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The egg white is alkaline, it can change the natural ph of the skin, which should not be a good thing and cause irritation, because It is important to maintain the natural ph of the skin for its proper functioning, right?
I've used this mask a few times and almost had no effect on my skin, it just became more shiny after i removed the mask but later it seemed more irritated and I had some inflamed pimples.
I used to suffer from cystic acne and very bad black heads and white heads. I have combination skin (oily t-zone and o zone, dry S zone)
"Used to" because now I don't, and this mask is what cleared my skin.
I mix 2tbs of cinnamon and one whole egg and apply to my face for either 30 minutes or I sleep with it, every other day / when I can be bothered.
Combined with my everyday skin routine (African black soap, sukins hydrating mist toner, bio oil, sukin oil balancing mattifying moisturiser and Olay spf 30+ moisturiser) it has changed my life.
P L E A S E keep in mind that the cinnamon will burn or tingle but this does go away after 5-10 minutes and stops completely the more you use this mask.
I washed my face with Bior Charcoal cleanser. I mixed freshly squeezed lemon juice and egg whites into a clean bowl and mixed it repeatedly until it foamed. I used a makeup brush and placed it the soulution thinly on my face and cut up clean tissue paper into small squares and placed them all over. I repeated this step about 3 times. I waited appropriately 30 minutes or until the 'mask' was dry and peeled the tissue off of my face in an upward motions. After the 'mask' was off I washed my face with Cetaplil face wash dried my face with a clean towel and moisturized with a small amount of Nivea Creme lotion. The next morning my face looked lighter ( I'm a dark skinned African American teen with a small amount of acne scars on my cheek area) and clear all of the bumps on my forehead had either shrunk or disappeared. I'm going to repeat this step for the remainder of the week and see the end results.
I like to add some sugar to some egg whites and hand whip it until it's really thick and like a mousse. I massage that all over my face and let it sit for about 10 minutes then rinse with warm water. The vitamins in eggs helps pimples heal and it's really fun to do.
I've used it about 4 times, once a week. I didn't use it as a sheet mask or mix it with lemon - because lemon is irritating and can make hyperpigmentation and redness worse. But the egg white smeared on my face and left on to dry made my pores look smaller, less redness, and overall tighter feeling.
After using it the 4th time yesterday though, I washed it off in the shower and came out with my forehead, cheeks, chin and around my nose SO, so red with tiny bumps all over those areas - bumps that I didn't have before, it ALMOST looks like a rash. This morning I woke up with all those little bumps with white heads. They're tiny but each of them is puss filled. And there's the same amount of redness today. This has NEVER happened to me even with all the treatments I've tried since I was 11, I've never had a reaction like this. And I haven't had anything out of the ordinary to eat so I know it has something to do with the mask.
If you happen to be seriously bored and have an oversupply of groceries, it is a fun activity to smear egg white into the face. I tried it and it feels good. Does it heal wounds? ' Possible, but how to evidently find out whether it is more than an illusion? Note that it most likely cannot reduce the amount of clogged pores.
I just want to start by saying how nice it is to be able to grab something you have in your fridge and turn it into an acne-fighter. So, I've used the egg white mask mixed with a few drops of lemon juice maybe 4 times? For me, It didn't do much with controlling my acne but it did help with inflammation so it felt soothing. Also, I think it helped to stop the pimples from leaving a dark spot which is a +++++ because my biggest issue is post-inflamatory hyper pigmentation rather than the acne itself. My pimples last for maybe 5 days (and I suffer from pimples rarely now that I'm using the acne.org regimen) but the discoloration it leaves will last for months! Another thing with this mask is that it makes the skin sooo soft and supple.