It’s been a while since I posted about a Pinterest pin, so I thought I’d remedy that today.
A few days ago, I saw this pin for homemade pore strips. Whoo-hoo! I love a cheap beauty treatment!
So, yesterday while at Walmart, I picked up a little box of Knox unflavored gelatine. It was only $0.74 for a box of four packets. I was pretty excited to try this because I used to love the Biore Pore Strips, but they got pretty expensive if you wanted to use them all the time. And they don’t do your whole face.
The Crafty Little Gnome’s post says to take on teaspoon of gelatine, and two teaspoons of water and mix it together. Microwave it for 10 seconds. Then (after making sure it’s not too hot) smear it all over the areas you have clogged pores. Let it dry. And finally, peel it off. Follow up with a swipe of toner and add moisturizer.
Okay, so I did all that. And I’m not going to share pictures, because in this case, it’s just gross…
Let’s talk about what happened when I tried it. First, it smells like UGH. Disgusting. Second, I apparently didn’t put it on thick enough, because it didn’t come off in big pieces, but in itty-bitty, teeny-tiny scraps. And it took me forever to peel it off. I eventually had to just go wash it off my face with a washcloth and some facial cleanser.
I didn’t see much of a difference in my skin when all was said and done, but it was pink and irritated. Oh, and I got some in my eyebrows, and pulling those pieces off was torture. By the way, The Crafty Little Gnome does warn about those things, but they happened anyway.
I’m going to have to say this was a fail for me. Bummer. My cheapskate heart was hoping it was going to work
Have you tried anything from Pinterest that didn’t work out as you were hoping? Tell me all about it!