Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Blackhead Removal

No pictures today. I didn't take any of what can only be described as another failed experiment.

Pinterest caught my attention this winter and I have been pinning like crazy. Trying out new things that are supposed to save money and improve my health, not to mention my looks. I will say that the recipe for laundry detergent is a good one. The dry form. The liquid just looked like too much trouble to me. I like the way the powdered detergent cleans and smells, and it does save money. The body wash? Perhaps I did something wrong ...... maybe not enough water. That stuff solidified in the bottle and now takes a lot of squeezing power to get it out ..... and that is with the top off. It comes out in a chunky tubular form and yes, I use it anyway. I am not going to waste it!

The heel cream turned out good, if a little on the greasy side. Just put a sock on it! I was going to try shaving cream and put it in a pump bottle to aerate a little (like the spray bottle for olive oil). But, after this last experiment I may just hold off on these ventures into home-made beauty products.

My sweet husband (aka: He Who) has blackheads. Yes, he does, despite my efforts to keep his face clean. He always seem to have some manner of dirty stuff on his hands like axle grease. He touches his face. I have scolded him, but he lowers the volume on his hearing aid and simply ignores me. I found a remedy on Pinterest involving only two ingredients and a microwave. Knox unflavored gelatin and milk. I read all the comments and marveled at the results spoken. The only negative comment was about the way it smelled. It was compared to baby burp-up and a bad diaper. Since He Who's ability to smell is no more acute that his ability to hear, I decided to give it a try.

All I had to was to mix one tablespoon of gelatin with two tablespoons of milk, then microwave the glop for 15 seconds and then immediately smear it on his face. Called for a Popsicle stick, but I found that to be messy and awkward and just used my fingers (excluding the one I cut the tip off). Then wait 15 minutes and peel it off. It was Mother's Day and I was allowed to have my way with his face.

I decided to put it on my face as well, and still had a good bit left. The woman who wrote the article said that when she peeled it off, blackheads came with it, as well as some tiny facial hair. I have a very acute sense of smell and , while the concoction did not smell good, it wasn't as bad as predicted. It had warm milk in it, after all. It had a hint of burp-up smell, but wasn't bad enough to gag.

We sat in happy companionship watching TV as the mask tightened on our faces as it dried. I picked at the edges of mine after the required amount of time an started to pull it off. I was hoping for one big sheet with my face imprinted on it. When I got to my upper lip, things got bad. It hurt! I had tears in my eyes and tried the quick rip method and lost my grip. It was pulling those tiny hairs out. I git only one side of my lip done before I wussed out and applied a towel with warm water to loosen the other side.

He Who is brave fared better that I did, but it did NOT pull those ugly blackheads out. My skin was supposed to feel soft and silky, but it was burning. I won't be doing this again. Reminds me of the time I let my daughter wax my brows. The parts she waxed have never grown back.

I left the remaining glop in the bowl I mixed it in. The next day I peeled it out of the bowl. Looks like the material used for breast implants!

8 comments:

Erik's RV Blog * said...

Sorry but that had me almost on the floor. I hope you're able to find another way for he who has blackheads to remove them. :)

Erik

Mamma has spoken said...

I'm with Erik and picturing you with half a mustache.....

Hillbilly Mom said...

I can't believe He Who Is Not A Barbie Styling Head let you put that on his face! I kind of imagined you applying it in his sleep.

ellen abbott said...

I had my eyebrows waxes once. My sister in law took me for a mani pedi for my birthday and they did my eyebrows which are very wide and thick on the inside part and this and sparse as they taper out. I loved it! My eyebrows never looked so good. I wish they hadn't grown back in but, alas. Now I try to keep them plucked to the same shape but I'm derelict in that. I'll have to try the homemade laundry detergent.

luksky said...

LOL! Experiments gone wrong. I also am a Pinterest addict and although I have homemade detergent and remedies pinned I haven't tried any of them yet. I'll probably think twice after your post..

Joanne Noragon said...

No pictures needed, except possibly to laugh even harder and blow out a blackhead or two.

Linda O'Connell said...

ha ha I am laughing out loud over here.

Donna said...

Hahahahahaaaa...omggg...funny....
Hello from Texas. Have found your blog and been reading about your adventures...I'll be saving your link on my blogroll for Sure!
Enjoy your day!