We all know that egg whites are supposed to be good for you, but did you know that they can be used for more than just eating? The very vitamins that make this such a healthy breakfast option also make egg whites a cheap way to step up your beauty regimen. Egg whites offer affordable and fast solutions to some common beauty problems such as dry brittle hair, preventing blemishes, minimizing pores, and even promoting hair growth. Here is a list of ten different ways you can incorporate egg whites into your beauty routine.
Using an egg white mask will help you to decrease the size of your pores. You can make a simple egg white mask by beating one egg white along with a teaspoon of natural honey and a teaspoon of oatmeal. The oatmeal will act as an exfoliant and the egg white will help to tighten and firm skin leading to smaller pores.
A facial mask made entirely from egg whites can help to reduce the fine lines in your face. Just whisk an egg white until foamy and apply to face using upward strokes. Allow to dry on your face and set for 15 minutes. You can then wash off with soap and water.
Treat Oily Hair:
If you notice your hair being weighed down by its natural oils, egg whites are a simple way to fix this problem. Take between 2 or 3 egg whites, depending on the length and thickness of your hair, and whisk together until frothy. Take the whites and apply onto your hair like you would a shampoo. Allow the egg white to soak into your hair for 15 minutes and then wash your hair as you would normally. You will find that your hair will look healthier and fuller.
Strengthen Hair and Promote Growth:
If your hair is looking damaged you should consider an egg white mask with essential oils to give your hair a makeover. Again take a few egg whites and beat together. Then you will want to add in 3 drops of lavender oil, 3 drops of rosemary oil and 2 drops each of thyme oil and cedar wood oil, together with some jojoba oil. Apply to hair and allow to set for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing. This will promote hair growth as well as make your hair more resistant to damage.
Get rid of Acne:
You can use egg whites as simple way to get rid of acne. Take an egg white and mix with a tablespoon of natural honey. Wait until the mixture has dried on your face and rinse it off.
Egg White Cleanser:
This has been an ancient beauty secret that comes from China, perhaps explaining why Chinese women look youthful well into middle age. Take a beaten egg white mixed with a tablespoon of water and apply onto your face. Rinse the mixture off to reveal smooth, glowing skin. This mixture will also reduce puffiness, making it great to use on days that you may be running low on sleep.
Simple Facial Hair Removal:
You can celebrate this tip, because it will mean that you never have to risk waxing your unwanted facial off again. Instead take an egg white and apply onto your face with a makeup brush. Then take a piece of tissue paper and cut out some holes for your eyes and mouth. Add another thin coat of the egg white on top of the tissue paper. When it has dried completely, quickly pull off the tissue paper and it will bring up unwanted facial hair with it.
Deeply moisturize hair:
If you have dry hair, egg whites can be used to give you softer and glossier hair. Take an egg white and mix it with a teaspoon of your regular conditioner and a teaspoon of olive oil. Stir ingredients together. Apply this mixture after you shampoo your hair and allow to sit on hair for a minute or so before rinsing off.
Smooth Wrinkles on the Neck and Chest:
Get rid of those tiny crepe lines and enjoy smooth skin on your face and neck again. First you will want to cleanse the area. Then you will apply a frothy beaten egg white and massage it into your skin on the neck and chest. Allow to sit for 10 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. Finish off by applying your favorite moisturizer. If you want, you can even add some essential oils!
Instant Face Lift:
Take two egg whites and beat together. Slowly add in ¼ of a teaspoon of cornstarch until you form fluffy white peaks like the one you put on lemon meringue pie. Take the meringue and apply it onto your face. Leave on your face for 20 minutes and then rinse with some lukewarm water. This will tighten your skin and lift your wrinkles, giving you a more youthful look.
These beauty uses for egg whites will leave you looking great at an affordable rate. Try some of these tips out and find out why everyone raves about egg whites. Start cracking those eggs and discover the true beauty benefits of egg whites for yourself!