Tired of paying a fortune for patches to remove blackheads at the pharmacy? Blackhead remover adhesive is an effective way to minimize the appearance of comedones, but at the same time it is a product that becomes expensive if used regularly. On the other hand, it is very easy to make your own sticker for a small fraction of the value of the marketed product.
Method 1 of 3: Using a Milk and Gelatin Patch
Step 1. Wash your face with hot water
Before applying the remover patch, always wash your face to remove dirt and oil. The warm temperature of the water also helps open pores, increasing the adhesive's effectiveness.
It is important that you are not wearing any makeup when applying the patch
Step 2. Place a tablespoon full of milk and gelatin in a bowl
You need to add equal parts of milk and gelatin. About a tablespoon of each ingredient is a good measure, but you might not even use it all.
- Any type of milk can be used, such as whole milk, skim milk, almond milk or soy milk.
- Gelatine must be unflavored to prevent foreign substances from coming into contact with the skin through the blackhead removal adhesives.
- Some people suggest adding drops of lavender essential oil to the solution.
Step 3. Mix well
Use an utensil, such as the brush you will use later, to stir the milk and gelatin. When you're done, the mixture should be thick, heavy, with a cloudy appearance.
Step 4. Heat the solution
It needs to be warm but not hot. It is possible to heat it either in the microwave or on the stove. When using the microwave, be sure to choose an appropriate and safe container for the appliance.
- When heating the mixture in the microwave, set it for ten seconds.
- When using the stove, place the liquid in a small pot. Heat the solution slowly, stirring constantly. This method allows for better monitoring of temperature. Turn off the heat when the liquid is warm and not hot.
Step 5. Allow the mixture to cool slowly
If you have used the microwave, take the bowl out of it. Allow it to cool for 20 seconds. Appearance should be even more blurred than before.
Step 6. Check the temperature
Use a brush to check the temperature in your hand. It should be warm but not hot. Put a small amount of the mixture on the brush and see how it went through your hand.
Step 7. Apply the mixture to the face
Use a makeup brush to spread the preparation over the entire face. Don't forget to use spots on the face where there were many blackheads before.
If you are using a makeup brush, wash it thoroughly before using it again
Step 8. Wait until the mixture hardens
Once the solution starts to cool, it should solidify like a mask or adhesive, which can take anywhere from ten to 20 minutes. The longer you leave it on the skin, the more likely it is to extract more dirt from the pores, which allows for deeper removal of impurities. Therefore, it is better to make a mistake by leaving the product acting longer.
Step 9. Remove the sticker
Start from the outside and start removing the hardened product from the face. Go slowly, as trying to remove the entire mask at the same time could hurt you.
Step 10. Wash your face and moisturize it
After removing the patch, rinse your face with cold water to remove any residue that has remained on the face. Cold water also closes the pores. Then apply a moisturizer.
Method 2 of 3: Using an Egg White Sticker
Step 1. Wash your face with warm water
You should always wash your face before applying a pore patch. By doing this, dirt and oil are removed. Warm water also helps open pores.
- It is very important to remove all makeup before applying the mask.
- By opening the pores, the warm water helps the mask adhere to the impurities inside them. Therefore, the patch can remove comedones and prevent new blackheads from forming.
Step 2. Buy pasteurized egg whites
It can be difficult to separate the white from the yolk and, in this type of mask, you must specifically use the white. Consider buying pasteurized egg whites to save labor.
- Another option is to use the white and yolk separator. Break the egg and let it drain through the separator. The yolk must be retained in a compartment and the white will pass through the separator. Place a container under the separator to collect the white.
- You can also break the egg into a bowl. Use your hands to gently pick up the yolk and remove it from the bowl.
Step 3. Moisten a piece of paper in the egg whites
Place the whites in a small bowl and dip a large piece of double-ply toilet paper or a sheet of paper towels into it. It is essential that the paper is all moistened in the egg white.
Another option is to use a makeup brush to spread the white directly on the face, place a sheet of paper on top and then apply another layer of white over the paper
Step 4. Apply the paper with the white on the face
A large sheet of paper can cover the entire face or at least most of it. Thus, it is possible to remove many blackheads at the same time. Be careful to reach the problematic regions, that is, those that have already suffered from many blackheads.
Step 5. Leave the paper with the white on the face
The paper should harden until it sticks to your face, which should take anywhere from ten to 20 minutes.
There is no need to divide the paper into narrow strips like drugstore-bought stickers. You can use a large piece to cover most of the face. This way, the procedure is faster and easier
Step 6. Pull the paper from the face
After about ten or 20 minutes, gradually remove the paper from your face. Start by pulling from the edges and don't go too fast as you could get hurt.
Step 7. Wash your face with cold water and moisturize it
After removing the patch, rinse your face with cold water. It is possible that small pieces of paper will stick to your face if you don't wash it. After cleaning your face, apply a moisturizer.
You should use cool water when washing your face after removing the mask as it closes the pores
Method 3 of 3: Creating a Routine
Step 1. Try different methods
Before committing to a single type of pore adhesive, try them all to see which works best. If you have difficulty with a specific option, try changing the way it is used and applied.
- Some people say that paper towels are much more effective than toilet paper for making stickers with egg whites.
- To see if your blackhead mask or patch is working, check it after you remove it to see if it has picked up any bits of dirt and debris. If so, the patch is working.
- It's also a good sign if the mask seems to stick well to the face. If it's difficult to remove her, it's because she's doing the right thing.
Step 2. Look at the pimples
Egg white solution can remove blackheads, but it can also cause pimples. Sometimes the problem is only temporary, but if it's recurring, consider using another method.
Step 3. Repeat the procedure regularly
You can leave this treatment for the time when a blackhead appears, but to ensure comedones become a part of your past, repeat the mask weekly or fortnightly. This way, the pores are clean and the appearance of blackheads is avoided.