Fresh eggs are good for much more than omelets; try making an egg white facial or egg white eye mask the next time you have a plethora of pastured eggs.
Combine farm-fresh eggs and milk for a refreshing egg white facial that lacks artificial additives.
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As homesteaders, we’re constantly touting the advantages of fresh eggs from pastured poultry. We tell people about their health benefits and expound on how great they taste. But we have another use for these great eggs outside the kitchen: They’re a great tool to add to your natural skin care regimen! Egg whites contain amino acids, such as arginine, which increases blood circulation when applied topically. Here are two recipes to try.
Remove any makeup or lotion from around your eyes, and then dip a cotton swab into an egg white until the swab is totally saturated. Close your eyes and gently rub the egg white all around your eye. Let it dry and leave the mask on for about 10 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
You’ll need 2 tablespoons of apple juice or apple cider vinegar (both of which contain malic acid, a gentle exfoliator), 2 tablespoons of milk (soured milk contains more beneficial lactic acid), and 1 egg white. Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and then spread the mixture over your clean face and neck. Leave the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
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