DIY Facemask from Unflavored Gelatin

DIY Face Mask from Gelatin

I've actually done this face mask many times in the past, but I had yet to share it. I never had bad skin until my first pregnancy. Of course, I had some acne as a teenager. However, I was mostly blessed with little to none. Anyway, my skin was terrible during my first pregnancy.

No glow here, unless you count when my skin was oily. I had break outs galore!

Post-pregnancy my skin improved somewhat, but it's never returned to it's prior glory. Well this pregnancy has brought on another onslaught of adult acne and terrible skin, leaving me feeling very self-conscious and generally yucky. I just happened to remember this little trick and found that I still had to packages of gelatin left!

In order to make your own face mask or pore strips, you only need a few simple supplies:


  • 1 pack or ~1 Tbsp unflavored gelatin
  • 1 Tbsp milk or water
  • Container to mix/heat in
  • Spoon to apply to face


  1. Add 1 package or approximately 1 Tbsp of unflavored gelatin to microwavable cup/bowl/container
  2. Add ~1 Tbsp water OR milk to gelatin and stir. Milk will help soften skin, but is not necessary.
  3. Microwave for 10 to 15 seconds and stir again.
  4. Apply mixture to your face with spoon. WARNING: Container and mixture may be hot!
  5. Allow 10-15 minutes for the mixture to dry. The thicker the mixture the longer it takes.
  6. Peel off dried mix.

Homemade Face Mask Pore Strip


  1. Anonymous1/20/2017

    Whatever you do...keep it away from your eyebrows...this stuff can pull hairs out...


Thanks so much for commenting! I read all comments and try to reply to as many as possible. I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by! Have a great day!