Egg whites are loaded with high quality protein and they contain absolutely no cholesterol and only a very small amount of fat — that is why they are loved by health-conscious individuals who like to maintain and build muscles. Using egg whites topically is good for your skin and hair, too! Other than being highly nutritious foods, egg whites also double as cheap replacements for most of your pricey skin and hair care products.
The following are some of the simplest and most effective beauty uses of egg whites:
Eliminate Fine Lines
Why undergo the knife and subject yourself to some risks and complications when you can simply rely on egg whites to get rid of those fine lines on your face? All you have to do is beat egg whites until they’re really foamy, and then apply on your face. Leave it there for several minutes until your entire face feels tight — that’s a clear indicator that egg whites are excellent at tightening wrinkly skin. Wash off the egg white mask with lukewarm water.
Shrink Large Pores
The skin-tightening properties of egg whites also make them very good at shrinking those large pores. All you have to do is smear frothy egg whites on problem areas, most especially on the nose. Once your face feels taut, rinse it off with lukewarm water. Follow it with a cold water rinse. Pat dry and start taking selfies.
Remove Eye Puffiness
Here’s another thing that the ability of egg whites to tighten the skin can bring: eye puffiness gone in a snap! You don’t have to go to great lengths such as buy yourself a super expensive eye cream or bury your peepers under layers of concealer. All you have to do is smear the puffy areas under your eyes with egg whites. Once you feel some tautness, gently remove using lukewarm water. Unsightly puffiness gone in the blink of an eye!
Absorb Excess Oils
You don’t want your face to be covered in excess oils because not only will your mug look like it’s out of a space-age reflective material, but it can actually increase your chance of ending up with breakouts. Get rid of unnecessary facial oils without irritating your skin or leaving it dry by applying a mask out of egg whites and raw oats. Rinse off the mask with cold water after several minutes, pat dry, and show off your matted face.
Heal Acne Quickly
Speaking of acne, egg whites are some of the most pocket-friendly acne solutions on the face of the planet. This does not really come as a surprise because protein in egg whites helps soothe inflammation and accelerate skin healing. Simply beat the white of an egg and daub on trouble spots. Do this at bedtime and wash it off in the morning.
Get Rid of Dead Skin Cells
Once in a while, it’s a great idea to remove excess dead skin cells to make your complexion glow. You can whip up a gentle yet highly effective face exfoliating solution by combining beaten egg whites, raw oats and a little honey. Massage the resulting paste gently on your face with your fingertips. Use small circular strokes, and remember to do so with utmost gentleness. Rinse off with lukewarm water thoroughly. Do this 1 to 2 times a week.
Eradicate Limp Hair
Excessive oils can leave your mane looking limp and greasy. A simple and economical way to zap those oils and bring back your hair’s lost volume is by massaging whisked egg whites on your tresses as well as scalp. After several minutes, rinse your hair and shampoo as you normally would.
Deep Condition Your Mane
From time to time, it is a wonderful idea to have your locks deep conditioned to make them shiny, bouncy and traffic-stopping. What you need to do is beat some egg whites (the number of which depending on the length of your hair) and add plain yogurt as well as a teaspoon of olive oil. Use the resulting paste as a hair mask after shampooing. After a few minutes, thoroughly remove with water. Dry and style, and make heads turn towards your direction.