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CAIRO - 9 May 2018: Eggs are great source of inexpensive high quality proteins, vitamins and minerals that can be useful for your health and beauty; not only through eating the eggs but also by applying them on your hair and skin. While egg yolks contain cholesterol, fat soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids, egg whites contain lower amounts of fat and represent half of the protein of the egg along with vitamins B2, B6, B12 and D and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper.
If you are a fan of natural products, here are a few tips to incorporate egg whites in your beauty regime.
Egg whites benefits for your skin
Use an egg white mask to smooth and reduce wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes and the corners of your lips. All you need to do is to mix an egg white with a tablespoon of wheat flour and a tablespoon of honey until they form a sandy paste. Apply it on a clean face and leave it until it dries then rinse with warm water. Do not forget to apply a moisturizer.
Mix an egg white with a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of honey and apply the mix in a circular movement on a clean face and neck at night before going to bed. Leave it for ten minutes then wash it thoroughly with warm water. Use this mask two times a week and do not forget to apply a moisturizer.
To reduce bags under your eyes, beat an egg white and apply a thin layer under your eye two to three times a week. Leave the mask for ten minutes or until it dries then rinse with lukewarm water. You can use the same mixture to improve your eyelids health, apply a thin layer on your eyelids to reduce skin looseness and to beat the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
To exfoliate your face naturally, mix one egg white with two tablespoons of lemon juice and half a tablespoon of honey and use the mix to exfoliate your face at night once a week. Apply the mask on clean dry skin and leave it for 15 minutes then remove it with warm water. The mix is ideal for removing impurities and spots caused by the sun.
Egg whites benefits for your hair
To improve the texture and volume of oily hair, whisk two egg whites with one tablespoon of olive oil and apply the mask on your hair and ensure that your hair is completely covered in the mixture. Leave it for 20 minutes and then wash your hair with cool water to get rid of the smell. Never use hot water; condition your hair as usual and let it air dry. You can use this mask twice a week.
To promote hair growth, mix two egg whites with two tablespoons of aloe vera gel and apply the mixture to your hair until it is completely covered. Leave the mask on your hair for 30-60 minutes then wash it with lukewarm water and condition your hair as usual. You can use this mask twice a week to boost your scalp health and promote hair growth.
To clean your scalp of excess oils and fight dandruff use egg white and coconut oil as a nutrient-rich mask. Whisk the whites of two eggs with two tablespoons of coconut oil and apply the mixture to moist hair from roots to tips and comb it through your hair. Leave it for 20 minutes then clean your hair with cool water and condition your hair as usual.