Charcoal Face Mask for Acne

Charcoal Face Mask for Acne
Charcoal Face Mask for Acne

Acne is a problem for everyone. If you follow the right method, you don’t need to worry about it. In this recipe, I will give you’re a homemade charcoal face mask for acne. Activated charcoal is an amazing ingredient to cleanse your skin. It has exfoliating properties. When you combine it with correct ingredients, you will obtain amazing results.

Why Do We Have Acne?

This is one of the most popular questions. Why do we have acne? Well, the answer is not that simple. Some people have acne-prone skin. No matter how careful you are about what you eat, you might get acne if you skin is prone to it. Also, some foods with high fatty content might cause acne. In other cases, air pollution and city life might cause acne.

When our pores are clogged, dirt is trapped under our skin. Over time, this dirt and oil turn into acne. Acne contain bacteria and you should avoid popping it. So, if you want to fight acne, you need to clean your face. When you change your skincare routine to fit your acne-prone skin, you will start to notice that you have less acne.

In this article, I have the perfect charcoal face mask for acne. This time I want to take things a bit further. We have lots of ingredients but all of them will support you in your fight against acne. Of course like other DIY skincare products, you can change this charcoal face mask for acne as you like.


In this recipe, we have lots of essential oil. But essential oils can be a little tricky. Some people with sensitive skin might be allergic to essential oils. If you are allergic and use these essential oils, your skin might react. Before using any of the essential oils, you need to test them. Apply these oils on your hand or arm. Wait for 30 minutes. If your skin does not get red, you are good to go. But if you skin turns red or if you feel itchy, this means you are probably allergic. In this case, you must not use essential oils. You can prepare the charcoal face mask for acne without essential oils.

Homemade Charcoal Face Mask for Acne

Activated charcoal, cocoa butter, shea butter, glycerine, vitamin e, bentonite clay, essential oil
Activated charcoal, cocoa butter, shea butter, glycerine, vitamin e, bentonite clay, essential oil


  • 3 teaspoons of activated charcoal
  • 2 tablespoons of organic cocoa butter
  • 1 tablespoon of organic shea butter
  • 2 cups of liquid castile soap
  • 2 tablespoons of glycerine
  • 10 drops of vitamin e – or 1 Vitamin E capsule
  • 3 teaspoons of bentonite clay
  • 20 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 10 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 5 drops of peppermint essential oil


  • First, you need to melt cocoa butter and shea butter. You can use a double boiler for this purpose. When cocoa butter and shea butter melts, transfer them in a clean bowl.
  • Add vitamin E and glycerine to this mixture.
  • Then, add activated charcoal and bentonite clay and combine all the ingredients.
  • After that you need to add castile soap.
  • Add lavender essential oil, rosemary essential oil, tea tree essential oil and peppermint essential oil and mix all the ingredients.
  • Transfer the mixture into a clean container. Your homemade charcoal face mask for acne is ready.

How to Use Charcoal Face Mask for Acne?

Before using this amazing mask, you need to clean your face. You can use your homemade face cleaner for this purpose. Also, you can apply a homemade toner to maximise the effect. When you skin is clean, apply the mask to your face. You can use your fingers or a brush. Try to apply an even layer and avoid your eye area.

Once you apply this charcoal face mask for acne, you need to wait. Wait for 10-15 minutes. When the mask is dry, you need to wash it with warm water. After cleaning the mask, apply your moisturiser. This is the essential step to keep your skin hydrated.

You can use this mask two or three time per week. This mask will work like the perfect exfoliator. Once you regularly use it, you will see that your acne will reduce. Since activated charcoal is an amazing exfoliator, all the dirt and oil on your skin will go away.