Mama Improvement Project: Skin Care (DIY Face Peel)

I have always been so horrible when it comes to skin care. I had a regimen back in junior high when I first started wearing make-up. Wash, toner, moisturizer. But since then, it’s just been make-up remover, and/or soap and water.

So, actually this post will be a series of posts (in a post series), about skin care.

This time, I’m getting rid of black heads!

I used to love getting those super pricey nose and face strips that would always do the trick, but as I said, they are super pricey.

A year ago or so, I ran across a recipe for a homemade face peel to get rid of black heads. You can see the original recipe here. When I made it the first time, I found that the recipe made way too much for my face and I ended up throwing most of it away. So I have reduced it quite a bit. (There was still some leftover. Maybe do this with a friend!)

You will need:  A disposable cup

A spoon

2 teaspoons of Milk

1 teaspoon Unflavored Gelatin

Mix the milk and gelatin. Then microwave for 10 seconds. Mix again. Carefully (because it may be hot), apply to your face. Only put it  on problem areas-you can cover your entire face if you want, just remember you’ll have to peel it all off later…And it doesn’t feel good… Let it dry. The thicker you put it on, the longer it takes to dry, but it’s much easier to peel than if it’s a thin layer.  To completely dry, it took about 15-20 minutes.

Now for the fun part. And by fun, I mean the tear-inducing, painful part. Peel it off. So gross, but pretty effective (and it is kinda fun)!  Your face may feel a bit tingly afterwards for a few minutes. I did a quick rinse after too, to get anything I missed. I would suggest only doing this peel once or twice a month. (I am not a skin care expert, I’m just a mom in search of ways to improve myself. Use this face peel at your own risk.)

Now I need to find a daily routine for my face that won’t kill my budget. If you have any suggestions, please share! And if you have any DIY face peels you love, feel free to share those too!!

June 26, 2015
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20 Comments

  • Reply Shann Eva

    I am also terrible with my skin care routine. I’m so tired by the end of the night, I hardly want to wash off my make-up. I’ll be reading your posts for more tips!

    June 26, 2015 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Kimberly

    Wow, who knew you could make a face peel out of milk and gelatin?! Now that I am pushing 40 (gasp) I really need to step up my skin care routine. Looking forward to reading more of your skin care tips!

    June 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Yeah, kind of crazy. Its just not for the more sensitive areas. I’ve been really liking it though!

      June 29, 2015 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply Alana

    This is so cool!!! I need this and don’t want to spend the money either! Can’t wait to try!

    June 26, 2015 at 5:27 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Let me know if you try it!

      June 29, 2015 at 8:46 am
  • Reply Tanisha Gomez

    Definitely trying this out soon, I’m the same with my skin care routine and those nasty little blackheads are super annoying to get rid of! Thanks for posting 🙂

    June 26, 2015 at 6:12 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      They are! Such a pain!

      June 29, 2015 at 8:47 am
  • Reply Jill @ Maggie May's

    How cool! Who would’ve thought! And I happen to have those ingredients!
    I’m actually working on a natural face scrub post now that I’ll share soon…maybe you can add it to your new regimen 🙂 Looking forward to this series!

    June 26, 2015 at 6:43 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Oh, yeah! Definitely! I love face scrubs-my face can seriously use one right now! 😀

      June 29, 2015 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    This is so cool! I had no idea you could make this at home! My husband loves those nose strips, but don’t tell him I told you! 😉 ha!

    June 29, 2015 at 9:29 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Mine does too! haha!

      June 29, 2015 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply Sue Parke

    Wow neat! I love homemade beauty products! I make a skin scrub with 3 ingredients that I love. I’ll have to share it sometime! And I’ll definitely be trying this!

    June 29, 2015 at 10:32 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Yes! Please share it!! I love scrubs!

      June 29, 2015 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Rachael Boley

    I’m trying hard to be better at this and it’s hard… But this looks cool, so maybe I’ll try it soon! My luck it’ll make me break out everywhere lol. Good job working to take care of yourself, even in these small ways.

    June 29, 2015 at 7:37 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Oh no! I hope it doesn’t! I have pretty sensitive skin and it was fine. Just be sure you only put it on areas where you would put the strips, (nose, chin, forehead.)

      June 29, 2015 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    There is something I love about peeling a mask off my face. Thanks for the recipe.

    June 30, 2015 at 7:22 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Me too! It’s so fun! Ha!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply Ellen oliveira

    I have to try this, I never really trouble with my skin but a year after my son’s birth I started breaking out. I should try this and see if it clears up a bit. I just gotta get some gelatin.

    July 3, 2015 at 6:35 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      It’s crazy how our bodies change after birth, isn’t it?

      July 3, 2015 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Pranita

    Whoa! This is so simple and so quick! Just a couple of readily available ingredients and one is done!
    Waiting to try this myself!
    -Pranita
    http://www.beingmumma.in

    July 12, 2015 at 11:18 pm
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