Egg White and Tissue Face Mask (Yes really!)

Recently I posted about using eggs as hair conditioner which split commenters down the middle into the ‘ewwww’ and ‘wow’ camps. I hate eggs myself but couldn’t deny what great condition it left my usually frizzy hair in. One of the commenters, Land Girl 1980 mentioned that she uses egg whites and tissue to create a face mask and I instantly knew I had to give that a go!

Previously I’ve made egg white face masks and found they’ve really firmed my skin and closed pores but I hadn’t thought about adding tissue to it. I can hear you all now, saying ‘What? What do you mean tissue?’

egg white face pack

How to make an egg white face mask

What you will need
– 2 egg whites
– 1 tissue
– A whisk/fork/food blended type doodah

1. Whisk the egg whites up into a light froth, you want them to be white but in no way firm. (I tried it without whisking them and ended up in a big old mess.)
2. Separate the layers/ply of tissue so you just have one.
3. Paste around half the egg white onto your skin with a make up brush (I used one of those otherwise useless ones which come with blusher).
4. Pat the tissue onto your face – you may want to cut holes for your eyes and mouth or do it in sections.
5. Smooth the remaining egg white over the tissue. Please try not to chase your husband around the flat pretending to kill him. Mine didn’t like it.
6. Allow to dry.
7. Remove once firm and tight. It should peel off in a film like state.

My skin felt remarkably smooth afterward and my pores (the bane of my life) were closed up leaving my skin looking a darn sight perkier than usual.

Egg white face mask

So what do you think, would you give it a go?


P.S. Yes, eggs. And yes, tissue.

P.P.S. If you give this a whirl please do tweet me a picture to @athriftymrsuk.

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  1. Ah! I favourited a YouTube video with a ‘How To’ on the egg-white and tissue face mask a while ago but STILL haven’t tried it. May just have to give it a whirl now that you’ve proved it works :-)

    Jem xXx

  2. Sounds mad enough to work. Loving that you “Freddy-ied” Mr T. I was thinking you looked like the villain from an ’80s slasher film as I was reading the post. Of course I am sure by the end of the treatment you looked beautiful :-) x

  3. I’m not going to lie. I’m going to try this just so I can chase my husband round the house!! :-)

  4. ‘Please try not to chase your husband around the flat pretending to kill him. Mine didn’t like it’ love that! your poor husband!

    well, what can I say? Can’t believe the scariness of your pics, but you’ve given me a good laugh this morning.

    When my girl was a baby & had nappy rash, my SIL who seems to think she’s Barbara in the Good Life, suggested that I use egg white on the girls bum. Whisk it on, leave to dry,and the layer is meant to help the rash dry out.

    Didn’t try it. Used sudocrem and left bum bare so air could get around it instead, which did the job.

    My point being, that it seems egg white is apparently a jolly helpful product.

    Not trying it though,no. Can imagine state I’d get self into, or the doorbell would go and I’d forget and answer (which I always do when wearing a tiara), or I’d scare The girl.

    But I have LOVED seeing your pics this fine morn!


  5. These pics are quite hilarious :) not sure I’ll try it anytime soon though…

  6. I might have to give this a go, sounds good! Loved the pictures too! Have a great day :)

  7. If it’ll close my pores I’ll do it!!

    Thanks Mrs Thrifty!



  8. I’m going to give this a go as I have a date tomorrow and want my skin to look nice and glowy!!! I may post you a piccy! xx

  9. I’ve gotta try it just so I can look like that!

  10. Oh my gosh! This is really scary, but funny and useful! :) I’ll try it! xx

  11. Haha these photos are so funny :) great idea though :)

    Jo. x

  12. Ooh great idea. Those photos made me laugh out loud. Ta for light relief! xx

  13. haa haaaa haaaa!!!! I LOVE these photos!!!! So pleased you tried it and it worked well for you :)

  14. Sounds like a good idea. The photos did make me laugh :) xxx

  15. “Please try not to chase your husband around the flat pretending to kill him. Mine didn’t like it.” BUT THAT IS HALF THE FUN OF A FACE MASK!! Hahaha!

  16. Those photos are hilarious :) I didn’t realise either of these things could work so well on your face! x
    Sirens and Bells

  17. Gosh, you scared me with the Hannibal Lector look alike! Only joking, thanks for scaring me into wanting to give this a try this weekend xox

  18. This wouldn’t be allowed in my house :( My husband gets scared when I use any kind of peel-off mask so I imagine this would cause him to actually leave me…

  19. Haahahaaa…I must try this, I love husband scaring. I may combine it with jumping out from behind a door as well!

  20. Sounds gross but would probably be amazing, will have to try this and jump out of the wardrobe 😉

    Maria xxx

  21. This is great!! Love the photos :)

    I don’t know if i could bring myself to put egg on my face.. but hay! Anything for perky pores!

    Claudia X

  22. Initially I was quessy about it… but…. my skin feels fantastic and the man says my pores look smaller Thanks miss lady!!!

  23. Im a crazy teenager who loves doing these wacky experiments so im actually going to try it
    thanks Mrs, Thrifty


  24. Trying it right now, i’ll let you know. so far it feels nice. cool on my skin.

  25. i’m trying it now, I’ll let you know. feel nice and cool on my skin!

  26. Anonymous says:

    So gonna give this a go..but gonna lock my self on the bathroom while i do cos if my oh sees me with my face plastered in bog roll i just know it’ll end up on facebook n ill get terrorized to death.

  27. Anonymous says:

    How often do you recommend the mask…just tried it….feeling very refreshed. 😉

  28. I’ve been doing this for two weeks now. I’m not sure if it’s the egg whites, or the fact that I also changed my moisturizer. But the good news is, my painful pimples have subsided, it’s really awesome seeing blackheads and whiteheads on the tissue once you peel it off. I’ve resolved to do this twice a week when I can, mainly because it’s fun seeing the whiteheads and blackheads on the tissue paper. But ultimately, I’m still hoping for better complexion because I did read that egg whites are supposed to help collagen formation.

  29. i am doing this now! of course i dont look as freaky as that picture no offense jk. and it seems to be working well. i wish i cud post a picture

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