Who doesn’t love a peel off mask? It is super satisfactory to peel all the dirt in your pores. And you can achieve the best benefits with charcoal peel off mask. Charcoal is an amazing ingredients to clean your pores and skin. When you make a peel off mask, the effect will double. And when you add bentonite clay, peeling effect will triple.
So, those who know me have already learned that I am obsessed with DIY skincare. I hate those commercial products on the market. These products are full of harmful chemicals. Most of the time, we do not know what we are applying to our face. So, I got sick and tired of this chemicals. I have been doing my own homemade skincare recipes for a while.
Charcoal Peel Off Mask Recipe
In the meantime, I had the chance to try lots of recipes. Some were good and some were complicated. If you want to make things simple like me, you will love this charcoal peel off mask. This mask is nothing but simple. All you need is few ingredients and less than 5 minutes. I think you can have these for healthier and better looking skin. Another plus side is you will know what you are applying on your skin.
1 teaspoon of activated charcoal– or 4-6 capsules of activated charcoal
½ teaspoon of bentonite clay
1 tablespoon of gelatine
2 tablespoons of warm water
Add activated charcoal, bentonite clay and gelatine in a small bowl.
Combine all the ingredients.
Heat this mixture in microwave.
You need to heat the mixture for 30 seconds (3 times 10 seconds). After each 10 seconds, take the bowl out and mix everything.
Your charcoal peel off mask is ready.
How to Use Charcoal Peel Off Mask
So, we have prepared or super simple charcoal peel off mask. You probably thought it would be more complicated right? But no. This mask is super simple. You can make it in just couple of minutes. And it is time to apply the mask on our face.
For this stage, you can use your fingers. Or if you don’t want to get your hand dirty, you can apply the mask with a brush. Apply the mask evenly on your face. While doing that, you need to avoid your eye and mouth area. Since skin around your eyes and mouth is super sensitive, this mask can make it more sensitive.
Once you are done with the application, it is time to wait. I think 20-25 minutes will be enough. But make sure that the mask is dry before you start to peel off. When your charcoal peel off mask is completely dry, the fun part begins. Start from the corner of your face and peel the entire mask. If you want to clean the remaining parts, you can use a warm and damp towel. Always apply a moisturiser to hydrate your skin. And you are done.
When you take the mask out of the microwave, it will be super hot. I mean it will be lava hot. So, do not directly apply the mask on your skin. Wait for the mask to cool down for couple of minutes. Then, your mask will be ready for application. Also, if you wait too long, your mask will get think. But we have a super easy solution for that. If the mask gets too thick, add few drops of water. Mix everything and you will have liquid like mask.
I need to make a little warning about this mask. Actually, my warning is about bentonite clay. So, you can use this warning in the later stages of your DIY life. If you are working with bentonite clay, you must avoid any metals. I mean metal cup, metal bowls and metal mixing utensils are all forbidden. Why? Because bentonite clay and metal reacts. And in a bad way.
When there is reaction between bentonite clay and metal, all the benefits of the clay will disappear. And this means your charcoal peel off mask will have no good. But there is of course a solution. You can use wooden, glass or plastics utensil. It is perfectly safe.