Monday, August 23, 2010

Unclogging the Ugly Truth

Ok...we know it's really gross to think about, but even as adults many of us still battle such adolescent problems as blackheads. YUCK!

But never fear! Your Homemade Mamas are here with this homemade pore cleansing mask recipe that not only works but saves you money too! It only requires two simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time, and you will soon be sporting clearer, cleaner skin!

What you need:
  • 1 Tbsp. unflavored gelatin
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. milk
In a microwave-safe bowl, mix the gelatin and milk together, then heat in your microwave for about 12 seconds. Stir the mixture, then carefully apply to the problem areas of your face (being careful not to put it too close to your eyes). Let the mask dry completely (about 15 - 30 minutes), then carefully peel it off. The junk clogging your pores should be stuck to the mask much like when you use those commercial pore strips (we decided not to share a picture of that!!)...but for a fraction of the price!
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41 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try this! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  3. Wow! I am going to try this. Thanks for sharng.

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  5. wow.. very interesting, thanks for the tip!

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  6. omgosh, this is too cool...I gotta try it!!

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  7. I'll definitely be trying this tonight! Thanks!

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  8. I have a beauty day with a bunch of teenage girls tomorrow. I am totally going to try this. Thanks!!!

    Lisa
    www.lisasrecipecards.blogspot.com

    PS I am your newest follower

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  9. Thanks for the recipe!! I can't wait to try it!!

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  10. Verrrrry interesting - I'll have to try it.

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  11. thanks I am going to try this. It will be great for my daughter that has super sensitive skin and cant use much because it makes her break out even more.

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  12. We don't keep regular milk in the house. Do you think it would work with soy milk? Or reconstituted powdered milk? Sheri - co4hfamily at gmail dot com

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  13. Michelle Phan is a genius for coming up with this idea!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bjOB4zS0uE

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  14. I love home made, natural things...I'll def have to come back.

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  15. What a great idea thanks so much for posting this!!!

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    Love this kind of stuff!!!

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  17. Can't wait to try this. Its so simple, I love it! Visiting from Beyond the Picket Fence under $100 linky party.

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  18. So glad I clicked on you from Transformation Thursday! What a fantastic post! Thanks so much. Will certainly be giving this a try.

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  20. I am definitely giving this one a try. Thanks for the tip!

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  21. I'll certainly be whipping up a double batch of this and sharing it with my teenage son!
    Fondly,
    Ann
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    The Tattered Tassel

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  22. Just made this and am trying it now - thanks so much for the great recipe! I'd always wondered if there was a homemade version of the strips! : ) Stop by and visit my blog if you'd like!

    Aimee
    www.justkiddingaroundatlanta.blogspot.com

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  23. what a great idea! I have never seen this before but look forward to trying it!

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  24. i am trying this right now. as i type, it is drying on my face. your post failed to mention the smell. i don't know what i was expecting, heating up milk and unflavored gelatin, but it's kinda like i've rubbed smelly feet on my face :) hope it works for me, though, because if it does, it's totally worth it.

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  25. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing it, I can't wait to try it.
    My daughter and I also love to make a scrub out of baking soda and water. Make it into a paste and smooth over skin. Leave on a few minutes and rinse off.
    Your skin will feel like a newborn baby.

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  26. great idea.. but is really THAT gross to think about..

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  27. I tried it its great! Although smells BADDDD!

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  28. Oh my goodness. This stinks :) I have it on now, and my face is so tight. I'm can't wait until it dries enough so I can take it off and see how it works.

    Thank you!

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  29. is there a vegan way i can do this?

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  30. I just made it and applied. It does smell pretty horrible. I wonder if a drop of tea tree oil would be good in this? It would probably overpower the smell. I am going to experiment next time with a few essential oils :) Thank you for the recipe.

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  31. this worked really well! i had to put it on my face quickly before it started to "gel up" but it worked great!

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  32. I added dash of cinnamon to the mix. smells (and looks) a bit like rice pudding now, which is wayy better

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  34. do not use this! my mom and i just tried and it and it was the most painful thing ever peeling it off, and now my face blotchy and breaking out. this was a terrible idea and i strongly advise you not to do it!! i wish i could post a picture of my face! its on fire!

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  35. Use Elmers Glue, no mixing no bad smell, simple and easy

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  36. blackheads are the enemy! They seem like they are so hard to get rid of! I cnat wait to try your suggestion.

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  37. DO NOT DO THIS!!! I just did it and it ripped off every little peach fuzz I had on my face and no blackheads.
    It was the most painful thing i've ever done.
    So please save your time and save yourself some pain

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  38. Although painful and stinky it worked.
    They do say pain is beauty.

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  39. I used vanilla almond milk. It didn't smell too bad at all.. it feels really neat while its on the face. It worked great. It does hurt if there is fuzz on your face, and near sensitive areas like under the nose and under the eyes. I will definitely use this again, but next time just in the bad spots. I think its a little harsh for the whole face.
    Thanks for this!

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