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Charcoal Face Mask Recipe for Clear Skin (without glue!)
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DIY Charcoal Mask (Without Glue) - For Acne and Clogged Pores

This DIY charcoal mask is best for those with oily or acne-prone skin.  It can be too drying for those with dry skin.  Even with my oily skin, I only use this in the summer because it’s too drying for my skin in the winter.
The charcoal won’t stain your skin in the 10 minutes that you use the mask, but it could stain your clothes, so be careful!  
Prep Time2 mins
Active Time3 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: DIY Beauty Recipes
Author: Elizabeth Walling


  • Glass bowl
  • Wood spoon
  • Measuring spoons



  • Combine ½ teaspoon activated charcoal, ½ teaspoon bentonite clay, ¼ teaspoon baking soda, and ¼ teaspoon coconut oil in a glass bowl.
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  • Add 1 teaspoon water and stir well with a wooden or plastic spoon.
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  • Use a clean brush to apply this DIY charcoal mask to your face and neck, avoiding your eye area and mouth.  Let sit for 10 minutes before rinsing.
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*This recipe will make enough for one mask with some leftover.  Discard any leftover mask because it will dry out and not be usable.  
**The mask may not be fully dry after 10 minutes, but you should still rinse it off to avoid staining your skin.  Rinse carefully because it will splash and could stain clothing.
***After your face is clean and dry, use an intensive moisturizer because this is a drying mask.  I use my night time moisturizer after I use this mask, even if I use it in the morning.