DIY Egg White and Honey Face Mask - Recipe and Review!


As mentioned a billion times before, I suffer from THE WORST acne, blackheads and oily skin ever experienced by mankind. As a glasses wearer this sucks even more because I'm washing my face, cleaning my glasses and disgustingly feeling them slip down my nose all day long.

I have tried and reviewed face masks in the past but this can easily become a costly experiment. Upon researching homemade versions of high-street and high end face masks, I delved even further into budget beauty...DIY face masks with things found in the kitchen cupboard.

Today's face mask was as simple as 2 ingredients. Eggs and Honey. More so, Egg Whites and Honey.

What it does...

According to Bellatory "Egg white is great for tightening and toning skin. It works for greasy skin by shrinking large pores on the skin surface, thereby reducing excess sebum. Large pores are also potential breeding grounds for bacteria that cause bulbous zits and cysts, which means pore-tightening egg white can help reduce acne."

They also went on to include this funky informative table:

Credit: Bellatory

Although I found the egg white theory recipe from another source, the idea to make it even more beneficial for my skin by adding honey to the recipe was found at the above linked website. (I didn't have any lemon juice available and so left that bit out.)

According to Bellatory, by adding one simple teaspoon of honey makes the mask have "antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Also a wonderful moisturiser and skin-lightening agent."

Ingredients 

Now that you know what it claims to do. Onto the actual product. I made this for 2 people. Jamie, once again, agreed to be my test subject as we have completely different skin types. 

You will need:

1. 2 Eggs (I originally thought 4 for some reason).



2. 1 teaspoon of honey


Recipe

1. Grab a bowl and whisk your egg whites until they become frothy.

2. Stir in the teaspoon of honey.



3. Before application, wash your face with warm water to open up the pores for cleansing. 

4. I used a tissue but you can use hands, brushes, cotton pads - anything that will lift the product and spread it evenly on your face.

5. Leave the mask for at least 15 minutes or until completely dry.

As you can see in the following photos, Jamie is delighted to take part in this experiment.



Review

Whilst jotting down my thoughts, I asked Jamie his. Jamie suffers from skin that has bouts of dryness. After the experiment, I actually realised that you probably don't want to use this mask if you're prone to dry skin because, well, it dries your skin...sorry Jamie. Ha!

He did say that his skin was smoother and drier (his nose flaked a little after removal), he hated the feel of the product going on to his face because it was "cold and gloopy" and that for his skin type, it didn't really make a difference. Well, we proved that it definitely dries your skin! 

*****

As a sufferer of oily and greasy skin prone to breakouts...I actually thought this mask worked really well! 

The first thing I noticed was the oily greasiness that is permanently on my face was completely gone and replaced with supple, soft, hydrated skin that glowed.

The mask itself set quickly, didn't pull on the fine hairs that the human body naturally has and wasn't painful in the slightest but actually rather cooling. It also reduced redness and spot size although it didn't really impact my blackheads. 

 I wash my face regularly because I have to but I haven't had to since taking the mask off and my glasses have stayed put. It's not banished completely (after several hours, I started to feel it coming back) but I feel that I could regularly do one of these masks and instead of washing my face with warm water, do a steam session (wear you put boiling hot water into a large bowl, place your head over and then a towel over your head, like a mini sauna) and then apply the mask as my pores would be as open as ever to cleansing. 

Although I feel refreshed, I feel that I should have applied a thicker layer. I think I was a little sparse on application because the thought of applying egg to my face and the actually act of doing so was a little disgusting. (I feel this was psychological.)

Although it could get messy upon application, removing the product was as simple as washing and drying the face. There was no residue, no bits stuck to my face and I felt instantly refreshed. I was also conscious of an egg smell appearing at some point but none of that happened either. 

I rate this a 3.9 out of 5. Super effective for budget DIY job but I feel I need to mess around with the recipe more for the amount of oil that my skin produces. I would completely recommend this to my friends (the one's without dry skin) as a cheap alternative.

Don't we look pretty in our homemade face masks?


I couldn't move my face at all. I'm not as pissed off as I look in this photo.

What DIY face masks have you tried? How do you banish oily/greasy skin? Comment below or find me on social media!

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