The Surprising All-Natural Ingredient You Need to Get Rid of Blackheads

Updated: Feb. 22, 2021

Hint: It’s probably in your kitchen right now.

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Looking to bid your pesky pimples goodbye? Look no further than your own refrigerator. Aside from the classic home remedies for blackheads, beauty gurus claim that the secret to squeaky-clean pores is an egg white mask.

Yes, you read that right. Eggs are staples in most kitchens, but they can also do wonders for your complexion. (Check out even more surprising uses for eggs.) Thanks to their high doses of collagen and protein, applying egg whites can not only soften your skin but doing so can also boost your skin’s elasticity, which protects it from wrinkles.

Still skeptical? Here’s one more reason to give egg white masks a shot: The proteins found in egg whites can clear up your acne and tighten your pores—which is essential for banishing blackheads for good. Learn Dr. Pimple Popper’s advice on how to get rid of blackheads, too.

Plus, the latest DIY pore-cleaning craze could not be easier. After washing and drying your face, crack an egg and separate the yolk, whisking the egg whites in a small bowl. Then, use a foundation brush to dab a thin layer of the mixture across your entire face.

Next, you’ll need to cover the areas that you have applied the egg white with tissue papers. Once the mask covers your face, dab another layer of egg white on top of the tissue paper. Leave the mask on for 40 minutes, or until you feel that the mask has fully hardened. Then remove it slowly, starting at your chin and ending at your forehead.

Voila! You’re now one step closer to a smoother, softer complexion. Just make sure you don’t make these exfoliating mistakes that could damage your skin.

[Sources: Tip Hero, The Dermatology Review]