Homemade Pore Strips

All the humidity and summer heat has my face feeling GROSS! My pores feel so dirty. When I saw this idea on pinterest and realized I could make pore strips at home, I was so excited! You will need:

I measured 1 Tablespoon of unflavored gelatin into a disposable container, then added about 2 tablespoons of milk. I then mixed the ingredients together until it had a chunky consistency (See below).  I then heated the gelatin mixture until it became running and spreadable (I used a double boiler, but you can use a microwave and heat it for 10-15 seconds).

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I gave it a quick stir then started applying it IMMEDIATELY to my face.  This stuff hardens up incredibly fast so it is important that apply it to your face right away.

I let this dry for at least 15 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready to remove when it is difficult to make facial expressions. I then started peeling this off…and I’m not going to lie, it was difficult and a little painful! But once I got it all off, my skin felt AMAZINGLY soft. I mean baby’s bottom soft. It was definitely worth it.

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Some tips: DO NOT PUT IT ON YOUR EYEBROWS. Once this stuff has hardened, it can pull some of you eyebrow hairs out. If you get some on them, don’t worry! You can just rinse it off once you’ve peeled off the rest. You can put it wherever you please, but I would avoid putting it close to the edge of your hairline, as it is painful to remove there if you have baby hair (which I do). I also would apply it on thickly, because this will make it easier to peel off once it hardens.

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4 thoughts on “Homemade Pore Strips

    • I didn’t see any specific black heads on the pieces I peeled off, but the gelatin doesn’t really allow you to see them like traditional pore strips. My pores looked a lot better after though, so I believe the mixture did it’s job 😀

  1. It works, but definitively its really painful, and the smell sucks. After removing the mask, my skin is very soft and it took all my blackheads, but the pain is not worth it 😦

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