Is your nose excessively greasy and sweaty? Chances are your nose is also embedded with nasty black spots that no amount of scrub can get rid off! What you have is blackheads and what you need is a potent blackhead-removing pore strip.
What are blackheads? The black spots on your nose occur when the pores get clogged with dirt, dead skin cells, combined with skin's natural oils.
Blackheads do not necessarily mean your skin is dirty or you follow unhygienic skin care routine, it simply means your skin is producing more oils than usual.
While commercially bought pore strips may seem like a more viable and easy option, it does have its cons. Commercial products come with a heavy price tag, they contain toxic chemicals like parabens, which do more harm to the skin than any good.
Whereas, homemade nose pore strips do the job just as well, if not better, they involve no toxic chemicals, and basically cost nothing. All in all, they are a clear choice really!
So, here are some DIY herbal pore strips to permanently bid adieu to blackheads.
Take an egg white in a bowl, using a brush, apply it evenly on your nose. Cut a paper towel into thin strips to fit your nose. Immediately, press it on your nose, over the egg white and using a brush, apply another coat of the egg white over the paper towel. Let it stay for 30 minutes and then peel it off in one quick stroke.
Cleanse your face off all the impurities and pat dry. Mix 1 tablespoon of warm milk with an equal amount of gelatin. Mix until the ingredients blend well. Apply a thick coat on to your nose. Wait till the mask dries completely, then peel it off in a quick stroke. Later, rinse your face with plain water. Use this DIY blackheads removing pore strip as often as you like.
Egg + Gelatin Strip
Take 1 egg white, 1 tablespoon of unflavoured gelatin, and mix in 1 tablespoon of honey. Whip until all the ingredients blend well and you get a thick paste. Apply it evenly to your face. Wait till it dries completely, and then strip it off. Rinse your face with cold water to remove any residue.
Not a pore strip, per se, but this works just as fine, if not better.
Take a steam for 5 minutes to open pores. Take a bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of roughly grounded walnut powder, 1 teaspoon honey and milk. Stir until you get a grainy paste. Apply it to your nose and scrub rigorously, until all the blackheads come off. Rinse off with lukewarm water and follow it up with a light moisturiser.
Aloe Vera Gel Strip
Take a tablespoon of gelatin, mix in a teaspoon of aloe vera and an equal amount of yogurt. Whip it into a smooth paste. Heat it in a microwave oven for 10 seconds. Allow it to cool down a bit, whip again until all the ingredients blend well. Using a brush, apply it on to your nose. Wait till it dries fully and then strip it clean.
If you have any more tips on how to make pore strips at home, do share with us in the comment section below.