DIY Egg White Peel Mask: Does it really work?

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!


Using tea bags for under eye puffiness and dark circles: Does it work?

Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! So unfortunately, my ten month old is cutting her two front teeth. Although this is an awesome milestone and I couldn’t be more proud, this resulted in her being awake for most of the night in pain (poor baby). And this momma is tired. Looking in the mirror this morning, you could tell I was running off of only three hours of sleep. I had the whole shabang going on under there. Black circles, puffiness, and serious baggage. So I figured it would be a great time to test out some beauty hacks for under the eyes!

Before the experiment

Before the experiment. I had some dark circles, puffiness, and some bags. (Please ignore the eyebrows, I’m currently doing another experiment on them so they’re a little unruly!)

If you’ve googled “hacks to remove dark circles”, then I’m sure you’ve seen people talking about how using tea bags as cold compresses for your eyes really works. Well today, we’re going to put that to the test! I used some tea that had been sitting in my cabinet for a while. A few months ago, I tried making the Starbuck’s Pink Drink at home… it didn’t go well. So I had a ton of tea left over. I used Lipton’s Green tea purple acai bluberry. Which now that I think about it, may not have been a good idea because of the blueberry. But I guess we’ll find out!

I popped a mug full of water in the microwave for about a minute so the water was nice and hot, and steeped the tea for about five minutes. Next, I drained all the liquid from the tea bags, and put them in the freezer for another ten minutes. Now it was time to put this to the test!

I laid back on my couch with Old Mcdonald playing on the T.V while my ten month old ate puffs and yelled at me (ahhh, so relaxing.) Honestly, it helped me wake up a little bit. But I guess putting anything in the freezer and putting it on your face will have the same effect. Now we wait fifteen minutes. But you can leave these on anywhere between 15-30 minutes. While we wait, let’s go over the benefits that putting tea bags on your eyes supposedly has.

Now we wait…

Apparently, putting tea bags on your eyes has a crazy amount of benefits that I was unaware of. It can help with inflammation, dark circles, pink eye, stye’s, rosacea, red eyes, dry eyes, you get the idea. Upon further research, I learned that not just any old tea will work. Popular herbal teas that people use are chamomile, lavender, fennel, and fenugreek tea. I was unaware of this, and now I’m thinking my little experiment may not work properly. But it is green tea, so there’s still hope! The caffeine in black and green teas is the main reason why this works. The caffeine constricts blood vessels within the tissue, which helps reduce puffiness, and dark circles. They also contain antioxidants called flavonoids and tannins that have an anti-inflammatory effect.

DING! Fifteen minutes is up, and I run to the mirror to see if there were any changes. And… I honestly didn’t notice much of a difference at all, except I think the blueberry may have stained my skin a little bit (whoops). 

After the experiment

Looking at the before and after pictures, it looks like it may have helped the discoloration a little bit. My eyes definitely do look a little brighter than before. Besides the physical benefits, my eyes definitely felt more awake and relieved.

In short, I don’t think this experiment worked as well as I thought it would. I’m thinking it could have been user error, since I didn’t use a tea that was good for this kind of thing. Would I recommend trying this? Absolutely! Definitely try it out for yourself to see how well it works for you. Except I would try one of the teas that I listed above to see better results. And that’s the tea for today. 😉

Thank you for checking out my blog. I hope you enjoyed this little experiment! I have many more coming in the future, so stay tuned!


Welcome to Beauty Bust!

Hey guys, and welcome to Beauty Bust! I just wanted to give you guys a quick little introduction to this blog, and explain what I’m all about. So here at Beauty Bust, I’m going to be putting all sorts of beauty hacks to the test. Everything from do it yourself face masks, makeup, hair treatments, the list goes on.

I’m going to be documenting every process with a daily update. Pictures will be taken everyday so we’ll really be able to tell if the hack is working or not. Along with beauty hacks, I’ll be testing out popular beauty products to see how effective they really are.

In between beauty experiments, I’ll be blogging about topics that pertain to motherhood and mental illness.

I’m so excited to start this journey, and I hope you are willing to join me along the way!