Recipes for homemade hair and facial masks with an egg
There is no doubt about the versatility of an egg in the kitchen. It also turns out that in natural cosmetics it can be used just as much! An egg is a miracle ingredient in our homemade cosmetics. It is mainly found in face and hair care. A real vitamin bomb for our beauty!
The virtues of an egg in cosmetics
Did you know that an egg is an excellent source of omega acids and a complete protein with a high amino acid content that the human body is unable to produce on its own? In addition, it is a real source of vitamins: B, A, D, E and K. The yolk also contains mineral salts: zinc, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulfur and iron. But that's not all ! There are also ingredients such as lutein, lecithin, and beta-carotene. Together, these components create a magical blend in the service of beauty - they strengthen the skin, hair and nails.
The incredible virtues of egg yolk
The lutein in the egg is important for sight - it improves the quality of vision and prevents macular degeneration. Thanks to its regenerating, soothing and minimizing effect on puffiness, it also finds application in cosmetics intended for the eye area.
Lecithin, in turn, is an ingredient that occurs naturally not only in egg yolks, but also in cell membranes of the human body. Its task is to fight against free radicals, which prolongs the youth of the skin. In addition, lecithin hydrates, softens, smoothes perfectly and nourishes the tissues. If you produce homemade egg cosmetics, the results will be immediately visible. This applies in particular to face masks, which will even out the skin by gently exfoliating and regenerating it effectively.
Beta-carotene is a component that effectively protects the skin against the negative effects of UVA and UVB rays. It also has an antioxidant effect.
Egg yolk can also be used in shampoos, conditioners and hair masks. In this area, it has been valued for centuries - there is nothing stronger to shine and tone locks, restore natural hair beauty and maintain hair health. Egg yolk is perfect for tinted strands, where you want to bring out the power of the pigments, or for dry strands - it will hydrate them perfectly. You can use egg hair care as a protein supplement.
The incredible virtues of egg white
Not only is yellow a real superhero. Egg white is also gaining its acclaim. Its slightly astringent properties work well in skincare, especially for skin cleansing. It is for this reason, they are often added to scrubs or masks whose purpose is to narrow the pores on the face. In turn, you can find powdered shell extract in products such as anti-blackhead nasal patches. The Amazing Benefits of Egg White
The egg, the star of cosmetics
The composition of the egg has been meticulously studied in recent years thanks to the dynamic development of the biochemical sciences. The active substances extracted from eggs have found wide application in the cosmetology industry.
In the INCI nomenclature (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) that can be found on each packaging of cosmetic products, you can easily find egg yolk and white. Egg white according to INCI is called: Albumen or Hydrolyzed albumen, egg yolk: Egg protein, Hydrolyzed egg protein, Egg yolk extract. One can also find Hydrolyzed egg shell for the raw material of an eggshell or when the whole egg is obtained - INCI: Egg powder.
Our homemade egg-based cosmetic recipes
We can always say that to buy hair care is easier, but it is still very pleasant to be able to make your beauty products directly. We have prepared some recipes for you that we have tried ourselves and completely validated.
Nourishing face mask
If your facial skin needs a boost, do not hesitate to apply this mask made with egg yolk, lemon juice and vegetable oil.
- 1egg yolk
- A few drops of olive oil or sunflower oil
- A few drops of squeezed lemon juice
Beat the egg yolk with a whisk until it has the consistency of mayonnaise. Then add a few drops of olive oil or sunflower oil, a few drops of lemon juice. Apply the mask to your face and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water and apply a nourishing balm.
Face mask against excessive sebum secretion
If you have oily skin that shines, this homemade mask made with egg white and lemon juice is perfect for you.
- 1 egg white
- A few drops of squeezed lemon juice
Beat the egg white until it forms a foam. Add a few drops of lemon juice and apply on the face for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. This mask will help you .
Soothing face mask
If you have irritated skin, don't hesitate to prepare this soothing egg yolk mask. It will soothe the skin with redness, irritated and regenerate your epidermis.
- 1 egg yolk
- ½ ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon of whole cream
Mash your ripe avocado with a fork and mix it with the egg yolk and crème fraîche. Apply to the face for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse and apply your balm daily.
Mask for tired hair
If your hair lacks luster and shine, is dull and tired, don’t hesitate to apply this egg-based mask once a week to give it a boost.
- 1 egg
- ½ avocado
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
Mix all the ingredients together until you get a smooth, creamy texture. Apply over the entire length of tired, lackluster hair, strand by strand. After putting on the mask, use a charlotte and a towel to let your hair retain the heat so that the ingredients penetrate better. After 20-30 minutes, rinse off the mask with lukewarm water and wash your hair with shampoo.
Nourishing hair mask
The mask made from egg yolk, castor oil and lemon juice is a famous recipe of our grandmothers. Apply it to strengthen your hair, give it shine, accelerate its growth and improve its general condition.
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon of castor oil
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Apply the mask to dry hair. Put on a charlotte and a towel to keep in the heat. Keep the preparation for 30 minutes on your hair, then rinse and wash with your usual shampoo.
Mask for dry hair
The egg yolk mask, combined with olive oil and honey, will nourish the hair, add shine and make it silky and manageable. This mask is truly amazing and nourishes the hair roots like magic.
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 tablespoons of honey
Combine the egg yolk in a small container. Add olive oil and honey, then mix to get a smooth, even texture. Apply the mask to dry hair, you can lightly massage your scalp. Leave it on for about 30 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water and shampoo your hair.
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