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DIY: Egg Yolk Face Mask Recipes for Glowing Skin

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

What Makes Egg Yolk Beneficial for Skin?

Egg yolk is made up of mostly water and fats, which makes it a great water-binding agent that locks moisture into your skin cells, leaving your face soft and supple. Egg-yolk face masks work wonders for people with dry or flaky skin. The nutrients in egg yolks work to hydrate, nourish, and moisturize dull skin.

Let’s discover the key nutrients in egg yolks that makes them great for skin:

Nutrient
Benefit for Skin
Protein
Is a building block for skin tissue. Promotes skin elasticity and repair.
Vitamin A
Heals dry, flaky, and itchy skin.
Vitamin B2
Helps protects cells from free radicals.
Vitamin B3
Treats inflammatory skin conditions. Hydrates skin.
Zinc
Slows down the skin's aging process. Treats acne and pimples.
What nutrients in egg yolks do to beautify skin.

One study published in the British Journal of Dermatology talks about patients with acne vulgaris having lower mean serum concentrations of retinol (vitamin A). Because egg yolks are rich in vitamin A, applying an egg yolk face mask can help get rid of acne.

1. Nourishing Egg Yolk Face Mask

Nourishing egg yolk face mask for all skin types with avocado and yogurt.
Nourishing egg yolk face mask for all skin types with avocado and yogurt.

This egg-yolk face mask is easy, nourishing, soothing, and hydrating for the skin. It will moisturize your skin and leave it feeling fresh, clean, and soft to touch.

Before we get to the recipe, let's see how each of the additional ingredients in this face mask are important:

Ingredient
Importance in Mask
Avocado
Moisturizes and hydrates dry skin with healthy fats, making it smooth and supple.
Yogurt
Contains live cultures. Has antibiotic properties that aid in eliminating acne-causing bacteria.

Tips:

  1. Gather all your hair away from your and secure behind with a plastic rubber band. You can also wear a plastic shower cap to prevent the mixture from going in your hair.
  2. Remember to use a ripe avocado so that it is easier to mash. If it’s convenient for you, you may blend the mixture in a small blender.
  3. Wear an old t-shirt because this egg yolk face mask can drip and you don’t want to get drops of egg yolk on your clothes.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  1. Mash the avocado in a small bowl or food processor until it becomes a lump-free paste.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix them until smooth.
  3. Apply the mixture to your face using clean fingertips, using circular upward motions. Let it sit for 15 minutes or until dry.
  4. Rinse the mask off with warm water and pat dry with a towel. Enjoy the soft, supple feel of your skin! This egg-yolk face mask will hydrate and moisturize your dry skin and nourish it with multivitamins and healthy fats.

2. Egg-Yolk Face Mask for Acne-Prone Skin

Here's the recipe of an egg-yolk face mask that treats acne and pimples on sensitive skin.
Here's the recipe of an egg-yolk face mask that treats acne and pimples on sensitive skin.

This egg-yolk face mask for acne-prone skin contains honey, which is a natural antibacterial that fights acne-causing germs. It also contains almond oil, the least greasy of all oils you can apply to skin.

Let's find out why honey and almond oil are important in this face mask:

Ingredient
Importance in Face Mask
Honey
Has antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Reduces pimple swelling. Moisturises dehydrated skin.
Almond Oil
Treats acne. Heals dry, flaky skin. Nourishes and rejuvenates skin of all types.

Tips:

  1. Use these egg yolks masks right before a shower because this mask is sticky and hard to remove compared to other face masks.
  2. You can store this mask in the refrigerator for up to a week and continue using it. If it starts smelling weird though, it’s time to hit the trash.
  3. Use natural organic honey for this egg yolk face mask. Organic eggs will usually be smaller in size than normal eggs, and you can find them at your local Whole Foods store.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil

Directions:

  1. Add the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk until frothy.
  2. Using clean fingers, apply the mixture to your face with circular motions.
  3. Let the mask sit for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. Try not to move your face during this time.
  4. Pat dry with a towel and behold the youthful glow and suppleness of your skin!

3. Egg-Yolk Face Mask for Aging Skin

This egg-yolk face mask is perfect for treating wrinkles.
This egg-yolk face mask is perfect for treating wrinkles.

If you are suffering from premature wrinkles and lines or have aging skin, here's how to get back soft, supple, and youthful skin.

This recipe includes olive oil and bananas. See the table below to learn how they contribute to beautiful skin:

Ingredient
Importance in Face Mask
Olive oil
Is nature’s own Botox. Locks moisture into skin cells and moisturizes dehydrated skin.
Banana
Slows aging with its high vitamin E content. Contains anti-oxidants, which fight off free radicals, one of the causes of wrinkles.

Tips:

  1. Do facial steaming before hand to get the most out of your face masks.
  2. Use a ripe banana so that it’s easy to mash it with a fork.
  3. You can also replace the olive oil for coconut oil as it’s also a great moisturizer and nourishes dry skin and prevents premature wrinkles.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 ripe banana

Directions:

  1. In a clean bowl, mash the banana with a fork until you have a lump-free paste.
  2. Add the olive oil and egg yolk and mix until smooth.
  3. Apply the mask to your clean face and wait for 15 minutes.
  4. After the time is up, rinse off the mixture with warm water and pat your face dry with a towel.
  5. If your face feels dry afterward, moisturize with a drop of olive or coconut oil.

Want to Learn about Other Easy Natural Face Masks? Check out the Ones Below!

  • Banana Face Masks—Bananas, like egg yolks, work wonders on wrinkles. Dr. Oz goes as far as to call it nature's Botox.

  • Egg-White Face Masks—If you have naturally oily skin, use the egg whites rather than the egg yolks.

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      Claudette Coleman Carter 3 years ago from Media, Pennsylvania

      Nice article. I will definitely try the banana, oilive oil and egg yolk mask for wrinkles and will share the information for the acne mask with my daughters. Thanks again for the research.

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      Kenneth Ramos 3 years ago

      thank you for that wonderful information

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      prety doll 3 years ago

      thanks for great searching ....

      its such an amazing

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      Louise 2 years ago

      Can I refrigerate the banana, egg and oil mask for any period of time?

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      healthmunsta 2 years ago

      Sure you can, for up to 3 days. It may turn brown due to the banana.

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      narangi bamboli 2 years ago

      Thanks for the wonderful information I will try

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      Eileen 2 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      I haven't tried a mask yet with banana and egg yolk - looks like a great idea !

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      florendodavejoy27@gmail.com 2 years ago

      I have a dry skin. I wanna try the eggyolk. Yogurt. And avocado but can i add lemon for it

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      LaShonda Dunlap 2 years ago from USA

      I will have to schedule a home spa day just for myself and try out your tips! Thank you for sharing this information!

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      julie villasana 2 years ago

      I love this webpages... very helpful... thank you so much i learn a lot.... your the best site....

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      Arefa patel 22 months ago

      How to remove eye dark circle at home plz suggest me

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      Kristen Howe 20 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      This is another great hub from you. So interesting to know you can use eggs to make facial masks. I would have to give this a try next month as soon as I get a new carton of eggs.

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      thanks so much am so glad about all these good and suppressing news..am going to try it out..swear 15 months ago

      thanks do much for such a good news about the face I am going to try it out..for sure thanks am so glad

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      craftybegonia 10 months ago from Southwestern, United States

      These masks are very nourishing for the skin, no doubt about it. If a person can use them. I wish you would post some for vegans, I am vegan as many others are.

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      9 months ago

      i like it.but shall we add lemon juice

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      Thembi 8 months ago

      Thank you so much

      I have been struggle with acne n i believe that your recipe will help me

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      Ann 4 months ago

      Can I use virgin coconut oil, because that's the only oil available in my kitchen now, instead of almond oil? Ingredients for ACNE-PRONE SKIN.

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      Hi 4 months ago

      How often should i use it.

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      chioma 2 months ago

      These is really nice,thanks for the wonderful ways I can slow down aging will try all to see which work for my skin

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      Nicole Lin 6 weeks ago

      Is there a recipe with eggs for dry hands?

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      Beth 4 weeks ago

      I use egg yolk & turmeric omg the best mask for bags under the eyes, moisturising & re-vitalising my face

      I used coconut oil before but was advised coconut wasn't good for all skin types especially dry skin it made it dryer & broke out with acne yet after one use of the egg yolk & turmeric mask

      I was back to healthy glowing skin its awesome

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