Welcome to the first in the Twisp Tries It series!
Twisp Tries It is where I test out DIY beauty, skincare and other home made treatments!
As a college student I love finding great products I can use for quite cheap as I don't have the budget to be spending a fortune on treatments like I wish I could.
I first read about using milk and gelatine for a pore unclogging and blackhead removal face mask on Pinterest. I'm not going to lie, I was pretty grossed out but I was desperate to rid my nose and between my chin and bottom lip of black and white heads. They are the bane of my skin but overall I am quite lucky outside of hormonal acne.
I like to do masks usually after a shower or a bath when my pores are all nice and open. Alternatively, you can steam your face before.
To make the mask you will need:
-1 tablespoon of unflavoured gelatine (I use the Dr. Oetker box which I got in Dunne's Stores)
-2 Tablespoons of milk.
I mix these together in a small bowl or microwaveable mug until it's a gloopy mix.
Microwave for about 10-15 seconds depending on the power of your microwave. Be careful when taking it out because it can be quite hot.
I apply the mix all over my face and wait about 20 minutes or until it's completely hard.
NOTE: Do NOT get this anywhere near your hairline or eyebrows... Trust me, not a fun time.
This mask is one you peel off which I really like. I love being able to see all the gunk that comes out as gross as it sounds. But then you know it's doing it's job!
I always need to use a warm wash cloth to take off the excess bits that won't peel off.
Afterwards, I cleanse as normal and apply about a tonne of moisturiser because it can leave my skin quite red. I mainly would do this at night time for that reason.
PROS:I like how quick and easy this is to make. It costs about 5 euro to buy all the ingredients.
It does the job, cleans pores and I can visibly see less black and white heads and my skin feels a lot softer than it did before.
It draws out any impurities and any spots under the skin will come to a head which is great.
CONS:I hate the smell of it when it's wet. It makes me gag a bit if i'm being honest. The smell is fine when it dries however.
I really hate using animal and animal by products on my skin.
All in all, this mask is quick and easy to make and use and it does exactly what it says it will. I will use this about once every two weeks or when my skin is feeling extra clogged and gross.
Let me know in the comments if you try this and how it works for you!
If anyone has any natural alternatives or even a tip to get rid of the smell let me know!