Egg Nog Masks – DIY!

Soothing Egg Nog Mask (for dry skin):

1/3 C.  egg nog (non-alcoholic)

1/3 C. unsweeten greek yogurt

1/2 tsp. flax seed oil

2 tsp. powder milk

2 tsp. honey

2 to 3 drops of ground clove essential oil

Mix the ingredients together (if consistency is too runny add more yogurt), apply with a fan mask brush avoiding the eye area.  Leave on for ten minutes and rinse with warm water.  *The mask can be warmed slightly in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds.

Do not use mask if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients!

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Skin Tightening Egg Nog Mask:

1/2 packet of plain instant oatmeal

3/4 cup of Egg Nog

1/2 tsp of Flax Seed Oil

2 tsp. powdered milk

2 to 3 drops of ground clove essential oil

Mix the ingredients together (if consistency is too runny add more oatmeal), apply with a fan mask brush or hands avoiding the eye area.  Leave on for ten minutes and rinse with warm water.  *The mask can be warmed slightly in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds.

Do not use mask if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients!

flax-oil

flax-oil (Photo credit: tellumo)

Why egg nog?  What does it do for my skin?

A breakdown of the ingredients in egg nog and the masks:

Powdered/Milk and Cream: Contains emollients, and proteins which are rich in lactose and essential amino acids, and offer nourishing, hydrating, exfoliating and moisturizing properties to the skin.

Yogurt:  same as milk and but also has probiotics.  According to New Beauty MagazineProbiotics are bacterial microorganisms that are well-known for their ability to alleviate certain internal issues. However, dermatologists and other skin experts have found that their benefits go beyond digestive health.

Since acne is partially caused by an overgrowth of bacteria, ingested probiotics help to treat blemish-prone skin by harmonizing bacteria in the stomach to create an overload of good bacteria. Topically, they provide protection against harmful bacteria, restore balance, and build up skin’s protective barrier and normal bacterial flora to help eliminate breakouts.  Probiotics can help improve moisturization, stimulate cell functions, and regenerate mature skin so it becomes softer and smoother.

Flax Seed Oil sooth irritations or soften roughness and is a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid. The alpha-linolenic acid and related chemicals in flaxseed oil seem to decrease inflammation.

Clove/Clove Essential Oil:  is an analgesic, antiseptic,  antibacterial,anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial.  In aromatherapy it is also considered stimulating and warming.

Oatmeal:  soothes itchy, irritated skin, helps to temporarily gently tighten the skin.  The proteins leave a protective barrier on the skin preventing water loss helping to keep your skin moist.

Honey:  natural antioxidant and anti-microbial properties and ability to absorb and retain moisture.

Sugar:  contains glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that is crucial for maintaining healthy skin.  The natural glycolic acid in sugar not only helps condition and moisturize skin, but protect it from toxins.  It also acts as a natural exfoliator.

Eggs:  egg white, or albumen, is a liquid consisting of about 15 percent protein and 85 percent water. When you apply albumen to your face, the water evaporates and the proteins change their texture, forming a film; this makes your skin feel tight. Excerpt from TheBeautyBrains.com  Another ingredient in eggs is cholesterol, it is actually one of the main natural moisturizing agents in skin.  TheBeautyBrains.com

*To get a concentrated version of egg with more cholesterol try Egg Oil, it  is derived from the yolk of chicken eggs consisting mainly of triglycerides with traces of lecithin, cholesterol and xanthophylls such as lutein and zeaxanthin. For topical applications such as hair and skin care.

Disclaimer:
While I’ve attempted to use
credible sources for information, this is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.
If there is a disparity between
the information presented within this blog and the advice given by your medical professional, please follow the medical professional’s advice as he/she will know you and your medical circumstances.

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