Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Egg White Pore Strips


"DIY pore strip/mask with egg white and toilet paper! So trying this!"



This is part 2 of the DIY pore strips that I've been testing out. The first one didn't even set up right, but what about this one? First off - the link connected to this image, at least for me, was a spam site. Which isn't really adding to the credibility of this. Now the idea of eggs as a facial isn't new, and egg white masks have been popular for many, many years, but can you use them as a DIY pore strip? 


Well I tested this one out this weekend and it failed miserably. I don't know if it was the paper I was trying, but it became a soft gooey mess on my nose. I had to attempt this one a few times, because the toilet paper kept falling apart. I first tried to dip it into the egg whites, but it mushed up in the bowl, so I then smeared some of the egg whites on my nose, placed the paper on, and pat on more egg whites with a q-tip. However that caused it to goo up again and tear. So round three, I put egg whites on my nose and tried gently patting the toilet paper on. It didn't work all that well, but it did stay, and at that point I figured it was good enough. 


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I waited until it was hard and set up and peeled it off. I looked over what I peeled off my face but didn't see a single thing. It's hard to say if it was due to the texture/pattern inherent in toilet paper, but even on zoom I couldn't see a thing. 





Now here's where I add the disclaimer that I'm a skin care freak, in the same way some women are crazy about shoes, or makeup, or books, I'm that way about skin care. So my pores are generally kept clean and clear more so than the average person. But even the best skin has clogged pores and blackheads, so I went ahead and tried a Biore strip to compare what it pulled out vs the egg white/TP mix. This time around it was clear the strip pulled some gunk out of my pores. (if you look closely by my fingers in the photo below, you can see a few blackheads)



Ewww! 
So there you have it.  If you ask me, it doesn't work at all. Just testing out the two methods side-by-side, the feeling of pulling the biore strip off hurt more than the egg white one. Which sounds weird to say, but the hold, the adhesive of the biore one was clearly stronger than the egg whites were, so it seemed more likely to get the junk out of your pores better. 

I'll be testing out a few other methods in the coming weeks, so if you have any DIY pore strips you're curious about post the ideas over on our facebook or twitter!

10 comments:

  1. Anonymous1/5/14

    Those aren't blackheads and pore strips are very bad for you.
    http://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/comments/1fmg0t/some_more_information_about_sebaceous_filaments/

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  2. Anonymous9/6/14

    Coffee filter instead of tp..

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  3. Have you tried the gelatin powder + milk mix? A tablespoon of each, 10 minutes in the microwave, let the mix cool a bit (don't burn your skin!), apply, let it dry really well and just peel it off. It's quite cheap and affective. Congrats for the blog :)

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  4. The one using Elmers school glue is also bunk. I used plain white tissue paper, like for packing gifts.

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  5. The one using Elmers school glue is also bunk. I used plain white tissue paper, like for packing gifts.

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  6. it worked amazingly for me. use facial cotton instead

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  7. The egg works if you do it right. I love seeing the attempts people try with toilet paper messes on their face. It's like they are purposely trying to show a fail. It helps to use a paint brush and you put a layer of egg on, then a layer of toilet paper. Then another layer of toilet paper and another layer of egg. It takes about 30 minutes to dry. Sometimes longer. You want some thickness with the toilet paper and it to be completely dry so that you have resistance when you pull. I also add a little lemon. Helps with smell and helps brighten your skin. If doesn't work to pull out blackheads and hairs, at the very least, you have done justice to your skin. Egg is very good for it!

    Also, Elmers glue works too. Not great for skin, but it's the same idea. No toilet paper, just the glue. The trick is to layer it so it builds in thickness. Let completely dry. An hour for me...and then pull.

    The repeat problems I see is either not creating enough thickness and/or not letting it dry completely. Do your homework and you'll get it right!

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  8. The egg works if you do it right. I love seeing the attempts people try with toilet paper messes on their face. It's like they are purposely trying to show a fail. It helps to use a paint brush and you put a layer of egg on, then a layer of toilet paper. Then another layer of toilet paper and another layer of egg. It takes about 30 minutes to dry. Sometimes longer. You want some thickness with the toilet paper and it to be completely dry so that you have resistance when you pull. I also add a little lemon. Helps with smell and helps brighten your skin. If doesn't work to pull out blackheads and hairs, at the very least, you have done justice to your skin. Egg is very good for it!

    Also, Elmers glue works too. Not great for skin, but it's the same idea. No toilet paper, just the glue. The trick is to layer it so it builds in thickness. Let completely dry. An hour for me...and then pull.

    The repeat problems I see is either not creating enough thickness and/or not letting it dry completely. Do your homework and you'll get it right!

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