I absolutely love the way my face feels after I use Biore pore strips, but at almost $8/box – they just don't fit into my budget very well. This morning, I saw a post on FB about homemade pore strips. After doing a little research, I realized there are dozens of alternatives! Here are some methods I plan to try:
- Mix 1 TBSP gelatin and 1 1/2 TBSP milk in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 10 seconds, until warm. Quickly apply to your face in a thin layer. Wait ten minutes (until dry) and peel off.
- Apply a thin layer of Elmer's glue. Cover with gauze. Peel it off once dry.
- Homemade hair removal also received great reviews as a pore strip. Combine 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup honey, and the juice from 1/2 lemon over medium heat until it reaches 240 degrees F. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. Add 2 tsp glycerin and mix well. Let cool to 115 degrees F. Spread over problem area and cover with a cloth. Allow to cool and pull off.
- Combine 2 eggwhites with 1 tsp honey until slightly frothy. Apply mixture to problem area. Cover with tissue paper. After 10 minutes, peel away.
Before using of any of these methods, I recommend you clean your face as normal and then steam it for 5-10 minutes. This will allow the pore cleansing method you select to work more efficiently. Wiping your face with tea tree oil after using any of these methods will help shrink the pores. Don't forget to moisturize afterward!
Note: With any new beauty product, please test in a small spot to make sure you don't have an allergic or sensitivity reaction.