Charcoal masks are the shit. Between the super pricey/super famous Glam Glow and slightly cheaper versions like Origins Pure Improvements mask, activated charcoal is the hippest beauty product since colored mascara.
Luckily, making a DIY charcoal mask is a lot easier than you might think.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 Tbs. Coconut oil
2 Tbs. Cup Boiling water
1/4 Cup Bentonite Clay
2 Drops Peppermint Oil
2 Tbs. Aloe Juice
6-9 Capsules Activated Charcoal.
Combine coconut oil with hot water to dissolve oil. Add aloe and peppermint oil.
Cut open charcoal capsules. This will be messy. Do not wear white. Make sure the table is covered in paper. You will not regret it. Mix with Bentonite clay to thoroughly distribute charcoal.
Mix in dry ingredients slowly. If Bentonite clay is mixed with too much water too quickly it forms clumps that cannot be unclumped–so heed this warning.
Once ingredients are thoroughly mixed you’re ready to apply!
Slather a light coat of your new, extra fancy mask on entire face avoiding eyes. Wait for the clay to dry and lighten in color. This will take about 15 minutes. Once dry, rinse off, pat dry, and moisturize!
DIY Clay Mask: The Power of Charcoal and Clay
Activated charcoal is primarily used as a binder and cleanser in the human body. Poison control will often feed a patient charcoal to draw poison into the charcoal as opposed to the liver. For your skin, charcoal pulls impurities like dirt, oil, and blackheads, gently detoxifying the skin.
Bentonite clay, like most clays works to absorb excess oil, also helping to pull blackheads from pores. While it pairs excellently with charcoal, it is important to remember to moisturize after use to keep skin moist.
Together, charcoal and clay are a real powerhouse when it comes to black head removal and beautiful skin. So, instead of dropping $60 on a very tiny jar of a miracle charcoal mask, consider a small investment in these basic ingredients, and give this DIY charcoal mask a try. Your face will thank you.
Peace. Love. and Bobby Pins.