As we age, our skin begins to change. Wrinkles and fine lines first start appearing on our hands. Then they begin occurring on our face – around the eyes, mouth & forehead. Then follows the neck and before we know we start looking oldie. Sigh!
As we get older, our body starts producing less sebum – the natural oil that keeps our skin moisturized. Moreover, the fat layer underneath the skin’s surface begins to thin out, and our skin loses its elasticity and firmness. These are the two main factors that cause wrinkles.
There are many over-the-counter products available on market. They contain ingredients like alpha hydroxy acid, which may effectively decrease wrinkles, but then most of them are expensive and the effects usually are short-lived.
Luckily, you can prevent wrinkles by using certain effective natural remedies. One such remedy is using egg white, which is popularly known to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
According to Jerome Z. Litt, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine: Egg white contains lots of protein and skin-nourishing ingredients, so it helps tighten skin to reduce wrinkles.
Why Egg White Reduces Wrinkles And Fine Lines?
Egg white contains protein and certain nutrients that help tighten the skin and firm up its tone. The following properties of egg white make it useful natural remedy to prevent and reduce wrinkles.
(i) Proteins: Egg white is rich in proteins including full, long chain amino acids, which help regenerate new skin cells. Protein also helps to tone and firm up the skin.
(ii) Astringent Properties: Due to its potent astringent property, the egg white helps firming up the skin to make it look tout. Astringent role is to naturally shrink the skin pores so as to make them appear smaller. While evening out the wrinkles, it makes your skin look smoothened as well.
(iii) Antioxidant Compounds: Egg whites contain anti-oxidant compounds such as riboflavin, which help in repairing & healing impaired skin cells, while preventing cellular deterioration. These antioxidant compounds also fight free radicals, and reduce oxidative damage in the skin cells. This leads to prevention of early formation of wrinkles & premature skin ageing.
Note: No scientific evidence has so far been found proving that an egg white can permanently removes wrinkles. However, many people believe that egg white helps pull skin in and so can reduce appearance of fine wrinkles temporarily.
How To Use Egg White For Wrinkles?
Egg White Face Mask
You can prepare a face mask using only egg white or may mix in other natural astringents, anti aging ingredients, like lemon juice, yogurt and raw honey.
Recipe: Separate the yolks & the whites of two eggs. Beat the eggs whites in a non-metal bowl until you get a uniform frothy concoction. Now mix in any natural astringent of your choice such as lemon juice, yogurt or raw honey (optional).
Dip your clean fingers into the foamy mixture, and rub it onto your cleansed face. Let the mask dry out for about 30 minutes. Rinse off the mask with cool water, and pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Moisturize as usual, and if you want may apply your makeup before heading out.
Can Egg White Remove Wrinkles Permanently?
Try an egg white facemask on your face & you will find your wrinkles have become less evident and your skin appears visibly tighter and firmer.
However, its effects are only temporary and at best may last only for a day or two. Alas, “egg white for face wrinkles” remedy is not a permanent solution.
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But then you can use an egg white face mask on your face just before an important event or get-together. It will provide a youthful and freshened look to your face that day. After using facemask, moisturize and apply makeup to get a better finish and look.
Otherwise also you can use egg white facial treatment once or twice a week for preventing premature wrinkles and slow down signs of skin aging.