5 DIY Face Mask Recipes With Charcoal

Whenever we have an upcoming event and the acne and blemishes are wreaking havoc on our skin, we become skeptical about attending the event itself. If not that, breakouts on the skin just affects our self-confidence. If you are looking for an all-natural skincare recipe, charcoal can be very effective. However, it is not the charcoal off your grill; the charcoal used in skincare recipes is activated charcoal. The one that you use to make barbecued food is highly toxic in nature and can in fact, do more harm to your skin than good.

With these five, highly effective DIY charcoal face mask recipes, you will surely get flawless skin that you have always desired.

Peel-Off Mask

This recipe uses activated charcoal along with bentonite clay and gelatin. Bentonite clay work much like activated charcoal: it controls oil production and unclogs pores in the skin. Gelatin help to hold the mask together.


1. 1 teaspoon activated charcoal
2.  ½ teaspoon bentonite clay
3. 1 tablespoon gelatin
4. 2 tablespoons water


1. Take a small microwaveable bowl and combine gelatin and water in it.
2. Add the bentonite clay and charcoal to the combination.
3. Make a fine mixture and heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds with a 10-second interval, so that we are sure that it is thick enough to not drip when applied on the face.
4. Once the mixture cools down, apply it evenly on your face avoiding any facial hair.
5. Leave it on for an hour and then, gently peel it off.
6. Apply a layer of your moisturizer to avoid any dryness.

Glue And Charcoal Face Mask

Activated charcoal helps in removing all the gunk that lies deep within the skin. Glue in this mask helps in sticking the charcoal together to form a mask.


1. Elmer’s glue
2. Activated charcoal


1. Take a small mixing bowl and combine the charcoal and Elmer’s glue.
2. Mix well until you make it a thick paste.
3. Wash your face with a face wash and apply the mixture on your clean face avoiding the areas with facial hair.
4. Wait until it dries, which is approximately 30 minutes.
5. Gently peel the mask off.
6. Apply some moisturizer on your face to prevent it from drying out.

Blackhead Removal Mask

This blackhead removal mask uses bentonite clay that absorbs all the excess oil and controls oil production along with apple cider vinegar that acts as an astringent and helps in the reduction of any signs of inflammation.


1. 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2. 1 ½ teaspoons bentonite clay
3. ¼ teaspoon activated charcoal
4. 1 ½ teaspoons water


1. Take a small bowl and add all the ingredients to it.
2. Mix it until you get a thick paste.
3. Apply the mixture over your face and leave it on for 10 minutes.
4. Rinse the paste off and apply a layer of moisturizer on your skin to prevent dryness.

Pore-Minimizing Face Mask

While bentonite clay balances the oil production in the skin, matcha green tea used in this mask is packed with antioxidants that slow down the aging signs and symptoms.


1. 2 activated charcoal capsules
2. ½ teaspoon bentonite clay
3. ½ teaspoon matcha green tea powder
4. 2 teaspoons water


1. Take a small bowl and add all the ingredients to it.
2. Mix them well to form a thick paste.
3. Apply the paste on a damp face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
4. Rinse your face off and apply a layer of your favorite moisturizer.

Note: Do not use this mask more than three times a week.

Detoxifying Face Mask

For a clear and flawless skin, it is very important that you detoxify your skin. Bentonite clay and activated charcoal can easily penetrate deep into the pores and help in the absorption and removal of all kinds of impurities.


1. 3 activated charcoal capsules
2. 2 tablespoons bentonite clay


1. Take a small bowl and add the ingredients to it. Avoid metal bowls.
2. Add water to it by adding one teaspoon after another until you make it a thick paste.
3. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it until it dries (approximately 7 minutes).
4. Wash it off and if your skin feels dry, apply a light moisturizer.

With these easy and effective DIY recipes, you can get flawless skin naturally at home.