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Can Egg Shells Improve Skin Tone?

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Next time you whip yourself some scrambled eggs or a sunny omelet, do yourself a favour, and don't throw out the shells. It is a boon in disguise for your skin!

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You heard us right. We knew that egg (both egg white and yolk) is a powerhouse of proteins and vitamin B complex, which can pretty much change the matrix of your skin, slowing down ageing!

However, did you know that egg shell mask can be just as potent, if not more? Egg shell is mildly abrasive that will buff your skin by removing the dead skin layers and reveal clear smooth skin underneath.

It contains over 750 to 800 milligrams of calcium, which promotes regeneration of new skin cells, lightening the blemishes and evening out the skin tone.

Plus, it's high protein ratio boosts collagen level, improves elasticity and makes the skin firm and supple.

Now, you cannot use egg shells alone on your skin, as it can be harsh, so you need to combine it with other moisturising ingredients to balance out its effects!

Going beyond egg shells skin benefit, let us understand how to use egg shells on the skin. Take a look.

Step 1:

step 1

Clean a handful of egg shells well in warm water. Leave it under direct sunlight to dry. With a mortar and pestle, grind the egg shells into a fine powder.

Step 2:

step 2

Add a few drops of lemon juice, a teaspoon of honey and milk cream to the mask. Using a fork, mix it into a smooth paste.

Step 3:

step 3

Cleanse your face well with a mild cleanser and pat dry using an old T-shirt. Avoid rubbing your skin and leave your skin slightly moist.

Step 4:

step 4

Using a brush, apply a thin coat of the mask evenly across your face and neck. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Once dry, scrub gently and rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Step 5:

step 5

Follow it up by rinsing your face with cold water to close your pores and awaken your skin.

Skin-clearing Egg Shell Mask

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You can also whip up a skin-clearing egg shell mask by mixing 1 teaspoon of egg shell powder with 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel. This mask has a high aloesin content, which will buff, smoothen and brighten your skin tone.

Egg Shell For Whiter Teeth

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To brighten your pearlies, try this simple trick. Massage your teeth with egg shell powder. The calcium present in it will alleviate discolouration, making your teeth white.

So, try these egg shell mask recipes and let us know how they worked for you.

Read more about: clear skin, egg, aloe vera, honey
Story first published: Friday, November 18, 2016, 8:00 [IST]
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