Ageing is a natural process and no one can stop it; however, exposure to harmful sun rays, pollution, wrong dietary choices, and other environmental factors can accelerate the ageing process and sagging skin and wrinkles can show up sooner than you think. Your skin can get loose and become less firm from loss of collagen in the late 20s if proper care is not taken. There are many expensive creams and lotions available in the market that promise to tighten and firm up sagging skin, but they can cause a deep hole in your pockets. However, there is one simple and cost-free ingredient from your kitchen which can work just as well as expensive creams – eggs! This staple in most kitchens around the world is also called a “complete food” because it is loaded with vitamins, nutrients, protein, and skin-firming properties. In this list of anti-ageing face packs that have egg as the main ingredient can help in making your skin look younger and radiant, by tightening and firming up skin.
How Egg White Helps with Skin Tightening:
Egg white is a rich source of protein and has anti-ageing properties. Egg white provides amino acids and tightens the skin. Applying egg white alone on your skin instantly tightens your skin and minimizes the appearance of pores. Fine lines and creases which start appearing on your face as you age can be kept in check if you use egg white regularly on your face. Egg whites are very high in protein, vitamins and minerals, such as selenium and the B complex vitamins. It helps you fight wrinkles by firming your skin and tightening up skin, also helps in reducing pore size. It tones your skin perfectly.
1. Egg White and Thyme Oil Face Pack:
Egg white works wonders for the skin when combined with other skin-beneficial ingredients. Generally, thyme oil is used with egg white to tighten skin and that’s because it can stimulate the production of collagen while thyme oil hydrates skin. You can also oil jojoba oil and sweet almond oil as well if you can’t find thyme oil. To make this mask, separate one egg white, add 3-4 drops of thyme oil or jojoba oil or almond oil and blend well. Apply this mask and wash off once it gets dry. Egg white reduces the appearance of fine lines and tightens skin, it also restores elasticity of the skin.
2. Egg White and Wheat Flour Face Mask:
You will need egg white from one egg, 1 tsp glycerin, 1 tsp of wheat flour, and 1 tsp of honey to make this pack. Take the egg white and mix with all the other 3 ingredients. Make a fine paste and apply on your face and neck. Let it dry. Wash it after 15 minutes with lukewarm water. Honey will moisturize and make the skin soft, glycerin will help to lock in the moisture, and egg white will tighten your skin. All these ingredients will firm up skin with regular use.
3. Egg White and Cucumber Face Mask:
You will need egg white from one egg, a few drops of vitamin E oil, and 1 tbsp of cucumber juice. Mix all the ingredients together. Apply this mixture on your face and neck. Leave for 20 minutes. Wash it off with cool water. Cucumber in this face pack will work to tone your skin and will help to get rid of several face issues and will refresh and rejuvenate your skin.
4. Multani Mitti and Egg White Mask:
Take 2 teaspoons of egg white, 1 teaspoon of rose water, 2-3 drops of olive oil, and 1 tbsp of multani mitti, add 1 teaspoon of rose water and mix it well in egg white. Now, add Fuller’s Earth. Apply this mixture on your face except around the eye and lip area. While this mask is still in a semi-dry state, wash it off, otherwise this mask will dry out and it would be a little difficult to get it off. Pat dry your face and apply a gentle moisturizer on your face to lock in the goodness from the pack. Fuller’s Earth contains minerals like magnesium and aluminium silicate, which are effective in deep cleaning the skin and keeping wrinkles at bay. It also helps in absorption of excess oil and puts a check on acne and blackheads. Fuller’s Earth also clears blemishes and reduces tan over a period of time.
5. Egg White Skin Peel Off Face Pack:
This face mask not only helps to restore the tightness of the skin but also removes blackheads and dead skin cells. Egg white is a natural skin tightening agent, popular among women in East Asia to maintain their skin and keep the glow. You would need one egg white for this mask and one sheet of tissue paper. Beat the egg white in a bowl. Take the tissue paper, put it on your face and create holes for eyes, lips and nostrils. Apply one coat of egg white, now in front of the mirror, place the tissue paper on your face carefully, press it a little. After placing the tissue paper well on your face, apply the rest of the egg white and allow it to dry. Keep this pack on for 15 minutes at least. After it dries off, mildly put the tissue paper, this will act as a peel off mask. You can see that the blackheads have reduced and the skin looks a tone lighter than before. You can apply it every alternate day.
6. Egg White and Coffee Powder Face Mask:
Take an egg white and whip it. When the egg white becomes foamy, add a teaspoon of coffee powder in it. Mix the ingredients well to avoid any lumps. Apply the face mask over cleansed skin and let it dry. Later, wash it off with normal water.
7. Pumpkin, Egg White and Cinnamon Face Pack:
Pumpkin, being a good source of vitamin C and antioxidants help in reversing skin damage. It aids in the collagen production that enhances the elasticity of the skin. Aside from this, protein in egg helps in speeding the cell renewal process while cinnamon helps in boosting the oxygen circulation. Thus, this face pack provides anti ageing benefits for ageing skin as well as treats skin discoloration. Take one egg white and whisk it to create foam. Add a tablespoon of pumpkin puree and a pinch of cinnamon in it. Mix the ingredients well. Apply the face pack over cleansed skin and let it dry completely. Later, rinse it off with normal water.