Do you have blackheads and/or acne? This recipe is the best for drawing out those pesky blackheads. The activated charcoal really helps to draw out the unwanted impurities on your skin. Watch for step by step instructions and demonstration.

DIY Blackhead Pore Strips
-1 part unflavored gelatin
-2 part water
-0.5 part activated charcoal


-Warm wet wash cloth
-Stirring object
-Paint brush

~ Open your pores with a warm wet cloth.
~ Mix water and gelatin.
~ Microwave for 15-30 seconds (time varies depending on amounts used- you want the entire mixture to boil and bubble for a few seconds). Undercooking leading to brittle strips that rip easily during the peeling step.
~ Add charcoal and mix quickly.
~ When cool enough to stand paint onto skin.
~ Wait until completely dry.
~ Peel off and wash any residue with water.

-Make a large batch and use for your entire face!

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Source: How to Make Activated Charcoal Pore Strips