If I were rating myself, I'd say I was doing a fairly decent job of it most of the time-- sometimes stumbling, but always getting back on track. In this year long quest, I have found some great easy (and mostly cheap) homemade ways to keep this resolution... remember the Mother's Day Bath Salts?? Yeah, I made a bunch for me!
Last night while Rob was watching some smart-alek British TV auto show, I donned a mud mask and pondered my pores... thinking I ought to get some of those Biore Cleansing Pore Strips again. At 2 a.m., I woke up wondering why couldn't I make them myself? Hmmm...
A quick search the next morning proved that I could make my own version of the pore strips-- and with ingredients I had in the house already! So, what's a gal to do but try it out, embarrassingly document it all and share with everyone else!?!??!
All you need for one treatment is:
- 1 teaspoon of unflavored gelatin
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of milk (I used whole milk... but I don't think it matters)
- A teeny spatula, new Popsicle stick or brush to apply
- Small clean microwaveable container
- Witch hazel
- Wash your hands
- Pour milk into container
- Add gelatin and stir to combine
- Microwave for 10 seconds until mixture looks like thin oatmeal
- Apply to your T zone (forehead, nose, chin)
- Let harden for about 10 minutes
- Now, here comes the fun/gross part. Peel off! I try to peel from both sides slowly to make sure everything comes off.
- Lightly clean area with Witch Hazel and you're done!