The Amazing Benefits of Egg Whites for Your Skin

Egg white is an essential ingredient in many beauty routines. It helps look after the skin and reduces wrinkles and impurities.
The Amazing Benefits of Egg Whites for Your Skin

Last update: 11 July, 2022

Egg whites are beneficial for your skin since they have good nutritional value (proteins and B vitamins). Indeed, you might well have heard your grandmother recommend them as an ingredient for homemade masks to make the face ‘more beautiful’ (healthy and shiny with no impurities) or to make your hair healthier and silkier.

Below, we’ll tell you more about the benefits of including egg whites in your skin treatments. They’re well worth considering.

What do egg whites provide?

The benefits of egg white for the skin come from its nutritional content. According to the Institute for Egg Studies, egg white is mainly composed of water (approximately 88 percent) and proteins.

In fact, experts claim that eggs contain all the vitamins that humans need, except vitamin C, in relevant proportions. The vitamins are distributed unevenly between the yolk and the white.

Due to its amino acid, vitamin, and mineral content, egg white is a natural ingredient used to care for, regenerate, and beautify the skin. Therefore, it’s no surprise that it’s been used for years in beauty routines.

The most interesting thing is that it can be easily combined with other natural ingredients to make more nutritious preparations.

The benefits of egg whites for your skin

According to popular beliefs, egg whites have many benefits for the skin. Read on to discover some of them.

1. To reduce wrinkles

Anti-wrinkle treatment.

Many believe that the following face mask contains properties that can help reduce the appearance of laughter lines around the eyes and mouth. It’s also a great moisturizer and can help make skin look firmer.


  • The white of 1 egg.
  • 1 tablespoon of wheat flour (10 g).
  • 5 tablespoons of honey (25 g).


  • Wash your face thoroughly with warm water and mild soap.
  • Place the egg white, flour, and honey in a bowl.
  • Mix well to form a paste.
  • Distribute evenly over your face, paying particular attention to areas with wrinkles.
  • Use circular movements to exfoliate your skin.
  • After 10 minutes, rinse with warm water.
  • Pat dry gently with a towel.
  • Apply moisturizer.

2. As a moisturizer

If you combine the natural properties of egg white with a little olive oil and honey, you can create a restorative moisturizing face cream.


  • The white of 1 egg.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (16 g).
  • 5 tablespoons of honey (25 g).


  • Pour the egg whites and olive oil into a bowl.
  • Mix them well and add the honey.
  • When the mixture is smooth, wash your face with warm water and mild soap.
  • Apply the mask to your face and neck in circular movements.
  • Let it work for 10 minutes, then wash the area thoroughly with warm water.
  • Don’t rub dry. Use gentle pats to avoid irritating your skin.

3. To reduce bags under your eyes

Reduce bags.

It hasn’t been proven that applying egg (either whole or just the white) on the eyelid and eye area helps to ‘rejuvenate’ the skin. However, according to popular belief, it can help reduce the appearance of expression lines and bags under the eyes.

To take advantage of this particular benefit of egg white, you should apply a mask regularly. You can do it every other day or three times a week (if your dermatologist authorizes it).


  • 1 egg white.


  • Beat the egg white well (it must be slightly thick).
  • Wash your face with warm water and mild soap.
  • With the help of a cotton bud, apply a thin layer of egg around your eyes, paying special attention to the bags.
  • Leave the mask for 10 minutes (or until the egg is dry). Then, rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Dry very gently, since the skin in this area is quite delicate.

4. To exfoliate and remove impurities

Another benefit of egg white is that it may help to gradually eliminate the number of impurities on your face (especially blackheads and pimples). To do this, you should rinse your face with a suitable soap and, once it’s clean and dry, apply an egg white mask.


  • 1 egg white.
  • A tissue or a makeup removal pad.
  • An old makeup brush.


  • Separate the egg white from the yolk (the latter can be used for other recipes).
  • Beat the egg white with a fork so that it isn’t so liquid.
  • Remove your makeup and wash your face with warm water and mild soap. Gently towel dry.
  • Place a piece of tissue or makeup removal pad over your nose.
  • Dip the brush in the egg white and spread the mixture over the paper so that it sticks to your skin.
  • Repeat this procedure on your forehead, chin, and cheeks.
  • Allow it to dry completely (approximately 30 minutes).
  • Carefully remove each strip of paper.
  • Wash with warm water and soap to remove any paper residue.
  • Apply a moisturizing cream.

5. To improve eyelid health

Just as it’s said that applying egg white could help reduce the signs of aging in the eyelid area, it could also prevent the appearance of the first wrinkles.


  • 1 egg white.
  • 1 cotton bud.


  • Separate the egg white from the yolk and beat the white until it’s fluffy.
  • Wash your face thoroughly to remove dirt and makeup.
  • Soak the cotton bud in the egg white and apply gently to your eyelids.
  • Work outwards, starting near your nose.
  • Allow to dry for 15 minutes and remove with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat every other day. This should always be done at night, before going to sleep.

You might like to read: What Are the Risks of Egg Masks?

6. Exfoliating and removing spots

Although there’s no evidence to suggest that egg white can help fade sun spots, some people use it, together with a treatment prescribed by their dermatologist, to hydrate the skin and fade these kinds of blemishes.


  • 1 egg white.
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (20 ml).
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey (12.5 g).


  • Place the egg white and lemon juice in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add the honey and stir to form a homogeneous mask.
  • Apply to clean, dry skin.
  • Leave the mask for 15 minutes and remove it with warm water.

Have you tried egg whites as part of your beauty routine yet? As you can see, you can add them to many different natural beauty products. Why not give these recipes a try, and experience the benefits for yourself?

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.