Some Good Things To Know ......Tip Follow up

United States
April 2, 2008 9:24pm CST
A few days ago, I started a discussion about household tips to stretch the dollar. This is a follow up on the Tip about the Elmers school glue and using it to peel away black heads and dead skin. I just tried it and I have to say that it worked, it was amazing to see how much dead skin and black heads it actually removed. especially over the bridge of my nose..... But now here is the kicker.... pulling it off stung like you would not believe it actually brought tears to my eyes. No I was not crying but just the sting LMAO.... If you decided to do it, do not cover your face the way I did. Do it in small areas. I used some witch hazel to clean away any residue of glue and tone the skin. I use witch hazel, there is not a better toner, nor cheaper one. My face now feels like a baby's butt. So result is in... it most certainly works, better I might add than those expensive Bore strips........ LMAO but just small areas at a time.
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@novataylor (6572)
• United States
4 Apr 08
If you could see and hear me, Angel, you'd know how hard it is to type this right now, 'cause I'm laughing my a$$ off, I'm positively crying right now! That's one of the saddest and funniest things I've ever heard, although p1ke told me one today that had me falling off my chair, no not sliding off, but falling off. But this is just tooooo hilarious, Angel, what a riot. I can't believe you put that stuff all over your face! What a goof! Sorry, really,but I'm blown away. roflmao, truly, my whole face is wet. Would you put biore strips all over your face? Boy, I wouldn't!!! I don't even like peel off masks! They always hurt! I generally just use a micro-dermabrasion creme cleanser on occasion, and an electric facial scrubber on occasion too. I've also found that since I've been wearing L'ancome makeup, my pores don't get as clogged as they did with other makeup, but I'm also using L'ancome skin care products,so maybe that makes a difference too, I dunno. But honey, please tell me you'll never do that again. Small places are fine, if you want, but no more big places! You are just too much. But boy,will you be gorgeous when the swelling goes down, and the redness from that GLUE goes away. Look out world!
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• United States
4 Apr 08
Yeah yeah you go ahead and laugh my Dear. I promised Sparks that I would help her test some of these tips... LMAO so I started with tip number 5, and the tip itself failed to specify small areas at a time.... LMAO I told another poster I am not sure if I am adventurous or stupid! oh well Color me blond.... BTW woman the whole point to this experiment is to try money saving alternatives to using the expensive products such as the mirco-abrasion kits.... L'ancome indeed! LMAO For a cheap exfoliating peel this really does work, and the witch hazel toned out the red face pretty fast.... but let me tell you it tingled for several hours. And I do believe I pulled out every hair on my face so that might be a plus! LMAO LMAO LMAO
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• United States
5 Apr 08
Yes, I know, L'ancome is expensive, but, Angel, since I've been using it, my pores get way less clogged than they used to. The difference is huge. And - I've gone on to e-bay and bought sample sizes as well as full sizes of L'ancome stuff, and it's not nearly as expensive that way. Plus, I wait for gift with purchase deals that they have a few times a year and buy then too, so I get all those little bonus gifts with whatever I buy. In their case, you get what you pay for, I think. It's just that, these days, as my skin gets older, I want to give it better products, specifically made for aging skin. I deserve it, don't you think? (smiling) And as to the glue pulling out your hair, I was thinking that it might be good as a wax substitute, but just too freaking painful. I've never waxed anything, and I don't intend to start, frankly. I ain't hairy enough to warrant it, anyway. And my skin's too tender to go put Elmer's glue on it, to be sure. I don't think I'd ever get the red out of it! I have to be really careful what I use, especially on my face. Sensitive and tender. I tend to go gentle. But hey, if it works for you,why not? I think it's pretty clever. The way you wrote all that was just so funny, Angel! I swear, Icouldn't stop laughing. Yesterday was so full of laughing for me,what a blast. I knew you'd want to give me a swift kick in the butt, but I had to tell you how funny I thought it was. How's the face coming,anyway? I feel so much for you and all the pain you've been going through, darlin. Breaks my heart. Love ya, baby!
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• United States
6 Apr 08
oh I am healing.... Starving LMAO but healing. Craving a big piece of fried chicken, and have to settle for hamburgar that I can mush up and mashed potatoes.... Oh well, I could stand to miss a few meals. It will be over soon. I know it was funny, hell I was laughing when I wrote it.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
4 Apr 08
Thank you very much, Angelwhispers, for the tip. That does sound like working great. I don't need it though, as my face already feels like a baby's .... whatever you said, unless you count my thin small beard, and mustache that can roll up to half my cheek, and the bruises and scratches, and some facial healed wounds, and some pimples here and there! Other than that, I have quite a smooth face!
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• United States
4 Apr 08
LMAO you describe it more like geographical terrain... Ya goof :)))
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
4 Apr 08
I am not sure about 'geo' but it sure is 'graphical' terrain!:-) How's your pain, Angel, have your teeth come under control? I do hope they are fine now, and sharp too!:-)
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• United States
4 Apr 08
I am pretty sore Kamran, but not as bad as I had expected. Eating is still a problem, I made a seafood chowder last night with fish, scallops, and shrimp then put it into my food processor and purraed it. Its very tasty....LMAO seafood baby food! In a few days I should start being able to handle scrambled eggs and such. I look like someone beat my face in. But the teeth themselves are beautiful. It is going to be well worth all of this when I am healed. I have a bit of a vain streak in me. My appearance is very important to me. Don't get me wrong I do not obsess about vanity, but it it a priority to me. Thank you so much for asking Sugar.
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@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I used to put it on my hands at school and pull it off and it was gross how much dirt and grim it could take off. Im lucky to have nice skin and not need to do this but I can beleive it would work.
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• United States
4 Apr 08
Okay now I am envious :))
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
6 Apr 08
minnie's avatar looks a lot like the pictures my little sister had done for her modeling portfolio. Even my hubby was astounded at the resemblance.
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• United States
3 Apr 08
I was wondering how this worked. I love those strips but they are expensive. I was concerned that the elmers glue might clog my pores but it is worth a try. I am going thorough a huge black head phase in my life and I dont understand it. It is like high school all over again. Im going to go dig through my sons school bag right now. Thanks.
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• United States
3 Apr 08
I tried it and it pulled out all the little hairs off my face too. Im not a hairy person but I noticed the little things on the glue when I pulled it off. No pain though. Hurt less than tearing off a bandaid. Thanks for the great tip.
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• United States
4 Apr 08
Your welcome...... I think I got a few hairs in there myself...I am a baby when it comes to pain but mine did sting, but I did my entire face shesh....
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
3 Apr 08
And to think all those years I used the darn stuff to glue construction paper together when I could have been peeling off my oh so annoying freckles. But you know, it does explain why I don't have fingerprints and haven't had since 6th grade! LOL
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• United States
3 Apr 08
rotflmao :))) You are not quite right sparks :))) too funny
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
3 Apr 08
I'd rather be funny crazy than just crazy which isn't funny at all! LOL
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
3 Apr 08
So you just stick the white glue on your face and wait for it to dry and then peel it off ? Do you think that hot wax from a candle would work teh same way ? i guess not... I think you are pretty brave to try this one!
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• United States
4 Apr 08
yep sis just smear it on, let it dry clear and peel it off..... i don't think candle wax would work like this does and it does work :)))
@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
3 Apr 08
I think it's fabulous that you actually tried that out! I have some elmer's school glue in my kitchen. I think I'm going to have to use it on my nose now too. I've tried those Biore nose strips, but they're rather costly (at least they were when I got some over 5 years ago).
@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Thanks Angel...I was wondering about that one. I wanted to try it but I was afraid. LOL..Now I will go for it.
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• United States
4 Apr 08
Skinny you will see how soft your face is afterwards.... use a toner to make sure you get all the residue off... and one other thing, I use a product similar to bare minerals as a foundation and it went on flawlessly today. I am kinda impressed.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
4 Apr 08
Well I can go a crime spree and not have to worry, because when I used it, it got rid of my fingerprints! I don't know why people don't believe me when I tell them that.*sigy*
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• United States
5 Apr 08
LMAO! Nice one Spark!
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• United States
3 Apr 08
Hi Angelwhispers........ I think I might just have to try that. I already have a cucumber peel, but I wanna try that, just to check it out. When I was a kid, I use to squirt glue in my hand, and then peel it off, so I'm sure it probably works. What a funny lil-wierd thing to do. Just a small area though. :o) Marilyn
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• United States
3 Apr 08
Oh Marilyn, it does work. my face feels smoother and softer then when I use my Olay
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• United States
5 Apr 08
Okay, I'm gonna have to try it for sure! Thanks for the tip. Marilyn :o)
@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
11 Apr 08
I FINALLY remembered to try it last night. I took your advice, and did only small areas... between my bottom lip and my chin, and then across my nose and a bit onto the cheeks there. My skin felt AMAZING afterwards! I'm totally going to do it again tonight! I've left the glue in the bathroom to remind me, and haven't yet had my sons questioning it being there. It's a familiar product to them, and having it in the house is normal. So they might not register that keeping school craft glue in the bathroom isn't typical. Granted, my household isn't necessarily a "typical" one anyways. :P
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• United States
13 Apr 08
Karen LMAO my face felt great for a couple of days....I was actually quite shocked how well it worked.... that is after I got over the sting LMAO. nothing wrong with being an closet Elmers Glue fan huh?
@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Well, thanks for the followup, I am glad I read it before going for the glue. I imagine the small area at a time would be great. It is sooo funny, but I am sorry it hurt.
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• United States
6 Apr 08
Gerty, I always say my household is like the Beverly hillbillies, Everything thing an adventure into the comical side of life. never a dull moment. "sigh" but it works let me assure you :)))
@beaniecat (329)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Did you really do your whole face on the very first try? Was your face red for a while after you pulled it off? I certainly never would have thought of using elmer's glue for this. But it does make sense.
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• United States
4 Apr 08
Yes I did Beaniecat, not sure if I am adventurous or stupid, but it works LMAO
@whittby (3073)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I have this email flagged to remind me. One of these days I'll remember to buy the glue and I'll try this. Just small areas of course.
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• United States
4 Apr 08
Oh yeah :)) one part at a time :)))
@mummymo (23707)
3 Apr 08
Aww poor Angel - I can feel the sting just thinking about it! lol Bet it is worth it to have nice clear and soft skin though! xxx
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• United States
4 Apr 08
mo, it really exfoliated well. I shan't be doing the whole face again however. LMAO
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
Nice tip! I'll this tip...thanks!
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• United States
4 Apr 08
Your welcome :)))
@sahyd2don (2949)
• India
3 Apr 08
check out if you can find some black head removing home remedies on this site http://www.all4beauty.blogspot.com .
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• United States
4 Apr 08
Sahyd2don, thank you for that link I have checked it out and found it quite interesting :))))
@weemam (13377)
3 Apr 08
I am a coward so I will leave it lol , I bought myself a microdermabration kit that was on special a while ago , And this does the job and it's not painful lol :) xx
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• United States
4 Apr 08
I have been wondering if those worked..... The Elmers glue thing is for po folk :))))
• United States
3 Apr 08
I wonder if it has to be Elmers glue or if you could use an off brand, thanks for letting us know that it works. that was one of the main ones i was wondering about, now should i see if a differant kind of glue works?
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• United States
3 Apr 08
I would think any white school glue would work Libertarianfreedom.
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Thats a great idea, I will have to remember that and try it. I also need to buy some witch hazel, I have been out of that a long time. I used to use that all the time and don't know why I ever stopped. The witch hazel is wonderful to for insect bites and also for stings. It takes the sting out of a bee sting better then anything else I have ever used.
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• United States
3 Apr 08
Witch Hazel is great... it does not dry like some of the other astringents, yet cleanses pores and tightens them.
@bubblz (15)
• United States
4 Jun 08
ive never heard of putting glue on ur face but i always used to waste the glue putting it on my hands.... and the peel it off... and it would leave my hands like super smooth!!!!