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How Do I Make My Own Nose Strips to Remove Blackheads?

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Megan Smith has been a freelance writer and editor since 2006. She writes about health, fitness, travel, beauty and grooming topics for various print and Internet publications. Smith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in writing from New York University.
How Do I Make My Own Nose Strips to Remove Blackheads?
How Do I Make My Own Nose Strips to Remove Blackheads? Photo Credit Victor Holguin/Demand Media

If your nose is covered in small black specks even after you wash your face, you have blackheads. Blackheads are exposed plugs of oil, dead skin cells and bacteria that form in the openings of the hair follicles. You can remove blackheads with expensive pore-clearing strips available at drugstores, or you can save some cash by making your own pore strips at home with a few items from common household items.

Step 1

How Do I Make My Own Nose Strips to Remove Blackheads?
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Combine 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin and 1 1/2 teaspoons of any type of milk in a microwave-safe bowl. You can purchase powdered unflavored gelatin at the grocery store. Stir carefully with a spoon until completely mixed.

Step 2

How Do I Make My Own Nose Strips to Remove Blackheads?
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Place the gelatin and milk mixture in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds, or until it is warm -- not hot -- to the touch.

Step 3

How Do I Make My Own Nose Strips to Remove Blackheads?
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Apply a thin coating of the gelatin mixture to your nose using your fingertips. If the mixture is too thick, it will not dry.

Step 4

How Do I Make My Own Nose Strips to Remove Blackheads?
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Wait 10 to 15 minutes or until the mixture dries completely. The gelatin is opaque when it is wet and becomes translucent when it is dry.

Step 5

How Do I Make My Own Nose Strips to Remove Blackheads?
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Pull your skin taut while carefully peeling the gelatin strip off your nose. As you remove the gelatin strip, blackheads and dirt stick to the gelatin, clearing your pores.

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