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We’re not going to beat around the bush – pores are annoying af! What’s even more frustrating is that you can never actually get rid of them. But don’t panic just yet, as you can, however, tighten them so that you can barely notice them – mega relief –  and these DIY pore strips will majorly help.

Pore 101

Before we get to the solution, we’ll give you a quick de-brief on the science of pores. What you probably don’t know, is that a pore is the opening to a hair follicle. The hair is literally so tiny you can’t even see it, however, due to the oil gland at the base of the follicle, the more oil your glands produces, the bigger your pores will grow. That’s why people with dry skin often have tiny pores, and those with oily skin have more noticeable pores. The best thing to do is keep them as unclogged as possible and don’t EVER squeeze them, as this can stretch them out.

One of the quickest ways the degunk your pores is by using a pore strip; although it’s important to note you shouldn’t do this more often than every two weeks, as they can be quite harsh on your skin. If you’ve ever experienced the eye-watering pain of a nose strip, you’ll be familiar with the experience. The good news is, as with most beauty products, there’s a DIY alternative that you probably already have in your fridge, and it’s also much more gentle on your nose.

DIY Pore Strip

Okay, so the fundamental ingredient of this DIY pore strip is an egg white. Egg whites have been used for hundreds of years due to its deep cleansing properties that will help tighten and degunk your pores by ridding it of the oil that’s causing it to be enlarged. One egg typically contains 3.6 grams of proteins, which can help strengthen the skin, plus it has vitamins, to protect your skin from free-radical damage.

How to:

The DIY itself is SO simple. All you do is crack 1 egg into a bowl and separate the yolk so only the egg white remains. Whisk the egg white until the mixture is frothing, then use a brush to apply it to your nose. Next, take a square of tissue and separate the two layers so you’re left with a thin piece of tissue. Place this on your nose and press down so the egg white is absorbed. Then add another layer of egg white mixture and leave to sit for 20 minutes. Finally, peel off the tissue, et voila, check out your degunked pores.

Let us know if you’ve tried this DIY in the comments below.