In light of the favorable response to our post on the homemade brown sugar scrub recipe, I want to share another of my favorite homemade spa recipes with you. This recipe has helped my complexion soooo much. This egg and honey beauty mask is a great facial treatment for acne sufferers and also is great for those suffering with dry skin woes. In addition, with a slight alteration, this facial mask can be used for those who have a problem with oily skin on their face.
Ingredients You Will Need
- 1 Raw Egg
- 2 Tablespoons of Honey
- Splash of Milk
- 1 tsp Vitamin E oil
Raw Egg On My Face?
Yes! Some people can't get over the idea of putting egg on their face as a skin treatment. I admit I was at first a little hesitant about putting raw egg on my skin I quickly got past that after my first try. The honey in this recipe overpowers the egg smell, and when this facial mask is applied it is not nearly as thick as you would imagine it to be.
The benefit of using egg in this facial mask is that when the face mask dries, the egg proteins contrict on the facial skin. This puts pressure on the upper layer of skin on the face. When you wash the mask off you also wash off loose skin cells.
I personally use egg yolk for this recipe as I have naturally dry skin and the Phoenix, Arizona climate just dries it out more. If you have normal-dry skin I suggest using the yolk. If you have normal - oily skin you should use the egg whites for this facial mask.
Making the egg and honey facial mask:
Seperate the egg yolk from the egg white. If you have normal - dry skin use the egg yolk, and if you have normal - oily skin use the egg whites. Place the portion that you are going to use in a small bowl. Add the honey and mix a little bit.
Now add the vitamin E oil and a very small amount of milk. If you use too much milk, the consistency of the facial masque will be too liquidy and the mask will not apply properly.
Mix up the facial mask mixture again and place it into a small container for storage. The facial mask can be stored for up to a week in the refrigerator.
Using Your New Homemade Facial Masque
It is best to use the facial mask after you shower but it can be used whenever you have the time. Make sure to clean your face thoroughly before applying the mask. If you are unable to shower before hand I would suggest rinsing your face with warm-hot water or place a wash cloth soaked with warm-hot water on you face for a minute or two. This will open up the pores in your face and allow the mask to nourish your skin to the fullest extent. If you are a male, then make sure to shave prior to using this mask.
Once your face is primed, pat your face dry and secure any hair away from the face. Stir the face mask mixture a little with your finger to ensure it's consistancy then begin application. Use 2-3 fingers to scoop a small amount of the mixture and begin applying in to your face in small circular motions. Make sure to cover your whole face. This facial mask can also be used on your neck, and upper chest. If I'm in a hurry and it will be a pain to clean I simply apply to my face, but if I have the time I use it on my neck and chest as well.
Now simply let the facial mask dry and let it sit for 10-20 minutes. When the wait is up, wash the mask off with warm water. When it is fully washed off, rinse your face with cold water to close your pores up. After you are done you can apply any acne fighting cream, moisturizers or makeup that you need.
- If the mixture was stored in the fridge prior to use, it is best to let it warm before application. I will set the container in the bathroom while I shower and that is usually enough.
- DO NOT MICROWAVE TO WARM! Unless of course you are hungry for some scrambled eggs.
- DO NOT USE IF ALLERGIC TO ANY INGREDIENTS! Self explanatory.
- Be careful when applying to the skin near the eyes.
You will probably notice an immediate difference, and if you apply this every 1-2 days it should make big changes to your complexion. Personally this has practically eliminated my blackheads, acne is rare and easily manageable and my facial skin is firmer with tighter pores. What more can you ask from a simple do it yourself facial mask! So give it a try and I hope you enjoy the same results I did.