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DIY: Egg White Mask (Dermatologist Approved)

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DIY: Egg White Mask (Dermatologist Approved)

DIY skin care recipes with claims to magically transform your skin are everywhere. Last week, we talked about the possible dangers of applying baking soda on your face. Many dermatologists warn against miraculous claims of many DIY beauty recipes and speak about the dangers of blindly following DIY masks without research. There are many items that may break you out and cause allergic reactions if you're not careful. 

Today, we're talking about the egg white mask, which has been dermatologist approved. Egg whites contain protein (one large egg = 3.6 grams of protein), which helps maintain elasticity that helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Egg whites also help with reducing the appearance of large pores because they contain astringent properties that help shrink pores by tightening the skin.

Sensitive skin? If you have sensitive skin, make sure to patch test (everyone should patch test regardless). Because egg whites contain vitamin A, an egg white mask can cause increased sensitivity and even breakouts in those with sensitive or acne-prone skin. Just to make sure, ask your dermatologist if an egg white mask would be safe for your particular skin condition. 

Directions:
Once the eggs are separated, mix egg whites until frothy.
Spread over skin and let it dry.
Once mask is dry, wash with water.
Add honey if you're looking to help with acne or add extra hydration.
Add yogurt if you're looking for a natural source of lactic acid to loosen up impurities in your pores. 

 

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