Not gonna lie, it’s pretty amazing that our kitchens have become our second beauty arsenals. Tumeric masks, yogurt, and honey facials–we’re looking at you. Add one more insanely good ingredient to this growing list: egg whites.
Though the association with egg whites is typically via fit gurus who ingest protein like it’s going out of style, egg whites have two vital skincare components: protein and collagen, both of which fight acne, fine lines, and wrinkles while also improving skin elasticity. That’s why they’re becoming more popular in spa treatments + beauty products all over the world. Egg whites are natural, yet they have powerful lifting properties that restore skin. Since ingredients like retinol and alpha hydroxy acids can be harsh sensitive skin types, egg whites are a great organic alternative. Here are some ways to make your fridge’s ingredients next level.
1. The Classic Egg White Facial
This DIY mask is a little old school, can get messy, and doesn’t smell great. Period. Now that we have that out of the way, it’s definitely the next best option if you need a facial at arm’s reach. Separate 2 egg whites, and stir with a fork until slightly frothy. Use the yolks for pie crust or a nice flan–anyone hungry? Apply while lying down; a clean makeup brush and mirror are usually necessary. Let sit for 30 minutes. Watch an episode of Silicon Valley and resist the urge to laugh too hard because the mask will be in hardening mode. Rinse off, and touch your baby soft cheeks that make baby lambs weep.
This Swedish skincare staple has the benefits of egg whites with added lanolin and rosewater to keep your skin feeling hydrated and freakin’ silky. This lather is super sudsy if you want to avoid the tightness of the DIY egg facial. It’s also said to be the Queen of Sweden’s favorite skincare product. But if that’s not enough to get you to try it, let’s talk about this IG-worthy box.
There are hydrating sheet masks, then there’s the Egg Cream Sheet Mask. The ingredients in this make the texture almost slimey (in the best way possible?), which also includes the yolks that add Vitamin D back into your skin. There’s an instant glowing result that transpires here that makes even Khaleesi’s hair jealous.
Another K-beauty find, we know. But it’s just that good. This mask is so creamy and fluffy, you’d almost mistake it for frosting on from Sweet Lady Jane’s Triple Berry Cake. We did what anyone else would do and massaged our faces with it and DAMN it was good. This mask tackles pores and controls oil without that parched feeling you might get after a clay mask. Since we’re waiting for this mask to dry–did someone say anything about ordering Sweet Lady Jane?