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10 effective protein masks for acne
10 effective protein masks for acne

Not so long ago, factory-made products were the leaders in the field of cosmetics for women. It was easier for us to buy them and not bother with cooking. But today the issue of their quality and price is acute. And we are increasingly turning to homemade cosmetics recipes.

A face mask in a store is not a cheap pleasure. And problem skin, with acne and blackheads, requires more care and costs. For an effective and inexpensive solution to this issue, products based on egg white are suitable.

The causes of acne

Among the causes of acne, there are three main factors:

  1. insufficient care;
  2. hormonal changes;
  3. some stomach diseases.

Pimples are actually clogged pores. The oil produced by the skin closes the pores, causing inflammation, in which bacteria enter.

As a rule, acne is caused by internal diseases of the body or hormones. The face mask acts on the surface of the skin and removes cosmetic imperfections.

It will help get rid of acne, as well as improve the structure of the skin, reduce oiliness, and narrow pores only in an integrated approach to the problem.

Egg white properties

In the composition of egg white, more than 70% is water.

The rest is accounted for:

  • on various proteins that have an antibacterial and healing effect. True, some of them are capable of causing allergies;
  • for fats that can create a protective film on the skin;
  • for carbohydrates with tonic properties;
  • on vitamins of group "B" so useful for the face. They perform many functions: protective and anti-aging, as well as restore cellular metabolism, improve complexion;
  • for macronutrients (calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, chlorine, sulfur) and trace elements (iron, molybdenum, zinc, iodine, copper, chromium, manganese, cobalt), which are also necessary for facial skin.

Naturally, there are more useful components in a home-made product, and less from the factory due to additional processing.

The effect of egg white on the face justifies its use on problem skin.

Among them are the following:

  • dries acne;
  • cleanses pores;
  • whitens;
  • increases elasticity;
  • improves blood circulation;
  • rejuvenates;
  • reduces redness;
  • normalizes metabolic processes.

Recommendations for use

The protein mask is quite simple to use.

Before applying, it will not be superfluous to familiarize yourself with a number of tips that will make the procedure safe and effective:

  1. Are there any restrictions on the type of facial skin? Yes, this method is shown for bold and combined types. Those who have dry need to be extremely careful or, altogether, refuse it.
  2. Determine the skin type. A cosmetic napkin will help you here (paper handkerchiefs, for example, will do). Unfold the napkin and apply it to your face. If there are no spots, the skin is dry, if there are minor spots on the cheeks, it is normal. If there are a lot of greasy marks all over the napkin - oily, if they are located only in the forehead, chin, nose - combined.
  3. How to choose an egg? Choose homemade eggs whenever possible. They contain more useful elements.
  4. How to prepare? The egg must be chilled before application. So you don't need to get it out of the refrigerator in advance. Prepare two bowls for the egg white and yolk. Break the egg in the middle (with a knife, for example) and separate the egg white. This requires a certain skill. If nothing comes out at all, find a video tutorial on the internet.
  5. How to beat? To do this, you need either a whisk or a mixer. A thick foam should form when whisking. But remember, the foam settles quickly, so the rest of the ingredients must be added without delay. If necessary, prepare the ingredients before whipping the egg white.
  6. What shouldn't be done? At high temperatures, the protein quickly folds. The ingredients with which it will mix should be no higher than room temperature.
  7. Should I cleanse my face before the procedure? Yes, it is necessary. Wash yourself with soap. Open your pores. To do this, rinse your face with slightly hot water. It is best to hold it over steam. At the end of cleansing, use a mild scrub.
  8. How to apply? With a special brush or fingertips. In both versions, this is done along the massage lines.
  9. How much to keep? The time varies from 10 to 20 minutes.
  10. How to wash off? Be careful with the drying crust. It is better not to pull it off, but moisten a cotton swab or towel in water and roll it up or just rinse it off with warm water.
  11. How often should you apply? As a prophylaxis - once a week, for the treatment of acne - every other day. In both cases, you need to take breaks (about a month) so that there is no addiction.

Protein mask recipes

The result and benefit will depend on the additional components that are present in the composition.

All of the suggested recipes use the protein of one egg.

Acne mask

Recipe: Mix lemon juice (1 tsp) with protein (pre-whipped into foam).

Time: 15 minutes.

It is applied in several layers after the previous one has dried.

Washed off with cold water.

Anti-inflammation mask with a lifting effect

Recipe: Mix oatmeal, juice and lemon zest in an amount of one teaspoon with protein (whipped). Pre-dry the zest and crush as fine as possible. Grind the flakes with a coffee grinder or blender.

Time: 15 minutes.

It is applied in one layer.

Washed off with cold water.

The mask is nutritious

Recipe number 1: Take a tablespoon of honey (liquid) and oatmeal (crushed) and peach oil tea. Add protein (not whipped), mix.

Recipe number 2: A teaspoon of honey and butter (jojoba, olive, vegetable, grape seed or other) and table cottage cheese (with a low percentage of fat) is mixed with protein (pre-whipped).

Time: 15 minutes.

Both mixtures are applied in one layer.

Washed off with warm water.

Mask for acne and oily sheen

Recipe: Mix apple (1 pc, medium size) with whipped egg white. We pre-peel the apple, rub it finely on a special grater to make a gruel.

Time: 20 minutes.

It is applied in one layer.

Washed off with warm water. Treat the skin with a tonic.

Drying mask

Recipe number 1: A tablespoon of flour (oatmeal, rice, wheat) is mixed with protein (you do not need to whip it). The flour must be sieved.

Recipe number 2: A teaspoon of starch (potato) is mixed with whipped protein. If the mixture is thick, add water.

Time: 15 minutes.

In both cases, the mixture is applied in one layer.

Washed off with cool water.

Pore cleansing mask

Recipe: Almonds (hazelnuts, walnuts) crushed into flour, in an amount of one tablespoon, mix with protein (beat beforehand).

Time: 15 minutes.

It is applied in one layer. Massage your face lightly.

Washed off with cold water.

Anti-inflammatory mask

Recipe number 1: Stir a tablespoon of clay (white or blue) with protein (you do not need to whip it).

Recipe # 2: 20 g of clay is mixed with half a teaspoon of baking soda and whipped protein. Dilute with water.

In both cases, it is best to sift the clay powder so that there are no lumps. Mixing utensils should be either glass or ceramic.

Time: 10 minutes.

Both mixtures are applied in one layer. Avoid any movement of your face. If the mixture cracks, it can damage your skin.

Washed off with cool water without using soap or other cosmetics.

Whitening mask

Recipe: Mix parsley or dill (2 tablespoons) with protein (pre-whipped). Chop the greens.

Time: 20 minutes.

It is applied in one layer.

Washed off with cold water.

Moisturizing mask

Recipe: A tablespoon of grated cucumber is mixed with whipped egg white.

Time: 15 minutes.

It is applied in one layer.

Washed off with cool water.

Summer mask, vitamin

Recipe: 2 tbsp. tablespoons of berry juice (raspberries, currants, strawberries, strawberries) mixed with protein (whipped into foam). Chop the berries in a blender or mash with a mashed potatoes. Squeeze out the juice.

Time: 15 minutes (excluding overcoating time).

It is applied in three coats with an interval of 5 minutes.

Washed off with cool water.

Reviews and contraindications

The protein mask has one contraindication: allergy to the components.

Test your reaction first if it contains ingredients such as honey, raspberries, strawberries, baking soda, lemon juice, or others that you have never used. It is better to postpone their use if there is damage of any kind on the skin of the face. Once in wounds, these ingredients can cause irritation.

Among the reviews of those who opted for protein drugs, positive ones prevail. Negative reviews are mostly found with improper preparation and application, or when choosing this method for a dry type of face.

In this case, the mixture causes dryness and flaking.

With the regular use of egg white in the composition of facial products, there is a decrease in rashes, an increase in elasticity, cleansing of pores, and an improvement in complexion. Those who have chosen this method for themselves do not recommend applying the mixture more than once a week, since it really dries out a lot.

They also notice discomfort when the mixture is on the face, so it tightens it. For those who cannot tolerate such sensations at all, it is recommended to reduce the application time - about 5 minutes.

Proper use of egg white will provide you with a lasting anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effect.

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