DIY products are my absolute fave. They’re so easy and cost effective, that they make you wonder why ready-to-go products are still being sold. Anywho, one of my many many favorites is: making your own pore strips.
You can easily make your own pore strips with a few simple ingredients from your very own kitchen. They’re super easy, fun to make without having to break the bank.
For the sake of due dilligence, I compared the cost of purchasing the pore strips against the ingredients you need to make your own. As it turns out, the difference is minor here in the Netherlands, however why go out and buy stuff you don’t need. I suggest you save yourself the trip and use what you probably already have in your fridge. Egg whites are great for DIY pore strips.
DIY| Egg whites
The number one rule with all DIY beauty products is: test the product first! I recommend you make a test strip first and use it on a patch of skin that’s more sensitive, such as the inner part of your arm. You’ll want to do this to make sure you can actually tolerate the ingredients.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 small microwavable container
- 1 small, flat makeup brush for your face
- Start by taking the microwavable container and mix together the milk and the gelatin.
- Stir until the gelatin begins to dissolve.
- Microwave for about 5 seconds, stir and then add another 5 seconds.
- Allow the mixture to cool to barely warm (don’t use it on your face while it’s hot).
- Then use the makeup brush to test it on the back of your hand to ensure it’s only slightly warm.
- When ready, use the brush to apply the mixture to your nose, T-zone and/or chin. Allow it to sit for about 10 minutes, then carefully and slowly peel it off the area you applied it to.
- When finished, wash your face as you normally would and pat it dry.
You should see instant results. A firmer, cleaner and smoother skin. Isn’t that what we all want? Go ahead and try it out for yourself. I promise, you won’t be disappointed!
Do you have your own take on this DIY? Let me know in the comment section below!