018:
That was very interesting to read. Thankyou for the tips.
Ghazal on August 15, 2018:
harriet nakanyika on August 05, 2018:
thank for sharing i will try too
fifany on July 31, 2018:
Can egg yolk ,turmeric,orange also be used for skin lightening instead of using egg white?
Emily on July 29, 2018:
Can you use lime instead of lemon for the acne one?
Morayo Adewumi on July 21, 2018:
How frequently should i use this mask, i meant the first mask and can i use a toner on my face after using the first mask.
Rei on July 08, 2018:
I soaked strips of paper towel in this solution and then applied it to my face to prevent dripping. I see why those fabric masks are so big in Korea (they are just so hard to get from here in the US.) It definitely calmed my skin though I'll have to repeat to see the lasting results. .
Aneezay Jutt from Pakistan on March 24, 2018:
Thanks for this interesting information.I'll try it soon.
Carol Christine on November 09, 2017:
Any facial treatment should be repeated after 7 to 15 days
Moni on November 05, 2017:
Egg mask made my face HAIRY and doctor told me it's because of HORMONES in eggs.
I just use fruit masks.
Rochelle on August 28, 2017:
Im doing a science fair project on this, to see which face mask works better. Wish me luck!
tazim gangji on August 21, 2017:
i would like to know the homes remedies for tumaric from india for itchy skin on the face as well because I know the perfect solution I want to know urs smilrs
Dee on May 17, 2017:
Thanks for the egg white mask I'll try it... I'm desperate to see the results in just a few days!!! How long will I have to use it to see the remarkable results?
Daniel on May 01, 2017:
How often should i use the first option? Should it be in the morning or afternoon?
Manisha bharuth on April 23, 2017:
Just wanna say
A big"wow"to my skin
I tried if it will really works or not but frankly,am surprised
craftybegonia from Southwestern, United States on March 10, 2017:
Great stuff! The only problem is that I am vegan. Do you know of anything in the vegetable world that can substitute egg yolks and egg whites for face masks. Would love (and I'm sure other vegans would also) to know what it is!
Phyllia on March 09, 2017:
I don't use all of the recipe, can I keep what is left to be used later?
Pauline Byun on February 10, 2017:
Hi, I used honey mask for 6 days and saw a bright and healthy result on my face then I try to use Honey+Egg+Lemon and saw blemishes scattered on my face just on first day of use, I continue using it on the other day hoping that it's just the reaction of using it fro the first time. I want to ask if it is normal to have red spots appearing on my face? Because I'm thinking that it might be normal and after it healed then I'll have better outcome if it healed than using honey mask
Liam on January 13, 2017:
I hear egg can actually be bad for your skin and riddled with bacteria.
renee on January 12, 2017:
will try, seems easy enough. can these be made in advance and how long does it keep for once egg white is removed from egg shell?
Fatima on November 17, 2016:
Does it work fr deep pigmentation?
Mariana on November 13, 2016:
Anto on November 12, 2016:
Can we apply egg white face mask daily to reduce pimples & redness of pimple??
anonymous on November 06, 2016:
should i use lemon juice cuz once my mom used lemon on her face when she woke up her face was completly burnt she got laser to get rid of burnt skin so is it really gonna harm or i should add in a quantity
Sandra on September 20, 2016:
How often can one use this mask, everyday or once a week of???
NadjaC on September 19, 2016:
Should you use all of the mixture and can you save the rest for another use? Also, how often should it be used?
justasking on September 03, 2016:
Can you preserve the masks in the fridge?
bobbi b on August 10, 2016:
As part if my "nighttime regime", I use the Made from Earth Sea Kelp Clay Mask - I actually let it sit on the skin, after it dries, for about ten minutes then I rinse it off with warm water! And It comes off easily and the results are immediately noticed. This mask has worked wonders for my skin!
Kassalina on July 14, 2016:
I used just the eggwhite and in three months no hormonal zits and scars dimished
Joefelyn on June 27, 2016:
Hi.. is it okay to use a soap in the morning when u are taking it at night.. or not necessary?? Please respond, thank you. :)
Erica on June 01, 2016:
I just used egg whites only, is it okay? Is it effective even theres no honey or lemon but an egg whites only? And also, is this suitable for kids like 15 years old to use this kind?
Fangurl on March 17, 2016:
Do you need an organic egg or can you just use any egg?
Fatima Jalil on February 23, 2016:
This is such an interesting piece of information. Very helpful!
rook on January 03, 2016:
i do believe that egg white alone is highly effective in treating skin issues, my story of acne when i was 18 was cured by egg white. when i turned 22 the same cure. and now im 27,treating my adult acne.just dont be lazy
craftybegonia from Southwestern, United States on October 22, 2015:
I have always loved natural beauty masks. I have found them effective and healthier than chemical-based ones. Sometimes they take a bit more work to put them together and use, but the results can be quite gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!
Carl on October 22, 2015:
Hi, thanks for the great article! I have been using egg-white now for some years, but it was instinctive rather than having read about it online. It just felt 'natural' to pick up the eggshell and dab the remaining white onto my face esp concentrating on the areas beneath my eyes.. its worked for me ever since withj no negative side effects so try it for yourself.. :) go natural!
Ozee P Ongmo on October 17, 2015:
Fine line started appearing below my eyes. Will white egg help in reducing my fine lines. Your suggestion is appreciated. Thanks.
Akshaykumar.Bhat from Yellapur on October 15, 2015:
Here I have natural product for anti-aging.
Tips and ticks for anti aging...!!!
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Linda Bryen from United Kingdom on July 09, 2015:
Hi! Healthmunsta, I thank you for sharing this article about egg white face mask. When I was in high school, I had a teacher who told me that she uses egg white and milk mixture for her face mask. She really has a baby face but I guess the face mask helped. I must try some of your recipes. Thank you for sharing. It is a great hub. I voted and shared.
Elizabeth Faraone from Plainfield, New Jersey on June 30, 2015:
I loved the eggwhite, lemon and honey mask and I will use it twice a week. What recipes can I use for everyday to strengthen my sagging skin, lighten the dark marks under my eyes and help my turkey neck?
judalyn eres from cebu city, philippines on June 05, 2015:
What about egg plus milk?
Eileen from Western Cape , South Africa on May 30, 2015:
I'm never without avocados and yoghurt ; I leave it on my face while I shower , it really makes a difference . I'll try the egg white next time .
Ebonie on May 30, 2015:
I did the egg whites alone and my face is really itchy.
lavenderLove from Philippines on May 15, 2015:
this is a must try...thanks...I've been using egg whites and all natural stuffss for my hair too...
Sola Eze on May 14, 2015:
I have a rough and oily face. Which of this mask do you suggest I go for. Also, How often should I apply the mask, daily?
Piper on May 14, 2015:
When you say Egg White, does it actually need to be an actual egg white or can I use egg white from a carton? I have an Egg white Carton and I want to ask if it is the same as using an Actual Egg white Egg. Is anybody getting this? LOL!
CK on May 09, 2015:
It didn't say how often you can apply them :( Anybody got a general idea?
Cardia from Barbados. on May 07, 2015:
I've been meaning to pamper myself for a while, and I think that a facial mask is the way to go. I'm definitely excited to try these, especially since they all use inexpensive items from your fridge or cupboard.
Definitely gonna give this a try!
Sarah B from Klamath Falls on May 05, 2015:
Love it! I knew about the lemon and egg white but not the other ones. Thanks :)
S. Mallik on April 26, 2015:
Hi there. I'm a beginner in using DIY health remedies, so I really liked your facial recipes! I have discoloration on my face (which is not too bad) from a body allergic reaction. I'm using the turmeric-egg white-orange juice mask. The problem is that one says 1/2 tsp. and your recipe says 1 tsp. Which one should I use? (I'm using 1/2 tsp. first, just in case)
sindhu on April 02, 2015:
Help me please I have a bad skin caused by pimple scars and black heads. Is this egg yolk and lemon is good for my skin
Hamza Arshad from Pakistan on March 03, 2015:
Great article !!
Mara Alexander from Los Angeles, California on February 15, 2015:
When I was around fourteen, my hair got a little oily from my activities. To keep my hair fresh longer after I washed it, I would use whipped egg white on it. I put it in my damp hair, and let it dry, then brushed it out. My hair had more volume too.
I've never used it on my skin though, but I'm going to try it. Thank you for sharing. I've bookmarked it to refer back I Voted it up and useful.
They should have the grade "very Useful"
Adrienne on February 10, 2015:
How often can I do the skin brightening mask? also is the mask reusable or should I make a fresh batch each time?
Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on February 07, 2015:
Interesting :) The only thing I am concerned about is Samonella. I know not all eggs are contaminated with Samonella, but it does raise an eyebrow. If the benefits are that good for my skin I'd be willing to give it a whisk :)
Ella Jane on February 05, 2015:
How do you fully get the face mask off without any residue
Treino Canino from Ponta Delgada, Azores on February 01, 2015:
Very nice article congrats
Grace Marguerite Williams from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on January 13, 2015:
This is excellent information. Learned so many benefits of egg whites for the complexion. Awesome hub, voted UP indeed!
G Ivanova on January 01, 2015:
This is great. I'll definitely try it!
anna on November 30, 2014:
here it say egg white is bad for you skin though?
ShirleyJCJohnson on November 29, 2014:
I'm wondering if you can use these facial masks just for the sake of having fresh skin? Or is it advisable only to use them for acne or other skin irritations?
sala on November 09, 2014:
After washing the mask off is it okay to apply any lotion or moisturizer on my face?
Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on October 15, 2014:
This is the first time I have read about egg whites as face masks. I find the tips on how to use these really helpful.
Tricia Deed from Orlando, Florida on September 27, 2014:
Great article. It is nice to know that there are natural ingredients in your kitchen cabinet or refrigerator which can double up as skin nutrition for repair and beauty.
RefundSweepers on August 30, 2014:
Egg white is in some hair/skin products Iv'e seen. Thanks for all the recipes.
Hischildkim on August 08, 2014:
This is an excellent article! The pop-up survey would not cooperate (or isn't compatible with iPad) so it only allowed me to give a 5 rating, when I actually wanted to rate it a 10! Good, healthy & thrifty info.
Jack Slim on July 27, 2014:
iam having acne on my fb what do you advise me to do guys
Sarah Cumlin from United Kingdom on July 18, 2014:
Many thanks. What an excellent, informative piece. Can't wait to try this out. My teenage son has very bad acne. .. I wonder if I can convince him to try it.
Katrina Simpson from North Carolina on July 17, 2014:
I absolutely loved reading your hub! As a child my mother would use egg white on her face, but I had no idea about all the other ingredients you could use to lighten dark spots and hydrate skin!
SixIRISHKids from USA on July 11, 2014:
Nice hub. The egg white mask has been around forever. I remember my mother talking about how her mother introduced her to this. Thanks for bringing life to it again.
torrilynn on June 20, 2014:
I've never heard of an egg white face mask before. Overall, I'm glad that I came across this hub. thanks for the recipe and some insight on how to have a cleaner and healthier looking face. Voted up and shared.
healthmunsta (author) on June 12, 2014:
You could just keep it in an air-tight container and put it in the freezer. Then next week, just remove it about an hour before you apply it in order for it to thaw.
If you'll use it within 3 - 4 days, you could leave it in the refrigerator. It won't go bad due to the preservative properties in lemon.
vmac on May 11, 2014:
I have the worst face imaginable. Black heads, white heads, black spots,pimples, name it all. Pls. Guys suggest something for me.I'd apprecu ate it
B A Tobin from Connnecticut on May 09, 2014:
A very interesting piece. I knew of such masks...This hub spells details out. Thumbs up!
Kalaichelvi Panchalingam from PETALING JAYA on May 07, 2014:
I wonder what my Duchess will think of all that delicious egg on my face. Duchess is my beautiful cat.
rainbowunicorns on April 14, 2014:
the egg white alone works for me. I use to have massive zits on my face but now it's clearly all gone, my pores became tight and no signs of scars, it was amazing. I apply it every tuesday and friday. Oh and I also dab ice on my face. I actually wouldn't recommend lemon. It'll cause redness since it too acidic, it'll also sting and might even cause pimples because it'll dry your face too much (I tried it). Also don't use the egg yolk unless your face is really really clear from pimple because it might moisturize the growing zit. Honestly the egg white moisturizes my face enough the the yolk. The smell though ... ; o ;
healthmunsta (author) on April 14, 2014:
You can do the egg white facial as part of your weekly skin maintenance routine. For face masks targeted to preventing excessively oily skin, check out this hub instead: https://bellatory.com/skin/DIY-Homemade-Face-Scrub...
Glo on April 10, 2014:
How often do you have to do the egg white facials to start seeing a less greasy/shine free face?
healthmunsta (author) on April 04, 2014:
Always test patch on your inner elbow/wrist to make sure you are not sensitive to any ingredients.
Fork on April 04, 2014:
Lemon on skin is something you should never do.
healthmunsta (author) on March 11, 2014:
Do it once a week, preferably when you have your 'spa day at home'. If you have the time, do it every other day. Make sure you test to make sure your skin is not sensitive to lemon. Try diluting the lemon juice with water to reduce irritation. Hope this helps.
Lola37 on March 11, 2014:
How often should I use the lemon juice one on my skin
healthmunsta (author) on February 23, 2014:
@Llzziforan: It's not recommended to keep on any face mask on overnight. Ideally you should keep on a face for 15 minutes. Someone actually asked me about keeping their yogurt face mask on for the whole night and I gave the same response. You can find the comment here: https://discover.hubpages.com/style/Yogurt-for-Ski...
Anyway, don't worry, the redness will clear off within a few hours. In the meantime, grab an ice cube from your freezer, wrap it in a soft cloth (or hankie) and rub it gently over your face. This will reduce redness and soothe any soreness. If you have aloe vera gel or glycerin, you can apply that as well, as these both have soothing properties too.
Wish you the best.
Llzziforan on February 23, 2014:
Hi I made the face mask but had not honey so just made it with egg and lemon I fell asleep and had it on most of the night when I work up and wasted it off my face was sore and red have you any tips please
Jennifer from Canada on February 11, 2014:
Awesome hub. I am a Skin therapist myself and I test a lot of different skin care products on the market today. I do however agree with also making your own homemade skin care recipes! This one does work and many people don't realize how good egg whites are for the skin! Thx for sharing! Great job!
Giselle on February 08, 2014:
Thank you for sharing. Love the idea
Prabhu from Erode on January 02, 2014:
Homemade for face masks give quick solution, natural and effective way your skin problems. The facial skin is without doubt one of the most sensitive and who matter most look good. So schedule these homemade recipes for face, you can be the best way to take care of your facial beauty.
mylindaelliott from Louisiana on December 20, 2013:
I knew the honey and lemon were good for your skin but not the egg whites. That's the next thing I want to try.
rls8994 from Mississippi on December 16, 2013:
I did not realize egg white could be good for your skin. Thanks so much for sharing. I have bookmarked this hub for future reference! :)
healthmunsta (author) on December 15, 2013:
@Vacation Trip: Thank you too for commenting! Egg whites are not only healthy to eat, but also beneficial when applied on skin.
Susan from India on December 15, 2013:
Great hub. Very useful to maintain healthy and beautiful skin. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.
healthmunsta (author) on December 14, 2013:
@IntimatEvolution: Thank you! Natural beauty is much safer than chemical cosmetics and I'm highly interested in them.
healthmunsta (author) on December 14, 2013:
@vishnum969: Indeed, egg white is highly effective for many skin conditions including acne prone skin and aging skin.
Julie Grimes from Columbia, MO USA on December 14, 2013:
I am becoming a huge fan of your beauty tips!
vishnu from india on December 14, 2013:
of course, egg white is an incredibly effective natural product with a variety of benefits.