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.