Eggs, the protein-rich superfood, offer us a variety of benefits for not just our bodily strength but also to our skin. Eggs are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, as well as selenium, calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus, among other nutrients. In fact, the yolk portion of the egg yolk contains lecithin, which also helps in promoting hydration and makes the skin feel smooth.
Egg whites in particular have properties to improve your skin’s health, treat detrimental skin problems and purify your face’s appearance. The lutein in eggs can hydrate the skin and enhance the elasticity of your skin, and protein helps repair face tissues.
And so to get you going on your journey towards skin rejuvenation, we present three reasons why your skin needs an egg face mask for a smooth and radiant appearance.
Egg whites firm your skin by removing excess dirt, oil and dead cells. Moreover, eggs help prevent pimples and cysts, reducing the acne on your face as an enzyme called lysozyme kills acne-causing bacteria.
Lysozyme has the ability to lyse or break down the wall of certain acne-causing gram-positive bacteria and prevent the formation of blemishes. An egg-based face mask can thus absorb excess oil from the skin, reducing the chances of pores becoming clogged, giving firmness and freshness to your face.
Egg-based face masks can increase skin hydration as the proteins function as humectants. A humectant is a hygroscopic substance that has a molecular structure with several water-loving compounds and keeps the water from evaporating, thus keeping the skin hydrated.
Additionally, eggs are rich in lutein and antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress and improve skin hydration. Skin brightening is also promoted by using egg-based face masks as they help close large skin pores, reduce wrinkles and help with oily skin. Egg yolks are also beneficial as they are loaded with fatty acids that add moisture to the skin while egg whites include albumin, a protein that tightens pores and removes excess oil.
The proteins in an egg-based face mask help to bind moisture to the skin, providing anti-ageing benefits. The hydration offered by eggs, plumps out the skin—makes lines and wrinkles less visible.
Moreover, anti-ageing eggs contain omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, biotin and zinc that enables cellular fat production in the body, critical for cell turnover, and thereby, repairing damaged skin. Egg whites have protein and collagen, ingredients that are helpful when it comes to fighting off inflammation as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Moreover, egg whites contain 18 essential amino acids that are great for preventing skin ageing and the harmful impact of ultraviolet radiations.
So, ladies, start beating those eggs and include this goodness in your skincare routine!
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