Frugal Friday - DIY Pore Strips

I found this awesome idea for DIY Pore Strips on a blog called Petit Elefant and thought it would make for a great Frugal Friday post!  I have used the Biore Pore Strips in the past and they work really well.  In the store they run anywhere from about $6 for a box of 8 strips to $10 for a box of 14 strips.  The cost is quite reasonable but it would be even cheaper if you could purchase a few ingredients and have the ability to make them in your own home, right??

What you will need:

Step One: Measure out one tablespoon of unflavored gelatin and put it into the bowl

Step Two:  Pour the Milk into the bowl with the gelatin and stir

Step Three:  Once the 2 ingredients are mixed together it will look a lot like this

Step Four:  Place the mixture in the microwave for 10 - 15 seconds.  
The gelatin will melt down to a creamier consistency

Step Five:  Apply the mixture to your face with the popsicle stick or tongue depressor.  The gelatin starts to harden fairly quickly so you need to do this pretty fast.  Most people apply the Biore strips to the nose and the chin.  I decided to apply it to my cheeks as well.  
Let the gelatin dry completely.  It will get quite uncomfortable as it dries but stick with it!!  If you don't let it dry, it will not work!  The drying process can take about 15 minutes but is worth it.  Once it's dry slowly pull off the strips and take a look at what has been pulled out of your pores...pretty yucky! 

The Negatives:
The Positives:

So while there are a few cons, I would still call this a Frugal Friday Success!!

Lots of Love,

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