5 Minute DIY Pore Strips To Remove Blackheads

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5 Minute DIY Pore Strips To Remove Blackheads

Getting those pesky blackheads out of your pores is no easy task. A great way to extract them safely is to use a pore strip. Making your own strips at home it easy and way more economical than buying the pre-made ones. Making your own pore strips takes less than five minutes and the results are amazing.

Ingredients

5 Minute DIY Pore Strips To Remove Blackheads

  • 1 packet of gelatin (one 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 1 sheet of toilet paper
  • 2-3 drops tea tree oil
  • Flat makeup brush
  • small microwave proof bowl

Notes On Ingredients

I did test this recipe using agar powder and almond milk. I could not get the agar powder to the same viscosity as the gelatin and milk. Agar made the mixture more coarse and not sticky (which is the exact texture you need to extract blackheads and other dirt in your pores). I tried adding more milk and then heating only to get the same crumbly results. For those out there wondering if you could use water instead of milk – yes, you can! However, the lactic acid in milk is awesome for the skin. It helps to gently exfoliate your skin while the gelatin pulls out the debris from your pores.

How To Make Your Pore Strips

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5 Minute DIY Pore Strips To Remove Blackheads

Add one packet or one tablespoon of unflavored gelatin to one tablespoon of milk.

5 Minute DIY Pore Strips To Remove Blackheads

Mix until the gelatin and milk are combined.

5 Minute DIY Pore Strips To Remove Blackheads

Heat the gelatin and milk mixture in a microwave on high for 7-10 seconds. You will see the mixture slightly bubble up. Remove and mix. The mixture should be thick and resemble glue.

5 Minute DIY Pore Strips To Remove Blackheads

Add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil (if using) to the mixture and stir. Tea tree oil is excellent for treating blemishes.

5 Minute DIY Pore Strips To Remove Blackheads

To Use

Peel off a layer from your sheet of toilet paper (if it’s 2-ply). Cut the sheet in half. Wash your face with warm water and a mild soap. Towel dry. With the flat makeup brush, apply a generous layer of the gelatin mixture to your nose (or chin).

5 Minute DIY Pore Strips To Remove Blackheads

Lay the half sheet of one-ply toilet paper onto your nose (or chin) and press firmly.

5 Minute DIY Pore Strips To Remove Blackheads

Apply another layer of the gelatin mixture on top of the paper. Let it dry until it’s hardened. Once dry, peel off the paper. Use a warm towel to loosen any bits of paper of gelatin left on your skin.

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About the Author


Debbie Wolfe is a mom of two rambunctious boys, wife, and work-at-home mom from Georgia. When not writing or crafting, she is in the garden or hidden away reading.

Debbie is an obsessive crafter, home chef, and gardener and co-author and photographer behind the garden blog, The Prudent Garden. She is also a regular contributor to garden and crafting content for HGTV, DIYNetwork, and Great American Country. Her first title, Do-It-Yourself Garden Projects and Crafts from Skyhorse Publishing will be available February 2019.