Facial Friday – Egg White & Lemon Juice Mask

2 Girls and a Pin Facial Friday - Egg White and Lemon Mask Tested
Original pin here. And the original blog post with the ingredient list is here.

First of all, I want to say how much I suck for leaving you guys hanging last Friday and I apologize. It was a super hectic week and an amazing weekend gateway at the Big Bear Mountain. All that didn’t leave much time for me to write about my mask experience. Nevertheless, I took a moment to do the mask and take some pictures. Unfortunately, not all pictures were taken properly, so we are missing my pretty face this post. But it’s ok, I think you guys have seen enough. So let’s see what this week’s Facial Friday is all about.

This little gem promises exfoliating and brightening effects. I recently, probably due to stress, started developing these random bumps on my face. They are small and come and go. So when I saw this mask, I was like yea, let’s try it. Plus, with the upcoming trip to Vegas, I am all up for exfoliating and brightening 😉

Let’s jump in!

2 Girls and a Pin Facial Friday - Egg White and Lemon Mask Tested
Step 1: Beat the egg white. Don’t be too harsh, you are not Chris Brown.

I am going to go off on a tangent here. You see, my mom used to run a little bakery from our house to earn extra income outside of her teaching job. We weren’t all that fortunate while I was growing up. So my mom worked her ass off so did my dad. Of course, I was her main worker in the bakery. It wasn’t easy but I am so grateful for those years. They have taught me so much. One of the most important things I learned is how to properly beat egg whites. Let me share it with you.

The first trick is to cool your egg whites. If you will not use egg whites right after separating them from the yolk, put them back in the refrigerator. My mom would stick them in there for at least 15 minutes before proceeding. She would also freeze the mixer whisks. She actually prefers to beat egg whites by hand if she has the time and her arthritis doesn’t bother her. At least she always made me do it by hand. And I still do most of the time. It just always comes out so much better.

Keeping with the cold theme, put the bowl you will be using in the freezer for a few minutes, so it’s nice and cold. Clear your work area from anything that can easily warm up the bowl. I never keep my bowl on my lap. If I need to, I always put a towel with an icepack on it on my lap and then set the bowl on top of it and work my magic.

Another important thing is to know if your egg whites are good for the task.

2 Girls and a Pin Facial Friday - Egg White and Lemon Mask Tested
If you can’t get your egg whites to look like this after about 3-4 minutes of work, then they are probably not good.

I think I pretty much covered the “Beating Egg white 101″. Let’s get back to the mask.

2 Girls and a Pin Facial Friday - Egg White and Lemon Mask Tested
When you can easily lift a part of the mixture with the whisk, you are ready to proceed. This is what the original author means when she says “stiff peaks”.
2 Girls and a Pin Facial Friday - Egg White and Lemon Mask Tested
Step 2: Slowly mix in the lemon juice. Make sure you don’t dump it all at once, it will flatten out the egg.
2 Girls and a Pin Facial Friday - Egg White and Lemon Mask Tested
Your final mixture will look something like this.

Remember, as we discussed in the previous post, be careful in handling this mask. Throw away what you don’t use if you don’t have anyone to share it with.

2 Girls and a Pin Facial Friday - Egg White and Lemon Mask Tested
Not to waste a lemon, which was on its last breath anyway, I used it to sanitize my veggie cutting board and my garbage disposal. It smelt citrus-y all around.

The mask felt like there was nothing on my face. So fluffy!
It doesn’t run but it does tingle a bit when you first put it on. But I didn’t get the usual uncomfortable pinch like I do with most egg based masks.
I love it. I know I say it about a lot of masks I’ve done. But c’mon, you can’t really beat the cost plus convenience plus all natural products. Also I do love that this was the first mask to take care of my dry skin on my chick bones first time around. Now that I am back from skiing, I need another round.

Have you tried this mask? Do you have a similar recipe? Share it with us.



  1. Bleach

    March 23, 2013 - 11:39 pm

    Aaww I love this here! I’m so gonna try it! Did it take away the small bumps on your face?

    • Anar

      March 24, 2013 - 1:09 am

      Thank you! It did help to calm down my skin and the bumps slowly went away (probably 2 or 3 days). I am starting to change the style of Facial Fridays so I have a little more time to test each mask. Let me know how it works out for you.

    • Amara

      August 1, 2013 - 12:53 pm

      I was interested in this “blog” or whatever until i ran across the comment about chris brown and your pathetic for that. It wasnt needed and who are you to judge Im sure you have done some thing in your life that was “bad” Grow up

      • Anar

        August 2, 2013 - 12:25 am

        We apologize our comment offended you. It’s intention was meant as a joke. However, this is our blog and a place where we feel safe to express our opinions, and as an entity, 2 Girls and A Pin don’t think that what Chris Brown did allows for any excuses or warrants him with any rights for us to treat him with any respect. WE’RE sorry you find our opinion offensive, but we find his behavior a lot more offensive and reserve the right to comment on it at our leisure.

        • Rose

          July 29, 2014 - 7:30 pm

          You go girl. So classy :)

      • Mre Eden

        August 2, 2013 - 12:21 pm

        You’re* pathetic for getting offended over something that happened on the internet.

        …And quite frankly, when you put your entire world on parade like Chris Brown and Rhianna, you open yourself up to being judged by millions of people… ESPECIALLY when you are a woman beater. What the hell kind of domestic violence apologist are you?!

        Good riddance. The community of 2 girls & a pin doesn’t have patience for this special level of idiocy…

        Take the poll out, Amara. Life will be much more comfortable without it.

      • Terry

        December 8, 2013 - 4:04 am

        It’s called freedom of speech you should find a mask that makes your skin alittle thicker..are you related or something..the internet is huge join a blog somewhere else if your offended

      • Jordyn

        June 19, 2014 - 9:59 pm

        That’s exactly what I said. It was in the past like let it go. He’s better now

  2. Hauwa

    March 27, 2013 - 12:51 pm

    I have a lot of dark spots on my skin and im dark skinned , will this facial work for me?

    • Anar

      March 27, 2013 - 2:01 pm

      Hauwa, I would test the mask on your jawline first, before proceeding with the whole face to make sure it doesn’t do anything funky. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work for you since it doesn’t have pigment specific ingredients. But as I said, always try any mask on your jawline before proceeding. Give it a few weeks of weekly use (about twice a week) to see major results. And please let us know how it turns out for you. We’d love to hear about it.

  3. chelky

    July 5, 2013 - 9:20 pm

    hey im gonna try this. I really hope it works for me. I don’t have a big problem with spots but I do have some. BTW they just really annoy me. anyways I might comment how it works after ok byeeee.

  4. chelky

    July 5, 2013 - 10:17 pm

    hey love this its so amazing. it really helped. I have already written above.^^^^^
    Anyways I recommend u should try this it just really helped I have nicer skin my old scars are gone and my spots arnt red anymore. Thanks to the person who wrote this recipe. I will be coming onto this website more often

    • Anar

      July 8, 2013 - 12:43 pm

      Hey there! I am glad you liked it and it helped your skin. You can thank the original author here. And yes, please come back often 😉

  5. NBW

    July 8, 2013 - 1:28 pm

    I was wondering how much lemon juice you should use per egg white. Also, in the picture above, I saw a bottle of witch hazel. Is that a necessary ingredient? If so, how much should I use?

    • Anar

      August 1, 2013 - 2:14 pm

      Hi there! As you can see in the original recipe here, that she uses half of lemon per egg white.
      As for the witch hazel, that’s my personal preference. It calms my skin down after acidic masks like this one. I use enough to wet a cotton ball. First time use it about 10 minutes after you take off the mask. Then a little earlier, depending on your reaction.
      Thanks for DIYing with us. Come back soon!

  6. Zayn

    October 26, 2013 - 1:40 am

    Do you still need to apply moisturizer after doing this egg white and lemon mask?

    • Anar

      October 30, 2013 - 6:42 pm

      I have dry skin so I usually apply moisturizer after any mask, especially masks with lemon, vinegar, or egg. If you use moisturizer every day, then go ahead, use it after the mask.
      Hope this helps.

  7. maria

    November 12, 2013 - 1:20 am

    How often can I apply this mask??

    • Anar

      December 8, 2013 - 12:08 pm

      It depends on how dry your skin is. If you have very dry skin, I wouldn’t do it more than once every 2 weeks. Oily skin I would say stop at two a week. Hope that helps!

  8. Khadijah

    November 30, 2013 - 11:54 pm

    Can I substitute Lime instead of lemon?

    • Anar

      December 8, 2013 - 12:12 pm

      I can’t give you a definite answer. Let me do some research and get back to you.

    • Anar

      December 12, 2013 - 6:32 pm

      So after some research I think that you should be ok with lime, though it may not brighten your skin as much as lemon does but it is still very high in vitamins such as E, which is great for your skin. Let me know how it works out.

  9. Nora

    January 2, 2014 - 4:18 am

    Hmmmm….will it work?

  10. Katy Ann

    January 17, 2014 - 9:04 pm

    I really love this mask. I add a little manuka honey to it and follow up with a cotton ball of lemon juice as a toner then wash my face after 30 mins with just plain manuka honey. It’s only been 3 days but I really am seeing a difference. My skin looks healthier :)
    I have acne prone skin for sure and I usually get the jesner peel to help keep it sort of under control but with this regimen my skin looks even better than it did with the chemical peel.
    I love doing things the natural way. I do hope this keeps working. I don’t expect perfect skin but healthy looking would be nice. I will keep updating as long as I am seeing results!

  11. tet

    February 25, 2014 - 5:04 pm

    For how many minutes should I apply this mask?

  12. Anar

    March 10, 2014 - 12:25 pm

    Hi! Leave it on for about 20 minutes as mentioned in the original blog http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie/diy-skincare-egg-white-lemon-juice-mask/. It will feel dry when it’s ready. If it stings too much, take it off after about 5 minutes. Don’t push your skin too far. Also, if it stings, use room temperature water to take it off. Too cold or hot water will add more shock to your skin. Let us know how it turned out. Thank you for stopping by!

  13. Bella

    October 1, 2014 - 2:20 pm

    Too cute ,, no Chris Brown lml lol …but lemon egg is truly good for face

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