There are a few recipes around for homemade pore strips but none I have come across are as good as these! And excitingly these have no egg whites, milk or gelatin - which means it has a way longer shelf life and is great for vegans. This recipe really grips onto those blackheads and gets rid of them quickly, its kind of uncomfortable..but I guess that’s just because its working.
DIY Vegan Pore Strips Recipe
- 3/4 cup distilled water
- 1 tbsp xantham gum (find in the baking section of most grocery stores)
- 10 drops of eucalyptus oil (anti inflammatory & antimicrobial)
- tissue or single ply toilet paper
Blend mixture. brush over area with makeup brush and add tissue paper, do a top coat of mixture to saturate it. Allow it to dry then gently peel it off. Once peeled you can rub an ice cube over the area or even better a ice cube with tea tree oil or eucalyptus frozen into it - closing pores and killing microbes. Store it in a clean container in the fridge for up to a couple of months.