Pore strips are effective remedies to pluck out the comedones from your skin. Watch those blackheads sticking to the strips afterwards, and you’ll know you just did your skin a big favor. They are available in different brands at affordable prices but if you’re a DIY junkie who wants to make use of whatever you have at home, here’s how to make one:
Ingredients and Materials:
- Unflavored Gelatin powder (example: Knox)
- Hot water
- A small piece of paper (Bond Paper, not tissue) just enough to cover the nose
- Small bowl or plate
- Stirring rod or toothpick
In the small bowl, use a stirring rod or toothpick to mix a tiny amount of the gelatin powder with hot water, just enough to dilute the powder. If the mixture remains solid, add a few more drops of hot water. The consistency should be something close to a glue, not too wet to poke a hole on the paper.
Get your small piece of paper, spread a thin coat of the gel mixture you just made, using clean fingers. Stick the strip to your nose, cheeks or chin. Let it stay for 10 to 15 minutes then pull it off gently.
Note: I have no exact measurements when I do this. You just need a teeny-weeny amount of ingredients to use it on yourself. Well, unless to you plan to unclog the pores of your whole neighborhood, it should take less than a teaspoon of the gelatin powder.
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