How to make gelatin face mask at home to remove blackheads?

Have you tried all pricey pore-cleaning strips to remove those small black specks on your forehead, nose and chin, but no result? Put gelatin on your face to get rid of those embarrassing blackheads. Well, it sounds weird, but gelatin actually offers delight to your skin. This marvelous multipurpose skin care savior not only removes blackheads, but also perks up the skin’s texture and tone. Gelatin, in fact, is an insoluble fibrous protein that is obtained from animal collagen.

Collagen is a vital constituent for maintaining the elasticity and strength of your skin. Several factors like smoking, dehydration and exposure to sun are responsible for the degeneration of collagen, eventually.  Unflavored gelatin, when applied as mask, binds the collagen with excess oil, impurities and old skin cells. All the debris and filth entrenched in the skin gets removed when the mask is pulled off.

Benefits of Gelatin Face Mask

  • The mask help loose dead skin cells without causing inflammation or irritation on the skin.
  • It is blissfully beneficial for both oily and dry skin.
  • It minimizes the size of pores, thereby removing stubborn blackheads.
  • The gelatin mask maintains the firmness and elasticity of the skin by stimulating the production of collagen.
  • It keeps at bay the age spots, dark spots, hyperpigmentation and other skin-related problems.
  • It rejuvenates the tired skin and makes it baby soft.

Homemade Gelatin Face Mask Recipes

Recipe 1

Ingredients:

  • Unflavored gelatin-1 packet
  • Fresh fruit juice- ½ cup (choose the juice as per your skin type)

If you have oily and acne-prone skin, utilize citrus fruits such as grapefruit, orange, lime, or lemon. White grape juice, tomato or carrot juice can also be used. The best option is to mix some of these juices to get the maximum benefits.

And if you have normal or dry skin, go for strawberry, pear, papaya, apple, raspberry or peach juice. You can also use a combo of these fruit juices.

How to make?

  • Take a small sauce pan and pour fruit juice and unflavored gelatin into it. Heat on slow flame until gelatin gets completely dissolved, stirring constantly. Then, transfer it to a bowl.
  • Put it in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes or till gelatin becomes firm, but, make sure that its consistency is such that it can be easily smeared on the face.
  • Check the consistency by stirring with a clean spoon.

How to apply?

Apply the paste on your neck and face using a spatula or facial mask brush, leaving delicate skin around upper lip and eye. Let it stay for 25-30 minutes or until it dries. Then, peel off the mask slowly, in an upward direction. Finally, wash off with cold water and pat your face dry. Apply face cream or moisturizer.

Recipe 2

Ingredients:

  • Powdered gelatin
  • Juice of ½ papaya (medium)
  • Juice of ½ kiwifruit

How to make?

Combine all the ingredients to form a smooth paste.

How to apply?

Cleanse your face and neck. Apply this mask, exfoliating gently. Let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse off with water. Kiwifruit, being rich in vitamin C, lightens the skin complexion. Papaya helps remove dead skin cells and blackheads.

Recipe 3

Ingredients:

  • Unflavored gelatin- 1 teaspoon
  • Milk- 1½ teaspoons

How to make?

Take a microwave-safe bowl. Combine milk and gelatin in it. Mix the ingredients thoroughly, stirring continuously. Now, place the mix in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or until it is warm (not hot).

How to apply?

Apply a thin layer of the gelatin mixture with your fingertips to your nose, chin and forehead. Don’t smear a thick coat; otherwise, it will not dry. Allow the mask to dry. Wet gelatin appears opaque. Once dried, it turns translucent. While peeling off the gelatin strip, pull your skin tight. The dirt and blackheads will glue to the strip, giving you a smooth skin.

Recipe 4

Ingredients:

  • Activated charcoal- 1 tablet
  • Gelatin- 2 teaspoon
  • Water- 3-4 teaspoon

How to make?

Crush the tablet of activated charcoal to form a powder. Mix this powder with gelatin in a bowl. Now, pour water. Place the bowl in microwave or boiling water until gelatin dissolves.

How to apply?

Wash your face with water and pat dry. With a brush, quickly apply hot (not scorching) mask on the problematic areas. Keep it until it dries. Begin rolling off the mask gently, from edges to center. Remove the entire mask, holding your skin tight. Do it slowly and carefully. Finally, rinse off your face and apply a moisturizer. Use it at least once a month. The activated charcoal used in the mask is the best cleanser and effectively removes the embedded filth from the pores, thus, eliminating the blackheads.

Recipe 5

Ingredients:

  • Organic milk- 2 tablespoons
  • Egg yolk- 1
  • Gelatin- 1 tablespoon

How to make?

Gently whip the egg white and keep it aside. Mix milk and gelatin. Put the mixture on a gentle flame. Stir constantly till the gelatin dissolves. Now, transfer it to a bowl. When it cools down, add the whipped egg and mix well.

How to apply?

Steam your face before applying the mask to open up the pores. Smear the mask. Wait for 25-30 minutes. Start peeling off at the chin and move upwards gradually. Wash off with warm water. At the end, splash cold water. This mask works wonders in cleaning the pores, tightening the skin and removing the blackheads.

Use any of the recipes to spring back the bushed skin to life.

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