Pin-tester * Make your own pore strips*

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


This week I tested out a pin from my beauty board. The pin came from a blog called Petit Elefant and it was a tutorial on how to make your own pore strips. To be honest, I had no idea if this would turn out and I was a little skeptical...not gonna lie. I actually HATE the store bought ones and would never ever recommend them to anyone, but this seemed to be a little more gentle so I wanted to give it a whirl.

What you will need:
  • 1 packet of unflavored gelatine
  • 2 tbs of milk
Directions:
Mix the gelatin and milk together in a microwave safe dish. Microwave the mixture for 10 seconds and apply to face (you can use a facial brush or popsicle stick). Leave on for 15 minutes. Slowly peel off the pore strips and walla!

A little forewarning....this next picture might gross you out a little...

Here is the pore strip that came from my nose. I LOVED this! This is seriously the coolest thing ever. I worked like magic and actually peeled off like a regular pore strip, but without ripping off actual skin.

My skin was so soft after and I even think it removed a little peach fuzz from my face ha! The only weird/negative thing I have to say is it smelled like dog food was on my face...yep very stinky! Other than that this was pretty awesome. Thank you Petit Elefant for this great (inexpensive) beauty idea!

Have you tested out any pins lately? I would love to hear which ones!

42 comments:

Tonia L said...

How cool that it worked but I'm not sure about the smell!

Terry said...

LOL - dog food. Yummy. I am definitely going to try this anyway. I hate how harsh the other ones feel ripping off.

Ana F. said...

This is great! I'm definitely trying it!!

Lindsay said...

Wow, I am so trying this!

The Student Traveler said...

I read someone else who tried it and it turned out terrible, so I'm wondering if the type of milk matters. Which kind did you use? (1%,2%, whole?)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

I used 1% milk :)

cello.melanie said...

I tried this not too long ago. I agree, the smell for me was enough to make me gag. Also, I wouldn't recommend getting this stuff anywhere near your eyebrows. I got an unwanted eyebrow wax in a few undesirable places! I am definitely going to try it again though!!

Alexa said...

Oh wow. How cool is that?! Love that it's just two products. Easy.

Anna Elder said...

This might be gross, but this looks like fun! Do you think it's gentle enough for cheeks too? Or just all over as a mask?

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I've had that diy pinned on my board forever and was wondering if it was even worth tring?! Thanks for being the guinea pig!

Morgan said...

How long did you wait before peeling? Because I tried this awhile ago and I think I waited too long because peeling it off hurt REALLY bad.

amber d* said...

I am so trying this!

Tiff said...

I just did it with 1% milk and the 15 min. I did it all over and then it was harder to peel in some areas but over all my skin looks awesome!

Finley said...

This is VERY interesting! My nose pores are out of control...I love seeing the filth after a pore strip!

Kell said...

I tried this a few months ago and I hated the smell.. but it worked so well! I'm going to have to do it again.

theolivetree said...

I. can't. wait to try this!

NatalieW. said...

Thanks for posting this! Kind of a gross question, but did it help with blackheads? =P

Erin Reissig said...

I actually tested this pin about two months ago. The way that I read it was as a whole face mask... I wouldn't recommend it unless you plan on taking a shower immediately after removing... Otherwise it takes forever to get every last bit off... But my face was silky smooth!

Katie said...

wow so cool..a must try for me!

http://thesouthernbeautynerd.blogspot.com/

happy*chickens said...

there is also a vegan version!
with almond milk and agar-agar. used it coupl'a'times.
smelled delicious, silky skin (and guilt free) :)

Monica Evely said...

I tried this a few days ago, and it really works! I just feel like I'm going to barf because it smells like DOG.

AF wifey said...

I tried this a couple months ago and it really does work. I am doing it again today and instead of using real milk, I am using regular soy milk and it actually smells good.

CJ said...

Anyway I can do this without a microwave?

Anonymous said...

I want to ask about the amount of gelatin used exactly(how many table spoons)?? because we don't have packs of gelatin.

meital said...

I have a few more tried and tested ways to remove blackheads in 5 minutes if you'd like: http://www.5-minutes.net/how-to-get-rid-of-black-heads/

Anonymous said...

I make these all the time with a few drops of essential oils to mask the scent. If you use something like tea tree it will mask the smell and be good for your pores!

Anonymous said...

I do this at home about once a week... However, I've started using milk instead of water (with only about 1.5 tablespoons water). The mixture smells a little better, and doesn't get those annoying flaky patches if it's spread on too thin anywhere. Also, I like to add a couple of drops of vanilla to make the experience a bit more pleasant.

To "The Student Traveler"... It works best if you use skim milk or regular milk. The lower fat, the better. Too much fat, and it will leave a residue on your face and not clear your pores.

Anonymous said...

Voila, not Walla.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

To my spelling experts- I am fully aware :) Thank you though.

Bakeca Incontri Bologna said...

this recipe is great! thanks!

Ivy Glenn said...

I will definitely try this one and pass it on.

Worldserpent said...

Do you think it would still work with some essential oils to cover up the smell? I wonder if it would change the consistency and make it not effective...

Worldserpent said...

What about adding some essential oils to cover up the smell? Would it change the consistency and make it not work?

Allison Czarnecki said...

I'm so glad you liked my pore strips DIY! :)

Vagabond said...

The smell might be covered a bit if you use a fragrant oil, like peppermint or eucalyptus? Just a few drops in the mix before microwaving!

bridget carter said...

i added a drop of my fav scent of scented oil and the nasty dog food smell went away :)

Faerie Fey said...

Cool. I have that pinned, but haven't tried it yet.

Faerie Fey said...

Cool. I have that pinned, but haven't tried it yet.

Anonymous said...

You could add a drop of peppermint oil to fix the smell... just be careful with it around your eyes!

everythingofcooking said...

cool idea! thanks for sharing!

Promac Promos said...

I make these all the time with a few drops of essential oils to mask the scent. If you use something like tea tree it will mask the smell and be good for your pores !

That's a nice post :)

Tiffany @ Botox Toronto said...

Really, really great idea. Definitely going to try this. Thanks for the share.

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