Whip Up This Instant Blackhead Remover in the Kitchen

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Pore strips are popping up everywhere – Chrissy Teigen loves them, as does Karlie Kloss. And because they’re inexpensive, you can purchase a pack at the drugstore and not suffer from buyer’s remorse. However, some pore strips contain parabens and other ingredients you may not want on your face. That’s why this DIY is a great alternative! It contains dairy, a great source of lactic acid, which helps to mildly exfoliate your skin. Disclaimer, though: if you’re vegan, you might not want to partake in this one.

    Becca Frucht: If you are dying to know how to get that clear, poreless skin your favorite models have, POPSUGAR beauty reporter Kirbie Johnson has the scoop and a nifty DIY. Kirbie Johnson: Yes Becca. So we all want that poreless looking skin, and actually Karlie Kloss recently came out and said that she loves Bior Pore Strips, which is awesome.

    Becca Frucht: She revealed. I mean, models are just like us.

    Kirbie Johnson: Yes, they are, and you know Chrissy Teigen, she has been on Instagram showing that she loves her pore strips too.

    Becca Frucht: Awesome! Kirbie Johnson: She is not. The good news is that these pore strips, they are drugstore buys, so you are not going to break the bank. However, you can also make them at home too.

    Becca Frucht: So if they are not going to break the bank then why do them at home?

    Kirbie Johnson: Okay, so we are finding that sometime pore strips, they can contain parabens, so if you are concerned about what you are putting on your face and you want to know what's exactly going into your pore strip, this is a really nice alternative.

    Becca Frucht: Knowledge is power. Kirbie Johnson: Yeah, exactly!

    Becca Frucht: All right! So what do we need?

    Kirbie Johnson: All right! This is so simple, anybody could it. You just want to get 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin, all right? You are going to mix it with 1.

    5 tablespoons of milk or yogurts; I like milk.

    Becca Frucht: Okay. Why the dairy?

    Kirbie Johnson: Okay. So dairy is great for your skin. Dairy contains lactic acid. Lactic acid is not a scary acid; it's actually a great acid for your skin, because it mildly exfoliates. Then when it mixes with the gelatin, that gelatin is going to harden and help to pull out those blackheads.

    Becca Frucht: Okay. So it releases all the dirt and nasty stuff in your skin.

    Kirbie Johnson: Exactly!

    Becca Frucht: The gelatin goes at it. Kirbie Johnson: Exactly! All right! So once you have these two mixed together, just mix it with a spoon. Then you want to heat it up, because right now you can tell it's like jello like. Becca Frucht: It's kind of like a paste.

    Kirbie Johnson: Exactly! And you don't want that, you want it to be liquidly. So put it in the microwave for a few minutes, maybe put it on the stove. Make sure it gets that nice liquid consistency. Then using a makeup brush for the added spa component, put it on your nose, put it on your chin wherever you think you might have a blackhead, leave it on for about 10 minutes, and then get ready for it harden and peel it right off.

    All right! Just a friendly tip, this is definitely not vegan, so if you are vegan, maybe just opt for the store bought pore strips, and also, use commonsense, don't put this on a room makeup.

    Becca Frucht: Because it won't work. And wait for it to cool down. No scalding, hot pore strips.

    Kirbie Johnson: Exactly! We don't want the chemical peel reaction from this. Becca Frucht: Don't actually strip your skin off.

    Kirbie Johnson: Exactly!

    Becca Frucht: Thanks so much Kirbie!