Sorry guys, I’m bringing eggs back.
The first DIY facial mask that I wrote about was the Egg White Mask and it turned out that not everyone liked to use eggs since they smell. This time you don’t have to put it all over your face though. We are not targeting redness, but blackheads and whiteheads!
I’m sure that some of you use pore strips and others have seen it on Mia Rhermopolis’s (aka Anne Hathaway’s) nose in The Princess Diaries. I normally buy a pack of Life Care Cleansing Pore Strip at Action (Dutch discount store) for €0,99.
But when I run out and I don’t have time to visit the store, I patch up my own pore strips using only egg white and tissues (You can also use a paper towel instead of a tissue).
You can either layer the egg white and tissues on top of one another or dip a tissue into the egg white and apply that on your nose.
If you’re going to layer, you’ll need a makeup brush (e.g. concealer brush) and a bowl. Crack the egg. Separate the egg white from the yolk and dip your brush into the egg white. Apply egg white on your nose, place tissue paper over it and apply another layer of egg white on top of that. The tissue will become transparent.
If you prefer to dip the tissue into the egg white, you’ll only need the bowl and egg white. Dip the tissue paper into the bowl and let it soak up the egg white. Put that on your nose.
It’s as easy as that! Allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes (or until the strip becomes completely dry) and peel it away.
Now, here comes the fun part or gross part, depends on how you see it. When you peel the strip away you’ll be able to see all the stuff that came out of your clogged pores. I’ll spare you the pictures. Don’t Google it either. Google makes it seem like your nose is invested with blackheads. It’s usually not that bad.
I brought a couple of pore strips to a slumber party once and some of my friends who had never used pore strips before didn’t even have anything stuck onto the strip (some people are just blessed with perfect skin). And others had like a few whiteheads sticking out.
I use pore strips once a week. It does help reduce the appearance of blackheads and whiteheads, but it doesn’t prevent them from reappearing or anything. Honestly, I just think it’s fun to use pore strip, but I don’t think that it’s a necessity.
How about you? Do you use them often?