Face Mask For Acne Or Oily Skin With Egg White And Lemon

Egg White Face Mask with Lemon for Oily and Acne Skin

This egg white face mask really works well – I swear by it. It was one of my ‘go to’ face masks if feel my skin is getting a little greasy or if I suffer from an outbreak.

It is really easy to make as it only has 2 ingredients so you can be applying it and getting the benefits in no time at all. I enjoy the fact that this masks also tightens the skin on your face giving you a sorta ‘face lift’ in the process.

The egg white helps reduce excess sebum in your skin by shrinking the size of your pores. It will also give your skin a firmer and more even look by greatly reducing larger pores.

Lemon brightens and exfoliates. It’s great for:

  • acne prone skin
  • mature or aging skin
  • sun spots
  • uneven skin tone

Lemon is also a natural source of vitamin C and rich in alpha hydroxy acids.

The combination of egg whites and lemon helps create the perfect face mask for acne or oily skin.

How To Make The Face Mask

“Skin tightening” and a little discomfort is the immediate effect anyone gets by applying egg white face mask, but this effect quickly disappears once you remove it. :)

Egg white has also an exfoliating effect, removing the accumulated dirt from your pores.

Ingredients required

You will need:

  • 1 egg white
  • juice from ½ a lemon


  1. Beat the egg white first until it turns a bit frothy.
  2. Add the lemon juice to your egg white.
  3. Apply the face mask on your face, avoiding the eyes and mouth area, where the skin is dryer and more sensitive.
  4. Leave your face mask on your skin for about 30 minutes.
  5. Gently rinse it off with warm water apply a proper moisturizer for oily skin.



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  • LMY

    I live in LA and the air quality is so terrible, my sensitive skin always breaks out when I’m here. Nothing has fixed it, not even proactive. This mask is the only thing that works :)

  • Georgiana Coslenco

    Hey LMY,
    I like the look of LA and I can’t wait to visit some day.
    It makes me so happy to know that this recipe works for you.
    Yet here is a healthy habit that can also help prevent acne:

    A good way to prevent acne is to wash your face more often using a cleansing gel that’s appropriate for your type of skin.
    An effective rule is to wash your face 2 times a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.
    If you practice sports, you may or may not have a greasy face after you finished your training. Either way, do not wait until you get home to wash the sweat off as it will dry on your face causing pores to block and lead to spots.
    Similarly, if you travel by public transport and you are exposed to germs, pollution, dirt and warm or moist air, try to wash your face during the day about 3 to 4 times.
    Although oily skin can often be a burden because this skin has the tendency to develop spots, there is still some good news hidden in all this.
    I know that it doesn’t seem to be any positive with an oily/acne skin, BUT the excess oil keeps your skin elastic and that means, worries about wrinkles will occur much later than your friends with dry skin.

    I hope these tips help too and thank you for your appreciation and nice comment. :)

  • Adryn

    I LOVE this! I’ve been breaking out lately and today I had a look in the over head mirror in my car…. I call it The Truth mirror ’cause you can see EVERYTHING w/o flattering light or anything special LOLOL. How often should I use this mask?

  • Georgiana Coslenco

    Hi Adryn,
    I like your method with the truth mirror :)
    I think that if this face mask works for you, I would say it needs to be applied up to 3 times/week.
    You can apply this less often when you will see improvements in your skin. So basically you will know when it will be the time to just apply this face mask once a week or even once at 2 weeks. Until then I would apply it 3 times/week.
    Good luck.

  • Mary S

    If I’m allergic to lemons do you think i will flar up using this mask?

  • Georgiana Coslenco

    Hi Mary,
    If you are allergic to lemons, I wouldn’t advise you using them.
    However, you could replace the lemons from this mask with the juice from a fresh orange or some honey :)
    Don’t use ingredients that you are allergic to.

  • Samantha

    Does it actually shrink your pores? I dont think anything works for mine. And my breakouts from makeup

  • Georgiana Coslenco

    It really helps a lot with pores, yes. But just like anything else, the results will be better seen in time. It will improve the texture of your skin.

  • Mandlovu

    Thank you so much for the cost effective remedies. I have bad acne and I can’t wait to start using these masks

  • Georgiana Coslenco

    Hi Mandlovu,

    The face or hair masks I post on my blog they are a selection of recipes that I know are efficient and work.
    However, if your acne is really bad, you might want to also see a skin doctor. Sometimes, it is best to know if its anything else that we need to do. There are cases in which the acne needs to be treated starting from the interior of our bodies. Our diet and lifestyle have also a great impact on our skin and hair or nails. So only you can really know if a visit to the doctor might be necessary.
    Good health and good luck. Let me know how you get on!

  • suman

    Hello ,
    I have acne scars on my face. Please let me know if egg and lime mask will help the scars to disappear! Thanks

  • Jenny

    instead of lemons. can we use limes?
    and can we add honey to it too?

  • Rachel

    Should I wash my face normally before doing the mask? Also would it be better to do this mask in the morning or at night?

  • sukanya saran

    Its works good realy I tried <3 it :-)

  • http://homemademasks.net SASSY

    Can’t wait to try this! Can I use lime instead of lemons?

  • Georgiana Coslenco

    Hi Sassy,

    Lemons and limes are both in the citrus family, so their juices have many of the same properties.
    They both have strong flavors of citric acid, but their tastes do not match and cannot typically be substituted for each other.
    Limes tend to produce less juice per fruit than lemons and they have a higher natural sugar content, as well as a higher percentage of citric acid.
    The right amount of citric acid can improve the condition of an oily or acne skin. However you should half the amounts of citric acids used, if you are going to use lime juice. In this particular face mask, I would recommend to just use the juice of 1/2 a lime, even though you might think that limes are smaller than lemons and it would make up for the same amount of lemon juice. Stick with half as the citric acid in limes are in a higher percentage..
    Keep in mind that side effects of citric acid use on the skin include slight burning, tingling, and temporary redness. It is important to test all homemade beauty products on a small patch of skin several hours before using the product on your face. The underside of your forearm is an appropriate spot.
    Good luck :)

  • Edz

    Is it okay to apply this on your face overnight?? Thanks

  • Georgiana Coslenco

    Hi Edz,

    I would n`t recommend that.
    It is best to just remove it after the egg white tightness on your skin according to the instructions in the face mask.

  • Nelo

    Hi Georgiana
    Is it okay to apply this everynight? because I have alot of pores and acne scars on my face I believe can help this. thanks =)

  • Georgiana Coslenco

    Hi Nelo,

    I would n`t recommend that.
    It is best to just remove it after the egg white tightness on your skin according to the instructions in the face mask.

  • http://yahoo sowmya.r

    Hi am using egg white n wrap tissue on it after its dried pull it off.. Then apply olive oil as moisture.. Does it help my acne scars n i ve pimple on my cheeks.. LL this face mask help me ? Pls reply..

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  • Rochelle Ann Cultivo

    Hi I would like to hear your suggestion about using a lemon juice and egg white. I wanted to know also if it will removes the redness of the acne mark. And what would be the best product after applying this.?

  • georgicoslenco

    Hi sowmya.r,

    I like your idea with wrapping the tissue on, i might try that as well :)
    To answer your question, extra virgin olive oil and pure coconut oil are both very effective in treating an oily or acne skin. It even helps with acne scars.
    I also have some scars left by acne so I apply pure coconut oil on my face (all you need is a tiny bit). I must admit I made a habit out of applying coconut oil more than olive oil – maybe its because it comes more handy as I keep some in the bathroom.. :p

    So the nutritive elements found in both pure coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil help with regenerating the skin tissue and rapid regeneration of skin cells.

    Egg white is great to reduce excess sebum in your skin by shrinking the size of your pores.

    I hope this helps. :)

  • georgicoslenco

    Hi Christina,

    I must say that I have always used fresh egg white, immediately after cracking the egg.
    I don’t really know how long it would last but I just feel that somehow the properties in the egg white or egg yolk would change if kept for even a day.
    However if you decide to still keep it, I wouldn’t leave that in the fridge for more than a day.. :)

    Also I would recommend using fresh juice squeezed from a real lemon as you wouldn’t get the benefits from using juice from a bottle.

    I also get lazy sometimes and use lemon juice from a bottle but only when I cook..never in face masks.
    The whole idea when using a natural home made face mask is to use natural fresh ingredients.

    Hope this helps. :)

  • georgicoslenco

    Egg white based face masks are great for reducing excess sebum in your skin as it shrinks the size of your pores so it will give your skin a firmer and more even look by greatly reducing larger pores.
    By repeating this face mask every now and then the appearance of your skin will improve.

    I am not sure if it will also take the redness away, but your skin will visibly be improved if you constantly apply egg white based face masks.

    I also have acne scars, though I don’t have the redness so I couldn’t exactly say that from experience.
    What I can say though, is that my skin looks better each time after treating myself to an egg white based face mask. And I don’t know if I am now used with my acne scars or if they seem more faded..as their color is more like the rest of my face so I can barely notice them these days.

    I always apply a moisturizer for dry skin (as this is my type of skin at the moment).
    So after each face mask you should apply a suitable moisturizer for your type of skin.
    Don’t forget to cleanse your face every morning and every night before bed and moisturize with a proper moisturizer suitable for your skin type.
    All these steps pave the way to a better and more beautiful complexion.
    Don’t forget that no one has perfect skin. And what we see on the covers of the magazines is mostly Photoshop! This thought has helped me accept my skin and look at the beautiful side of my skin.

    Natural remedies do help to prevent or maintain a beautiful skin but sometimes we have to also see a doctor if in case we are dealing with a type of acne or problem that can be only treated from the inside out.
    The only treatments that can really show you a fast result with acne scars is laser treatments or other expensive treatments..but all these under the surveillance of a doctor or prescribed by a doctor.
    Deep acne scars for example wont disappear with natural remedies, as these work better (over time) with mild scars.

    Hope this helps and good luck.
    Keep me posted. :)

  • bluemickey23 .

    How often should this mask be used?