Published on June 19th, 2015 | by Khushboo Rawal
KITCHEN SECRETS: Eggs-ellent!
Health benefits apart, eggs can also be used in a multitude of home beauty recipes. Here are some of them!
A universal ingredient to make your skin glow and slow down the ageing clock all by itself is the egg white or albumen, which is basically lots of protein and water.
- For oily skin: Apply egg white on your face. It may smell a little so your best option is to apply it over the sink in your bathroom. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes. Wash it off with some cold water for skin that’s cleansed of excess oil and feels nice and tight.
- For combination skin: To the egg white, add a few drops of olive oil. This mask will instantly tighten your skin and minimise your pores. Regular use will help reduce the fine lines.
- For dry skin: Take some egg white, 1tbsp lime juice and 2tbsp honey. Mix well and apply evenly. Let it dry and wash off with cold water. This mask will leave your skin supple and glowing.
- Tip: Throw in a spoonful of oatmeal with the egg white for a change. This will scrub off any impurities on your skin.
So all those egg whites you use, the yolks go waste, right? Well, not exactly. Egg yolks make an excellent ingredient for hair masks.
Less of hair protein or keratin can cause hair loss and breakage. Compensate by opting for hair-strengthening masks made from eggs.
- Mix an egg yolk with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and vinegar. Apply this paste starting from the roots working your way down. Let it dry and wash it off with cold water. This will make your hair strong and soft and will remove the frizz. Since eggs are high in protein, this mask will strengthen your hair in the long run and reduce breakage. Use this mask once in 15 days if you have dry hair.
- A simple yet effective option for a conditioning hair mask is yoghurt and egg yolk. Mix well and apply it all over including the scalp. Massage it for a few minutes. Wash it off with tepid water.
Since eggs can leave a bit of unpleasant smell, remember to wash off your face and hair thoroughly with cold or tepid water (hot water will actually cook the eggs!) .
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