I have mentioned before that my Daughter is such a help to me in the DIY category. I am not that person!
Remember her DIY Shower Jellies OR How To Make Your Own Homemade Body Wash? She’s very creative – I have NO idea where she got that from!
DIY Best Blackhead Remover
Another project we worked on together recently was Charcoal Pore Strips which has been called the best DIY blackhead remover strips.
We have differing opinions on this because she plastered this stuff on my entire face… I think it was only meant to use on your T-Zone and problem areas as a blackhead treatment…. but, it removed all the surface of the skin from my jawline… she says I am just whining, but whatever! lol
This DIY blackhead remover definitely shows, when you peel it off, all of the impurities and stubborn blackheads it pulled out. It works, I can attest to that, for sure! My daughter uses it as a DIY blackhead mask. I will never do that again.
I will, however, use it for homemade pore strips – I think it is fantastic! So, it’s your choice whether you want to try it as your own pore strips or an at home face mask.
For best results, do a patch test to see any skin irritation for your skin type, especially if you have sensitive skin. Get ready for a natural way to get blachhead free skin.
This has to be the most effective charcoal removal mask. It’s great if you have acne-prone skin, excess oil, dead skin cells, or clogged pores. My daughter has oily skin, especially around the nose area.
She’s tried many homemade treatments and products and they never gave her clear skin, especially around the affected area. She still had the appearance of blackheads, or they left her with dry skin and dark spots.
Other Methods She’s Tried
- Sugar Scrub
- Store Bought Nose Strips
- White Pore Strips
- Natural Exfoliator
- Facial Scrub
- Lactic Acid
- Salicylic Acid
- Store Bought Charcoal Masks
- Aloe Vera
- Bentonite Clay
- Jojoba Oil
- Vitamin C
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Plus, for the price it can’t be beat. You can make this with stuff you may already have in your pantry!
If will fit easily into your budget! Click here to get your free printable Monthly Budget Worksheet.
Side note: I keep activated charcoal capsules for upset stomachs, it work great!
Let’s get this party started:
1 tsp Gelatin Powder
1 TBSP Milk or Water
1 Capsule Activated Charcoal
Makeup brush or any suitable applicator brush
Blow Dryer (optional)
Mix all of the ingredients listed above in a glass or plastic container
Microwave the gelatin mixture for about 20 seconds
Let cool until it feels comfortable for your skin’s surface
Use a makeup brush and apply QUICKLY to your t-zone and chin. It goes on pretty thin and isn’t a thick paste, so you can add multiple layers to make sure you get a nice coverage.
Clean makeup brush with dish soap and warm water
Once it’s dry, you can use a blow dryer to speed up the process, if you like, peel off. You can use a warm washcloth to remove any excess.
That’s it! You can’t store what’s left so you’ll just discard it. You can use it once or twice a week if you like, it depends on your beauty regimen.
Give it a try and tell us what you think in the comments below.
Lori B says
Love it!!! Thanks, I have been wanting this for a while.
Great, let us know what you think!