Stretch Marks are whitish stripes that appear on our bodies when the skin is stretched too quickly. They are often a result of pregnancy, sudden growth, sudden gain in weight, sudden loss of weight, or generally anything that causes the skin to quickly stretch or shrink. But can egg white clear stretch marks?
The protein in egg whites helps with cell regeneration fats hence fast repair to damaged and stretched skin. Egg whites contain collagen that repairs your skin and fades away the stretch marks with Vitamin A playing a role in skin elasticity.
However, there’s more to this than you think. So, we’re going to go over how egg whites work with stretch marks. Keep reading!
- Read first before proceeding: Stop Using Egg Whites on Your Skin!
Table of Contents
- How Does Egg White Help With Stretch Marks?
- How To Use Egg Whites for Stretch Marks
- Pros and Cons of Egg Whites for Stretch Marks
- Are There Any Side Effects?
- Final Thoughts
How Does Egg White Help With Stretch Marks?
The magic of egg white lies in its proteins and amino acids – especially proteins. See, our skin is made up of protein.
When it stretches quickly and suddenly, some of that protein gets damaged, which creates stretch marks.
They (stretch marks) are, therefore, a direct result of damaged skin. Now, when you nourish the skin with the same stuff (protein), you’re basically repairing and restoring it to a healthier state.
And that’s precisely what egg whites do. Thanks to their high protein and amino acid content, egg whites can heal the skin, even out its tone, and give you a youthful appearance.
But you have to do it right. Hop to the next section to find out the various DIY methods of stretch marks treatments using egg white.
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How To Use Egg Whites for Stretch Marks
Wondering how to reduce stretch marks fast with egg whites? There are at least 5 methods of doing that. You can either use the egg whites alone or combine them with other natural ingredients. Here’s a lowdown of the hacks and remedies:
1.) Egg Whites
Here’s a step-by-step guide using egg whites:
Step 1: Take two eggs and separate their egg whites from the yolk. You’ll obviously want to work on one egg at a time. Start by breaking its shell into two (even) halves over a bowl.
Go ahead and transfer the yolk between the two shells while tilting the egg back and forth so that the white separates from the yolk. Pour the white into the bowl and repeat the process until all the white drips into the bowl.
Put the yolk in a second bowl. You can use it for other purposes like making mayonnaise, custard, dough, etc.
Step 2: Using a folk, whip up the egg whites until you get an even consistency. It should be thick enough to stick to the skin.
Step 3: Apply the egg white over the areas where stretch marks appear. Tiger stripes lovemaking unwelcome appearances on the buttocks, breasts, stomach, thighs, and upper arms.
You’ll want to focus more on those areas. You can use a makeup brush to spread the egg whites evenly on your stretch marks.
Step 4: Let the egg whites dry on your skin; 10 to 20 minutes should be enough. Rinse the area thoroughly with clean water and then pat it dry with a clean, soft cloth. You can massage it gently with a natural moisturizer of your liking.
Step 5: Rinse and repeat! Can egg clear stretch marks in a day or two? Nope! It will take some time; at least one month (depending on the severity of your stretch marks). Ideally, you should apply egg whites three times a day.
Unfortunately, we don’t always have enough time to do that. Therefore, you can stick to once per day – preferably before you go to bed. You’ll start to notice changes within 4 weeks.
2.) Egg Whites and Lemon
You can add lemon to egg whites to create a more efficient mixture for removing stretch marks naturally. Lemon – like most other citrus fruits – is acidic. More specifically, it’s rich in alpha-hydroxy acid, which has a “bleaching” effect on the skin.
It doesn’t really bleach as much as it evens out your skin tone by removing the whitish stripes that form stretch marks. Additionally, lemon contains vitamin C, which is known to enhance collagen production.
Collagen, on its part, improves the elasticity of the skin. Even if the skin stretches or shrinks suddenly, it does so in a supple way that prevents stretch marks from appearing.
The icing on the lemon cake is that it’s a natural exfoliator. Every time you apply it on stretch marks, it makes them lighter and smoother. And if you’re patient enough, they will start to fade, making your skin tone more even.
Combined, lemon and egg whites make the process faster and more fun. Add two to three drops of lemon to whipped egg whites and apply the mixture on the skin where stretch marks appear.
3.) Egg Whites and Olive Oil
Thanks to the natural vitamin E and antioxidants found in olive oil, you can use it (alongside egg whites) to minimize the appearance of stretch marks and keep them away for good. Just like vitamin C, vitamin E enhances collagen production in the skin. It, therefore, makes the skin supple enough to stretch and shrink without causing stretch marks.
Additionally, olive oil lightens stretch marks over time. Little by little, it makes them “disappear” and restores your entire skin to its original tone.
If you’re not sold on olive oil yet, you probably will be once I tell you all about its moisturizing properties. It’s one of those natural oils that easily penetrate skin layers. For that reason, it keeps the dermis as moisturized as possible, which helps in skin expansion. Essentially the skin can stretch without any breaks.
Thus, you can use egg whites and olive oil to keep them away completely. Simply add one to two teaspoons of olive oil to whipped egg whites and apply the mixture wherever stretch marks appear.
Alternatively, you can apply olive oil after egg whites. In which case you’ll follow the 4 steps above and when you get to the part where you have to massage the area with a moisturizer, make sure that it’s olive oil.
4.) Egg Whites and Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is yet another natural moisturizer that’s packed with helpful vitamins. It’s rich in vitamin E, which promotes collagen production and thus skin elasticity. On top of that, coconut oil contains vitamin K. The latter lessens dead and damaged cells from the skin.
Remember that stretch marks are made up of dead and damaged cells. When you apply vitamin K, it exfoliates those unwanted cells, allowing newer, evenly-toned cells to replace them.
So, while it won’t magically fade stretch marks, coconut oil will make them less and less visible by the day.
And that’s not all. Coconut oil is also an excellent moisturizer that can strengthen the skin and allow it to stretch without breaks. For that reason, you can use it as a preventive oil in case you don’t have stretch marks yet but are worried that they’ll appear.
How do you combine coconut oil with egg whites? You can add one to two teaspoons of the oil to whipped egg whites and apply the mixture wherever stretch marks appear. Or, you can massage coconut oil in the area after applying and cleaning out egg whites.
5.) Egg Whites and Turmeric
Turmeric contains a compound known as curcumin. When applied topically, curcumin can lighten the stripes that form stretch marks. In doing so, it gradually reduces their visibility and thus creates a more even skin tone.
Besides, continued use of turmeric can exfoliate dead cells (stretch mark-causing cells) and restore the skin to its youthful state. That’s because turmeric is rich in antioxidants and boasts of anti-inflammation properties.
But how do you use it alongside egg whites? Mix a tablespoon of turmeric with two whipped egg whites. Apply the mixture in the affected area and let it rest for 10 to 20 minutes. Clean the area thoroughly, pat it dry, and apply a moisturizer (optional).
Pros and Cons of Egg Whites for Stretch Marks
- A very affordable option for removing stretch marks.
- Enhances the skin regeneration process, which often results in diminishing stretch marks.
- Reduces the appearance of stretch marks and brings a uniform skin tone.
- It’s a natural treatment with zero risks.
- Doesn’t require professional help.
- Doesn’t completely remove stretch marks.
- It takes time to see results.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Egg whites are almost entirely safe to apply to your skin. However, if you have sensitive skin, there’s a chance you might feel a burning sensation.
It’s also possible for you to develop a rash after using egg white for stretch marks. If that happens, please stop immediately and consult your dermatologist or physician.
I’ve mentioned that egg whites don’t entirely remove stretch marks. Instead, they simply make your stripes significantly less visible and more bearable.
They improve your overall skin tone. Unless someone is looking at your skin through a magnifying lens (weird), they won’t notice that you once had stretch marks.
The results are even better if you combine egg whites with other natural stretch mark treatments like lemon, olive oil, coconut oil, and turmeric. These are all very affordable solutions that won’t put a dent in your bank account.