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Nourish Nails, Hair, and Skin with Leftover Easter Eggs

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There are billions of eggs sold every year, and the Easter season is said to be the busiest time of year for egg sales.  Before you cook and dye all those Easter eggs, did you know that eggs have numerous health and beauty benefits?  Keep some of those eggs set aside to nourish and boost your beauty routines this Easter season.

Eggs hydrate your body’s cells and boost the elasticity of your skin.  The vitamins and proteins in eggs help fight wrinkles and other signs of aging, promote skin repair, and provide strength.  These properties make eggs a wonderful treat for your skin and hair.

No matter the recipe or body part treated, when using raw eggs, be sure to rinse off beauty treatments using warm, not hot, water.

Nails

Have weak nails that easily crack and break?  Make a mask that strengthens your nails by mixing together 1 egg yolk and a teaspoon of raw honey.  Brush on your nails and nail beds and allow to remain on your nails for 10 minutes.  Wash off, pat skin dry, and moisturize as usual.  Add this recipe to your weekly manicure routine.

Hair

Fight frizz with a hair mask made by mixing together ½ of an avocado (mashed) and one egg yolk.  Apply to your hair and allow to sit for 10 minutes before washing out.

Condition your hair and help prevent split ends by mixing together 1 Tablespoon olive oil, 1 tsp honey, and 1 egg yolk.  Apply to hair, especially the ends, and let sit on hair at least 10 minutes.  Rinse out.

 

Add shine while nourishing damaged hair by massaging one egg yolk into your wet hair and scalp.  Let it remain in your hair for a few minutes before rinsing well.

Skin

Tighten and tone your skin while lightening age spots and scars by using a mask made from 1 egg white, 1 tsp lemon juice, and 1 tsp honey.  Apply to damp skin.  Let the mask remain on your skin for up to ten minutes before rinsing well.  Pat skin dry and moisturize as usual.  Use this mask every 1-2 weeks.

Make a mask to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of pores.  Whisk one whole egg and apply to skin.  Let dry completely before rinsing off.

Reduce the appearance of under eye bags.  Apply a mask of a whisked egg white directly to the under eye area.  After it dries, rinse the egg from the skin and pat dry.

Finally, be sure to include eggs as part of your normal diet.  Eggs promote skin cell generation, add collagen and elasticity to your skin, and supports hair follicle function.  Use eggs for beauty from the inside out.

Jaime Johnson’s passion for all-natural products started as a challenge to produce high-quality health and beauty products, at home, from common household ingredients.  This research lead to the creation of her book, Natural Beauty (www.naturalbeautythebook.blogspot.com). 

 

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