Looking for a natural acne treatment mask? Here is a recipe for a very popular mask based around the simple, natural ingredient of egg whites. You may people find this an effective remedy and preventive measure for acne breakouts.
Before we start looking at how to use egg whites for a very simple acne treatment mask, we just need to point out that you should always test skin products on a small area of skin that is not very noticeable, before using them on the rest of your face.
Even though egg whites are 100% natural, there are some people who are allergic to eggs. If you know that you are allergic to eggs you should not use them on your skin at all, not even to do the test. There may be others who can eat eggs but whose skin has a bad reaction. This may be less likely with egg white than with many other skin products, but it is still important to be sure, so do not skip the testing.
Near to your ear is a good place to test. Take some egg white, spread it on to approximately one square inch of skin, and leave overnight. Rinse off in the morning. Wait 24 hours and watch for any signs of a bad reaction.
If the test went well, you may decide to go ahead with a full facial egg white acne treatment mask. Here’s how.
You will need just one egg white for your mask. You can simply spread it over your face and leave to dry, or if you do not like the consistency or find it difficult to apply, you can whip it a little first.
The first time that you do this, just leave it on for 20-60 minutes. Later, if you want, you can leave it overnight.
You will find that the egg white tightens as it dries, and this may be uncomfortable. It is better not to talk while the mask is on, or it can break and flake off. Watch TV or read a book instead.
You can also mix egg white and lemon juice to make an even more effective natural acne treatment mask, provided you are not allergic to any of the ingredients. To make this, simply take one egg white, one teaspoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice and if wished, one teaspoon of honey. Whip them together and apply just like the pure egg white mask.
Lemon juice can make the skin itch a little. If you have broken skin, it may sting but it will usually be good for those areas. Lemon juice, used regularly, is said to reduce redness and help acne scars and pimples to heal.
If you are wondering what to do with the yellow part of the egg, it will keep in the refrigerator for a few days. When you have several egg yolks they can be used to make mayonnaise or a delicious hollandaise sauce.
When you use egg white as the base for your acne treatment mask, you know for sure that you are using 100% natural ingredients.