Natural Beauty Treatment in a Shell – The Egg

You know how some people express extreme displeasure by throwing rotten eggs at public figures or wannabe entertainers whose voices jar their ears?

If the eggs aren’t rotten, they would actually be doing the victims a favour instead.

You see. Fresh eggs are used as beauty treatments, to nourish hair and skin. Even if you don’t eat them.

Eggs are full of nutrients like

  • protein
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin B12
  • vitamin B6
  • folate
  • thiamin
  • riboflavin
  • phosphorus
  • vitamin D
  • vitamin E
  • zinc
  • iron
  • choline
  • lutein & zeaxanthin

An egg is complete food. It is all the food an unborn chick has for nourishment until it is ready to face the world.

Hence, a dish made of eggs is a very nourishing meal for the entire family.

Applied on the face as a mask, it nourishes the skin.

The egg white contains just the protein and is excellent for oily skin, blemished skin and pimple prone skin. It gives the skin a temporary firming effect, like a face lift, as it dries. It appears to reduce the pore size, helping those with pimples, blackheads and blemishes.

Egg yolks are full of fat and hence are better for dry skin. A plus point is that yolk is very rich in retinol, which reduces scars, wrinkles and treats both eczema and acne.

For normal skin, both the white and yolk can be used together as a face mask.

To make a face mask, whisk the egg white or egg yolk, or whole egg. Then apply on the face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse off completely with cool water. Then cleanse and moisturize the face as per normal.