By Julie B.

There is an alternative to expensive department store face products right in your refrigerator. A face masque made from egg whites can treat many skin problems, including acne, large pores and wrinkles, and costs less than store bought products.

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Egg whites are a good source of protein, and thus can be used to heal and rebuild the skin and reduce or eliminate acne.

Tighten Pores

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Egg whites contain the enzyme Lysozyme, which has been found to stop spoilage and acts as natural preservative in certain foods. This characteristic is thought to carry over into skin care, preserving the skin's natural elasticity and tightening pores.

Soak up Oil

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The protein content in egg whites help to absorb excess oil in the skin, leaving the face toned and fresh but not shiny. In fact, egg whites can also be applied to the face as a mild astringent.

Temporary Wrinkle Treatment

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In the book, "The Doctors Book of Home Remedies II," Dr. Jerome Z. Litt, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, says egg whites can provide a temporary reduction in wrinkles. The protein hides wrinkles and gives skin a smoother look.

How to Use

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To make an egg white face treatment, crack open an egg and separate the yolk from the white. With a whisk, whip the white until foamy; then apply a thin layer to your face. Allow to dry for about 10 or 15 minutes, and then rinse.