Beauty Trend: Charcoal Facemask + Recipe

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Charcoal face masks have lingered around on the beauty scene for a while now. First, we were presented with the hilarious yet awfully painful looking videos of beauty bloggers peeling their charcoal face masks off. We all laughed and then we all thought “I am never doing one of those!”


Turns out, charcoal face masks are essentially an impurity magnet. And before you ask, it’s not quite the same charcoal that is found in our fireplace…


Charcoal is a powerful ingredient used to absorb toxins and is often used as a way to treat the body if it’s been poisoned – in fact, it can absorb up to 60% of poisonous substances. This powerful component means it can be extremely effective when applied to the face as it will also absorb toxins and impurities in the skin.


Here we have put together a simple recipe for a charcoal face mask (which will be easy to peel off and hopefully calm the skin and eradicate toxins)



½ tsp activated charcoal

½ tsp bentonite clay

¼ tsp coconut oil

1 tsp water

1 drop of tea tree (optional)



Mix the activated charcoal and the bentonite clay into a bowl with a wooden spoon. Then add the coconut oil, water and a drop of tea tree oil if you want some extra vavavoom, (we recently raved about tea tree oil in this blog post as it’s great at calming blemishes).

Once you’ve mixed all the ingredients together, apply it to a clean face, preferably using a brush. Leave the mask to dry and then remove using a warm damp flannel.


So, there you have it, our quick and easy recipe to calm acne-prone skin. The great thing is, once you’ve bought the ingredients, you can do this again and again. The best thing about making anything from home is that you know EXACTLY what is going on your skin.


Your skin will be thankful and as ever, this is 100% #FreeMySkin approved.


We just wanted to thank The Pistachio Project for this amazing recipe!)