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Homemade Skin Care Recipe: Olive oil and egg lightening/moisturizing mask

submitted by Elda, Monterey, CA US

Tip description / details:
This is a recipe from my Albanian grandmother. She had an entire notebook of homemade skin care recipes and her skin at 70 looks better than mine some days (I'm in my thirties). Of course, she thought olive oil was a cure-all, but this recipe has conquered my skepticism. Also works well as a scalp mask.

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and 1 egg yolk. Try good quality oil and maybe an organic egg.

How to prepare:
Mix together the egg yolk and the olive oil into a thick homogeneous mixture.

How to use:
Note: Best if done at night before bed. Wash skin thoroughly and dry. Apply mixture on skin (I use the back of the teaspoon that I used to mix the egg and oil). Smooth over face and let dry. When it starts to cake (15-20 minutes), wet a towel with water and start massaging the skin. This will help remove the mixture and at the same time rub some more of it into the skin. Rinse with lukewarm water (if too hot, the mask will "bake" and be hard to remove). Dry skin and apply moisturizer.

Results (observed by submitter):
The skin appears a little red after the mask (not very nice to go out, that's why it is better to do this at night). If you have breakouts, they may become a bit more noticeable, but it's temporary. In the morning the skin is much whiter/even toned, and moisturized. Particularly good when skin needs a lot of help, has broken out, etc.

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