Dealing with acne breakouts can really hurt your self-esteem. There are books out there on how to cope with acne at any age, and to feel better about you. Acne self-help books are really great for learning the cause, the remedy and ways to hide acne with makeup until you can rid yourself of the breakouts.
Other than researching about how to cope with acne, there are also some home remedies you can try in your search. The one I have settled in with is the Egg Yolk Facial and Egg White Pore Strips. I was introduced to the Egg Face Mask not long ago.
This first time I heard of this idea I thought it was rather silly, but then I was reminded of my childhood where putting things such as vinegar and mayonnaise in my hair brought more shine and luster than any bottle of Pantene shampoo ever did so I figured why not.
Rather than going to the nearest Sephora or department store to spend money on new facial products in the quest to find what works on your skin, just take a little trip over to the refrigerator.
It’s No Yolk
As it turns out, egg yolk masks work just as good as any product for acne on the market in my opinion – and many others would agree, a great organic acne treatment. What do you have to lose in trying it? Eggs are inexpensive and have no side effects; and if you’re like me with dry and sensitive skin, you will be thankful for that since most skin treatments for acne are harsh on the skin.
I wish I had discovered this face acne treatment as a teenager with acne; it would have saved a lot of heartache from low self-esteem due to facial acne and enlarged pores.
If you have any poultry or egg allergies please refrain from using an egg yolk facial, or egg white toner, or pore strips. Please contact your doctor if you have a medical condition before beginning an egg yolk facial regimen. Do not combine with any other facial products, oils or lotions. Consult your doctor or dermatologist before using egg yolk facials if you are currently prescribed any ointments, acne treatments or facial lotions for your skin to know if there will be any reaction to the egg yolk face treatment.
According to Acne Talks online magazine, egg whites can act as a mild astringent making it an excellent toner for a third of the price. You can even use egg whites as pore strips for your nose to get rid of those pesky blackheads.
Egg whites treat the affected area as it dries on the skin, helping to clean the surface by lifting the dirt and debris from the pores, and absorbing the extra oils that sit on the skin’s surface, which is the leading cause of clogged pores, blackheads, and acne.
Egg White Pore Strips
To create egg white pore strips follow these easy steps:
1. Remove any facial products on your face; makeup, lotion, oils.
It is not necessary for you to remove your makeup, but you get the most effective results with a clean palette to work from.
2. Take an egg and separate the yolk from the white (see video below for how to do this)
– Beat the egg yolk in a separate bowl and set aside in another bowl for the facial mask later.
3. Beat the egg whites with a fork to mix it.
4. Gently coat your nose in the egg whites, careful not to get any in your nose holes!
5. Take a 2ply piece of tissue and separate it then press against the egg on your skin. Allow to dry to a paper mache type texture.
6. Gently peel from nose as you would use a blackhead pore strip.
You should be able to see little hair like pieces all over your egg white pore strip; those little hairs are the dirt, and debris that was clogging your pores. The same results, if not better, from one egg that you would get from a $10 box of Biore Pore Strips.
Egg Yolk Facial Mask
To create egg yolk facial mask, follow these easy steps:
1. If you did not do a pore treatment prior and you are starting with this step remove any facial products on your face; makeup, lotion, oils. It is not necessary for you to remove your makeup, but you get the most effective results with a clean palette to work from. If you used the egg white pore strip prior, skip to step 4.
2. Take an egg and separate the yolk from the white (see video below for how to do this) –
3. Beat the egg yolk with a fork to mix it.
4. Gently coat your face with the egg yolk, paying attention to avoid eyes, nose holes and mouth.
5. Allow to dry on your face for a few minutes. It will become obvious once dry as you will find it difficult to even move your facial muscles (don’t try or you will crack your egg yolk facial mask). There may even be tightness to your face with a pulling sensation, as well as a brighter yellow tone to the egg mask.
6. Once dry, wash away with soap and water.
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Egg Yolk Facial Mask Results
Your skin should show signs of the treatment immediately in the smoothness of your skin. Note: If you have acne and are not just using the egg yolk facial mask as a moisturizer, then it may take a few treatments before you see any visual changes to the acne.
Unlike most facial treatments there is no timeframe in which to use the egg yolk facial; you may wait an entire month to apply or as often as a few times per week.
Those with acne should strive to use the egg yolk facial mask every other day or twice a week to see noticeable results. For really nasty acne breakouts, use the egg yolk mask every day or just a spot treatment for acne flare-ups using the same instructions, just applying the mask to one portion of your face.
Note: There will be leftover egg yolks and egg whites after the facial and pore treatment. You can safely store these in separate containers for up to 3 days in the refrigerator; this means you can get at least two treatments if you do not use this daily.
Other Home Acne Treatments
Use discretion when testing these as I have not tried them personally.
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