7 Effective Egg White Face Masks for Various Skin Issues

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7 Effective Egg White Face Masks for Various Skin Issues

Egg white face masks are a great way to improve your skin’s tone and address many skin issues. Egg white masks can tighten your skin, shrink pores, and help to deep cleanse your facial skin and get rid of blackheads and blemishes. Egg white is also a rich source of protein and many other nutrients that help to nourish your skin and give it a more youthful appearance.

In fact, egg white is so versatile that you can use it alone in a face mask or combine it with other natural ingredients for a beautiful, radiant complexion. This way you can make DIY egg white face masks for sensitive skin, oily skin, combination skin, and acne-prone skin. For example, tea tree oil, lemon juice, avocado oil, and honey are great ingredients to boost the effectiveness of egg white face masks and get gorgeous looking skin.


In this article, you will find some easy egg white face mask recipes that you can make at home. You can learn how to make an egg white peel off mask as well as egg white masks for blackheads, acne, and various skin types. But don’t throw the egg yolk as it can be used for dry skin egg face mask (see recipe later on) or for your hair.

What Does Egg White Do for Your Face?

Egg white is a great natural ingredient in skincare recipes to improve the appearance of your skin. Egg white face masks help to tone, tighten, and cleanse your skin to give it a healthier glow. Egg white contains plenty of protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for your skin. Many of these natural compounds in egg white combine to boost collagen in your skin, destroy bacteria, and shrink the appearance of enlarged pores.

For example, the journal Nutrients reported that egg white contains important amino acids. Many of these amino acids, for example, leucine, glutamic, and aspartic acids are necessary for building protein in the skin and repairing muscle tissue.1  Many topical cosmetic preparations contain these amino acids to help improve skin texture and appearance.2

Research carried out by renowned physicist Alexander Fleming found that egg white contains lysozyme. This compound which is also found in saliva, human milk, and tears has antibacterial properties.3 Many topical acne treatments contain lysozyme to help reduce inflammation and kill off acne-causing bacteria from the skin.4

Although there have been very few scientific studies into the benefits of egg white as a deep cleansing face mask, there is a lot of anecdotal evidence that supports its benefits. Here are just some of them:

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Apart from using egg whites as a topical face mask for healthy-looking skin, there are also many health benefits to eating more eggs in your diet. For example, the journal Developmental Biology reported that egg membranes contain collagen and can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.5

What Does Egg Yolk Do for Your Face?

Although this article focuses on how to make the best egg white facial mask recipes, it’s also important to note the benefits of egg yolk on your skin and hair.

According to the American Egg Board, egg yolk contains high levels of protein, fatty acids, and vitamins that provide essential nutrients for your skin. For example, egg yolk contains vitamin A, vitamin B12, and vitamin D, and lutein.6 These can help to protect your skin from the effects of aging and sun damage.7

Interestingly, the British Journal of Dermatology reported that people with acne often have lower concentrations of vitamin A (retinol).8 Therefore, the vitamin A content and antioxidant properties of egg yolk masks could help to fight acne pimples naturally.

If you are interested in using the egg yolk, you can find later on how to use it for dry skin egg face mask.

DIY Egg White Face Mask Recipes

There are many ways that you can use egg white in facial mask recipes for radiant skin. Using gentle circular motions to apply the egg white mask helps to remove dirt and grime that can clog pores. The additional natural ingredients in the DIY masks can help hydrate dry skin, cut down on sebum if you have oily skin, or kill off bacteria on acne-prone skin.

If you want to pamper your skin and give your facial skin a luxurious natural spa treatment using egg white, please read on.

Egg White Face Mask for Oily Skin

A homemade face mask with egg white, lemon juice, and tea tree oil is perfect for oily skin because it cuts through grease. The acidic properties of lemon juice tighten pores on your face and also act as a natural chemical peeler. Tea tree oil is a well-known antibacterial remedy that has acne-fighting properties.

For example, scientific research published in the Medical Journal of Australia found that tea tree oil attacks acne-causing bacteria and was as effective as some pharmaceutical acne treatments. Applying tea tree oil remedies topically also has fewer side effects than benzoyl peroxide in getting rid of pimples and other symptoms of acne.9

How to make your own egg face mask for greasy skin:

Natural ingredients you will need:

  • 2 egg whites
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Few drops of tea tree oil

Directions:

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  1. Whisk 2 egg whites until they become somewhat stiff (this helps the face mask to stick to your skin).
  2. Fold in the lemon juice.
  3. Add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil and mix well.
  4. Apply the egg white facial mask to your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin.
  5. Leave until it dries to help remedy oily skin and reduce the number of bacteria.
  6. Rinse off with water and pat your face dry.
  7. Apply 2-3 times a week to help cleanse your skin and keep preventing excess oil clogging your pores.

If you have an oily skin complexion, you can find more suggestions in my article about the best home remedies to treat oily skin: the ultimate guide.

Egg White Peel Off Mask for Blackhead Removal

You can use simple egg white to make a homemade peel off face mask for removing blackheads. This natural peel off mask without gelatin uses tissue paper to create the peeling effect and unblock your pores from bacteria.

This natural peel off egg white face mask won’t just help to extract clogged debris from your pores but will help to tighten your facial skin at the same time.

How to make a natural peel off egg white mask for getting rid of blackheads:

Natural ingredients you will need:

  • 2 egg whites
  • Strips of clean tissue paper

Directions:

  1. Put the egg white in a bowl and beat it until it is frothy.
  2. Use a cosmetic makeup brush to apply the egg white to problem areas on your face.
  3. Apply strips of tissue paper making sure that each strip overlaps the previous one to make peeling easier.
  4. Apply another layer of egg white on top of the tissue paper.
  5. Leave the egg white mask to dry until it becomes hard.
  6. Carefully peel off the egg mask to remove grime, dirt, and black sebum plugs.
  7. Use 2 times a week for best results and help to keep your face free from blackheads.

Egg White Facial Scrub for Blackheads

This egg white mask incorporates sugar to make an exfoliating scrub to get rid of the root causes of blackheads and whiteheads. To keep your skin free from blemishes and provide extra nourishment, this facial scrub also includes milk.

Many people say that their skin feels smoother with less irritation after exfoliating with this egg white mask.

How to make a facial scrub for blackhead removal:

Natural ingredients you will need:

  • 1 egg white
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Directions:

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  1. Whisk the egg whites until they are somewhat stiff, adding milk a little at a time while doing so.
  2. Mix in the brown sugar so that you have a smooth paste for your egg and sugar mask.
  3. Apply the egg white facial scrub using gentle circular motions to remove dead skin cells and excess oil from your skin.
  4. Leave the mask to go to work for 15 minutes.
  5. Rinse with warm water and pat your skin dry.
  6. Use once or twice a week to help keep your skin free from pimples and blackheads.

Egg White Facial Exfoliator for Acne Prone Skin

Another way to gently remove grime, bacteria, and dead skin cells from your face is to make a DIY egg white exfoliation mask with baking soda. Baking soda has a number of uses around the house, and keeping your skin looking great and pimple-free is just one of them.

Studies into baking soda have revealed that it has some antibacterial activity.10 This means that as well as unclogging pores, baking soda can help fight acne bacteria and improve the appearance of your skin.

How to make an egg white mask/exfoliator for pimples:

Natural ingredients you will need:

  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • Few drops of tea tree oil

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, whisk the egg white until it becomes somewhat stiff.
  2. Mix in the baking soda to form a thick paste and add the tea tree oil.
  3. Using gentle circular motions, apply to your cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead to exfoliate your skin.
  4. Leave for 15 minutes to allow the antimicrobial properties of the baking soda egg white mask to go to work.
  5. Rinse off with water and pat dry.
  6. Apply your favorite natural moisturizer to hydrate your skin and provide a protective layer to it.

To find more suggestion for using baking soda please read my article on how to use baking soda for gorgeous face and skin.

Egg White Face Mask with Honey

To give your face a professional spa-like treatment, you can pamper yourself with this acne-fighting egg white and honey face mask. Honey has amazing properties for healthy skin and will help to reduce inflammation and repair any skin damage.

According to a review of the medicinal properties honey, the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine reported that honey helps to kill off various strains of bacteria. It was found that honey contains hydrogen peroxide which has antimicrobial properties. Topical applications of honey help to hinder the growth of microbes.11

How to make a DIY egg white and honey face mask:

Natural ingredients you will need:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

Directions:

  1. Put the egg white and honey in a bowl and use an electric whisk to make a stiff paste.
  2. Apply the acne-busting face mask to your forehead, cheeks, chin, and nose.
  3. Leave it to dry to tighten on your skin, kill off acne-causing microbes, and reduce excess oil.
  4. Rinse off with warm water and pat your skin dry.
  5. Apply 2 times a week to maintain a healthy complexion on your face.

To help deal with skin issues like uneven skin tone, you can use half a tablespoon of honey and the juice of half a lemon. Make as outlined above and use once or twice a week to help give your skin a lighter appearance free from blotches and blemishes.

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For more information about the benefits of honey to your skin, please read my article on the best 10 honey face masks for all skin types. There you will learn how to use honey for dry skin, oily skin, and skin that is prone to pimples and blackheads.

Egg Face Mask for Dry Skin

If dry skin is your issue, then an avocado and egg yolk nourishing face mask will keep your skin well-hydrated and moisturized. Avocado contains healthy fats that help to give your skin a glowing look that feels silky smooth.

According to the journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, avocado contains many beneficial nutrients for skin health. Avocado contains antioxidants that can help protect from exposure to UV radiation. It was also found that the healthy fats in avocado help to improve the skin’s elasticity and reduce the visible signs of aging.12

Other studies have shown that avocado oil boosts skin collagen metabolism and can help to keep skin firm and improve elasticity.13

This egg face mask recipe uses egg yolk for dry skin and also includes chamomile essential oil. Research into chamomile oil has found that it has anti-inflammatory effects and can help kill off microbes on the skin.14

How to make a homemade egg face mask for dry skin issues:

Natural ingredients you will need:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon raw, plain yogurt
  • Few drops chamomile essential oil

Directions:

  1. Mash the avocado until it becomes a smooth paste without any lumps.
  2. Add the egg yolk, chamomile essential oil, and yogurt and mix well until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply the egg yolk dry skin remedy to your face, avoiding the area around your eyes.
  4. Leave to dry (should take about 15 minutes) to moisturize and hydrate your skin.
  5. Rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.
  6. Use 2 or 3 times a week for best results and to get silky-smooth skin without blemishes.

Alternatively, you could use a mixture of avocado oil, egg yolk, and yogurt to make a hydrating face mask for dry skin. All you need is one egg yolk, 1/2 teaspoon of avocado oil, and a tablespoon of plain yogurt mixed together.

Egg White Face Mask for Sensitive Skin

Egg white face masks are also gentle enough to apply to sensitive skin and help remove blemishes and symptoms of acne. Egg whites are perfect for cleansing and tightening sensitive skin because they don’t contain any irritants. Also, the addition of yogurt, cucumber, and honey help to soothe the skin while killing off bacteria at the same time.

A study published in the African Journal of Biotechnology reported that extracts of cucumber help to reduce sebum excretion and rejuvenate the skin. It was found that cosmetic applications with cucumber help to increase the skin’s elasticity and hydration.15

Other studies have pointed to the anti-inflammatory effect of cucumber extract as well as killing off free radicals on the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.16

How to make a DIY egg white face mask for sensitive skin:

Natural ingredients you will need:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon cucumber juice
  • 1 teaspoon raw, organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt

Directions

  1. Whisk the egg white until it is frothy.
  2. Add the honey, yogurt, and cucumber juice and mix well.
  3. Apply the sensitive skin face mask to your skin.
  4. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes to help treat patchy blotches and revitalize your skin.
  5. Rinse off with warm water and apply a little virgin coconut oil as a natural moisturizer.
  6. Use 2-3 times a week to help keep your sensitive skin free from pimples and blemishes.

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