DIY Beauty: two anti-aging beauty fix with eggs

DIY Egg Mask
Eggs are really useful. Small as they are, they are nutritious when consumed and are great beauty aids. Come to think of it, eggs must be the first natural ingredient I’ve ever used on my face too because they are always available and are so easy to use. All you need is to break an egg, remove the egg yolk and apply the egg white as a mask for an instant face lift! That’s because the proteins in the eggs act to tone and firm the skin; helping to reduce the appearance of pores on the skin and giving us smoother looking skin, temporarily. Hence, eggs are a great beauty fix!

Eggs for cleansing and purifying
Besides temporary face lift, eggs are great for cleansing purposes. When using my favorite anti-blemish cucumber egg mask for example, I noticed that quite a lot of impurities were drawn out from my face resulting in a number of zits later. Hence, while I enjoy using this mask, I’m cautious not to leave it on for too long.

I’ve also tried using the Song Hye Kyo egg white and honey skin care recipe. The smell is really awful but my skin definitely felt soft and smooth afterwards.

Eggs are used as beauty aids by royalties
In a beauty book I read, eggs were described as the poor men’s beauty aid and that’s quite laughable because I assure you it’s not the case because even the royalties use it. Well, here’s a facial mask recipe using eggs that was purportedly favored by the Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi, as a daily routine to keep herself young and fair until the time she died at the age of 73. It’s call the wine egg mask which was said to have powerful anti-aging skin care benefits and it was apparently revealed in 1995 by a 57-year-old Chinese lady Gong Xuehua who looked as if she’s barely entering her thirty’s. According to the source I’ve read, Gong revealed that her secrets were passed down from her great great grandfather, who served as the royal doctor in the Chinese palace for 20 years.

Wine egg recipe for lightening, toning & preventing wrinkles

Ingredients: 3 eggs, red wine and honey

1. Crack the 3 eggs into a bowl or container.
2. Pour the red wine into the bowl until the eggs are all soaked.
3. Seal the bowl/container and store in the fridge for 4-5 days.
4. Add in 2 teaspoons of honey and mix them well.
5. Apply to your face for 15-20 minutes and wash off with warm water.

Note: Do not use this formula if your skin is allergic to alcohol.

The wine here must be Chinese red wine and I guess the recipe got modified along the way because I don’t think Empress Dowager Cixi has a fridge back then did she? Anyway, I found an almost similar recipe from Channel News Asia.

Face mask to remove freckles

Ingredients: Egg yoke, Chinese wine

1. Soak the egg yoke in Chinese wine for a week.
2. Blend
3. Spread a thin layer on the face every morning or night.
4. Leave the mask on for an hour.
5. Wash your face clean with lukewarm water.

They all sound very interesting to me but I doubt I’ll want to try this. In addition, it does not indicate if this homemade recipe is suitable for all skin types. I also can imagine how my face would smell with this stuff! But maybe some of my readers out there are game enough to try these for all the anti-aging benefits it purportedly provides. If so, tell me!



  1. shin says:

    hmm. i think i wouldnt mind the smell from the mix, but applying eggs that have been left in my fridge for days doesnt quite sound good to me…

    shin: I think the wine does something to prevent the eggs from going bad. That would explain why they could use it in the palace when they didn’t have a fridge. I remember my mum used to soak some of these stuff in all sorts of concortion for weeks and then we drank it…because it was supposed to bring good health whatever. Haha…

  2. Leon says:

    I don’t like the smell of raw eggs but I love to use it on my face and hair.

    Leon: I read about shampooing with eggs but I’m not keen to try though…and I hate the smell of raw eggs too.

  3. Ms. Blacklace says:

    You make me wanna try it… Lol… Will let you know how it goes.

    Ms Blacklace: Great! Look forward to your review!

  4. fiona says:

    that’s interesting! i remember learning in school that alcohol denatures the proteins in egg, so maybe whatever comes out is good for the skin? cool (:

    Fiona: I don’t know the chemistry of this but I imagine there are some reactions…positive I’m guessing.

  5. prettybeautiful says:

    years ago i tried some DIY egg mask too, and…i just couldn’t stand the egg smell on my face. it is so eeky!

    prettybeautiful: I can imagine!

  6. astrorainfall @ beauty box says:

    Wow the last recipe says you have to leave that concoction on for an hour… That’s too much for for beauty’s sake considering the potential pungent smell…

    astrorainfall: Yeah, you’re right. The smell…yikes!

  7. akiki says:

    i used to DIY mask with egg.
    too lazy and too wasteful, stopped long long time ago~~~

    akiki: I guess the easiest is to use the white from the egg shell when we break one to cook. Use that for the nose like a pore pack…

  8. valerie says:

    I tried it a few days ago.. and i feel that I like it. since its more pricey for me to buy masks all the time I like how my face felt after washing the egg off #k8SjZc9Dxk#k8SjZc9Dxk dispite the slight uncomfortable-ness from the dried egg.
    Oh and I noticed that after I got into the shower to take a regular shower.. I didnt wash my face with soap just with water..and i saw my whole face was cover with whiteheads poping out all over the place which is good for me cause I can just lightly wipe them out. Its a very good purifying mask in my opinion.. i noticed less blackheads #k8SjZc9Dxk#k8SjZc9Dxk

    Valerie: That’s the wonderful part about DIY homemade recipes. More savings! Glad the egg mask worked for you! Eggs work very well and many are even saying that the egg white works better than a pore pack!

  9. fwy says:

    Way before I can afford to buy any skincare, I was using eggwhite as my face mask daily.

  10. CHicken lady says:

    Just stopped by to get some beauty recipes and ideas for eggs. I’ve got a lot from my hens! fyi fresh chicken eggs should never smell bad. Eggs that are bought at the regular grocery store are, on average, six weeks old! I guess I wouldn’t want to put something stinky like that on my face either!!

    Chicken Lady: Oh, that’s useful to know. Hmmm…I guess we can’t get the freshest from the supermarket. Oh well…but we really haven’t got a choice since we can’t grow a chicken in an apartment here!

  11. Joanna says:

    Mixing a lot of ingredients sounds too complicated and messy for me. However I am keen to try just putting egg white on the face for an instant face lift. When you do this, do you beak the egg white or not??

  12. sesame says:

    Yes, I had to beat the eye white to make it into a fluffy mask. But you can also use it alone.

  13. Joy says:

    thank you very much i think am enjoying using it and it really work for me but how fast can it tone the skin?

  14. Sesame says:

    It can work quite immediately although the effects doesn’t last. However, it should help with consistent usage.

  15. Emmanuel Michael says:

    I’m yet to try out this but I guess it will work

  16. Sassy says:

    Can I know whether Chinese red wine is rice or grape wine and should we use whole egg or just egg white

  17. Pamela says:

    So true words! Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts ????. You are doing amazing work! I’ve been using Retin-A (Tretinoin)+Moisturizer for about 3 years now. So happy ???? I googled ‘My247reta’ and got retin-a ??. It is hands down the most effective anti-aging, anti-dark spot, anti-whatever skin flaw you may have. It’s also the only thing that has actually helped with my acne. People comment on my skin daily, and have for the past 3 years since I started using it.

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