DIY Peel Off Mask – Blackhead Removal to Deep Clean Pores

by Calleigh

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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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gema November 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm

what do you mean thin tissue? seperating the toilet tissue to make it thinner?

cheryl smith November 20, 2012 at 10:58 pm

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

Calleigh November 22, 2012 at 7:44 am

hi Gema, toilet tissue is fine..try it :)

Calleigh November 22, 2012 at 7:45 am

Yes, you can use tissue for blowing your nose.. thanks for the visit.

catherine December 10, 2012 at 7:47 pm

What do you mean on step 4 and down ??

Calleigh December 12, 2012 at 1:19 am

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.

Kelly December 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm

What do you mean by brush your face , on step 3?

Calleigh December 28, 2012 at 9:10 pm

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.

Aisha December 31, 2012 at 3:10 am

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?

Calleigh January 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm

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.

Kirstie January 4, 2013 at 8:06 pm

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!

Calleigh January 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm

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.

ashley January 14, 2013 at 8:20 pm

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?

Calleigh January 15, 2013 at 8:13 am

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.

Amanda January 16, 2013 at 6:28 pm

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.

juli January 23, 2013 at 4:59 am

How often is it ok to do this?

Calleigh January 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm

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

ella January 26, 2013 at 12:40 pm

What do you mean by “brush face”?

Calleigh January 26, 2013 at 8:08 pm

It means egg-white brushed face.. since you applied the egg white on your face.

Anne February 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Not sure what I did wrong, but my blackheads are still there… :(

Calleigh February 18, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I feel your pain, like the old cliche that goes “different strokes for different folks”. But don’t despair, you can try opening up your pores by washing your
face with warm washcloth first or do the facial steam and try applying this mixture. Or you can check my other post here: This is how I do to remove the stubborn blackheads.

Skylar February 22, 2013 at 9:51 am

Does it really help your blackheads? Like does it really get rid of them the next day

Calleigh February 22, 2013 at 10:27 am

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.

cass April 21, 2013 at 6:26 pm

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!

Calleigh April 22, 2013 at 10:12 am

It normally take 15 – 20 minutes or until the egg white mixture dries up.

Alivia April 29, 2013 at 5:52 pm

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!

Calleigh April 29, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Thanks for posting your experience, this mask works!!

kia May 10, 2013 at 9:11 pm

what kind of brush should be used to apply the egg whites?

Calleigh May 11, 2013 at 7:29 am

You can use the makeup brush to apply the egg whites on your face.

Kendra June 3, 2013 at 10:57 pm

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

Calleigh June 3, 2013 at 11:04 pm

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.

Katie June 17, 2013 at 12:14 am

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.

cindy June 22, 2013 at 8:07 pm

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.

crystal July 21, 2013 at 12:51 am

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,

Calleigh July 21, 2013 at 8:18 am

Just leave it until completely dries.

libby July 22, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Can you use the egg yolk too?

Calleigh July 22, 2013 at 5:57 pm

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

tara August 8, 2013 at 8:26 am

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

Calleigh August 8, 2013 at 9:48 am

You can use bathroom tissue.

mila September 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm

So going to try this! Can you use paper towel?

Calleigh September 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Paper towel is thick so using toilet paper is better.

abhi October 12, 2013 at 11:52 am

i will try dn rply………

Linda October 29, 2013 at 9:42 pm

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.

Calleigh October 30, 2013 at 10:06 am

Glad to know you’re working on it. Would love to hear your result.

Madylen November 1, 2013 at 1:06 am

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.

Calleigh November 1, 2013 at 3:37 am

Use this 1 or 2 times a week depends on how serious your blackheads are.

shraddha patil December 8, 2013 at 4:46 am

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

Han December 10, 2013 at 6:39 pm

How about skin whitening? I have a tanned skin and I’m insecure with my sisters.

sonakshi lodha December 10, 2013 at 11:01 pm

any other substitue for egg? plzz suggest

Calleigh December 11, 2013 at 2:10 am

The egg is the main ingredient here to make a peel-off mask. No substitute.

wavy December 11, 2013 at 2:11 am

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

kuldeep dhanjal December 11, 2013 at 5:00 am

You r doing a good job please tell about how to remove arms tanning

dixya December 11, 2013 at 6:39 am

i have mrks of pimples on my cheecks.small holes are appeared can u help me how to remove them

Calleigh December 11, 2013 at 10:25 am

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

remove makeup December 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Hello, just wanted to tell you, I liked this post. It was practical.
Keep on posting!

garima December 14, 2013 at 1:36 am

I love it … thanks….

garima December 14, 2013 at 1:40 am

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 :)

sandrapena December 20, 2013 at 6:42 am

my 14 yr.old son is so handsome,,but has bad acne,, I hope this works

Manoj December 22, 2013 at 4:04 am

I have pimples and dark circle on face .give me tips to remove them

Nana December 26, 2013 at 11:45 am

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?

Calleigh December 26, 2013 at 11:55 am

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.

fozi January 3, 2014 at 4:48 am

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

ranjeet January 6, 2014 at 10:56 am

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.

pervin guha January 7, 2014 at 4:49 am

UsefVery . I must try it thks.

chloe February 1, 2014 at 2:44 pm

well me and my friend carly tried and it and did NOT work :9

Gharghanti February 2, 2014 at 12:02 am

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.

Subarna maharjan February 5, 2014 at 8:51 am

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

Calleigh February 6, 2014 at 10:23 am

It worked for me though

SammieD22 February 24, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Don’t raw eggs carry salmonella?

Calleigh February 25, 2014 at 12:51 am

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

Uma February 28, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Very helpful thanks a lot

sathvika March 7, 2014 at 2:01 am

IS it helpful and not harmful for all ages plzz reply.. :)

angel March 7, 2014 at 11:40 am

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.

nav March 11, 2014 at 10:08 pm

From where i can get hydrogen peroxide.

Anita March 14, 2014 at 11:19 am

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……

Calleigh March 24, 2014 at 12:50 pm

You can get hydrogen peroxide at your local drug stores

pinky May 6, 2014 at 10:43 am

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

Calleigh May 6, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Twice a week is fine.

Judy June 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Do the blackheads grow back faster after?

nazia June 22, 2014 at 12:24 pm

plz tell me any remedy for tighten the face skin.

Juthika Chowdhury July 5, 2014 at 10:41 am

thanks a ton for this really helps.

shibu July 26, 2014 at 6:25 am

Whether it’s usefull for men skin too???

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