Egg-Based Beauty Remedies For Hair + Skin
Beyond being the perfect thing to hide during Easter Egg hunts, eggs can actually transform your beauty regimen, easily, inexpensively and organically.
Egg whites, because of their firming effect, are great for oily or acne prone skin as well as for aging complexions since they can both shrink pores and tighten fine lines and wrinkles.
Egg yolks, on the other hand, are ideal for dry, aging and even scarred skin because of their fat and cholesterol, which hydrate, and their retinol, which helps exfoliate and rejuvenate.
Egg White Mask (for under eye puffiness, fine lines and large pores)
If under eye puffiness or fine lines are your concern, an egg white mask will help tighten the skin around your eyes. Use your finger to dab a thin layer of raw egg white on the skin around your eyes, leave it on until it dries (about 15 minutes) and then rinse it off with warm water. For enlarged pores, dab raw egg whites on any area that needs tightening, let dry and rinse off. That’s it!
Need a last minute snack too? Try this raw apple pie!
Acne-Clearing Egg and Honey Mask (for dry or pimple-prone skin)
Mix 1 raw egg with 1 tablespoon of raw honey, cover your face with a layer of the mixture and let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes to tighten pores, tone the skin and kill bacteria, without drying your skin out.
Red Wine Facial Mask (for aging skin)
We all know that wine is a powerful antioxidant, but did you know that you can use the leftovers from last night’s bottle (if there are any!) for a naturally firming and anti-aging mask? Well, you can! Combine 1 egg white (to firm and tighten fine lines and wrinkles), 3 tablespoons of red wine (for its antioxidant benefits) and honey (to hydrate) and leave on your face for 10-15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Beautify with champagne too! See how here!
Pumpkin Honey Facial Mask (for all skin types)
Mix a few tablespoons of pureed pumpkin with 1 whipped egg white (which will help tighten pores and reduce the appearance of fine lines), 1 tablespoon plain yogurt (which will help exfoliate) and 1 tablespoon honey (which is anti-bacterial, great for clearing acne). Apply to entire face, avoiding the eye area, and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing. The yogurt and pumpkin will encourage cell-turnover and exfoliate, while the honey has anti-bacterial properties to ensure a fresh face for fall!
Moisturizing Hair Mask (for all hair types)
Mix 2 room-temperature eggs, 2 tablespoons coconut oil and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a bowl. Beat ingredients together and massage into dry hair, ensuring even application. (To reduce the mess, try painting the mixture on using a pastry brush and stand in the shower or bathtub while applying). Cover head with a shower cap for 10 minutes before shampooing out.
Eggs are healthy to eat too! Make this omelet recipe!