How to Make Pore Strips More Effective

If you happen to deal with blackheads, you’re probably very familiar with every pore strip known to man. Maybe you’ve gone through all the different brands available at the drug store, trying to eliminate those blackheads.

If you haven’t seen the results you want, this article will offer you some easy tips that will make your pore strips more efficient.


Pore Strips — What Usually Happens
After you purchase pore strips, you probably place them on the nose. Then, you pay attention to all the instructions on the product box.

Usually the instructions tell you to allow the strip to dry, waiting a few minutes before removing it. At this point, you probably can’t wait to pull that strip off so you can see beautiful skin without any blackheads.

When the time runs out, now you’re ready to pull that strip off. You yank it off and look to the strip to see how many black spots it’s pulled out. You only see a few on the strip.

Then, you look in the mirror. Most of those blackheads are still on your nose. How did this happen? What did you do wrong?

Pore Strips — The Right Routine = The Better Results
It’s so frustrating to follow the directions and end up with bad results. The problem is that the dirt won’t come out easily. However, you can do something to eliminate your frustration, removing more of those blackheads with your pore strips.

What To Do?
You’ll want to make your dis-incrustation solution. The solution helps to loosen the blackheads, making them a lot easier to eliminate with the pore strips. All you need is some water and baking soda.

I heard about this and instantly headed to the kitchen to make my solution. I used it in combination with the strips, and after 20 minutes, I yanked the strip off, and I was stunned.

It did a great job. The solution helped eliminate at least two times the blackheads that I typically remove with the strips alone. I was sold on this idea.

Try it yourself. You probably have baking soda in your kitchen. Use the solution with your pore strips and you’ll be thrilled with the results.

You Will Need

  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 flat cotton rounds or pads
  • 1 pore strip

NOTE: You can learn the homemade Pore strips tutorial here if you don’t have store-bought pore strips available.

The first thing you need to do is to wash your face. This will remove the oil and dirt from your skin.

This will also help your pores open up. Most body soaps do not have the right formulation to be used on the face.

  • Stir the baking soda into water and soak cotton pads in the mixture.
  • Squeeze excess liquid out of pads, and press firmly onto your nose and cheeks to form a tight seal. Leave on for 10 minutes, then pull off.
  • Re-wet your nose with the baking soda–water mixture and apply the pore strip. Wait per the directions.
  • Remove, and kiss TONS of blackheads goodbye.

Tip: Resist the temptation to add more baking soda to the mixture. This makes the solutions less effective, since the baking soda build-up keeps the strip from adhering to skin.

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Credit: Michelle

About the Author Calleigh

Calleigh is passionate about inspiring others to a healthy living and encourages to re-discover their lifestyle. Her keen interest in health shines through in her written work on DIY skin care, beauty tips, healthy and active lifestyles.

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