Thursday, January 26, 2012

I Made....

My own pore strips!!  Anyone else like (okay, love) to peel stuff?  Just me?

I will give credit where credit is due.  Thanks to Pinterest, I stumbled across this tutorial.  The mask only has 2 ingredients! 

Here's my version of the original...

You'll need:
Gelatine (unflavored) powder.  {There is also a vegan style powder if you're into that kind of thing}
Milk (any kind)
measuring spoon
craft stick (or something to apply the gel to your face)

In the dish combine 1 Tablespoon of the gelatine with 1 to 2 Tablespoons of milk.  Mix until it's a chunky consistency.  Work quickly!  It'll start to set fast!  Put the dish in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.  Keep stirring, work quickly, and apply it to your face with the craft stick.  It's warm, but not too hot.

Tips:  Start with a clean face.  Remove any facial jewelry.  In the original tutorial, she {bravely} put the gel all over her face.  I had noticed in the comments that people were saying that it hurt to peel it off more sensitive parts of their face.  Not wanting to peel my own skin off, I opted to only put it on my nose and chin.

*Let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes.  It'll harden and you'll know when to peel.  It definitely brought tears to my eyes when I peeled off the little bit that had gotten on my septum.  But!  It does peel nicely and took a lot of gunk with it.

*It smells bad!  Like, yucky bad.  But, for 10 minutes, I could tough it out.

*I rinsed my face after and put on lotion.  It's been a little more than an hour and I can still feel a slight burny feeling in my cheeks.  So I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with sensitive skin!

I will absolutely do it again when the need arises.  Or maybe I'll luck out and not be in my thirties with acne.


Happy said...

Hhhhmmmnn...I don't think I have sensitive skin. However, I rarely keep gelatin in the cupboard and a craft stick? Well, I'd have to wait for someone to eat a popsicle.

However, I would love me some acne-less 30's. It aint starting off that way, thats for sure.

Let me know how your face feels tomorrow! Maybe I'll try it. A little burning never hurt anyone!

Crafty P said...

Rachel rarely keeps gelatin in her cupboard, too. But Diz does! And there's been many a craft stick found here in boxes.
let me know if I can provide Happy with either of these ingredients for a quick, cheap pore opening experience!