Egg white is a great way to remove blackheads or help with your acne. It not only cleanses your pores, it will also tighten them temporarily and preventing bacteria and dirt from enterring. If you ever tried baking soda or lemon juice before (which I strongly advise against), you will have noticed how drying it can be. Egg white does not have a similar effect, it is much less drying than most remedies.
The white part of the egg contains collagen and protein, which are two very important skincare ingredients that can fight skin inflammation and kill the bacteria in your pores.
How to apply an egg white mask
What you need
- An egg
- Toilet paper
- A bowl
- A face towel
Crack the egg over your bowl and hold the eggshell so the yolk doesn’t fall out but the white part does. To get all the egg white out you can keep moving the yolk from one part of the shell to the other.
- Wash your face and pat it dry
- Apply the first layer on your face
- Place some toilet paper on top of the first layer
- Let your first layer dry and apply a second one carefully
- Repeat 2x and let everything dry
- Peel off the toilet paper and wash face
- Apply toner & moisturise
You will instantly notice how many blackheads have disappeared after using this method. Your pores will be closed temporarily, so you will have to do this once every few days for lasting results.
While for most people an egg white mask will clear out acne and prevent breakouts. It is also possible to cause the opposite reaction with certain individuals.
Raw eggs contain salmonella, it is very important to wash your face properly and even apply a toner to kill of the bacteria and prevent food poisoning.
Just like any other skincare method it can cause skin irritation. It is important to always be careful when applying new things on your face. If you see any negative effects stop immediately and consult your dermatologist if you want to proceed with this method.