I love those Biore strips that pull out all the gunk and sebum from your nose, chin, and forehead. But I hate how expensive they are. I recently paid $7.00 for a small box.
I tried to make my own version, first trying packing tape. It’s a weak substitute. It pulled off some hair, but didn’t get deep into the pores.
My latest try has been very successful - an Elmer’s Glue Facial. First, I steam open my pores for about 10 minutes with a sinkful of boiling water and a towel draped over my head. Next, I wash my face well, then dry. Next, I smear about two tablespoons of Elmer’s glue all over my forehead, cheeks, and chin, applying it as I would a commercial facial mask. Wait about 15 minutes until it dries, then peel off! Rinse well.
It will pull out a lot of the sebum (maybe some hairs too) and leave your skin feeling extremely smooth and soft. It doesn’t hurt any more than a regular peel-off facial mask, and hurts far less than the Biore strips.
I’d say the Biore strips still work better, but at about 50 cents a bottle, Elmer’s glue is a great cheap substitute.
My skin is fairly sensitive, but I did not react to the Elmer’s Glue at all. However, you may want to test it out on a smaller patch of skin first. Honestly, I have no idea of the chemicals in Elmer’s glue, as it is a secret. For my next expermient, I will try this facial with some homemade glue with simple ingredients.Stumble it!