After many attempts at making my own pore strips, I think I’ve finally found one that I can really stand behind!
As you may already know, there are a few DIY pore strip recipes out there that claim to be best, and I’ll be honest, many people like them.
Until I met xanthan gum!
Now I know I’ve mentioned xanthan gum before for pore strips but I never actually tried it…You guys! This pore strip is way stronger than all of the DIY contenders AND it doesn’t smell disgusting (if you have ever tried the gelatin pore strip recipe you know what I’m talking about)!
What’s nice about this pore strip recipe too is it’s vegan and super easy to use. You don’t even need heat like all the other recipes for it to come together nicely. You can also add essential oils to make it extra deep cleansing like tea tree, melaleuca, or rosemary.
I have found it to be great by itself (though for some this doesn’t work as well) or with the addition of paper towel strips to make it more peelable. In fact, I think it’s stronger if you do use the strips because you can really pile it on.
How to Make the Best Vegan Pore Strips
Here’s what you’re going to need:
Loving Preparation – The Best Vegan Pore Strips
• Place the water in the glass bowl
• While mixing with the fork, slowly add the xanthan gum powder. You will notice that the mixture begins to thicken and it looks like some of the powder will not mix in. Keep mixing and smooshing it with the fork until smooth. This may take a few minutes, but it will smooth out.
• Once smooth, add the 1-2 drops of tea tree oil and mix well
• Pour the mixture into the small glass jar and keep it in a cool dark place or in the fridge
How to Use the Best Vegan Pore Strips
• Cut up some paper towels into strips if you decide to use them (I recommend using them)
• Wash your face thoroughly focusing on the areas with blackheads
• With a clean brush scoop up some of the goo and apply it to any area with blackheads
• Apply the paper towel strip to the area and then apply more goo on top until it is really saturated
• Press the vegan pore strip firmly on the skin and smooth it out
• Allow to dry completely (this will depend on how much goo you used so be patient)
• Once dry, gently peel the strip up and away from the skin
• Wash off any excess with water or wipe away with a clean washcloth
• Apply any skincare products as you normally would after cleansing
[yumprint-recipe id=’83’]I have found that this recipe lasts for about 20 good uses and costs way less to make than buying Biore pore strips.
If kept in the fridge this recipe will last for a couple months but I have yet to have an issue with it going rancid before I use it up when kept in the bathroom medicine cabinet. I usually use this recipe about twice a week.
Best of luck!
What is your favorite pore strip recipe?
For more pore strip recipe and clear pore articles look below:
Cheap DIY Vegan Pore Strips
Ultimate Pore Strip Secret- The Best Way to Use Biore Pore Strips
How to Remove Blackheads Naturally
Could Jojoba Oil be your Cure for Blackheads?
Moroccan Red Clay- Blackheads Be Gone!
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