Trying to prevent aging is not an easy task, since it is natural for the body to face physical, metabolic, mental and functional transformations that occur over the years, becoming evident in the characteristics of the skin.
Added to this are external agents such as pollution, improper exposure to the sun, stress and bad lifestyle habits that affect the appearance of early signs of aging.
In the skin, biological changes begin to be noticed around the age of 40 with the development of small wrinkles that, little by little, will become more visible. These signs of age are a consequence of the hormonal decrease that affects the skin cells and the production of collagen and elastin, which are the proteins in charge of keeping the skin in healthy conditions.
On the one hand, collagen is present in connective tissues and is essential for the skin to remain resistant and firm, and on the other hand, elastin provides flexibility and elasticity to the dermis and is found in connective, bone, and cartilage tissues. .
Betting on the use of natural products, which provide vitamins and other nutrients, is one of the best ways to take care of it, but diet and adequate hydration must not be neglected. Among the natural options is the egg.
This product is ideal for combating oily skin, shine on the skin and imperfections such as pimples or blackheads, according to information from the Panorama de México portal. It is said that it also contributes to improving the texture, giving it firmness and minimizing fine lines, as well as helping to fade scars.
How to use it?
One of the practical ways to use the egg is preparing a mask for which the following is required, according to the aforementioned website.
- One egg white.
- A spoon of honey.
- Three aspirins.
Preparation and way of use:
- All the elements are mixed until a homogeneous solution is obtained.
- It is applied to a clean face and left to act for 30 minutes.
- Finally, rinse with lukewarm water.
- It is used twice a week to obtain the expected results.
Other mask options
Carrot: Carrot masks help eliminate wrinkles, according to the Salud 180 portal. To make one of them, two carrots and one egg white are required. The carrots are cooked, and when they are soft, the water is removed and they are crushed. Add the egg white and stir until a homogeneous paste is formed.
Papaya: A magazine article Glamor from Mexico indicates that to prepare this mask with papaya, a cup of papaya puree, a tablespoon of honey and a beaten egg white, all the ingredients are mixed and this paste is applied on the face. Let it act for 15 minutes and then wash thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Sugar: To remove dead cells and impurities accumulated on the surface of the skin, sugar can be used to create a homemade exfoliant. The face is moistened and then a tablespoon of sugar is applied with circular movements, left to act for about 20 minutes and removed with enough water, the Ok Diario portal specifies.
Cucumber and yogurt: It is ideal for moisturizing the skin. For this mask, a cucumber is required, which is peeled and placed in the blender together with the yogurt until it forms a paste. When ready, spread over the face, avoiding the eye area. Let it act for 20 minutes and rinse with cold water.
Yogurt and oats: The two ingredients possess properties to hydrate and soften the skin. To make this mask, three tablespoons of each product are mixed, until a homogeneous paste is obtained. It is applied to the dry face with circular movements, left to act for 15 minutes and then rinsed with lukewarm water.