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DIY: Egg White Face Mask Recipes for Beautiful Skin

Updated on November 11, 2015
Check out 3 easy DIY home made face masks using egg white for different benefits.
Check out 3 easy DIY home made face masks using egg white for different benefits.

What Makes Egg White So Good for Skin?

Egg white is 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 white can help reduce acne.

Additionally, egg white contains an ingredient known as lysozyme, an enzyme that kills acne-causing bacteria by digesting their cell walls.

Take a look at all of nutrients in eggs that benefit the skin below:

Nutrient in Egg White
Benefit for Skin
Protein
For tissue repair and growth. Promotes strong, wrinkle-free skin.
Potassium
Hydrates and moisturizes. Preserves moisture in skin cells.
Riboflavin
Eliminates toxic and cell-damaging free radicals that create wrinkles.
Magnesium
For youthful radiant skin. Slows down the aging process of skin.
Table showing nutrients in egg white that beautify skin

Egg white has 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

Face masks with egg white can help reduce acne.
Face masks with egg white can help reduce acne.

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!

Ingredients:

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

Now let's take a look at the benefit of each of the extra ingredients in this face mask:

Ingredient
Importance in face mask
Honey
Has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Also a wonderful moisturizer and skin-lightening agent.
Lemon juice
Powerful astringent that fights off acne-causing bacteria. Lightens skin and reduces discoloration.

Directions:

  1. In a clean mixing bowl, whisk together the egg white and lemon juice until the mixture becomes frothy. The lemon juice masks the odour of the egg white. Add ½ teaspoon of honey and stir well.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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!

Tips

  1. When applying the mixture, work upwards from your chin to your cheeks and then to your forehead using a gentle circular motion.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

DIY skin-lightening face mask using an egg white. Image edited by healthmunsta.
DIY skin-lightening face mask using an egg white. Image edited by healthmunsta. | Source

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!

Ingredients:

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

Before we move on to how to make the mask, let's check out the importance of each of the other added ingredients:

Ingredient
Importance in face mask
Turmeric
Reduces dark spots caused by acne and evens out discolorations.
Orange Juice
Tones skin.

Directions:

  1. Place the egg white and orange juice in a small mixing bowl and whisk until it becomes frothy.
  2. Add in turmeric powder and mix thoroughly. Make sure the mixture is not too drippy.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Tips

  1. Wear an old t-shirt over your clothes to prevent yellow stains from turmeric, which can be quite hard to wash off.
  2. This egg white mask can be quite drying, so it’s best to apply olive oil to your skin after washing it off.
  3. 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

This is the perfect egg white face mask for aging skin. It helps smooth out wrinkles and hydrate aging skin, making it look youthful. Image edited by healthmunsta
This is the perfect egg white face mask for aging skin. It helps smooth out wrinkles and hydrate aging skin, making it look youthful. Image edited by healthmunsta

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.

Ingredients

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

Let's have a look at the benefit of the extra ingredients in this face mask:

Ingredient
Benefit for skin
Avocado
Hydrates and moisturizes skin, creating a youthful glow.
Yogurt
Contains live cultures, which eliminate acne-causing bacteria. Nourishes dry, flaky skin, back into soft, supple, and youthful skin.

Directions:

  1. Using a fork, mash the avocado until it turns into a lump-free paste.
  2. Add the egg white and yogurt and mix well.
  3. Apply a thick coat of the mixture onto your face with clean fingers and sit for about 15 minutes.
  4. 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!

Tips

  1. 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.
  2. Use plain, unsweetened yogurt with live cultures when making this face mask.
  3. To avoid a drippy mess, ensure that you apply the face mask over your bathroom or kitchen sink.

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      Rochelle 4 weeks ago

      Im doing a science fair project on this, to see which face mask works better. Wish me luck!

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      tazim gangji 4 weeks ago

      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

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      Dee 4 months ago

      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?

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      Daniel 4 months ago

      How often should i use the first option? Should it be in the morning or afternoon?

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      Manisha bharuth 5 months ago

      Just wanna say

      A big"wow"to my skin

      I tried if it will really works or not but frankly,am surprised

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      craftybegonia 6 months ago from Southwestern, United States

      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!

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      Phyllia 6 months ago

      I don't use all of the recipe, can I keep what is left to be used later?

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      Pauline Byun 7 months ago

      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

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      Liam 8 months ago

      I hear egg can actually be bad for your skin and riddled with bacteria.

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      renee 8 months ago

      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?

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      Fatima 10 months ago

      Does it work fr deep pigmentation?

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      Mariana 10 months ago

      This works

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      Anto 10 months ago

      Can we apply egg white face mask daily to reduce pimples & redness of pimple??

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      anonymous 10 months ago

      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

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      Sandra 12 months ago

      How often can one use this mask, everyday or once a week of???

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      NadjaC 12 months ago

      Should you use all of the mixture and can you save the rest for another use? Also, how often should it be used?

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      justasking 12 months ago

      Can you preserve the masks in the fridge?

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      bobbi b 13 months ago

      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!

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      Kassalina 14 months ago

      I used just the eggwhite and in three months no hormonal zits and scars dimished

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      Joefelyn 15 months ago

      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. :)

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      Erica 16 months ago

      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?

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      Fangurl 18 months ago

      Do you need an organic egg or can you just use any egg?

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      Fatima Jalil 19 months ago

      This is such an interesting piece of information. Very helpful!

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      rook 21 months ago

      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

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      craftybegonia 23 months ago from Southwestern, United States

      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!

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      Carl 23 months ago

      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!

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      Ozee P Ongmo 23 months ago

      Fine line started appearing below my eyes. Will white egg help in reducing my fine lines. Your suggestion is appreciated. Thanks.

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      Akshaykumar.Bhat 23 months ago from Yellapur

      Here I have natural product for anti-aging.

      Tips and ticks for anti aging...!!!

      http://haveitfast.blogspot.com/2015/10/tips-and-ti...

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      2 years ago from New York

      Great Hub! Mind checking mines out? By the way if anyone would like to follow me I will follow you right back! I want to create a network of followers, the more the merrier, you scratch my back I scratch yours! We all need each other to promote our Hubs and get the word out. Take a second to follow me, and ill follow you right back. Thank you!

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      Linda Bryen 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      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.

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      Elizabeth Faraone 2 years ago from Plainfield, New Jersey

      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?

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      judalyn eres 2 years ago from cebu city, philippines

      What about egg plus milk?

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      Eileen 2 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      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 .

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      Ebonie 2 years ago

      I did the egg whites alone and my face is really itchy.

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      lavenderLove 2 years ago from Philippines

      this is a must try...thanks...I've been using egg whites and all natural stuffss for my hair too...

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      Sola Eze 2 years ago

      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?

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      Piper 2 years ago

      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!

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      CK 2 years ago

      It didn't say how often you can apply them :( Anybody got a general idea?

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      Cardia 2 years ago from Barbados.

      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!

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      Sarah B 2 years ago from Klamath Falls

      Love it! I knew about the lemon and egg white but not the other ones. Thanks :)

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      S. Mallik 2 years ago

      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)

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      sindhu 2 years ago

      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

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      Hamza Arshad 2 years ago from Pakistan

      Great article !!

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      Mara Alexander 2 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Great Hub

      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"

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      Adrienne 2 years ago

      How often can I do the skin brightening mask? also is the mask reusable or should I make a fresh batch each time?

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      Kept private 2 years ago from Northeast United States

      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 :)

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      Ella Jane 2 years ago

      How do you fully get the face mask off without any residue

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      Treino Canino 2 years ago from Ponta Delgada, Azores

      Very nice article congrats

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      This is excellent information. Learned so many benefits of egg whites for the complexion. Awesome hub, voted UP indeed!

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      G Ivanova 2 years ago

      This is great. I'll definitely try it!

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      anna 2 years ago

      http://www.byvalenti.com/blog/beauty/diy-egg-white...

      here it say egg white is bad for you skin though?

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      Shirley Johnson 2 years ago from Sallisaw, OK

      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?

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      sala 2 years ago

      After washing the mask off is it okay to apply any lotion or moisturizer on my face?

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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.

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      Tricia Deed 2 years ago from Orlando, Florida

      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.

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      RefundSweepers 3 years ago

      Egg white is in some hair/skin products Iv'e seen. Thanks for all the recipes.

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      Hischildkim 3 years ago

      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.

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      Jack Slim 3 years ago

      iam having acne on my fb what do you advise me to do guys

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      Sarah Cumlin 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      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.

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      Katrina Simpson 3 years ago from North Carolina

      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!

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      SixIRISHKids 3 years ago from USA

      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.

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      torrilynn 3 years ago

      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.

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      healthmunsta 3 years ago

      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.

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      vmac 3 years ago

      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

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      B A Tobin 3 years ago from Connnecticut

      A very interesting piece. I knew of such masks...This hub spells details out. Thumbs up!

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      Kalai 3 years ago from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

      I wonder what my Duchess will think of all that delicious egg on my face. Duchess is my beautiful cat.

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      rainbowunicorns 3 years ago

      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 ;

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      healthmunsta 3 years ago

      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...

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      Glo 3 years ago

      How often do you have to do the egg white facials to start seeing a less greasy/shine free face?

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      healthmunsta 3 years ago

      Always test patch on your inner elbow/wrist to make sure you are not sensitive to any ingredients.

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      Fork 3 years ago

      Lemon on skin is something you should never do.

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      healthmunsta 3 years ago

      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.

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      Lola37 3 years ago

      How often should I use the lemon juice one on my skin

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      healthmunsta 3 years ago

      @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://bellatory.com/skin/Yogurt-for-Skin#comment...

      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.

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      Llzziforan 3 years ago

      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

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from Canada

      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!

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      Giselle 3 years ago

      Thank you for sharing. Love the idea

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      Prabhu 3 years ago from Erode

      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.

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      mylindaelliott 3 years ago from Louisiana

      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.

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      rls8994 3 years ago from Mississippi

      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! :)

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      healthmunsta 3 years ago

      @Vacation Trip: Thank you too for commenting! Egg whites are not only healthy to eat, but also beneficial when applied on skin.

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      Susan 3 years ago from India

      Great hub. Very useful to maintain healthy and beautiful skin. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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      healthmunsta 3 years ago

      @IntimatEvolution: Thank you! Natural beauty is much safer than chemical cosmetics and I'm highly interested in them.

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      healthmunsta 3 years ago

      @vishnum969: Indeed, egg white is highly effective for many skin conditions including acne prone skin and aging skin.

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      Julie Grimes 3 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

      I am becoming a huge fan of your beauty tips!

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      vishnu 3 years ago from india

      of course, egg white is an incredibly effective natural product with a variety of benefits.