In elementary school, I had a thing with glue (don鈥檛 judge!). I used to coat the palm of my hand with it and then peel off the glue after聽it had dried 鈥 it was like a snake shedding a聽layer of skin. I聽could see all of the lines of my hand in the dried glue, and it was really mesmerizing for school-age me.聽What I also remember about my creepy fascination with glue was how soft聽the skin on my hand was afterwards.

I鈥檓 not the only one who鈥檚 been playing around with glue. The beauty-obsessed have been experimenting聽with it too, and they鈥檝e found that it works great for聽removing blackheads from your nose. The Beauty聽Queen聽Huda Kattan couldn鈥檛 resist the allure of a blackhead-free nose using something as simple as school glue, so she tried this skincare聽hack out herself.

鈥淏lackheads and pores are a major problem,鈥 says Huda. 鈥淚 never had an issue before but when I started wearing makeup I definitely had a serious issue.鈥

Huda Kattan. Just like us.

While my skin isn鈥檛 terrible, there鈥檚 also聽a lot of room for improvement, so I headed to the stationery aisle and bought some聽Elmer鈥檚 Washable No-Run School Glue聽($3). When buying glue for this skincare hack, make sure to buy one with a non-toxic formula. The goal is to improve our skin, not destroy it.


Next, apply the glue to your nose. You can use your fingers or a cotton swab like Huda. Then, you wait. And wait. And wait. The glue took about 10聽minutes (as opposed to Huda鈥檚 20) to dry. Enough time for you to wash a few聽makeup brushes, organize your lip glosses or tweeze your brows. Then, when the glue is dry, slowly peel it off.

Glue Blackheads

I鈥檝e used a lot of different聽nose strips and have had some disasters along the way. The adhesives on some of the strips were too strong, and some of my skin came off in the process. I鈥檝e also had strips that were painful to take off but didn鈥檛 remove any blackheads.聽While the school glue did take聽a little while聽to dry, it聽did a great job, and left the聽skin on my nose feeling super smooth. I think I may add this to my weekly beauty routine and have a solo dance party while I wait for it to dry.

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