Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Vanity: Raw egg face masks and risks

Ireland has an egg and a BS problem. Miranda Larbi of The Irish Sun reports that experts have slammed beauty bloggers who claim that they have the answer to treating wrinkles –  smearing raw egg whites onto their faces. The DIY hack, they say, is not only is it totally bogus, but it could also spread harmful bacteria. Putting raw egg on your face has absolutely no benefit for your skin, experts say Cosmetic surgeon Christopher Inglefield is concerned that raw egg masks will result in Brits getting harrowing bouts of food poisoning due to contamination from the unrefrigerated foodstuff. Mr Inglefield, founder of the London Bridge Plastic Surgery clinic, warned: “Not only is this ineffective practice, it could potentially spread harmful bacteria, such as Campylobacter and even salmonella if you’re really unlucky. “You should always wash your hands after handling raw egg. “If it’s on your face all day then you are potentially contaminating everything and everyone you touch. Just think of the risks.” Bloggers like Beauty Vixxen, AKA Lizbeth Eguia, have promoted using raw egg as a face mask, but experts warn it’s not safe