Have you ever thought of using some egg for stretch marks?
Let me explain. We’re continually looking for new ways to improve the appearance of our skin in general, and great ways to heal stretch marks for our readers. And as we love natural ingredients more than anything, we’re delighted whenever we hit upon an item that exists right in our fridge or pantry.
You’re a little skeptical about using eggs to treat stretch marks? That’s fine, we were too. But then we started reading up on the many benefits of a plain old egg and changed our mind.
Tip: You can try this remedy in conjunction with Provitamin B5 to treat and prevent stretch marks!
What Are the Benefits Of Using Egg For The Skin?
Eggs have been popularly used as remedies and beauty treatments for many years now, and for a good reason. They are commonly used in face or hair masks, and indeed, why not in stretch mark masks?
- An egg is an amazing source of protein
That’s why it’s a good idea to eat eggs regularly because they provide essential protein to the body. That’s also why they make for great skincare ingredients. See, your skin is basically made up of a protein called keratin, so naturally, a protein-rich skin treatment supports and feeds the skin.
- The egg has skin-tightening effects
This makes it really popular both for anti-aging treatments, as well as treating enlarged pores or, indeed, healing stretch marks. Generally, stretch marks tend to appear much worse on saggy skin, and better on tighter, more taut skin.
The high protein content of an egg gently pulls the skin and tightens it, thus improving the appearance of stretch marks.
- The egg is also full of collagen
The other excellent component of an egg is, you guessed it collagen – something your stretch-marked skin is desperately craving. See, the collagen-rich mask will also work to boost collagen production inside your own skin, and it’s essentially pushing your skin to form new, healthy layers of skin.
As these rise to the surface and old, damaged skin sheds, your stretch marks will appear less and less severe.
Tip: Egg masks are also great in dealing with excess sebum and absorbing extra oil, which makes them an excellent ingredient for oily skin. We’re not gonna dwell on that since it’s not stretch mark-related, but just a heads up!
So How Do You Use Eggs for The Skin?
It’s quite a simple process, really. You just crack open an egg and scramble it a little, so that you have a uniform yellowy paste (and not the yolk and the white sitting separately, as they normally do).
Using your fingers or a thin brush, apply the paste to the affected area, and let it harden. This doesn’t take long at all, and the tight effect can get quite annoying. This is why many people mix up a more complex egg mask with one of the following ingredients:
- Honey – excellent moisturizing and anti-bacterial properties. It both soothes a wound and leaves your skin feeling soft and supple;
- Yogurt – it’s a great source of lactic acid, which moisturizes the skin and stimulates collagen production;
- Olive Oil – being such a powerful moisturizer, it will make your skin feel excellent and silky smooth.
We encourage you to leave the mixture on the skin for at least 20 or 30 minutes, so that it has time to work, and the skin can absorb the protein and collagen. Some people say that egg white for stretch marks works even better, because egg white tends to really tighten the pores.
However, we’ve found that masks using the whole egg work just as well, so feel free to include that egg yolk for your stretch marks!
When washing the egg off, make sure you use lukewarm water, as hot water can cause the egg to harden.
Is It Safe to Use Raw Egg on The Skin?
Generally, yes, it is safe to use raw egg on your skin. Personally, I’ve been using it as a face and hair mask for years and haven’t had any problems. The only issue people warn against is if you have egg allergies or intolerance – but that’s kind of a no-brainer, isn’t it?
I’ve seen some mentions of potential salmonella infection, but even these sources admit that salmonella infection is extremely rare and shouldn’t be a concern.
The only thing we’d caution against is using egg on the skin when you have any open cuts or scrapes. If the egg gets into the open wounds, it can cause an infection, and we don’t want that.
Also, make sure to wash the egg off immediately if you feel any itchiness or get other unpleasant reactions.
In Conclusion: Should You Use an Egg Mask for Stretch Marks?
Yes, we think you should. You’ve seen all the potential benefits. I mean, if it works, then all the better, and if it doesn’t, you haven’t lost much. Since it’s such an inexpensive treatment, you can probably afford to give it a try.