Benefits of protein for skin
For this purpose, the protein of chicken eggs is the best. Egg white contains many different substances. Indisputable benefit of protein for the skin of the face - in the vitamins contained in it (B2, B5, B12, PP). In addition, raw egg white is rich in amino acids (glutamine and aspartic acid, leucine, serine, lysine, isoleucine, threonine) and vital microelements such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper, phosphorus, molybdenum, iodine, vanadium, chromium , but most of all sulfur, sodium and cobalt.
Here, for example, magnesium. With its deficiency in the cells of the epidermis, the synthesis of proteins in the connective tissue is significantly slowed down, and the facial skin responds by reducing the elasticity (turgor) and the appearance of wrinkles. And copper and zinc help to regulate the production of melanin (skin pigment) in the skin, and the imbalance of these microelements leads to the formation of pigment spots (hyperpigmentation).
However, it should be borne in mind that the protein of fresh eggs has an alkaline medium with an acidity level (pH) of 7.6-7.9 (at neutral pH of pH7), and during storage it can grow to 9.7. The surface layer of our skin normally has an acidic medium with a pH of 5.5-5.7. Oily skin has a pH of 4-5.2. Therefore, the face mask with protein neutralizes the excess of sebum (removes greasy shine), dries the skin and narrows the pores. And the use of protein for face skin will be only with this type of skin.
Recipes for cooking face masks from protein
First of all, we want to remind you that it is very important to apply any cosmetic mask only to clean skin - so that useful substances really benefit. The applied mask for the face and the protein (regardless of other components that make up its composition) are kept for 15-20 minutes and washed off the skin with water at room temperature. And the frequency of application of such masks - no more than 2-3 times a week.
Recipes for preparing face masks with protein are numerous and varied. And the effect of their cleansing, nourishing, moisturizing or whitening effect on the skin directly depends on what is included in their composition.
The simplest face mask with protein reduces the fat content of the skin. To cook it, chilled raw protein must be whipped into a foam, add about a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and mix. It is recommended to apply the mixture on the face in two sets: first applying, wait until the protein is dried, and then apply a second coat. What to do next - you read a few lines above.
Whitening mask of egg white is just as simple in execution: 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide (drops 10-15) and 3-4 drops of any essential oil recommended for oily skin - oils of bergamot, cypress, geranium, sage, are added to the protein foam. , lavender, lemon, rosemary, cayaputa, ylang-ylang.
There are other recipes for preparing a mask with a whitening effect based on egg white: for one protein, take 50 grams of finely chopped parsley, or as much grated fresh cucumber, or cucumber juice, or grated sour apple, or cranberry ... You can mix whipped egg white with a couple of tablespoons of melon, crushed to mashed potatoes. To brighten the oily skin and get rid of the greasy sheen in the mask with protein, it is good to add two tablespoons of skimmed yogurt or curdled milk.
Face mask from egg white can well clean the oily skin. To prepare a cleansing mask, one egg whites should be beaten, mixed with a tablespoon of wheat flour or oatmeal to a fairly thick slurry and applied to the skin. The mask will be more effective if the flour is replaced with the same amount of cosmetic clay - white or blue.
Mask for the face of protein and honey (nourishing and toning the skin) will suit those who have a skin of a combined type (that is, fat only in places). It is prepared as follows: two teaspoons of liquid honey mixed with two teaspoons of wheat flour and one whipped protein. After a 20-minute cosmetic procedure, rinse the mixture first with warm water, and then rinse your face with cold water. But often make a face mask of protein and honey is not recommended, especially for those who have blood vessels dilated.