DIY Peel Off Mask – Blackhead Removal to Deep Clean Pores

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Many times I went to a beauty salon to have a highly trained professional apply an expensive mask, then patiently waited for breathtaking results. It’s hard not to think about the fact that you might get ripped off, and if the results don’t meet your expectations, this seed of doubt will only grow. It took me quite a while to take matters into my own hands, because my misconceptions about making peel-off masks at home got the better of me.

It is neither complicated nor expensive to make such a mask, and some of the most effective ones require nothing more than a few tissues and an egg white. Blackheads gave me headaches for years, and if it wasn’t for the expensive pore strips, I would’ve probably gone mental over them. When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is but in this particular case the inexpensive peel-off mask worked wonders.

I didn’t expect the first experiment to work, so when I saw the blackheads on the tissue after removing it, I felt like discovering plutonium by chance.


Before using this routine, make sure to clean and steam your face to open up the pores and allows effective pore cleansing.


  • Beat the egg white lightly.
  • Apply the egg white mixture to your face
  • Place a thin tissue on your egg-white brushed face and pat gently so the thin tissue would adhere.
  • Apply another layer of egg white over the first thin layer of tissue.
  • Leave it until completely dry.
  • Once the egg white has completely dries, gently peel off the tissue in upward direction.
  • Rinse with warm water and splash with cold water to close the pores.
  • Apply moisturizer as usual.

The beauty of these homemade mask is that there is a huge variety to choose from, and the women who resort to these cosmetic treatments are more than willing to share their knowledge. By simply following the steps and taking the time to understand the process thoroughly, you can’t go wrong and results will soon follow.

Although my main concern was to remove blackheads, I found the “side effects” just as satisfying, as the mask also deep cleanses the skin and on the long run, it controls oiliness.

DIY facial mask blackhead removal

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  1. cheryl smith says

    What kind of tissue do you use? Like tissue for blowing your nose? Please let me know because I have a 15yr old daughter that suffers from extreme blackheads and I have tried so many things, would love to try this. Thanks

  2. Calleigh says

    It means that you need to apply a second coat of the mixture on top of the thin tissue and let it sit for a while until it dries up. Once it dries, you can start peeling off the thin tissue (coated with egg white) in an upward direction and rinse with tepid water.

  3. Calleigh says

    Step 3 means – After you apply the mixture on your egg white-brushed face, put a thin layer of tissue and then follow step 4, apply another coating of egg white mixture.
    thanks for the visit.

  4. Aisha says

    Thanks for sharing this beauty tip I do really suffer from it one my nose area. Can I use normal tissue & another question do I have apply the white egg twice?

  5. Calleigh says

    Yes, you can use regular tissue on your egg-white coated face, I tried it too. For the second question, yes, you need to apply second coating of egg white after you put the first layer of tissue and let it dry before peeling it off.

    thanks for the visit.

  6. Kirstie says

    Does this mask leave any kind of reaction on anybody’s skin? Like redness for days or anything along those lines? I want to try it tonight but have plans tomorrow night and do no want to go with a red face!

  7. Calleigh says

    I use this mask regularly and gives me nothing but a fresh clean face, unless your skin is sensitive to egg whites. But if you are not sure, you can try a patch test on your wrist for 30 minutes and if there’s no reaction, I believe you are in the safe side.

  8. ashley says

    Trying this right now. So far it has been very difficult to apply the tissue to my face and when I put the second layer of egg white yhem tissue breaks. Any suggestions on making this easier?

  9. Calleigh says

    you can use a 2 ply tissue then so it wont break and apply a second coat of egg white, making sure that the mixture seeps thru your skin for great effect.

  10. Amanda says

    I have never come back to a blog to comment until now. This worked so well for me! I’ve tried the name brand strips and I’ve always been disappointed, but after an unfortunate run in with the mirror today I decided I had to try something. I found this on Pinterest and it did amazingly well at pulling out the yucky stuff and my skin feels soft and much less oily.

  11. Calleigh says

    you can do this 2 times a week, i do this regularly and I could see my blackheads vanish overtime.

  12. Calleigh says

    Yes, this remedy worked best for me but if you have stubborn blackheads, you can try a facial steam first before doing this technique to open up your pores
    and easily remove blackheads. Hope this helps.

  13. cass says

    About how long will the whole process take, including drying the egg white and peeling off the mask/rinsing your face? I want to do it but often don’t a bunch of free time to do stuff like this!

  14. Alivia says

    OMG! I skeptically tried this and was unsure of how well it would work while trying to put tissue over the egg on my face which looked ridiculous but as soon as it was very tight and dry and I peeled it off, I couldn’t believe my eyes, NO MORE BLACKHEADS! LOVE THIS! Thank you so much!

  15. Kendra says

    What’s the point of putting a second layer of egg whites on the tissue? I tried this and it just ended up breaking and sticking to my fingers. I usually use the unflavoured gelatin version but I don’t have any on hand so I was looking for some other ways, found this and was disappointed. I even used 2 ply. :c

  16. Calleigh says

    Since one-ply tissue is a bit flimsy, adding a second layer of tissue will reinforce the mask once you peel it off.
    Make sure that the egg whites are completely dry so the tissue coated with egg whites won’t end up sticking on your fingers.

  17. Katie says

    How safe is this? Aren’t raw eggs know for carrying Salmonella? I really want to give this a try, but the idea of putting something that is potentially carrying a very bad bacteria on my face is scary.

  18. cindy says

    I cannot wait to try this – I’ve had blackheads for years and the commercial strips do nothing for me. As for raw eggs, any risk of salmonella from them is rare. Heck, we’ve been buying cage-free eggs from non-commercial sources for almost 4 yrs now, and eat them RAW all the time in smoothies. I wouldn’t worry about it.

  19. crystal says

    My grandma had a product like this more than 15 yrs ago and i havent been able to find something like it since till now, thank you for sharing :) Now for my question, how long do i leave it on for before i can peel it?

    Thank you in advance,

  20. Calleigh says

    You can cook and eat the egg yolk but you only need to use the egg whites for this method.

  21. tara says

    what do you mean by tissue?What kinda tissue?can u please e-mail me the answer,thanks alot tara

  22. Linda says

    I currently have the mask on and I did not use toilet paper. I used cheap paper towels from aldi and they seem to absorb and harden very nicely. I will let you all know how well it works. I am super excited to see if this really pulls all my blackheads out and see if it helps cut out the amount of white heads that I have. Thank you so much for the easy mask post. It is great.

  23. Madylen says

    How many times a day should i do this method?

    Oh well, am so excited to do this later when my Baby is asleep. :)
    blackheads is my number one problem since high school.

  24. shraddha patil says

    i hv tried dis out… vry awsm trick….they actually becm less…. can u tell me smthing such easy way for dark circle plzzzzz……..

  25. wavy says

    thank u so much for this wondeful n easy tip..
    plz may i knw how to have clear skin within a week.. bcz next week i’ve marriage… plz do help me.. plzzzzzzzzz

  26. Calleigh says

    If you have small holes on your face, you should check with your dermatologist to get a microdermabrasion to get rid of those.

  27. garima says

    Hi… this tip was very benifecial… I am gona use it for rest it my life… thanks… thanks a ton n this is the very first time I left ny comment on ny website :)

  28. Nana says

    It is work it if I’m not steam my face to open the pores? or is there another ways to steam my face without using the steam face machine?

  29. Calleigh says

    Its easier to remove blackheads if you do steam your face prior to using any facial mask. For the over-the-stove method, place a large towel over your head. And place your face 5 – 10 inches away from the steam. Do not, I repeat, do NOT place your face incredibly close, because you risk burning or causing your skin to swell. Do five 2-minute steaming sessions and allow your face to breath for a few moments in between each session.

  30. fozi says

    i have dark patches on my cheeks and nose.they came during my pregnancy and then never went off. what should i do?

  31. ranjeet says

    i hv hair in my chin pls help me .how can i remove it.l also take lazer treatment bt found no result . next month i’ve marrige. pls pls pls help me.

  32. says

    this is very useful tips..i must try, thanks for sharing dear..please let me know some tips for black heads to remove black heads actually..i have tried many but they are not so effective.

  33. Subarna maharjan says

    Hi it’s me subarna…i like yrs beauty tips ..i was tryingg
    . Its resalt was good…at lasf thax for yr beauty tils…!

  34. Calleigh says

    Some eggs may have it but I’ve been using raw eggs and never encountered such kind of issue.

  35. angel says

    hello,I have question not related to this post.n mah question is what is best faical or bleaching?I’m asking becoz I’m confused n i hate bleaching.
    Please rply mah question. This is mah 1st comment.

  36. Anita says

    my face scene is to oily. or mere face par bahut sare teel n nisan h….
    wt should I use for my face….
    can u help me……

  37. pinky says

    I suffer from blackheads badly! How many times would i have to do this in order to remove all my blackheads?


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