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Gentle, Homemade Pore Strips

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Skin & Hair Care | 0 comments

Gentle, Homemade Pore Strips

Depending on your skin type you many occasionally need something that cleans a little deeper than your daily face wash. Pore strips, which remove dirt, oil and sebum from clogged pores are a good solution, but in my experience they are incredibly painful to remove and they often rip off the top layer of skin.

When I first saw Michelle Phan’s video for making your own pore strips gave it a try and I’ve been making my own ever since.

To make your own pore strips you only need plain gelatin, milk and a makeup brush that you don’t plan to use for anything else, since it’s difficult to clean it completely after using it to apply the sticky pore strip mix.

The recipe and directions for making and applying the pore strips are below. Always wash and exfoliate your face before using the pore strips, and use a toner and light moisturizer after removing the pore strip. When applying the mix to your face avoid the sensitive skin around your eyes because you don’t want it to get tugged when you remove the strip.

Gentle Pore Strips
A simple, gentle pore strip.
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  1. 1 teaspoon gelatin (plain)
  2. 1 teaspoon milk
  1. Wash and exfoliate your face.
  2. Mix milk and gelatin in a glass cup, then microwave for 10 seconds.
  3. Remove from microwave and stir until well mixed.
  4. Using a makeup brush apply mix to areas of your face with clogged pores. Avoid the sensitive skin around your eyes.
  5. When the mask is dry, which usually takes about 10 minutes, peel off the mask. Wash away any pieces that remain stuck to the skin with warm water.
  6. Apply toner to close your pores and moisturizer as needed.
Adapted from Michelle Phan
Adapted from Michelle Phan
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Nicole knows making small changes for the greener add up over time and hopes you’re inspired to make some changes of your own after reading her articles. She focuses on easy, green, homemade personal products and green living tips for city dwellers. Nicole lives in Pittsburgh, PA and you can find her on twitter at @_nlg_.

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