Pore strips are an effective way to get rid of blackheads and you can make them with just 2 ingredients! Sticky pore strips are designed to pull out dirt, unclog pores, and exfoliate dead skin cells.
Commercial pore strips are made with synthetic ingredients that can leave a sticky residue and dry out your skin. Also, they can get expensive if you use them regularly.
These homemade pore strips work great, moisturize your skin, have just 2 natural ingredients, and are very budget friendly! Winning all around!
Benefits of the Ingredients
The 2 ingredients are yogurt or kefir and gelatin. Here are some of the benefits for using them topically on your skin:
- Yogurt or kefir:
- Contains probiotics that may prevent acne causing bacteria and reduce inflammation
- Contains lactic acid that soothes, nourishes, evens skin tone, and tightens
- Contains a lot of minerals & vitamins that are great for skin including zinc, calcium, vitamins A, B, & E, potassium, and magnesium
- Learn how to make kefir here and learn about probiotics here
- You can substitute dairy milk however you won't get the added benefits from probiotics
- Contains collagen that can promote skin elasticity, firmness, and tightness
- Contains protein and amino acids that are good for skin
- Use a high quality gelatin to maximize your benefits. I like this one.
- Bonus optional ingredients: Essential Oils
- Essential oils that could enhance your pore strips are Purification (my favorite essential oil ever!), Tea Tree, Lavender, and Melrose
- Learn how to get the best deal on your essential oils here
DIY Pore Strips Recipe & Instructions
- Combine 1 tablespoon each kefir or yogurt and gelatin in a pot
- Heat on low until the gelatin is dissolved. Don't boil it or cook too long, just long enough to dissolve the gelatin.
- Allow to cool enough to not burn your skin but don't cool enough that the gelatin gels
- While it cools, wash and dry your face (I use these skincare products)
- Add 3-5 drops of essential oils if using
- Apply a thin layer to your forehead, chin, and nose
- If it's too thick, add a small amount of kefir, yogurt, or milk. If the gelatin has gelled, reheat it.
- Let sit on your skin for 10-15 minutes
- Peel the strips off your skin
- Wash and dry your face
- Moisturize your face (I use these skincare products)
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