Have you guys been watching all the charcoal mask madness on social media? I am obsessed with watching people slowly peel off their black heads. I had to try it myself! My favorite are all the charcoal mask fails! Weather their mask doesn’t peel off at all, or they painfully remove all the hair off their face! I love it! I can’t get enough! Here are some of my favorite videos I have seen so far. I dare you to watch them and not laugh!
BUT… Did you know you can make your own mask at home for PENNIES!!!! Here is how! Buy some activated charcoal. Activated charcoal (totally different from BBQ grill charcoal… don’t eat that stuff, you will die.) Activated charcoal is good for trapping and flushing out toxins in your body. Think of it as a giant sponge that absorbs all the icky yucky stuff. I always take it when I have a stomach ache like the stomach flu! It really helps settle your tummy! It reduces bloating and gas (not to mention the pukes and the poops) by absorbing all the yucky stuff in your gut! It is also used for hangovers, and drug overdoses! You can use it to whiten your smile by using it as a toothpaste or to treat body odor, and insect bites! I know! How have you lived so long with out it!?!?! You need some!
Ok, back to business! How to remove black heads with a DIY charcoal mask.
Start with a freshly cleaned face.
For best results wash your face with warm water to get those pores open!
Pull apart charcoal capsule and dump into a small bowl
Be mindful that charcoal can easily stain any surface, be sure to wipe up any spills as soon as possible.
Mix in about one tablespoon of Elmer’s non-toxic, white glue
Using on old makeup brush or paintbrush apply to face
DO NOT GET IT ON YOUR EYEBROWS! IT WILL RIP THEM OFF!
Create a small lip at the bottom of your mask by applying a few more layers to make it a little thicker in that area. This makes it easier to grab on to.
Wait… and wait ….and wait…..
This mask takes about thirty to forty minutes to dry (I know rigghht? That is sooooo long). So turn on a good movie, fold some laundry and get cozy.
This mask gets so tight! You can barely move your face!
NOW FOR THE FUN PART!
Slowly peel off the mask! My inner elementary school girl was all giddy with joy as I re-lived peeling Elmer’s glue off of everything. (Did you guys peel glue off of your hands too? Man, that was the coolest!)
Warning! The mask will pull out any little hair you have on your face. If you are not into pain, I recommend just putting it on your nose!
Wash your face again. Tone and moisturize! Here are a few recommendations of my favorite products!