Egg Beauty Benefits!

egg beauty benefits for hair and face

Today we are switching gears a little bit. One of the requests I get the most is for more beauty products. And I hear you loud and clear – within the next few weeks I will have a massive guide to all of the best affordable beauty – it’s just not ready yet! (In the meantime, let me know what you think of these home remedies… I’m excited to keep testing and trying more things!)

I really believe that oftentimes the best beauty products on a budget are actually the ones you make yourself! There are so many wonderful, inexpensive things you can make with simple kitchen ingredients. Home remedies can be really great. And in all honesty I prefer DIY products to most drugstore beauty products. They’re inexpensive, organic, and usually even more effective!

The first of these is something we all (probably?) have in our refrigerators – EGGS! Eggs are amazingly good for your skin – and your hair! Both the yolk and the whites are packed with nutrients. Egg whites contain albumin, a simple protein which helps to minimize pores + clear blackheads, making them especially great for oily skin. Conversely, the yolk is great for dry skin as it is packed with proteins and fatty acids and is great for dry skin and hair.

egg white face mask for oily skin | an at home remedy from grace atwood, lifestyle blogger

Egg Beauty Benefits

The yolk and the white of eggs have distinctly different benefits. Egg whites are great for oily skin and for tightening up crepe-y or sagging skin. Same goes for an oily scalp. The yolk, conversely, is amazing for hydration and moisture.

Toning the skin + tightening Pores

Egg whites have astringent properties! They are especially great for oily skin and hair tightening up large pores. If you want to minimize large pores, an egg white face mask is for you. See below for a treatment idea. I tried this with the pores on my nose for great results.

Lifting Saggy and Skin

A fun anti aging trick! The results aren’t permanent but for the short term, egg whites are amazing for tightening up the skin on your face. Experts recommend applying an egg white mask to saggy skin (cheeks, jaw line) or puffy under eyes to help lift and tighten.

Hydration

As I mentioned above, the egg yolk is packed with proteins + fatty  and is amazing for skin and hair that needs a little moisture boost!

egg beauty treatments to make at home for oily skin and dry skin.

Egg Beauty Treatment Tips

Facial Treatments

Depending on your skincare concern there are a variety of DIY facial masks you can do. It just depends on your skin type + what you are looking for! ALSO – applying egg to your face can feel a little yucky so I wanted to mention that I love using a paintbrush for my egg face masks. I have and love this set of brushes… honestly, I apply all of my face masks (egg or non-egg) with a brush. It’s just a nicer, more luxurious experience!

To help with oily skin… take one teaspoon of egg white and add big squeeze of lemon juice. Mix together, and apply it to your whole face or just where you have large pores. Wait 15 minutes, rinse with warm water, and pat dry! I have dry skin but the pores on my nose can get a little bit gunky. I love to do a Biore pore strip to de-gunk the pores on my nose and then close + minimize them with an egg white mask. It’s the best combination for large pores!

To tighten saggy skin, I love an egg white mask. Apply a thin layer of pure egg whites to the skin (concentrate on any areas where you see sagging – cheeks, jaw line, etc). Allow to dry, rinse off with cool water, and voila… you’ve got yourself an instant mini face lift! (You can do this on your under eye bags as well, just be careful not to get it in your eye!)

For dry skin, try making a hydrating mask. Take one egg yolk and mix together with one Tbsp coconut oil or honey. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and then rinse with warm water and apply your favorite moisturizer.

Hair Treatments

Egg whites are fantastic for an oily scalp. You can use the same mixture to make a hair mask for the oily skin on your scalp (adjust the proportions as you’ll need more – I’d recommend 2-3 large egg whites and 1 Tbsp lemon juice). Mix together and apply the entire mixture to your scalp before showering, leave on for 5-10 minutes and then wash your hair with warm water as usual!

For a dry hair, mix a whole egg with an egg yolk and a tablespoon of coconut oil (I like to melt the coconut oil first – it’s a nicer consistency… you can also use olive oil but I just love how coconut oil smells). Mix together and apply the whole mixture to the middle part of the hair down through the ends (basically everywhere below the ears), leave it on for 5-10 minutes, and wash your hair las you normally would.

Body Treatments

For cellulite/firming, this requires patience but you can apply an egg white mask to your thighs/legs/anywhere you want to firm up a little bit. Let it dry completely and then shower!

Make a body hydrating body scrub! This one is super simple. Mix equal parts egg yolks with granulated sugar and scrub your whole body! I actually like doing this on dry skin (pre-shower!!!) Scrub all over for a good ten minutes and then shower.

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What about you – any favorite at home beauty treatments that you love? Please share, if so!

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  1. I remember back when food-beauty trends were so popular! I think that was a few years ago? I’ve never actually tried any of these food masks, but they always sound so amazing.

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  2. Jade Herman says 7.27.18

    My mom did egg white hair masks my whole life! She has long hair that can dry at times and she always saw great results.

  3. Melissa says 7.27.18

    Eggs are great for all the reasons that you listed. But, I think it’s worth noting that they can be contaminated with Salmonella. We just had a massive egg recall this summer. 35 illnesses, and 11 people ended up in the hospital. If you are going to use eggs for at home beauty treatments, make sure to properly wash your hands and contact surfaces.

  4. Rosemary Ufeh Bana says 9.11.18

    can any type of egg make egg mask,or there is a particular one that is meant for it.

  5. Patricia Davis says 6.26.20

    I have done egg white facials weekly for 40 years. I am 68 years old and people who meet me are shocked when they find out my age. They think I’m in my mid 50’s.