Did you know there are 69 types of vitamins present in an egg?

Egg has been in the good books of nutritionists because it provides protein boost and replenishes several nutrients in your body.

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Apart from being a welcome addition to a balanced diet, eggs can also be used to get beautiful bouncy hair and flawless skin without spending a fortune on expensive beauty treatments.

how to use eggs for hair and skin

Eggs are naturally rich in lutein, a carotenoid that helps maintain the elasticity of the skin and prevents its degeneration by acting as an antioxidant.

Albumin, a type of protein found in eggs, helps tighten pores, while keratin helps repair damaged hair and restore their shine.

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So if you wish to have envious tresses like that of Kylie Jenner or glowing skin like that of Gwyneth Paltrow, it’s time to break an egg.

Read on to learn 12 ways to use eggs for healthy hair and skin.

Contents

Use for Hair

Method 1: Promote Hair Growth and Prevent Hair Loss

Eggs, when combined with castor oil, can help make your hair strong and also promote their growth. Both eggs and castor oil are rich in fatty acids that help nourish your hair. Eggs are also a rich source of the much-coveted biotin, often referred to as the ’hair growth vitamin’.

Castor oil, though thick in consistency, helps unclog pores, cleanses the scalp, and aids in repair and renewal of hair cells. It is also antibacterial, analgesic, and antifungal, and helps keep dandruff and other scalp conditions at bay.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need topromote hair growth and prevent hair loss

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  • Eggs (rich in biotin) – 2
  • Castor Oil (cleanses, repairs and protects the scalp) – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Take two eggs and beat them

beat 2 eggs

  • Break open two eggs in a bowl.
  • Beat them well using a hand blender.

Step 2. Add castor oil

add castor oil

  • Add 1 tablespoon of castor oil to the beaten eggs.
  • Whisk again to blend in the oil. Continue to do so till the mixture turns frothy.

Step 3. Store in a jar and apply on your scalp and hair

final promote hair growth and prevent hair loss

  • Transfer the mix to a jar to use and store.
  • Use a brush to apply the mix on your scalp and hair.
  • Cover your head with a shower cap and leave it in for 30 minutes.
  • Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and let your hair dry naturally.

Use the mask once a week to get soft, silky, and manageable hair.

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Note: You do not need to follow it with a conditioner as the mask itself will condition your hair.

Method 2: Silky, Shiny, and Bouncy Hair

Eggs are loaded with proteins that are the building blocks of your tresses. The other vitamins and fatty acids present in eggs help liven up your hair and restore their shine.

Adding yogurt and almond oil to eggs further helps condition hair and make them frizz-free.

Things you’ll need:

 things you'll need for silky, shiny, bouncy

  • Egg (rich in proteins, vitamins and fatty acids) – 1
  • Yogurt (natural conditioner) – ½ cup
  • Almond oil (natural conditioner) – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Break open an egg and beat it

break and egg and beat it

  • Start with breaking an egg in a bowl.
  • Whisk it well using a hand blender.

Step 2. Add yogurt and almond oil

 add yogurt and almond oil

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  • Add ½ cup of plain yogurt to the beaten egg.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of almond oil.
  • Blend in all the ingredients.

Step 3. Transfer the mix to a jar and use the hair mask once a week

 mix and transfer to jar

  • Transfer the mix to an airtight jar for future use.
  • Apply the mask all over your hair and scalp using a hair brush.
  • Leave it for 30 minutes. Use a shower cap or a towel to wrap your hair.
  • Rinse it with cool water, and shampoo your hair as usual.

Use the mask once a week for silky and bouncy hair.

final mask for silky, shiny, bouncy hair

Method 3: Prevent Greasy Hair

Greasy hair can turn any day into a bad hair day. A concoction of lemon and egg can easily come to rescue. Lemon is loaded with vitamin C that helps control excess oil in the scalp, and the egg balances it my maintaining the moisture in your hair.

Note: As lemon makes hair photosensitive, avoid going out in the sun after applying the mask. Preferably use it after sundown.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to prevent greasy hair

  • Eggs (provides nourishment) – 2
  • Lemon juice (removes excess oil from scalp) – 2 tablespoons

Step 1. Break 2 eggs, separate the yolks, and beat them

break 2 eggs, separate and beat the yolks

  • Crack open two eggs and separate the white and the yolk in separate bowls.
  • You can use the egg white to get rid of blackheads on nose.
  • Whisk the two yolks with the help of a hand blender.

Step 2.  Add lemon juice to the egg yolk

mix in lemon juice

 

  • Add 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to the egg yolks.
  • Fluff up the ingredients using a hand blender.

Step 3. Transfer to a jar and use as a mask

transfer to a jar and use the mask

 

  • Transfer the anti-grease mask to an airtight container.
  • Wet your hair and scalp.
  • Apply the mask on your hair and leave it for 30 minutes.
  • Wash it off with tepid water.
  • Shampoo and condition as usual.

Use it once a week to avoid greasy hair.

Method 4: Hair Straightening

Eggs combined with olive oil serve as the perfect hair mask to straighten your hair naturally. Both the ingredients not only add strength and shine to your hair but also prevent hair fall.

Things you’ll need:

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things you'll need for hair straightening

 

  • Eggs (moisturizes and nourishes hair) – 2
  • Olive oil (moisturizes and nourishes hair) – 2 tablespoons

Step 1. Break 2 eggs in a bowl and add in olive oil

break 2 eggs and add olive oil

  • Take two eggs in a bowl.
  • Add in 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Step 2. Beat the mixture until it turns frothy

beat till frothy

  • Take help of a hand blender to fluff up the egg and oil mix.

Step 3. Transfer to a jar to store and use

transfer to a jar and store

  • Pour out the mask in a jar.
  • Apply the egg and oil mask to your hair, covering each and every strand.
  • Comb your hair and, if needed, wear a shower cap.
  • Let it stay for an hour then wash it off.
  • Use a mild shampoo to clean your hair thereafter.

Use it once a week for 2 to 3 months to get naturally straight hair.

Method 5: Condition Hair and Repair Damaged Hair

Excessive styling, chemical products, and environmental pollution can take a toll on your delicate mane. Applying egg to your hair helps give your hair cuticles a protein boost. Adding banana helps in softening the hair and being rich in potassium, vitamins, and folate; it also promotes hair growth. Milk, on the other hand, contains lactic acid that cleanses your hair by removing the dead cells, which can turn your hair dull and lifeless.

Note: Blend the mask into a smooth paste. In case of clumps it is difficult to wash it off your hair.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to condition and repair damaged hair

  • Egg white of 2 eggs (provides protein boost)
  • Banana (moisturizes hair) – 1
  • Milk (exfoliates scalp and provides nourishment) – 1 cup

Step 1. Mash a ripe banana and add milk

mash a ripe banana and add milk

  • Thoroughly mash a ripe banana in a bowl using a fork.
  • Add 1 cup of milk to the mashed banana and mix well.

Step 2. Add the egg white and blend all the ingredients

add egg white and blend all the ingredients

  • Pour in the egg white and give a final whisk using a hand blender.

Note: You can also add a tablespoon of hair oil of your choice if your hair is extra frizzy or brittle.

Step 3. Store the mask in an airtight container and use

store the mask in airtight container and use

  • Shift the egg and banana mask to an airtight container for future use.
  • Apply the mask to your hair using a hair brush.
  • Let it stay in for 30 minutes then wash it off with a mild shampoo.
  • Store the remaining mask in your refrigerator.

Use it twice a week to keep your hair conditioned and damage-free.

Method 6: Treat Dandruff

Eggs, olive oil, and white vinegar together are an effective remedy to cure dandruff. While eggs help restore the sheen of your locks, olive oil locks the moisture. White vinegar acts as a cleansing agent here. Regular use of egg and vinegar mask will surely help you keep dandruff issues at bay.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to treat dandruff

  • Eggs (nourishes hair) – 2
  • Olive oil (locks in the moisture) –2 tablespoons
  • White vinegar (cleansing agent) – 2 tablespoons

Step 1. Add white vinegar and olive oil to eggs

add white vinegar and olive oil to eggs

  • Break 2 eggs in a bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons each of olive oil and white vinegar.

Step 2. Mix all the ingredients

mix the ingredients

  • Use a hand blender to mix the ingredients well. Continue to whisk until it turns frothy.

Step 3. Transfer the mix to a jar and use

transfer the mix to a jar

  • Spoon the mix into an airtight jar for easy storage.
  • Apply the mask onto your scalp and on your strands, and keep it for 45 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Rinse it off and wash your hair as usual.

Use it twice a week to get rid of dandruff.

Use for Skin

Method 1: Remove Blackheads and Whiteheads

Blackheads and whiteheads are caused by the overproduced sebum (natural oil), which when combines with dirt and impurities, settles in the pores and clogs them. Lysozyme in egg white and citric acid in lemon have astringent properties that shrink the pores. The protein content of eggs absorbs excess oil and sebum, and lemon kills bacteria.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to remove blackheads and whiteheads

  • Egg white (absorbs sebum and shrinks pores) – from 1 egg
  • Lemon juice (cleanses and shrinks pores) – 1 teaspoon

Step 1. Separate the egg white in a bowl

separate egg white in a bowl

Step 2. Squeeze out fresh lemon juice, mix, and apply

squeeze in lemon juice, mix and apply

  • Add around 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice to the egg white and mix them well.
  • Clean your face to remove any dirt or makeup.
  • Using a brush, apply a layer of the mask on your clean face.
  • Apply another layer when the first coat dries off.
  • Let it sit for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Once dry, pull the mask off your face.
  • Rinse with water and pat dry.
  • Follow it with a moisturizer.

Apply the mask twice a week to remove blackheads.

Method 2: Tighten Large Open Pores and Lift Skin

Large skin pores allow sebum, oil, and dirt to settle in the skin, which gives way to acne and blackheads. While egg white alone can give you temporary tightening, egg white along with other ingredients form an excellent base for a DIY face mask to shrink pores and lift the skin. The recipes will vary slightly for dry and oily skin. Opt for the one that suits your skin type.

 #Oily Skin

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to tighten pores

  • Eggs (absorbs sebum and shrinks pores) – 2
  • Lemon (cleanses and shrinks pores) – 1
  • Oatmeal (exfoliates skin) – 2 tablespoons

Step 1. Whisk the egg white and lemon juice in a bowl

mix egg and lemon juice

  • Break 2 eggs and gingerly separate the yolk from the whites.
  • Add lemon juice (1 lemon) to the egg white.
  • Whisk the ingredients thoroughly until it turns foamy.

Step 2. Add oatmeal and mix well

add oatmeal and mix well

  • Add 2 tablespoons of oatmeal to the mixture.
  • Give it a final mix and apply evenly on your face.
  • Allow it to dry for about 30 minutes.
  • Finish with a gentle scrubbing then rinse with water.

Use this remedy twice a week for best results.

#For Dry Skin

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need tighten pores

  • Honey (natural humectant) – 1 tablespoon
  • Egg (absorbs sebum and shrinks pores) – 1
  • All-purpose flour (exfoliates skin) – 2 tablespoons
  • Glycerin (natural humectant) – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Add glycerin, honey, and flour to egg white

add glyverin and flour to egg

  • Pour egg white of 1 egg in a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon each of glycerin and honey.
  • Also, add 2 tablespoons of flour.

Step 2. Blend all the ingredients to form a thick paste

blend to make a thick paste

  • Use a spoon to mix all the ingredients and form a thick paste.
  • Use a clean brush to apply it all over your face and neck.
  • Leave it to dry for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse with cold water.
  • Next, apply a moisturizer.

Use it twice a week for palpable results.

Method 3: Treat Oily Skin

Egg white can be used to control excessive oil production by the sebaceous glands. The astringent property of eggs helps shrink pores and draw out excess oil and dirt. Honey, being a natural humectant, also absorbs excess moisture from the skin without leaving it dry.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to treat oily skin

  • Egg (absorbs excess sebum and shrinks pores) – 1
  • Honey (natural humectant) – 1 tablespoon

Step 1.  Add honey to egg white

mix egg and honey

  • Carefully crack an egg and pour out just the egg white in a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of honey to the egg white and whisk with a hand blender until it turns frothy.

Step 2. Mix and apply on your face regularly for oil-free skin

apply

  • Clean your face with lukewarm water and dry it.
  • Use a brush to apply this pack all over your face.
  • Allow it to dry completely.
  • Rinse it off with water and pat dry.

Use this face mask 1 to 2 times a week to get rid of oily skin.

Method 4: Remove Facial Hair

Eggs, precisely egg whites, can also be used as a peel-off mask to remove unwanted facial hair and also prevent their reoccurrence. Adding some sugar adds to the stickiness of the pack, and the cornstarch gives a thick and smooth consistency, making it easy to peel off.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to remove facial hair

  • Corn flour (provides consistency to the mask) – ½ tablespoon
  • Egg (whites act as peel-off mask) – 1
  • Sugar (makes the mask stickier) – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Break an egg and separate the egg white

seperate the egg white

  • Break an egg and pour only the egg white into a bowl.

Step 2. Add in sugar and corn flour

add in sugar and corn flour

  • Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and ½ tablespoon of corn flour to the egg white.

Step 3. Blend the ingredients well and use 3 to 4 times a week

blend well and use

  • Beat the mixture until it forms a smooth paste.
  • Apply the paste on your face and leave it to dry for 20 minutes. As the egg white dries, it forms a thick mask on your face.
  • Gently peel off the mask with firm hands so that the hairs also tag along.

Apply the mask 3 or 4 times a week to remove facial hair and prevent their re-growth.

Method 5: Skin-Lightening Egg White Face Mask

Eggs along with some lemon and olive oil can also be used to improve skin complexion naturally. Eggs help improve blood circulation in your face and tighten pores, which means less gunk settling on your face. Lemon, on the other hand, acts as a natural bleaching agent, and olive oil provides important nutrients to the skin.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need for skin ligthening mask

  • Egg (moisturizes the skin) – 1
  • Olive oil (nourishes the skin) – 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice (natural bleaching agent) – 2 teaspoons

Step 1. Mix olive oil and lemon juice well

add olive oil and lemon juice to an egg

 

  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the egg.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice.
  • Use a hand blender to mix all the ingredients well.
  • Refrigerate the pack for 30 minutes.

Step 2. Apply the mask on your face twice a week

mix and apply the mask

  • Clean up your face to remove any dirt or makeup.
  • Use a brush to apply a thin layer of the mask all over your face.
  • After 5 minutes, apply another layer and let the mask dry off completely.
  • Peel off the mask in upward direction then rinse your face with cold water.
  • Next, apply a moisturizer.

Use it twice a week for 2 to 3 months to get naturally whiter and brighter skin.

Method 6: Fine Lines and Wrinkles or Crow’s Feet

Eggs are rich in collagen that restores the elasticity of your skin and reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Egg white helps shrink pores and give a temporary face lift. Eggs are also rich in magnesium that slows down the aging process and potassium that keeps the skin hydrated.

Single-Step Treatment: Brush egg white on your skin twice a week

brush egg white on skin

  • Break 1 egg and separate the whites in a bowl.
  • Whisk the egg white.
  • Clean your face and pat dry.
  • Use a brush to apply it on the outside of your eyes and along the cheekbones.
  • Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse it off with cold water.

Apply the mixture twice a week to obtain positive results.

Tips

  • To avoid soiling your clothes, apply the pack while leaning over a sink to collect initial drippings.
  • Always wash your applicator brush after use to avoid the residue from hardening up and sticking to the bristles.

Summary of How to Use Eggs for Healthy Hair and Skin

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