Fact: Blackheads are gross and a pain in the butt to remove. That’s why people often turn to pore cleaning strips that promise to help pull dirt and oil out of pores. In reality, all the pricey strips ever seem to do is irritate and dry out the fragile skin on the nose area. Plus, they can be incredibly painful to remove and many a tear has been shed in the peeling process. Instead of enduring more pain and wasting more money in search of a solution to this age old beauty problem, try a more gentle approach, like this 100% natural method. All that it requires is two simple ingredients that cost way less than $4 total, and since you don’t use a lot they can be used many times. Chances are it’s much more effective than anything else you’ve tried so far at removing blackheads, and it’s incredibly cheap and easy to do in the comfort of your home.
YouTube beauty blogger Michelle Phan shows how to make a simple pore strip-like treatment and explains all the steps and details. The solution she whips up contains only 2 basic ingredients; unflavored gelatin and milk. For the milk part any type or percentage will do so long as it’s a regular, plain type of milk. Skip the chocolate and strawberry flavored kinds and definitely don’t use any almond varieties. This also requires a microwave safe container, a glass cup works well, and a clean paint or makeup brush that you don’t mind potentially ruining.
Begin by measuring out one tablespoon of milk and one tablespoon of unflavored gelatin. Pour them into the container and mix it up until it’s chunky, then stick it in the microwave for 10 seconds. When it comes out it should look more liquid and oozy. Wait a few moments for the solution to cool off a bit and then dip the brush into it. Before you apply any to the delicate skin on your face, test it out on the back of your hand, that way you know it’s safe to put on. Now all you have left to do is brush the mixture onto any areas you want to clean and make dirt or oil free. Sit back, relax, and wait until it dries on your skin, which takes about 10 minutes or so. To remove, simply peel it off when it has dried enough to easily do so. Finally, you may want to apply moisturizer afterwards, or whatever acne/zit cream or serum that you prefer to use, because the pores will be open and the skin will absorb the product much better.
Check the strip if you want to see what it actually picks up off your skin and out of your pores. All the dirt, oil, blackheads, old dead skin cells and grime will have peeled off along with the dried strip. It’s kind of nasty but it definitely puts into perspective how effective this easy DIY topical solution works. Plus, you’ll be happy to know all of that gunk is off your face. The next time your skin needs a little revitalizing, try this out, your skin will thank you!