Monday, April 29, 2013

Make Your Own Pore Strips

Have you ever used Biore Pore strips? They get the "gunk" out of your pores and leave your face feeling great. Well, here is how you can make your own pore cleansing solution without having to purchase the strips for your nose, forehead and chin.

Have you ever looked at the ingredients in those pricey Biore strips?

Polyquaternium-37, silica, water, glycerin, polysilicone-13, peg-12 dimethicone, titanium dioxide, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, butylene glycol, stearyl glycyrrhetinate, methylparaben. Huh? The only ingredients here that I even recognize are water and witch hazel.

You don't need the fabric-like backing that comes on the strips. You just need the solution that actually soaks up the dirt and oil in your pores so you can peel it out. All you need is unflavored/uncolored gelatin and milk. That's it. Here's the recipe:

2 tablespoon of milk
1 tablespoon of gelatin

Be ready to apply immediately because it dries very fast. Clean your face and don't moisturize yet. Mix the solution in a disposable cup or bowl. It will have the consistency of chunky, wet sand. Microwave the mixed solution for about 10 seconds.

Quickly smear the milk and gelatin solution on your face using a popcicle stick. (Or just use your finger.) Let it dry. Depending on how thick you spread it on, this will take about 15 minutes.

Now just peel it off. See all that stuff that your Biore strips used to get out? After you've peeled it off, rinse your face well with tepid water. You can wash your face now too but you don't really need to. Moisturize as usual.

I use this simple DIY pore cleansing about once per week. That way, the dirt and oil never get the chance to form blackheads, and your pores will thank you by staying much smaller.

No harsh chemicals, no over drying, and very inexpensive because you made it yourself!


  1. i tried it and it works. but it is very smelly so i added mint to it. now it smells yummy.

  2. Is this gelatin like in jello? or where do you find this kind of gelatin?