Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Worn Out Wednesday, new uses for old things-make your own pore strips

Okay.  This is not really education related, however, if you are a woman with ANY level of vanity you are going to love this.  It will also save you money and we all know teachers LOVE to save money!

I am going to teach you how to make your own pore strips.

You know, like those Biore ones that you can purchase at Walgreen's or CVS?  It's a sticky material you put across your nose, let it sit for 10 minutes and then rip it off to yank out all the gunk in your pores?   

We all love playing with those but they are certainly pricey! 

Well, my friends, you can make these with 2 ingredients that can be found in your cupboard.  Therefore, this still counts as new uses for old things.

Here is what you need:

1 tbs milk (any type, 2%, whole, skim-doesn't matter)
1 tbs of unflavored gelatin (the brand I use is called Knox, but any type will do)
A few drops of vanilla extract (or imitation) This 3rd ingredient is optional, but I recommend using it to make the solution smell better.

Now, I must stress that when I say unflavored gelatin I don't mean a pack of powdered strawberry jello.  I mean unflavored gelatin that you use for cooking various things (including homemade jello).

Here is what the Knox brand looks like:


In a microwave safe cup mix 1 tbs milk and 1tbs unflavored gelatin.  Stir until chunky.

Microwave for 10 seconds.  It should come out gooey and liquidy.  If you are going to add a few drops of vanilla extract (or vanilla flavoring) do it now. Again, this is to make it smell better.  Give it about 30 seconds to cool off so it doesn't burn your skin.  You do want to spread it on while it is warm, but not burning your skin.

Using a Q-tip spread it over your nose in a medium to thick layer.  If you have left over you could also spread it over your chin or forehead-anywhere you would stick a pore strip.

Let it sit and dry on your face for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes peel it off and be amused at all the junk you pulled out of your pores.

**This idea was not originally my own.  I learned this from Michelle Phan.

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