Inexpensive Facial Pore Mask (Just Like Biore Strips) Copycat

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 10 mins

One of the soap stars was telling how she uses this as one of her secret facial routines...


  1. Apply a thin layer of regular white school glue (we use Elmer's), over your nose or any other problem area where you are prone to get blackheads.
  2. Let dry completely (approx. 10 min).
  3. Once dry gently peel away glue -- this will lift off any dry skin, and pull out blackheads -- honestly!
  4. Rinse with warm water.
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so i tried this on my son. it worked, us being men, we decided it would be great for not just the nose but the whole face. wanted to see if we could sheet it off to have a perfect mold of his face. turns out elmers glue is also great as a hair remover. His eyebrows were awesome they came off like 2 beautiful catterpillars. oh the horrible scream he was making was pretty scary. you would have thought a truck rolled over his foot. but i told him it would be okay. don't worry he is 17. i Laughed my butt off as my wife tried to pencil in his eyebrows. Don't worry the silence is golden. they will both eventually start talking to me again.

redhotcpl November 04, 2012

This works great! Just a note, though... don't apply this to your whole face! I'm prone to breakouts, so decided this would clean all my pores if I used it like mask. STUPID idea. I think some of the glue got stuck in the pores in the hollows of my cheeks and jawline, and it made me break out really bad! Stick to your t-zone, and it works great!

Karenlyn2 November 17, 2006

I really hate to give bad reviews but this just didnt' work. I tried it several times on my daughter's face (she have a alot of blackheads) but it really didn't remove any of the blackheads. I tried a thin layer, a thicker layer, and a really thick layer.

Cooking Mom of 7 June 26, 2011