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DIY: 2 ingredient pore strips using Geletine sheets

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First thing's first; my veggie and vegan pals should leave now. Sorry guys, this one ain't for you! Same goes for anyone sensitive to Geletine.

 

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Are they gone? Good. On with the show!  

So those wonderful pore stips you buy that rip out all the gunk from your face along with your soul? Or well at least that's what it feels like. Well they work but they aren't great; they hurt like a *** ** * *****. They are also pretty pricey. 

Now this is no break through recipe, in fact its been around the web for quite some time now. But I've never seen it be done this way. I've used geletine sheet instead of powdered geletine. If you can get powdered geletine then check out Michelle Phan's video on how to do it with the powder but if (like me) you can only get the sheets, this is the recipe for you! 

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 geletine sheet
  • Milk

That's it!  

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To make the pore strips, all you need to do is cut up the geletine sheet into tiny pieces and place in a microwave safe bowl. 

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Cover the geletine sheet with milk and leave to soak for about 5-10 mins until soft and mushy.  

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Lift the geletine into a sieve and strain away the milk until there's about half a teaspoon left. Put the geletine sheets back in.

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Microwave on high for 10 secs then stir. I repeated this once more until it was all melted. It should look quite thick and cloudy.  Allow to cool slightly, test on your hand first because this gets hella hot!

After 10 secs...not fully dissolved.

After 10 secs...not fully dissolved.

Apply to clean skin with a wooden lollipop stick or an old synthetic makeup brush that you don't mind getting ruined.  

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Allow to dry for 10-15 minutes until it feels hard and stiff, not tacky. 

Still shiny and tacky! Few more minutes...

Still shiny and tacky! Few more minutes...

Gently peel off and look at all the gross-ness that you have pulled from the pits of your face!  

AFTER CARE: 

Wash off any remaining gunk with warm water. Sooth skin with a mild toner and apply some yummy serum for your freshly cleaned pores to absorb.

There you have it! Squeaky clean pores in no time for a fraction if the price. Be careful with your skin and treat it to some TLC once in a while. Tweet me your results or tell me how you get on in the comments below! 

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