How to Prepare DIY Charcoal Face Mask?

DIY Charcoal Face Mask
DIY Charcoal Face Mask

I love skincare routines. All those cleaners, moisturisers and face masks are my favourite things. But I don’t feel comfortable with using commercial facial products. So, I decided to make my own DIY charcoal face mask for my skincare routine.

This is an amazing mask. Preparation is super easy and super fun. And if you love DIY cosmetics, this will be a whole new experience. Masks can be tricky. Especially when you try to make them at home. Well, at least it was tricky until now. This new DIY charcoal face mask recipe is amazing and simple.

Benefits of DIY Charcoal Face Mask

Activated charcoal is one of the best ingredients to clean your skin. When you use this ingredients in your homemade cosmetics, you will immediately start to see the difference. You skin will look brighter. And your skin will no longer shine because of oil.

In fact, activated charcoal is an amazing ingredients for oil and acne-prone skins. This amazing ingredients will deep clean your skin. And when I say deep clean, I really mean it. When you regularly apply this mask, you pores will be smaller.

Homemade Charcoal Face Mask Recipe

This is an amazing mask. Preparation is super easy and super fun. And if you love DIY cosmetics, this will be a whole new experience. Masks can be tricky. Especially when you try to make them at home. Well, at least it was tricky until now. This new DIY charcoal face mask recipe is amazing and simple.

Homemade Charcoal Face Mask Recipe
Activated charcoal, bentonite clay, gelatine, tea tree essential oil

Ingredients

  • 1 capsule of activated charcoal – you can use ¼ teaspoon of activated charcoal as well
  • ¼ teaspoon of bentonite clay
  • 1 teaspoon of gelatine – try to choose an unflavoured one
  • 1-2 drops of tea tree essential  oil*
  • 2 teaspoons of hot water

* This ingredient is optional. If you are allergic to essential oils, you should avoid using tea tree essential oil. If you are not allergic, you can use this oil. Or you can use other alternatives like lavender essential oil or peppermint essential oil.

Preparation

  • Add activated charcoal capsule into a bowl.
  • Add bentonite clay and gelatine on charcoal capsule. Mix all the ingredients.
  • Add tea tree essential oil and mix all the ingredients.
  • Your DIY charcoal face mask is ready.

How to Apply Charcoal Face Mask?

You can use your fingers or a brush to apply this mask. You need to apply DIY charcoal face mask to your entire face. But avoid eye and mouth area. Since the skin around your eyes and mouth are thin, masks might make your skin more sensitive. Focus on your t zone.

This mask gets thick really quick. This is because of the gelatine inside the mask. Gelatine will cause the mask to get solid in short time. So, you need to be careful when you apply it. Also, if the mask gets super thick when you are applying, you need to use hot water to make it more liquid. Just add few drops of hot water and mix the mask.

When you are done with application, you need to wait for 20-25 minutes. In some cases, you might need to wait for half an hour. When the mask is dry, you can start peeling. Start from the edges and slowly peel the mask from your face. After peeling the mask, you can remove the remaining parts with warm and wet towel. It might be hard to peel all the mask. When you peel the mask, apply your regular moisturiser to nourish your skin.

There is one thing you need to be careful about. If your skin hurts when you are peeling the mask, wash your face with warm water immediately. Actually, I first recommend applying the mask to a small area. Some people might be allergic to some ingredients. And we cannot know that if we do not try it. So, to avoid any problems, just apply the mask to a small area. This way, you can know if you are allergic to DIY charcoal face mask.

Tips for DIY Charcoal Face Mask

It is super easy to prepare this mask. But there some things you need to be careful about. So, I will give you my secrets when I prepare this mask. First, you need to be careful about the utensils you use during preparation. If this is your face time with DIY skincare products, you will learn an important thing.

Since we are using bentonite clay, we should avoid using any metal utensils. This means no metal cups, metal bowls, metal spoons or metal mixers. Everything must be glass, ceramic or plastic. You might be wondering why we cannot use any metals. Well, metal will interact with bentonite clay. And this interaction will cause all benefits of this clay to disappear. So, all you efforts will be for nothing.

Also, as we are working with charcoal and clay, there will be mess. And I mean it. No matter how careful you are, you will probably stain your cloths and hands. So, when you are preparing your DIY charcoal face mask, try to wear your old cloths. This way, you will not feel sad when you stain your cloths.