DIY Facial Peel: Pinterest - Pass or Fail

Like many of you, I have jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon with both feet. I. Am. Obsessed. I want to Pin all the time! As we accumulate all of our Pins, it's easy to put off actually trying them because now we know just where they are...for later.

This is my new weekly challenge: Let's all attempt to try at least one Pin a week and report back our successes or failures. You game? I'll start by posting my weekly Pin and grade it either Pass or Fail. You can join in with your own experiences. You can either comment below or let me know if you want me to set up a linky party.

This week's Pin can be found on my Juniper Style Board, where I keep all my fashion, hair, and make up tips.

Full Face Pore Strips Mask originating from Petit Elefant.

Allison teaches us how to make a Peeling Pore Cleaning Mask from two ingredients:

1 Tbsp. unflavored gelatin
1-2 Tbsp. milk

1. Stir, then microwave for 10-15 sec.
2. Immediately spread onto face (Allison used a popcicle stick, but I just used my fingers).

3. Let dry for at least 15 minutes.

Now peel!

I liked the easy recipe and it felt nice going on.

Mine was still tacky after about 25 minutes in some spots and crunchy in other spots. This could be user error with uneven application.

Peeling the mask was very painful on most of my face as it was really stuck on there! I felt like I was peeling off the whole top layer of skin. Most times I just had to rip it quick, like a Bandaid.

The little fine hairs around my jaw line all pulled out by the roots and I had to get into the shower to really get all the residue off.

My face was very red afterward, especially in the areas where hair had been pulled out:

This morning I have little red sore bumps along my jaw and my skin is tender.

I'm going to have to give this Pin a Fail. I could Pass this tutorial if used only in the T-zone, I think.

What Pins have you tried this week?

**Don't forget to scroll down to join the Tutorial Tuesday Linky Party this week!**


  1. oh, my.... i'm glad i din't try this yet. i saw this and didn't pin it, but i was curious.
    sorry you had to learn the hard way! next time... crochet! it's less painful!!!!!

  2. ouch! have the bumps gone yet? i can't believe all it was gelatin and milk. i've had chemical peels that didn't do this. i didn't know pinterest had stuff like this on it, i thought it was all pics of decor and stuff. great post, sorry for your pain!

  3. boo! Red spots?!? You poor thing!!! I did this peel the day before I was in a wedding---thank God that I didn't suffer the same effect!!!!! I loved it...except for pulling it off (let's just say that I was muttering phrases that started with mother) But, my face felt smooth and tight afterward....I think if I were to do it again, I'd just stick to the nose and not t-zone!

  4. Wowza! Hate to say it, but so glad you took one for the team :) I think a linky party would be fun. I've been making recipes off of my boards and have been meaning to get a post written..... where does the time go?! Oh wait, it's spent pinning ~ Ha!

  5. You are a brave, brave woman. Not only to try that pin, but to post pictures of yourself before and after sans makeup!! :) You still look lovely! I have done a few things from my pin boards. I finished my "Mr. Bones" picture to be posted soon. http://pinterest.com/pin/126998746/ And the card box I was working on for my brothers wedding is done and on the pin board now. http://pinterest.com/paulettephelps/wedding-card-box/

  6. I've tried a bunch. I link them up with Julie at Dutch Being Me. She is doing a 52 week Pinterest Challenge with a link up each week. So far I've mostly tried recipes.

  7. Gosh I am glad I read your review on this! I have been looking for a good homemade mask, but I have super sensitive skin and this one sounds pretty painful. So sorry you had to learn the hard way, but thanks for sharing so we don't have to!

  8. Ouch! Thanks for sharing your experience so those of us with sensitive skin can avoid doing this to ourselves. I like the idea of a weekly challenge! I would join in.

  9. I tried this a few years ago, but as a pore strip instead of an entire mask. I use it on my nose and chin and it's great for getting out blackheads and there aren't very many hairs to pull out. Maybe just try it on trouble areas?

  10. a. This idea (actual pinterest making/trying) is GREAT. I try but now I have a goal. and b. sorry you had to experience the fail! boo for a bad piece of advice!!! (love your blog)

  11. I saw this and I wondered if I dare try it. Don't think I will now. Sorry you had to get a sore face in the process. Pintrest is so fun, I spend more time looking than making though. If I ever do get around to making - I will be SOOooo inspired though :-)

  12. Ouch! Glad I didn't try that one. The best, natural facial mask I've found is plain old egg whites. Try it.

  13. I'm sorry that you had this happen as a result of trying this but I am glad it was you and not me. Thanks for taking one for the team.

    I took your challenge and posted about it here:

  14. Wow...guess you won't try that again!! I am addicted to pinning and sometimes have to catch myself and say NO!!
    Stop by to enter my giveaway!

  15. Ouch! It sounds awful. Hope your skin is feeling better.

  16. You are so brave!! I'll play, but not sure I can commit to once a week!!

  17. So here's my post on my Pinterest pass or fail....


  18. Love this idea...but sorry you had to suffer in the experimenting!


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