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A quick easy beauty tip. Paint Elmer's Glue on your face, after it dries peel it off and it removes dead skin.
By Linda from Oceanside, CA
Editor's Note: Although Elmer's Glue is non-toxic, it is probably not the best substance to use as a face mask. Dermatologists generally discourage this beauty treatment and recommend purchasing something formulated for delicate facial skin.
The skin absorbs anything that is put on it. The ingredients in Elmer's is not made to be filtered through the human liver.
While it may be effective in removing dead skin the chemicals are not made for use on the skin.
You're going to think I'm crazy, but this idea really works for beautiful skin! Take plain Elmer's glue (you can buy it at Walmart) and rub it all over your face. Keep away from eyes and mouth. Let dry completely. Gently pull off all of the glue OR use a warm wash cloth and gently scrub it free from your skin. Your skin will feel so soft. Do once or twice a week.
By Jaci from SW MO Editor's Note: Although Elmer's Glue is non-toxic, it is probably not the best substance to use as a face mask. Dermatologists generally discourage this beauty treatment and recommend purchasing something formulated for delicate facial skin.
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If you use face masks you're still using chemicals, so what's the difference?
Normally this is used with charcoal to make a fase mask. Here is a good site that will tell you how to use Elmer's glue and charcoal to make your face mask.
You could use egg whites as a mask and there are no chemicals.
It can cause burns so I would not use it. All chemicals can. I am not a fan of any store bought face masks. Best to keep your face clean with warm water and a clean wash cloth.
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I know this is going to sound crazy, but I saw this on T.V. a couple weeks ago, can't remember where I saw it, but I thought it was interesting.
Us women are always looking for a good face mask, well we all know there are a million types out there and they are not always a reasonable price. Well here is one that is cheap and I assume would do the same thing, clean out your pores. Open your craft closet and get out the Elmers Glue, yep glue. Spread it all over your face, wait for it to dry and then peel away. It does the same thing those expensive facial masks do, right! It will not hurt you, I tried it, so give it a try. We all have Elmers Glue laying around.
By Jackie from Orlando, Florida
I used to put this on my hands as a kid so it felt like I was peeling my skin off, so I know it can't hurt. Makes sense to me! (08/26/2008)
I did this only once and it hurt a lot! I must have microscopic hairs that I can't see. The glue pulled them out when it dried. (08/26/2008)
Wow! That's a great tip. I also used to have fun pulling it off of my hands when I was little!
The great thing about it is that it's on sale here now at Staples (I stocked up with 4 bottles) for .18!
I'm not so sure it'd be safe to put so many chemicals all over your face. It's one thing if the stuff gets stuck on your hands, but smearing so much glue on the sensitive skin of the face.? Uh-uh.
Egg whites make a great face mask, without the chemicals. Just smear them on, let 'em dry, then wash the dried mask off with a wet washcloth. :-) (08/26/2008)
It hurts when pulling on hairs and there is no way it can be good for skin. It is glue after all, not Olay face mask. Try using honey or egg whites. (10/15/2008)
This is crazy! There's probably weird chemicals in the glue. Why would you put it on your face? (12/17/2008)
This actually works because glue is a byproduct of collagen. Collagen consists of fibrous tissues and proteins from animal biproducts. Gross, I know. But what do you think you are injecting in your face. Try Gelatin masks too, this also has collagen in it (12/09/2009)