How many times have you gawked at your face in the mirror? No, I mean really, if you don’t remember how many times you were fixed on your nose in front of the mirror, let me tell you this – you’re NOT alone! Those tiny, oily specks are a pestering issue for all of us alike. Of course I’m talking about blackheads. I’ve devotedly hated them since my teens and they just keep coming back around. I’m sure we all spent an arm and a leg on those precious little blackhead-removal strips that sometimes also removed the topmost layer of our skin (ouch!); so much for being penny-wise and pound-foolish. Nonetheless, teenage days are gone and for once, I am less spend-thrift.
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So how have I been taking care of my blackheads all this time? With my very own DIY pore cleansers! They are so easy to make and so much better when it comes to the saving money and time. All you need is some patience and a few household items from your kitchen and be sure to witness magic on your face. I mean it. Literally. Don’t believe me? Try it out yourself, it doesn’t take much anyway.
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Get hold of some unflavoured gelatine and any sort of milk. Mix it up in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for a few minutes until the mixture starts to thicken. Beware if you don’t want to burn your nose, and let the mixture settle until it is only a little warm. Using a cotton swab or a clean cotton ear bud, apply the mixture evenly on your nose and other affected areas (T-zone, perhaps?) leave it on until it completely dries. If it’s not dried fully, it won’t work, sweethearts. A tip to know it’s done – when you apply the mixture it’s more milky whitish, but on drying, it translucent. Once dried, peel the strip off your nose, and whadya know! Reveal skin that was never so clear, and never so supple.
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You can thank me later, just go and try! And if you have other homemade tricks for oily and blackhead-prone skin, do share it in the comments section. So long!