Natural Face Masks – Recipes
I had a look in the kitchen cupboards to see what I had for a nice uplifting face mask to get myself ready for the long weekend and I realised when I went to the fridge, that there was one ingredient that I hadn’t used in a while: egg white.
Egg white face mask recipe:
Separate the egg white and yolk and apply a thin layer of egg white on the face. Leave it to dry for 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water and apply facial balm. Egg white mask can be very effective in tightening the pores and also gives a temporary lift to the face. It’s wonderful before applying make-up but make sure that you wash it off properly as it will feel tighter and tighter as the hours pass. I know it can be a bit smelly but it’s cheap and it works. If you have lavender oil in the house, you can add a few drops of it and it will add soothing qualities, and also counteract the smell and is good for sensitivity. It can be used on sensitive, dry or oily skin. If you want to use it for tightening around the eye area, leave out the essential oil.
Honey and egg white facial mask:
Honey softens your skin, it is healing for marks and scars, is full of anti-oxidants and it is a great addition to egg in a facial mask. Mix a tablespoon of honey with egg white and spread it on the face and leave it on for at least ten minutes. Rinse with warm water before applying your moisturiser or facial balm. A nice addition here would be a few drops of essential oil depending on your skin type. This is especially good for skin with redness or marks.
Oatmeal, egg white and honey scrub:
If you want to be really adventurous, take an egg white and beat it until it becomes foamy, then add a tablespoon of oatmeal, yep, good auld Flahavans rolled oats and mix it till it becomes a thick paste. Add a tablespoon of honey and a drop of suitable essential oil. Apply it on the face and scrub for a few minutes, then leave to dry for another ten minutes. Finally, rinse it off with water. If you like a bit more abrasion, you can use ground almonds, ground rice is also good instead of the oatmeal but it’s probably best to stick to the oatmeal if your skin is sensitive. After washing off your scrub, dry face and apply Intensive Restoring Facial Balm.
Leave a comment to let me know how you got on if you used any of these.