The best skin care products available are not found in expensive tubes in your grocer’s beauty supply section. With a few everyday ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, you can make an olive oil face mask that beats any product you can buy in a bottle. Easy, natural, inexpensive and fun, this ancient Egyptian beauty secret is now yours.

Things You'll Need

Gently crack and beat the egg in a small bowl. Eggs are perfect skin care ingredients for people with large pores, or those who want to firm and tighten wrinkles. Egg yolks are made from albumin, which gently dries the skin and refines pores. Egg whites help soothe sunburned or windburned skin, and gently remove oily residue.

Add the olive oil and flour. In this case, the flour is used to thicken the consistency of the facemask. Olive oil is a fantastic way to balance the drying effects of the eggs. Unlike petroleum jelly, heavy lotions and other oils, olive oil will rinse cleanly away, leaving your skin moisturized, supple and glowing.

Stir in the sea salt. Sea salts stimulate blood circulation and assist in cell regeneration, helping to keep your skin looking youthful and beautiful. The salts will help to exfoliate, removing dead skin cells to relieve acne, psoriasis and eczema.

Mix in the whole milk. The lactic acid in milk soothes and softens dry, itchy skin. Milk will help moisturize skin while at the same time tightening wrinkles and refining pores.

Wash your face gently with warm water and pat dry. Apply the olive oil face mask, massaging gently to exfoliate the skin. Allow the mask to set for at least 20 minutes before rinsing.


  • This recipe makes 2 ounces, enough for one application.