Unfortunately, for many of us, beautiful skin doesn’t come easily. It involves a lot of creams, elixirs, and concoctions that baffle men and heck, baffle many of us. In addition, a side effect of all of these skin perfecting potions is an empty wallet. In fact, often, the price tag on those tiny jars promising miracles is enough to make me wonder if gorgeous skin is worth it. Should I just suffer through breakouts? Put up with itchy rough skin? That is until I discovered the powers of essential oils and how to make things like homemade pore strips.
By making beauty products at home, such as this recipe for a homemade pore strip, I’m able to save big bucks and still get envy worthy skin. It’s a win-win. I don’t consider myself to be a DIY expert; however, may of the homemade beauty recipes I’ve encountered (including this one for homemade pore strips) are so easy its almost laughable. Seriously, many of them merely involve mixing a few ingredients together in a bowl and occasionally melting something in a microwave. In fact, many are easier than cooking a frozen meal for lunch.
In addition, I feel super comfortable using a homemade pore strip (as well as other homemade beauty products) – more so than the products I would buy at the store. With homemade products you know exactly what is in them. There’s no funny ingredient names that seem like mere mumbo jumbo.
What makes these homemade pore strips so powerful is the Tea Tree essential oil. Tea Tree oil is amazing at preventing acne breakouts. It has anti-microbial, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties as well as properties that allow it to penetrate deep into your skin and clear out pores.
Give these homemade pore strips a try and I promise you’ll never go back to the store bought products!
2 tsp. milk
2 tsp. honey
1-2 drops Tea Tree essential oil
2 ply napkins or paper towels
1. Cut napkins into 1 ½” to 2” wide strips about 5 inches long.
2. Stir together milk, honey, and essential oil until well combined.
3. Add 1 napkin strip to mixture and let it soak until it is saturated.
4. Squeeze a bit of the moisture out of the napkin; however, remember that you want the homemade pore strip to be pretty damp.
1. Apply the matured napkin to the bridge of your nose, pressing into your face gently but firmly.
2. Allow to dry completely – about 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Peel up quickly in one direction.
Use your homemade pore strips once or twice per week.
For more easy homemade beauty recipes, follow Freebie Finding Mom’s DIY Beauty Tips Pinterest board.