One of the main reasons your facial skin starts to sag with age is the reduced production of collagen. This protein keeps your skin tight and firm, so you can restore some of that firmness if you encourage increased production. It may seem unlikely that a facial made in your own home could be powerful enough to do that, but there is one that can help. It’s made from egg and cucumber and is incredibly nourishing to the skin.
The facial mask recipe below includes silica found naturally in the skin of cucumbers, proline and plenty vitamin C to encourage the production of collagen. Cellular regeneration is encouraged as well with the addition of frankincense essential oil. These ingredients are far more affordable than any facial mask you can buy in a department store, and it will deliver the same, if not better, results.
- 2 or 3 inches of fresh cucumber, with skin
- 1 egg white
- cornstarch (optional)
- 2 drops of frankincense essential oil (optional) – this promotes cellular regeneration
- Whip together the cucumber and egg whites in the blender on the lowest setting until you have a nice froth.
- Pour into a glass or ceramic bowl and add the frankincense and cornstarch (just enough to create a paste-like consistency).
- Start by gently massaging your face first to get the blood flowing to maximize the benefits of the ingredients. This will help the skin to absorb more nutrients. Rinse with warm water and then apply the mask. Leave on for 15-20 minutes, rinse, and pat dry.
- For the best results, follow the face mask with an astringent toner, such as witch hazel extract, to further minimize the appearance of large pores and keep them tightened longer.
Now that you understand the many benefits of using a homemade facial mask made from whipped egg whites and cucumber, it’s time to get started.
Your skin will thank you for encouraging the production of collagen naturally. Also, don’t forget to really boost your diet with vitamin C and healthy sources of amino acids, such as eggs, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes.