I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m tired of being 20 with the skin of a 13 year old. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have craters and zits covering my face by any means, but I do still break out and wish my skin was a bit more clear and pimple free. Also, with escalating summer heat, comes the enemy of summer sweat… and cue the blackheads, big pores, and even bigger pimples! When this happens, don’t fret and most definitely don’t stress, it will only encourage more acne. Instead, I have a beyond easy facemask that you can make at home with two simple ingredients.
This particular mask is a mixture of egg whites and cornstarch (yep, that’s all you need!). It is particularly beneficial in shrinking large pores. This is great during the summertime because with the heat our pores naturally expand to release oil and sweat and that is a big factor of acne on your face.
First, you need one egg white. Egg whites are great for skin because they help tone and tighten while they nourish the skin! This makes your pores smaller so your skin will look more smooth and flawless.
Next, you will need 1 teaspoon of cornstarch. Cornstarch has a natural moisture absorption property and is normally used as a thickener in cooking. Both of these components are great for the skin because it helps to absorb excess oil from your face and clogs pores making them less noticeable!
All you have to do is whip the egg white and cornstarch together with a fork (just like if you were making scrambled eggs). Do this until the mixture is frothy and the cornstarch is not clumpy. Then apply the mask to your face for 20 minutes and rinse it off with warm water. It’s best to do the mask about 1-2 times a week depending on preference. My only word of caution is that if you do have sensitive skin maybe test a smaller area of your skin or use it for a shorter time period, just to make sure the ingredients react well with your face. In addition, if you’re allergic to either of the ingredients there are many variations like egg white with lemon, or cornstarch with vinegar so don’t fuss, your kitchen is full of wonderful things for everyone’s face!
Also, because the mixture is just a froth it will drip a bit at first so don’t wear anything cute when putting on your mask! However, the mask doesn’t take too long to tighten up so don’t worry it won’t drip all over the place or anything! In my experience, I noticed results as soon as I took the mask off! I hope you experience the same and please comment with any reviews or suggestions!
Here’s a video to make creating your mask even easier: