Egg white facelift and cinnamon lip-plumper: Lisa Rinna reveals the kitchen essentials that keep her looking young – and the science that proves they work
00:55 GMT, 17 May 2012
Actress Lisa Rinna has revealed her secret at-home beauty tricks that keep her looking youthful.
The 48-year-old cites egg white facials and cinnamon stick lip-plumpers as her kitchen-to-face essentials.
The Days of Our Lives star explains the science behind each pantry item, and the effect it can have on your face, with the help of a plastic surgeon during an appearance on The Doctors.
Beauty secrets: Lisa Rinna, 48, cites egg white facials and cinnamon stick lip-plumpers as her kitchen-to-face essentials
The actress said she swears by her egg white facials.
'Take the yolk out, put the egg white on your face and it hardens and tightens it, it's like an instant face lift,' she explained.
Dr Andrew Ordon agreed, explaining: 'It is its like a short term face lift. Its a mask and an astringent filled with proteins.
He continued: 'Those proteins help put the moisture back in your skin, it shrivels you up and you wash it off.'
Ms Rinna who has Juvederm fillers, Botox, lip-plumping and breast implants complained in 2009 that she looked like a 'freak' after getting too much Juvederm put in her cheeks.
No more surgery: The 48-year-old told viewers, 'Take the yolk out, put the egg white on your face, and it hardens and tightens it, it's like an instant face lift'
She told Momlogic: 'I tried it because my girlfriends did it. I saw a photo and I was like, “Oh Jesus. That's no good. That's NOT good.”'
Now, though,she claims 'It's all about taking care of yourself and feeling good.'
Famous for her plumped-up lips, Ms Rinna said: 'A fun little trick if you want to plump up your lips, so to speak, is a little cinnamon. Just put a little on your lips.'
Natural ingredients: Ms Rinna uses honey for an exfoliant base which she mixes with sugar and oil, and cinnamon oil as a natural lip-plumper
Egg white facial: For a natural face lift, the actress swears by an egg white mask
Dr Ordon explained: 'It's a little inflammation, and temporarily plumps those lips up. It makes them swollen form an inflammatory reaction.
LISA RINNA'S AT-HOME EXFOLIATOR
EggHoneyLemon OilOlive OilSugar
Mix it all together and use the scrub on the back of your hands, your lips, and your face.
'So why not' he said.
Ms Rinna continued with a recipe for at-home hand and facial exfoliant, using egg, honey, lemon oil, olive oil and sugar.
'Or, you could eat it if you're hungry,' she joked.
A her remedy for early-morning puffy eyes, she added, is Hemorrhoid pads.
She said: 'I used to take hemorrhoid cream and put it under my eyes, it actually works, it shrinks what's under. But now they have little pads, which you can lay under your eyes while you take a 5-10minute rest.'
The doctor clarified: 'It shrinks the blood vessels, it's an astringent as well. You get a little contraction, so you're doing a little eye-lid surgery on yourself.'