As fun as pore strips are, the ones sold are really not good for your skin – they are full of ingredients, that, let’s face it, makes the whole thing like “glue”.
This is not good for the skin, nor is the tough pulling and tugging to remove it any good for your skin either. I’ve also been told that some of the pore strips can even pull off the first layer of your skin, which is as bad as it sounds!
So this is a beauty tip is one I learnt from my mom – she says she used to do this when she was “my age”, and it’s basically a natural, DIY version of a nose pore strip you see pretty much everywhere these days.
And it’s so ridiculously simple.
What you need:
- Egg white
- Some cotton wool, enough to cover your nose
- The ability to breathe through your mouth for 15 minutes (’cause this smells!)
Here’s what to do:
- Take an egg white and beat it. (Egg white only guys – not the yolk!)
- Take a little bit of cotton wool and saturate it with the egg white.
- Spread the cotton over your nose. (Make sure it’s a only a thin layer of egg white on your nose, think of how thin a regular nose pore strip from the store is.)
- Wait until it dries completely.
- Peel off and see all the gunk!
It’s simple now?
This way is a much more natural, safe way to remove blackheads from your nose, and I encourage you to try this method yourself. (Unless you have an egg allergy of course. Then stay away.) But for everyone else, this method is superb. The egg white is a great ingredient in “pulling” things from the skin (I know, it sounds so gross!). Egg white is also great for tightening the skin too, which can give the appearance of smaller pores. (Remember my post, How to: Reduce Large Pores? I share all my other tips there.)
Some things to remember:
Make sure the egg white dries completely before tugging it off your skin. To do that, the layer of egg white needs to be super thin. Another thing to really make sure it pulls out blackheads is to steam your face beforehand. This will allow the blackheads to loosen and “pop” out of the pore (gross), and so the egg white will be able to grasp it better.
Has anyone tried this making your own pore strip? What were your experiences with it?