DIY Activated Charcoal Peel-off Mask: 2020 FAQs

We are gonna make an amazing DIY Charcoal peel-off mask today. It will save money and you’ll get amazing skin. Activated Charcoal peel-off mask is in limelight nowadays. Internet is flooded with the videos and contents in which people trying and reviewing readymade charcoal peel-off mask. Those who have tried it, sharing almost all positive experiences.

It is popular among girls as well as guys especially those who are suffering from oily and pigmented skin problems. But buying it from the market and that from a reputed trusted brand is not that affordable. As a result, I am getting lots of emails, messages and Instagram DMs regarding the affordable Activated charcoal mask. Hence, I am up with a most-awaited and helpful post sharing DIY charcoal peel-off mask recipe. This is gonna be a super fun pose as we’ll discuss benefits, formulas, ways of making this mask and also I’ll answer all Frequently asked questions.

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DIY charcoal face peel off mask for glowing skin

Activated Charcoal Face Mask Benefits

Before starting with the process, let be share the benefits of Activated Charcoal with your all.

  • Exfoliate your skin
  • Draw out chemicals
  • Removes excess oil
  • Draw toxins from the surface of the skin
  • Removes Blackheads
  • Reduce tan
  • Fight acne
  • Brightens your skin
  • Also helps to remove dead skin cells
  • Makes the surface of the skin looks soft and smooth
  • Clean clogged pores and helps minimize it

Activated charcoal is really a boon for oily and pigmented skin. It helps draw poison from the skin and makes your skin toxin-free. Hence, it reduces acne and can remove it from the core. Blackspots, Blackheads and clogged dirt in the enlarged pores make your skin looks darker. Activated charcoal removes all dirt, blackheads and unclogs pores. It clears skin perfectly, removes toxins and harmful chemicals easily.

The best part of using a Charcoal mask for skin is that it doesn’t get absorbed into the skin. It just clears your skin surface to make it look more healthy and beautiful.

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How to Use Activated Charcoal for the face?

The best way to use Activated charcoal for face is to use it in a Face mask. You can make a simple mask or a peel-off using Activated charcoal. At first, decide which face mask you want to make. Then prepare it and use it. I’m giving you the easiest ways for making a Charcoal face mask here.

DIY Activated Charcoal Peel-off Mask

We all are fascinated about trying an Activated charcoal peel-off mask. It looks attractive and also it works amazing. But the thing that keeps you away from trying it is the price.

The readymade charcoal peel-off masks are quite expensive. And you can’t take risk of buying any ordinary cheap brand. Finally, I have decided to come up with my formula. Here is the easiest way of making a Charcoal peel-off face mask.


For making this DIY Charcoal peel-off mask you’ll need ‘Gelatin powder’ and ‘Charcoal powder’.


  • Take some water in a pan (according to the quantity you want to make)
  • Put on the stove and let it heat
  • Keep it on medium to low heat
  • Add gelatin powder to the water
  • Keep stirring it at low flame
  • Stir until you get the creamy consistency
  • Do not make it stiff, as it will get stiffer after cooling
  • Switch off the stove
  • Leave it for 1-2 minutes
  • Add charcoal powder and mix it well
  • Stir and mix until it turns the exact black color
  • Mix a bit more charcoal powder if needed
  • Let it get cool or apply it when it is comfortably warmer
  • Apply it using a clean brush
  • You can also use your finger for application but make sure your fingers are clean
  • Apply a gentle layer on your skin
  • You can apply the second layer if needed
  • Peel it off after 15-20 minutes or you can wait for it to get dry completely
  • Wash your face if needed
  • Apply light moisturizer or face gel
  • If your skin is dry apply oil base moisturizer to your skin
  • Give your skin a gentle massage after the peel-off mask

DIY Gentle Charcoal face mask

For this face mask, you’ll need charcoal powder and ‘Bentonite clay’ i.e.,  china clay or ‘Kaolin clay’ or fuller earth. (Use any 1 of these mentioned clays)

  • Take 2 tablespoons of Bentonite clay
  • Mix Activated Charcoal powder to it
  • Add Rose water or normal water
  • Mix it well to make a fine paste
  • Apply it your face and neck area
  • Leave it for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash it off using normal or cool water
  • Apply moisturizer and massage your skin well

You can make any of these two easy DIY face masks. I’ll recommend applying a mask according to your skin type. If your skin is highly oily and pigmented, you should use a peel-off mask. Although, both the masks are suitable for your skin.

If your skin is dry and damaged, avoid using peel off. And it can damage your skin white peeling off. Use a normal face mask.

DIY charcoal peel off mask

Charcoal Face Mask for acne DIY

Acne is a problem that can make your skin look ugly if not treated properly. If you really want to treat acne from the core you have to improve your lifestyle and diet along with the regular skincare.

Eat more green veggies, drink more juice and water. Take proper sleep as out heals faster when we are sleeping. Avoid alcohol and junk foods. Reduce your oil intake. Eat healthier to get healthy skin and body.

There are different types of acne and we have to treat them differently. Here I am giving you 2 recipes for acne. One is for cystic acne other is for normal pimples.

Activated Charcoal for cystic acne

Cystic acne is more painful, larger in size and causes more damage to the skin. Pinching and bursting this acne can result in more inflammation, main and spreading acne to different spots. As a result, I always recommend not to touch or try scratching it. Here is an effective Face mask for treating cystic acne using Activated charcoal.


  • Charcoal powder
  • China clay or bentonite clay
  • ‘Tea tree oil’
  • Neem juice or Neem oil
  • ‘Rosewater’
  • ‘Aloe Vera gel’


  • Take a small clean bowl and a spoon
  • Put 2 tablespoons of clay in it
  • Add Activated Charcoal powder
  • Pour 3-4 drops of Tea tree oil
  • Add 1 tablespoon of Neem juice
  • If you are using Neem oil, pour only 5-6 drops
  • Add Aloe Vera get to it
  • Pour rose water slowly into the bowl
  • Mix all the ingredients well to make a paste-like consistency
  • Add clay if it looks thin inconsistency
  • You can add more neem juice or rose water (if needed)
  • Apply the paste to the affected area and slowly apply all over the face
  • Do not rub or put too much pressure, apply very gently
  • Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes
  • The pack might cause a mild irritation due to tea tree oil and ingredients, no need to worry
  • After 20 minutes damp your face using normal or cold water
  • Gently wipe it off using wet wipes or wet clothes
  • You can also wash it off using water
  • Do not rub, gently remove the mixture from your face
  • Pat dry and apply moisturizer
  • You can apply Aloe Vera gel instead of heavy moisturizer

Activated Charcoal Mask for Acne

I believe using natural organic ingredients is the best way to treat acne and skin problems. In comparison to cystic acne, normal acne or pimples are easy to treat. Hormonal imbalance or hormonal changes are the major reason for popping up pimples.

You can treat these by simply following a good skincare routine. Here I am giving you a recipe of one of the most effective facemasks for acne.


  • Soaked green grams (mung beans)
  • Lavender oil
  • Charcoal powder
  • Fuller earth
  • Rosewater
  • Fresh Aloe Vera pulp


  • Grind soaked mung beans in the grinder
  • Add Fresh Aloe Vera pulp in it
  • Do to add water, try to make it a thick paste
  • Take it is a bowl
  • Add 1 tablespoon of Fuller Earth
  • Pour a few drops of lavender oil (you can also use tea tree oil)
  • Add charcoal powder
  • Mix all the ingredients well
  • Add rose water to make it thin paste (if needed)
  • Apply the mask to your face
  • Leave it to get dry for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash it off using water
  • Apply this at least once a week to see the desired result

Charcoal mask for acne scars

We all hate acne especially when it leaves scars. Some acne scars fade with time and mild treatments. Whereas, some scars are tough to remove. Here I am giving you an effective remedy for acne scars.

  • Take a bowl
  • Put 2 tablespoons of fuller earth or bentonite clay
  • Add charcoal powder
  • Mix it well and add a pinch of baking soda
  • Add coconut oil or any essential face oil to it
  • Mix all the ingredients well
  • Add 2-5 drops of potato juice if your skin is highly oily
  • Mix all the ingredients and make a paste using rose water
  • Apply and massage your face for 2-3 minutes
  • Leave it for 10-15 minutes
  • Wash it off using cold water
  • Avoid direct sin expose immediately after application
  • Apply 2 times a week for positive quick result
  • Light irritation or itch is normal as lemon and potato juice are acidic in nature, but no need to worry.
  • You can take a gentle relaxing ice massage after it

DIY charcoal face peel off mask

How to make charcoal powder for skin?

You can make activated charcoal powder by burning natural sources of carbon like hardwood, coconut shell, sawdust or any dense plant material. You have to cook hardwood or coconut shells to a high temperature for 4-5 hours.

Homemade charcoal powder

  • Take a big pot
  • Put the small piece of wood into the pot
  • Close it with a lead with a vent hole in it
  • Set it on the fire for at least 3-4 hours
  • See the gas or smoke coming out of the vent hole
  • When no smoke or gas is coming out, it means the process is completed
  • Let it get cool for some time
  • Wash it using cold water
  • Grind the charcoal into a fine powder
  • Let the powder get dry in the air
  • Pour lemon water in the dry charcoal powder
  • Let it untouched for 1-2 hours
  • Pour out the water and all moisture from the bowl
  • And cook it for another 2-3 hours with closed lid
  • Your Activated charcoal powder is ready to use

Charcoal mask for skin whitening

Activated Charcoal itself is helpful in giving a glowing lighter skin tone. But it might take time to get the desired skin tone just by using a face mask. Here I am giving a formula for skin whitening using a few more ingredients along with the charcoal powder.

Although, I don’t support thinking of getting fairer skin tone. Neither have I recommended to use any readymade product. Your skin should be problem-free and beautiful, fairness doesn’t matter. You are beautiful no matters what is your skin color.

  • Take kaoline clay 2 tablespoon
  • Mix charcoal powder
  • Add 3-4 Vitamin E capsule
  • Put 2-3 tablespoon of raw mils
  • Add a pinch of turmeric powder
  • You can also add honey
  • Mix all the ingredients well
  • Add Aloe Vera gel
  • You can use more milk or rose water to get the desired consistency
  • Apply the paste 2 times a week

Sometimes our skin looks dull and dark due to suntan and due to lack of proper cleaning. Follow proper Skin cleaning and skincare routine to avoid this problem.

Charcoal face wash DIY

As we all know how beneficial charcoal is for our skin, here are some easiest steps of making a charcoal face wash. Using Charcoal face wash as your daily skincare routine will help you stay away from unwanted skin problems.

I recommend washing your face with this DIY charcoal face wash before applying your charcoal face mask for even quicker results.


Liquid Castile soap

Charcoal powder

3-5 Vitamin E capsule

Shea butter


Essential oil (recommended-lavender or tea tree)


  • Take a pan pour some water in it
  • Put it on flame
  • Let it boil
  • Take a glass container
  • Put shea butter in it (you can also add cocoa butter)
  • Put the container in the boiling water
  • Switch off the stove
  • Let the shea butter get melt
  • Add Glycerine
  • Take 2-5 capsules of Vitamin E
  • Cut the capsules and pour the oil in the mixture
  • Add charcoal powder
  • Stir it well and add castile soap
  • Then add essential oils in it
  • Mix it well, keep stirring for a few minutes
  • Your DIY face wash is ready to use
  • Store it in an  airtight container
  • Pour a little on your palm
  • Damp your face and apply face wash

This is all about Charcoal Mask including Activated DIY Charcoal peel-off mask and Charcoal face wash. Do try it at your home and do not forget to share your valuable review with me in the comment section below.


Shipra Chatterjee. After working for years as a content writer, she is now a full-time Professional Blogger. Beauty and fashion blogging is her motivation. Her experience and feel can be seen in her work. She is passionate about writing articles and reading as well. Apart from blogging, she keeps inspiring people through different social media platforms. Spreading quality knowledge, Love and Positivity is her primary moto. "Keep Good coordination with your Life, There is no way to get out of it Alive - Shipra". Instagram: -Beautyhacks4all Twitter: -@Beautyhack4 LinkedIn: -BeautyHacks4all

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