DIY Pore Cleansing Mask

DIY Pore Cleansing Mask

One of our resolutions for the new year is to start taking better care of our skin. That means no more forgetting to remove our make up before bed, remembering to use eye cream and taking the time to make sure our pores are clear.

You may have seen ads for those face masks that dry on your skin and peel off removing all your blackheads, clogged pores and anything yucky that shouldn’t be on your skin. There’s a way to make those masks at home and it only requires one inexpensive ingredient!

The magic ingredient in this face mask is Knox Gelatin. Knox Gelatin is found in the baking section of Target. It is traditionally used as an ingredient in desserts like Jello. Today we are going to use it to remove clogged pores and blackheads from our skin. The gelatin is activated with water and applied to the skin on your face. Once the gelatin dries it feels hard to the touch. When it is removed from your face it pulls out all the dirt and impurities that are sitting in your skin. The result is soft, clean skin with no blackheads.



Begin by washing your face with a gentle face cleanser and gently exfoliating with a warm washcloth. This will help soften your pores so your blackheads are easily removed.

Next, mix up the Knox gelatin and water in a small glass and stir until the powder is completely dissolved. It should be the consistency of egg whites.

Using your fingertips apply the goo over your nose, chin and anywhere you have clogged pores. Make sure you apply the mask thinly. Too thick and it won’t dry properly on your skin and will feel more like jelly.

Make sure you avoid your eyebrows, hairline and any skin that is particularly sensitive. If any of the mask gets on your eyebrows wash it off before it dries otherwise it will pull out your hairs if you try to remove it once it is dry.

Allow the mask to dry completely. It will feel tight as it dries. You will know its ready when it feels dry and hard to the touch.

Pick the corner of the mask and gently pull it off your skin. All the blackheads and clogged pores will pull right up with the mask.

Once the whole mask has been removed wipe any traces away with toner on a cotton pad and finish off with your favorite moisturizer.

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