As We Age

We become more and more obsessed with maintaining our youth. Forget weight, people are more obsessed with how their faces look and feel. I too am guilty of this. I have a facialist, Jessica Daboul (go see her if you haven’t @skynnbyjd). I was recently feeling pretty blue and decided to go get dermaplaning and my eyebrows threaded, much needed selfcare. While I was there, she noticed a lot of black heads, dark spots, and even waxed my nose!! Yes, what an experience! Never a dull moment when you go see my girl Jess! Most of us are so busy in our daily lives that we don’t have time for a facial. So, I went home and thought about the DIY facials my mother would apply on myself and my sister.

DIY: Have you tried the EGG?

If you are born into a South Asian home, you have probably tried many DIY facials.
I have a facial which I really like and feel works very well on all skin types.
I have a friend Kristen who is an Aesthetician and she swears by the “egg facial masks”. I started researching and put in a few ingredients which will help my target areas, i.e. dark spots and reducing puffiness.

I start off the “egg” facial with separating the egg white and egg yolk in separate bowls.
I first take the egg white and add 3 drops of lemon juice, ½ teaspoon of honey, and whisk it until it’s bubbly. I am doing this at home and usually at a random time, completely unplanned, so I use a cotton ball to apply it on my face. I wait 15-20 mins and then I wash it off with warm water.

Next I take the yolk and I add 2 teaspoon of milk, 1 teaspoon of gram flour (if you don’t have that oatmeal works just as well). I mix the ingredients and take a cotton ball and apply it all over my face. Of course, please avoid your eyes. I wait about 15-20 mins for this mask as well. First, I wash it off with warm water and then take a small wet towelette and wipe off whatever may be remaining on my face.

You may think this is gross or disgusting, but I promise you, the way your face feels afterwards is worth it! So next time you don’t have time to get your facial, try this, or try incorporating this into a weekly routine to see better results.

The way your skin will feel after is worth it!

You may be asking why egg?

After doing my research, I found out that egg whites contain collagen and protein. Egg Whites contain about 18 “essential amino acids”. The reason why I mix in lemon juice is for the dark spots on my face. Lemon juice is filled with Vitamin C and helps lighten the dark spots and circles around your eyes. Honey is great for anti- aging. It helps get rid of dead skin cells and “the probiotics, antioxidants, nutrients, and enzymes in the honey work together to nourish and plump the skin”.

(See how: https://www.purewow.com/beauty/benefits-of-honey-on-face)

Egg Yolk has its own benefits as well.  Egg yolk is rich in Vitamin A and for those with dry flaky skin it works really well to put the moisture back in your skin. Gram flour mixed with milk works as a brightener for your skin. I grew up using milk and gram flour masks which really make you skin feel really soft and fresh afterwards.

I am looking forward to having you all try it and leaving me comments below!

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