My boyfriend and I had our first “spa” night. And by spa night what I really mean is that we tried one thing for all of fifteen minutes and got distracted from doing anything else by Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Netflix. But that one thing we did manage to try out was amazing.

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Pore strips are some of the most popular beauty products out there. Blackheads are pretty common and I hate both the sight and feel of them on my face. I’ve never done much about them, though, because I’m only just getting into skin care. I went to Walmart and checked around on Amazon for pore strips or even those clay masks I keep seeing in Instagram videos. I found plenty but I was surprised at the cost.

Now, some might say that 10-20 CAD for a good quality product isn’t that bad, but if you read my Dollar Shave Club review, you’ll know I’m cheap and if I can go without spending money, I will. If something I want is over $5, I’ll generally question if I really want it and end up putting it back on the shelf half the time. So when I was browsing for pore strips and masks, the fact that the prices don’t vary much below what I mentioned really stuck out to me. It was a huge deterrent and I decided I’d rather live with a few blackheads, something I barely think about anyway, than get into the habit of buying strips and masks.

But then I heard about a pore strip that costs less than $1.

Did you hear that? I’ll say it again for the folks in the back.

This pore strip costs less than a buck.

You know ya girl just had to try it out.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 piece of 2 ply toilet paper
  • That’s it
  • For real


  1. With your fingers or a brush, dab the egg white onto the area you want to treat. Use a liberal amount.
  2. Take your piece of toilet paper and separate the plies.
  3. Put one ply onto the treated area. You should have enough egg white on there that the toilet paper will just stick to ya face.
  4. Use more egg white to cover the toilet paper. Again, don’t be scared to really slather it on there. Just be careful not to rip the paper. By the end of this step, it should feel plastered to your skin (which is a good thing).
  5. You can rip or cut off the excess paper and use it to cover any tears you might’ve made.
  6. Wait for 15 minutes or until the egg whites have totally dried.
  7. Peel off and witness the grossness of the toilet paper.

I honestly didn’t think it would work. I mean… it’s literally just a half piece of toilet paper and a lot of egg. That doesn’t sound impressive. But it worked perfectly. Perfectly. My boyfriend’s nose was covered in blackheads and after those fifteen minutes with the homemade pore strip, his skin was 100% cleared. He’s still texting me days later about how happy he is about it.


Here’s BargainPrincess‘s video of trying out the pore strip too: