It’s no secret we love activated charcoal face masks! Sure, they may not look flattering, but when has a face mask ever looked good? We’ve learned to embrace activated charcoal because we know how beneficial it is for the skin. Bacteria, dead cells, oil and toxins are swept away within seconds when charcoal enters the game. Scroll down for some of our favorite ways to make use it in face masks:
Clay with activated charcoal will absorb excess oil and help clear out clogged pores. This Aztec clay mask is made with probiotics, to also help prevent acne.
Aztec Clay Mask for Acne from Hello Glow
Drawing impurities and bacteria to the surface of the skin, activated charcoal scrubs are a fantastic oil blasting recipe for blackheads. Use once or twice a week to fight the blackheads and dislodge those pesky pores.
Activated Charcoal Scrub + Mask from Hello Glow
Charcoal and clay get an upgrade in the form of this facial scrub. In addition to their natural exfoliant properties, ingredients such as jojoba beads and hazelnut oil will leave your skin soft and clean.
Cleansing Charcoal Facial Scrub from Soap Queen
Three ingredients are all you need for this easy, effective anti-acne mask. Ready in minutes, the mask will calm irritated skin and fight acne-causing bacteria.
Anti-Acne Mask from Hello Glow
This cleansing, exfoliating, tightening mask is an all-in-one beauty product! Ingredients such as apple cider vinegar and honey add to charcoal’s effect, making it ever more effective.
DIY Bentonite Clay Mask from The Gold Sister
Who doesn’t love the feeling of a peel-off mask? This one is made with gelatin, as well as cleansing charcoal and bentonite clay.
DIY Charcoal Peel-Off Face Mask from Dear Crissy
And if you want to try activated charcoal skincare but you’re not ready to tackle a DIY project, here are some of our favorite charcoal beauty products: