Egg White Blackhead Mask

Egg whites are good for facials because they can temporarily tighten your skin and pores and leave your skin feeling soft and supple. But did you know that egg whites can also be used to remove your blackheads?

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I have horrible blackheads all over my nose. I sometimes use the Biore Pore Strip, which works, but not very well. One strip won’t do it for me and many strips just seem abrasive and unnecessary. When I have time to spare, I like to use an egg white facial mask. It is all natural, gentle and removes most of my blackheads.

Removing blackheads with an egg white mask is a very time consuming process and can become quite messy if you are not careful. If you don’t add enough layers of egg white or get the drying time right, it will not work. I think it requires some sort of skill actually. Growing up, my mother always applied my mask for me. Even now, I am not as good as she is. I will always opt to have her help if possible.

Directions:
1. Crack an egg and separate the white and yolk. Place the egg white in a bowl and let it sit for a bit to thicken. (The yolk can be saved for hair treatment or to cook.)
2. Pick up a few cotton swabs (or whatever works for you) and bunch them together to pick up the egg white to slather on your clean face.
3. Generously cover your entire face with the egg white and let it partially dry before adding another layer. Add anywhere from 3-5 layers. Concentrate on problem areas.
4. Use some sort of thin tissue or toilet paper to place over your wet face, leaving room for the eyes, mouth and nostrils.
5. Reapply another layer of egg white on top of your tissue, careful not to let the moisture rip or ruin the tissue on your face.
6. Let your mask fan dry or air dry (doesn’t matter). As it dries, the egg white will tighten your skin and you may feel some discomfort. It’s okay though, because your skin and pores are tightening (temporary effect).
7. After your mask completely dries, peel the mask off. Your blackheads should come off with it.
8. Wash the egg white and tissue residues off of your face and moisturize as usual. I like to use an aloe vera jelly to moisturize afterwards because it feels refreshing.

When trying to make this mask, remember that patience is your best friend. Let a layer dry partially before adding another layer. I have failed many times before succeeding. If you want, you can have a friend try it on you while you lie down. The whole process including drying time may take anywhere from an hour to several hours, depending on how thick your egg white is, how much you apply and how you dry the mask. If you still find blackheads after peeling off your mask, you can always repeat the process. It’s really nonabrasive.

I just peeled off my mask and feel really good right now. I can’t help it but touch my smooth new nose. I just wish I had the time to do this every night.

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The egg white blackhead mask is my go to blackhead remover. It is cheap, effective, and natural and gentle. It takes some time to get used to so it will waste some of your time at first. Once you get the hang of it, you can say goodbye to blackheads for good!
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  • Just want to let everyone know there is a much easier, faster way to do this…its called knox gelatin. you can probably get it in the baking isle of the grocery store… you just mix one envelope of knox gelatin with a tablespoon of milk- microwave for 12 seconds and put it on your face the same way- without tissue paper. ( do not get it on hair you want to keep!) it dries fast- with in a few minutes and you can just peel it off when its dry. it will feel tight and what not just the same as all these other peels.

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  • Just want to let everyone know there is a much easier, faster way to do this…its called knox gelatin. you can probably get it in the baking isle of the grocery store… you just mix one envelope of knox gelatin with a tablespoon of milk- microwave for 12 seconds and put it on your face the same way- without tissue paper. ( do not get it on hair you want to keep!) it dries fast- with in a few minutes and you can just peel it off when its dry. it will feel tight and what not just the same as all these other peels.

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    • Avoid your brows when applying the egg white and you should not have a problem! If you did get some on your brow, you can just wash that part off and gently roll the tissue away rather than let it dry.

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  • This post just sent me back to childhood. My stepmom taught us to peel the skin from an eggshell and use that for blackheads (the same way you'd do Biore strips). Then cook your egg! lol

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  • This post just sent me back to childhood. My stepmom taught us to peel the skin from an eggshell and use that for blackheads (the same way you’d do Biore strips). Then cook your egg! lol

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  • I don't know what happened but this mask did not work for me. I tried it twice and even though it made my skin temporarily soft it otherwise was useless. Even though i had tried faulty homemade masks before, i saw all the positive comments and had to try it. Maybe i am the issue though, since it seems to work for everyone else. For anyone reading this as a first-timer i suggest you try it anyways, because blackheads are a pain and you'd be surprised what will work.

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  • I don’t know what happened but this mask did not work for me. I tried it twice and even though it made my skin temporarily soft it otherwise was useless. Even though i had tried faulty homemade masks before, i saw all the positive comments and had to try it. Maybe i am the issue though, since it seems to work for everyone else. For anyone reading this as a first-timer i suggest you try it anyways, because blackheads are a pain and you’d be surprised what will work.

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  • I just tried this – OMG, so many blackheads came out!
    Things I noticed:
    You really only need a single layer of tissue or toilet paper – the egg white hardens it enough that it doesnt fall apart, I promise!
    The places where the tissue wrinkled, I didn't get as many blackheads off. This was my first time so I don't know for sure but it seems like it works better the smoother you can get it.

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  • I just tried this – OMG, so many blackheads came out!
    Things I noticed:
    You really only need a single layer of tissue or toilet paper – the egg white hardens it enough that it doesnt fall apart, I promise!
    The places where the tissue wrinkled, I didn’t get as many blackheads off. This was my first time so I don’t know for sure but it seems like it works better the smoother you can get it.

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  • Be careful, using a mask that pulls out blackheads too often can be really traumatic to your skin, permanently causing scarring and the expansion of pores! (former Biore strip addict here) However, it is satisfying to use this every so often just to get that junk out of your face.

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  • Be careful, using a mask that pulls out blackheads too often can be really traumatic to your skin, permanently causing scarring and the expansion of pores! (former Biore strip addict here) However, it is satisfying to use this every so often just to get that junk out of your face.

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  • I just finished taking my mask off and I have to say that this will become a regular beauty treatment for me!! My face feels wonderful and I can't believe I just received this facial mask for under $1. Thanks for the great post.

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  • I just finished taking my mask off and I have to say that this will become a regular beauty treatment for me!! My face feels wonderful and I can’t believe I just received this facial mask for under $1. Thanks for the great post.

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  • Ok. Wow! I cannot thank you enough for this trick. I was very careful to let the layers partially dry in the beginning and built up about 4 layers before I cut strips of toilet paper for my nose and chin area (my problem areas). The waiting for the strips to dry actually took the most time, about 25-30 minutes but i wanted to make sure they were completely dry. I peeled them off, and WOW! All the blackheads that came out were amazing! You could see them very clearly on the strips. I feel like I have a totally new nose and face. Thank you again!

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  • Will this remove hair from my face? If so will the hair grow back thickly? Like is it kinda like waxing my face-or will it just get rid of the blackheads? I fear that I will remove the hair from my face and it will grow back and I will have to constantly get rid of it and I don't want to wax hair that I never really had before? Please help, but thanks for the idea!

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  • heard about this egg white-tissue mask before, but don't get it that clear till i read your post
    thanks a bunch! will give it a try today

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  • i just did this and it really works! i love this version much better than the one where you just use one layer.

    thank you. i'm doing this again tomorrow to get rid of the 'left overs'. you need patience, though, or it won't work.

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  • I'm trying this now. My grandma is laughing at me asking me why there is toilet paper on my face 🙁 I just hope it works or she's gunna laugh at me for weeks to come!

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  • all i do is put egg white on my nose and then stick a piece of napkin. but this is cool too haha did ur mom taught u this?

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  • Wow, I have to try this. Using biore strips all over face felt like wasting money, especially since it didn't pull everything out.

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  • Just tried this…amazing! I have black/white heads all over.Followed the directions and with the help of a hair drier it took me 45min(still long but worth it)Love the way my face feels afterwards and I see the difference with my pores. defiantly will do again…thanks

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  • Ì'm currently doing it. I look like Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre with all the tissue bits stuck on haha. hopefully it works, if it does I will be in debt to you forever, I always have really bad blackheads and pore strips are soo expensive

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  • If the egg has not thicken, but might be runnier and more difficult to apply. You can really do whatever works for you. 🙂 Keep trying and you'll get better at it.

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  • So if you do not put it on thick will it matter?
    And will you see a immediate difference??????
    ANSWER ME I HAVE HAD BLACKHEADS FOR 3 YEARS!!!!
    Thank Youuuuu!!!!

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  • beauty blogger,
    Squeezing to get black heads out is really harsh for your skin. Try the egg mask or just try to exfoliate with something that contains benzoyl peroxide.

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  • Oh my gosh, this was such a great tip– I love it!! I've never heard of this before… You also mentioned how the yold could be used for hair treatment but you never really elaborated… Would you mind doing a post on that?? Thanks!! Also, I just started my own blog, its more about clothing than make-up though… heres the link:

    http://thenewwblackk.blogspot.com/

    xoxo Alexandra

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  • have you tried using gelatin as homemade pore strips? You can use unflavored gellatin powder and milk on 1:1 ration, warm up for a few secs and spread quickly on your nose. let dry a few minutes and simply peel away. It gets pretty hard really fast, so work quickly. Please do not put in on face or lip area…trust me, i speak from experience lol!

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  • Sounds 'minging' but I will definitely try it. I hate the blackheads on my nose- they just won't budge and exfoliating isn't getting rid of them (or the pore strips). Thank you so so much, I hope it works on me! 🙂 x

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  • this sounds really nice! i dont have many blackheads but they really bother me! this sounds so crazy though so time consuming! however anything in the name of beauty! lol i will try this for sure very inexpensive and from what you say effective too! thanks for sharing!

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  • Claire, This is one remedy I am glad my mother taught me. 🙂 I love that there are cheap methods like these that work better than the ones you have to dish out big bucks for. I always pay for the convenience, but it's nice to know I'll always have something reliable to fall back on.

    Renee, I know what you mean. I am a mess when it's all over. =)

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