For many people, eggshell membrane is a part of the egg that they throw away when they are finished making their breakfast. Others may not even know what it is. But, as some people are fortunate enough to know, eggshell membrane, the thin layer in between the egg shell and the egg white, is packed full of nutrients and vitamins that have many important benefits for the skin.
Eggshell Membrane Collagen
Perhaps the most crucial element found in these miracle membranes is something called egg collagen. Collagen is the element that keeps our skin strong and give it its elasticity. When collagen production is at a healthy level, skin is less likely to sag or to develop wrinkles, even as it begins to age. The body does produce collagen naturally, but this process slows down over time. Using a product with egg collagen is a natural and safe way to increase production for healthy, youthful looking skin.
A Different Kind of Moisturizer
There are many skincare products that add extra moisture to skin that has become dry. What makes products with eggshell membrane special is that, rather than adding extra moisture to the skin, they help it to retain its natural moisture. This helps to prevent wrinkles as well as cracks that can results from dry skin. Although there are many safe and organic moisturizers available, it is always best to let your body do its job by retaining the moisture that it produces naturally.
Protection from the Elements
The main function of eggshell membrane, when it is inside the egg, is to protect it from bacteria. Similarly, when applied to the face, the membrane can create a protective layer from the elements. It has sun protective properties, keeping the skin safe from some of the sun’s most dangerous side effects. These include not only sunburn but dry skin, fine lines, wrinkles and, in the worst cases, scarring. Many sunscreens contain potentially harmful chemicals but the membrane from inside of the eggshell is a natural, healthy option for sun protection.
Eggshell membrane contains many of the same healthy elements that people enjoy when they eat eggs. Although it can impact the skin when it is ingested, the way to get the most out of it, for skincare purposes, is to use it in a skincare product. It is all natural, safe for use and one of the most nutrient rich options available. To learn more about our skincare products that incorporate eggshell membrane, click here.
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