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Simple Skin Tightening Mask Recipe

Posted By Annie B. Bond On April 15, 2009 @ 11:48 am In Health & Wellness, Healthy Aging | 1 Comment

istock_000007872094small [1]Honestly, I am not one to think that women need to have face-lifts and skin tighteners to be beautiful.But sometimes a girl just needs some help to feel good about her looks, and this simple mask does the trick. It comes from a Swedish woman I knew, a friend of my mothers who had the loveliest skin of any elderly woman I have seen. She used this mask every day.

Egg White Tightener
Use organic eggs for this tightener, as they will be the healthiest. Note that raw eggs can be contaminated with salmonella, so check to see if the farm providing the eggs tests them for this bacteria. Many do.

Ingredients: 1 or 2 egg whites

Instructions:

  • Beat the egg whites until slightly stiff.
  • Pat onto your face and let dry.
  • Leave on as long as possible before rinsing.
  • Discard leftovers.

The longer you keep the mask on the face, the tighter the skin.

As a variation, add 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel or honey to the mask. Aloe vera gel heals skin and honey is a humectant, drawing moisture to the skin.

Adapted from my book Better Basics for the Home.


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