Oldie but goodie!
Time is valuable and whenever we can, we are alllllll about killing two birds with one stone.
Back story on this research: one day we were working and decided to try a D.I.Y face mask we found on Pinterest. We thought, why not do something nice for the skin while editing photos? So this face mask had maybe 4 ingredients to it (so not even really that long) but after a few minutes of digging around for what we needed we were like, “Eff this dude- aren’t there some one ingredient face masks out there? Gina don’t got time for this!” #LazyGirlDIY <—- It’s kinda our thing.
So over the next month we both experimented multiple times with different one ingredient face masks to see if they actually did what they claimed.We saw so many people talking about it, but no claims on if they had actually done it or not!
So we’ve been documenting it all to split into two series!
Here’s Part 1. The first three we tried were: egg yolk, egg whites, and mashed up banana.
Claim: Helps with dry, irritated skin. Can help with acne. The vitamin A in banana is said to fade dark spots, the vitamin B is said to help with wrinkles and the potassium supposedly helps skin hold in more moisture.
Directions: Make sure your skin is clean and dry and then pretty much just mash up a banana (or half for just face) until it’s a smooth as you can get it by mashing with a fork kind of texture. It’ll be a little chunky, like pudding. Then rub it all over your face and neck. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with cold water.
Our thoughts on it: Ehhhh. It definitely makes the skin feel soft, like baby soft, but it doesn’t feel heavily moisturized. And putting it on your face feels and looks disgusting. It just felt so wrong haha. I think this could maybe be good after a sunburn or something, when your skin just feels rough. But in general, there is probably better out there.
Egg White Mask.
Claims: Tightens and lifts for when you are feeling a little saggy. Egg whites are loaded with vitamins and minerals. Also great for cleaning out large pores and stripping black heads/clearing up acne as encourages oil control. They warn this is NOT for dry skin.
Directions: Whisk an egg white until it becomes frothy. On a clean, dry face- pat egg white all over your face in circular motions (avoid eye area) and leave on for 10-15 minutes until the mask is completely dry. Stay emotionless on your face for the entire time for the full benefits… haha, seriously. Rinse off with warm water.
Our thoughts on it: Never doing this one again. Ever. Ever ever ever. It was so hard to get off, we felt like we scrubbed an entire layer of skin off. And sure, maybe your skin feels “tight” after. But more in the way of how you feel after you wash your face and it’s squeaky clean but also kinda devoid of moisture. So personally we don’t recommend the egg white.
Egg Yolk Mask.
Claims: Egg yolk is more for dry skin is great for providing moisture as the yolks proteins, vitamins and minerals absorb really well into skin. Supposedly. 😉
Directions: Whisk the egg yolk and then apply it to a clean, dry face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
Our thoughts on it: When we rinsed the mask off, we didn’t notice a difference for the first few hours (we applied nothing after.) But after, HOLY COW our skin was so dewy!! We were like, what the hell?! It feels like we just moisturized the crap outta our skin. The next morning we felt like our skin was STILL soft. We will definitely be doing this mask again. Oh but side note, our smart ass blogger friend, Kelly from A Side Of Sweet, is also a doctor (boss babe) and she told us that we have to be extra careful and be mindful of Salmonella…Thank’s Kelly! We love our smart friends. 🙂
P.S: Here’s some snippets from our snapchat (Cyneats and Yurkstyle) from when we first tried the egg yolk mask. It was hilarious!
ANYWAY! Have any of you tried these masks? What’s your take? Or what is your go-to DIY home mask that you recommend- or tried and don’t recommend? Share the knowledge y’all!!