DIY Pore Strips with 2 ingredients
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
  • Moisturizing
  • 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

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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