Lately, I’ve noticed that my pores are HUGE. I guess it’s because I’ve been neglecting my skin (shame on me). But chasing around a ten month old all day takes up a lot of my time. And by the end of the day, I’m usually too tired to take any extra steps to care for my skin. So today, I wanted to try a DIY mask that would help minimize the craters that are on my face.
After a little bit of research, I stumbled upon some articles about a do it yourself peel off mask using egg whites. I was immediately intrigued. Who would’ve thought that using a simple ingredient that you probably already have in your kitchen could have such a big impact on your skin? All of the articles that I read didn’t have any proof that it worked. But every one of them swore by it. So let’s put this to the test!
Before the experiment
I’ve always had problems with enlarged pores. I have them on almost every part of my face. My forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin, are the worst areas. Posting pictures of my face with no makeup on has taken a lot of courage to do. I’m very self conscious about my skin, as I suffer with acne and acne scars.
For the first step of this DIY mask, you’ll need an egg (obvously), and you’ll need to separate the egg white from the yolk. There are many ways to do this, but I used the water bottle trick. I cracked an egg into a bowl, and grabbed an empty water bottle. Squeeze the water bottle, and then use it to suck the yolk right out of the bowl. Sounds silly, but it works like a charm! Then I whisked the egg white so that it was nice and frothy and easy to apply to my skin.
Some of the articles I saw said to use paper towels for the mask, but I decided to use toilet paper since it’s thinner. I actually separated it into two pieces, that way it would be easier to apply.
Now it’s time to get this show on the road and apply the egg white. First, I washed my face with my everyday cleanser. I used a clean makeup brush that I didn’t mind ruining, and applied a layer of the egg white mixture to my skin. I made sure to focus more on my problem areas. I then applied the toilet paper in sections. Starting off with the cheeks, I placed the toilet paper over the egg white, and ripped off any excess. Apply a second layer of egg white over the toilet paper. Continue doing this until your entire face is covered. Let the mask sit until it is dry, almost like a paper mache texture. It took about twenty minutes for mine to dry completely.
Now, let’s go over some of the benefits egg whites supposed have for your skin. Egg whites have astringent properties that help minimize and tighten pores. It is also supposed to help with wrinkles and fine lines. Peeling off the dry egg will help to exfoliate your skin by removing the dead skin cells that sit on top of your skin. This mask is supposed to have a tightening effect, which I could definitely feel.
After twenty minutes was up, I went to the bathroom and peeled off the mask. It hurt a little bit, but it was about the same as any other peel off mask. I rinsed my face with cold water and patted it dry. I can honestly say, this mask worked! Now obviously, you’re not going to notice any drastic differences after one use. But I could already tell that my pores looked a little smaller than they usually do!
My skin looked brighter than it did before. The one negative thing I have to say about this mask is that it made my skin pretty dry. But other than that, it did what it was supposed to do! I definitely recommend this mask. I would do it twice a week to see the best results.
Thank you guys for reading my blog! I love doing little experiments like this. If you have any DIY beauty hacks that you want to see put to the test, leave a comment below! Or drop it in the “contact me” part of my blog. Thanks again!