Tuesday, January 13, 2015


You know those Biore pore strips you buy at the drugstore for about $12 a pop?  Yeah,those.  Today I’m going to teach you how to make your own homemade pore strips.

pore strips

Why?  Because:

  1. I’m obsessed with beauty products
  2. I’m obsessed with cheap
  3. Homemade {mostly} = cheap.  Mostly.
  4. Cheap Beauty = HAPPY Allison

Ready?  Ready.

make your own pore strips



Pore Strips Ingredients:

Dudes, 2 ingredients and your pores will look like magic.  What’s not to love?

pore strips
  1. Measure 1 Tablespoon of unflavored gelatin into a disposable container {if you put say, green jell-o on your face, there might be trouble}
  2. Add 1-2 Tablespoons of milk into the gelatin
  3. Until it looks like this
  4. Mix it up, and be quick about it, until you get a chunky consistency.  Add more milk if you’re uncomfortable with the amount of chunk.

Microwave the gelatin for about 10-15 seconds.  It will get creamier in the microwave.  Stir that around and start applying it IMMEDIATELY to your face.  This stuff hardens up fast so you’ve got to act fast.

pre-pore strip

This is pre-pore strip.  Wash your face before you apply.

pore strip


I chose to put the stuff all over my face because I have thirty-year-old acne.  You can put it wherever your little heart desires.  You need to act fast though, because this stuff turns to gelatin pronto.  I know I’ve said that three times already, but I really mean it.

homemade facialSmokin’.

Let it dry for about 15+ minutes.  I waited longer, but you’ll know it’s time when you can’t talk for fear of breaking something.

pore strips

Grab whatever you can and start peeling.  This is the gross/fun part.


It’s a good thing you can’t see the photo all that well.  Do this until you’re all peeled and your face will feel like a baby’s bottom.

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