The first step of the kit is a strip infused with witch hazel water, peppermint leaf extract, and more botanicals that soften the buildup in pores. This helps dissolve even the most stubborn of clogs and preps your pores for the most effective extraction.
After cleansing, apply the strip onto your dry nose and remove after 15 to 20 minutes. You’ll most likely see that some impurities have already been coaxed out of your pores. Make sure to to sweep these away with the strip.
I love doing this first step, or any other pore treatment, after a nice soak in a warm bath. This really helps open up my pores so their unwanted guests can make an easy exit.
The dramatic exit happens in step 2, which is a strip crafted with purifying ingredients like kaolin and lemon extract.
To apply, wet your entire nose with some water and apply the strip, sticky side down. Make sure your fingers are completely dry! Otherwise, the strip will stick to your fingers and dampen on the outside, which prolongs the mummifying time.
The strip will harden after about 10 to 15 minutes, and that’s when you can slowly and gently peel it off, starting from the outer edges and working your way towards the middle. I find the tugging and pulling to be less aggressive on delicate skin if I press down on my skin near the edge of the strip with one finger and then start peeling at that edge with my other hand.
Depending on how polluted your pores are, you’ll see an array of uglies stuck to the underside. Warning: Staring at the grossness may get addicting!
After you manage to pry your eyes off the strip and discard it, you then baby your pores with the third and final gel strip to protect your pores from PTSD. Soothing aloe vera, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and brightening and tightening lemon and lime extracts replenish skin with moisture and nutrients while minimizing pores to help block out future buildup.
Like a facial mask, you simply apply the strip onto your nose and remove after 10 to 15 minutes to reveal a smoother, softer nose. There’s likely going to be some leftover essence, so just tap that into skin and and follow up with moisturizer. No rinse necessary!