Easy Ways To Purify Your Pores Without Spending $$$


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Remember when everyone wanted to get rid of their pores? Whew, crazy times. Truth is, these important lil’ guys are on your side and keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. But let’s be real – sometimes, they can slightly disrupt your makeup by causing it to settle in weird ways. So if you’re on the hunt for an affordable way to keep them in check, we’ve got you. Here are some DIY pore strips to help soften the appearance of pores.

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 produce, 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 to purify them regularly and steer clear of squeezing them, as this can stretch them out.

One of the quickest ways to cleanse your pores is with 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 their deep cleansing properties that will help purify your pores from excess oils that may cause them to appear larger. One egg typically contains 3.6 grams of proteins, which can help strengthen the skin, plus it has vitamins that protect your skin from free-radical damage.

How to:

The DIY itself is SO simple. You crack one 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, leaving you 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 cleansed pores.

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