The worst thing about getting acne is that even after the redness and swelling is gone there is a very high chance that you will be left with acne scars. Not only are they unsightly but they are also notoriously tough to cover with makeup. Now there are many ways to get rid of acne scars but if you want to keep it simple and effective then egg whites are the way to go.
Why Egg Whites of All Things?
Egg whites are very high in protein and this makes them extremely effective for softening the skin and it has anti-inflammatory properties that do well to get rid of nasty acne scars on your face and other parts of your body.
How to Make an Egg White Mask for Acne Scars
You will love how effective egg whites are for removing acne scars and the best part is you probably have a ready supply of eggs at your home. If you do not, it is a simple matter of running to the store and getting an egg or two.
Before you try any of these egg white remedies for acne scars do bear in mind that people with egg allergies should opt for other remedies instead. With or without the yolk, egg whites will cause your allergies to act up.
This first egg white remedy for acne scars requires you to separate the yolk from the whites. Place the yolk aside and use it for desert or something. Whip the egg white until it is frothy and apply a layer all over the face. You can leave it there overnight for the best results but if you are uncomfortable with that leaving it on for half an hour will do. If you decide to leave it on for just half an hour, apply the mask twice a day.
Some dermatologists say that the addition of lemon juice to your egg white mask will make it all the more effective. Before you whip your egg whites add half a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.
Rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry before you apply your favorite oil free moisturizer.
Now this next mask is a little fancier but it also does wonders for acne scars and helps control sebum production so you can say good-bye to the greasies. For this remedy you will need:
- A tablespoon of cucumber juice
- Egg white
- 5 drops of lemon juice
- Half a teaspoon of French clay
Mix all the ingredients until you have a smooth paste. Apply it all over the face while avoiding the eye area. It is advisable to apply this at night since the acid in the lemon juice makes the skin sensitive to sunlight.
This recipe is not only good for acne scars but it also works wonders to reduce fine lines on mature skin. You will need the following ingredients:
- Egg white
- A teaspoon of oatmeal
- A teaspoon of honey
Beat the egg white until it becomes foamy then mix them all together until you have a paste. Apply it all over the face while avoiding the skin around the eyes. Allow to stay for 20 minutes. Then, wet a wash cloth in warm water and use that to remove the mask from your face. Apply your favorite moisturizer afterwards.