There’s not a lot that is grosser than blackheads. Luckily, blackheads are common and easily removed. Everyone has them at one time or another. However, squeezing skin is never something I advise especially if you’re middle aged. Ours skin gets thinner as we age and it becomes very easy to damage skin. Breaking capillaries when squeezing is very easy to do. I prefer to deal with blackheads in one fell swoop. By this I mean, DIY pore strips.
Today, I’m going to make a mask that will purge the pores of impurities, namely blackheads. It’s easy to make, natural and effective.
I’m sure all of us at one point in time have used Biorè pore strip-you remember, those band aids from hell that you place on your nose, wait 10 minutes then RIP! Ohhhhh do I remember the pain-the eyes watering, skin stinging pain. What a satisfying feeling it was to turn that pore strip over though-am I right? Well, you can get that same pain by making your own Biorè strips!
This mask is super simple to make. All you need is gelatin and milk! So, let’s get started!
DIY Pore Strips
1 TBSP cow milk or nut milk
- Mix the gelatin and milk in a small bowl.
- Pop in the microwave for 10 seconds.
- Using a brush, apply a THIN layer to your forehead, chin and/or nose.
- Let it set on your skin for about 10-15 minutes or until it’s dry.
- Start peeling!
- Be sure to replenish the skin with a good moisturizer afterwards.
I recommend to only apply the mask to your forehead, chin and nose. Unless you have blackheads on your cheeks, this area is too sensitive. Also, this mask will possibly pull out peach fuzz. Take great care to not get it too close to your hair line or eye brows!!
If you happen to get it on your hair or chicken out on pulling it off, you can remove it with warm water. You aren’t stuck if it feels too painful!
HINT: I suggest doing this mask after you’ve taken a shower. The steam can open the pores and loosen blackheads, making the pore strips more effective.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY! It’s quite easy to do on a weekly basis and can make a big difference.