BEAUTY: Homemade beat those blackheads

By our Beauty Blogger, Louisa Power of RaraRouge

Everybody poops and everybody gets blackheads. So this week I am going to tell you about my homemade remedy to get rid of them. Blackheads I mean, poop is here to stay.



The best part of this homemade mask is that it is dirt cheap to make. I used to spend a pretty penny on Biore nasal strips that do the same job until I stumbled up this little beauty. So let’s get all Blue Peter. For this you will need:

  • I sachet of powdered gelatine
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1 tspn bicarbonate of soda
  • Water
  • 1 old foundation brush or a cheapo paintbrush
  • Microwave

Prior to making the mask, mix a tsp of the bicarb powder with warm water into a gritty paste. Buff this paste on to your face. This will open up your pores and make them more responsive to the mask. I may not be a doctor but I showed up to two periods of higher human biology in sixth year which I think equates to two years of medical school. At least. So you can rest assured, this works.

Next up! Pour the powdered gelatine into a cup and mix in the milk. It should look like a watery paste. Now I know a lot of y’all maybe squeamish as we are using gelatine. But, it is a key ingredient of the decent Percy Pigs. Blast the mixture for 15 seconds in the microwave. It now should have thickened.

gel mask

Spread the mixture over your target areas with the brush, until it is about 1mm thick. Let it dry until it feels slightly tacky to the touch. You should look very ‘Patrick Bateman’ a la American Psycho.  When peeling it off, start from the outside and work your way in. After your done peeling, remember to check out all the crap that’s stuck to the mask! It’s awesome/gross.




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