EGG WHITE AND HONEY
As they say, healthy skin is best achieved inside-out. Eat healthy and it shows on your skin. And some of these foods are great for the skin as well. Among these are eggs, often called nutrient powerhouses! Egg whites — high on proteins, with traces of minerals and devoid of cholesterol — are a staple part of most diet plans. These very benefits also make them ideal for topical application. “Egg whites contain about 90% water and 10% proteins, which provide nourishment to the skin. Applying egg white provides temporary tightening of the skin,” says Dr Priya Peethambar, Spa Manager, Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai. Add a bit of honey to egg whites and you have a blend that’s perfect food for the skin! “As honey is naturally anti-bacterial, it is great to prevent and treat acne. Being full of antioxidants, it helps in slowing down skin ageing. With its intense moisturising and soothing powers, it gives the complexion a boost. Honey also opens up pores, thus making it easy to unclog them,” she says. A face pack made of one beaten egg white and a teaspoon of honey is particularly helpful for excessively oily skin, without breakouts. For dry skin, mixing egg white with a teaspoon of olive oil works wonders. The egg white-honey blend should be kept on for a maximum of 15 minutes. According to Dr Peethambar, adding a teaspoon of oatmeal to the blend gives it exfoliatory properties, and a dash of lemon juice enhances its deep-cleansing properties.