Beginner,  Face,  Tutorials and recipes

Discover the power of Charcoal Control with this DIY face mask!

DIY face mask with charcoal DIY face mask with charcoal

Making a purifying face mask has never been so easy!

Did you know that activated charcoal has loads of benefits for your complexion? As a purifying and detoxifying active ingredient, activated charcoal helps rid your skin of impurities, such as pollution, dust, and sweat. So it’s perfect for making detoxifying skincare products that will help you regain control of your complexion—which is especially useful as the season changes. (Slowly but surely, spring is on its way!) You’ll need just a few minutes to make this homemade face mask, but it will give you weeks of Charcoal Control.

While activated charcoal is the key ingredient in this face mask recipe, other all-stars play an important role! Green clay is also purifying and detoxifying, while neem oil nourishes and purifies your skin. We also added some gentle comfort with marshmallow root powder, which soothes and softens your complexion. It’s truly a complete facial treatment! This face mask recipe is specifically formulated for oily and acne-prone skin, but it can be easily adapted for other skin types. Check out our tips for tailoring it to your needs in the “Good to know” section below.

Don’t let toxins dampen your glow. Take charge with Charcoal Control!

How to make an easy face mask


Powder base



Powder base


Good to know!

  • Activated charcoal is used as a detoxifying ingredient; it deeply purifies your skin.
  • Green clay has absorbent, detoxifying, and purifying properties, making it perfect for oily, acne-prone, and combination skin. If you’d like to replace it with a different clay, check out our article on which clay is right for your skin type and its particular needs.
  • Marshmallow root powder is soothing, softening, emollient, and revitalizing.
  • Neem oil was chosen for its powerful purifying properties. It also helps soften your skin.
  • Witch hazel hydrosol is purifying, toning, and makes your skin appear firmer. It’s perfect for oily and combination skin. If you’d like, you can replace it with the right hydrosol for your skin type. You can also simply use water instead; you’ll miss out on the benefits of a hydrosol, but the other ingredients in this face mask recipe offer your complexion plenty of care!
  • Petitgrain essential oil is invigorating, purifying, and revitalizing, and it  regulates sebum production, making it a great essential oil for this purifying DIY face mask. It’s particularly good for oily and acne-prone skin. You can replace it by the essential oil that’s best suited for your skin type.

Steps to follow

Powder base

  1. Prepare and disinfect your equipment and workspace.
  2. Weigh all the powders in the small bowl and stir with the spatula to combine.making face mask for detox
  3. Pour the mixture into the jar. That’s it for the powder base! 

Use and conservation

This face mask recipe is formulated for oily skin, but it can be easily adapted to suit other skin types; see the “Good to know” section to learn how. If you have oily skin, you can use this face mask one to two times per week. For other skin types, use it once every one to two weeks, depending on your skin’s needs.

When stored in a dry place, the powder base will keep for at least one year. Once you’ve added the liquid ingredients to the powder base, your face mask should be used immediately; it will not keep.

How to apply your homemade face mask

  1. When you’re ready to apply your face mask, put two teaspoons of the powder base into a bowl. 
  2. Add ten drops of neem oil using a pipette.
  3. Add two tablespoons of hydrosol.
  4. Add the essential oil (optional).
  5. Mix using the small spatula. Add hydrosol as needed until you reach your desired consistency.homemade purifying face mask
  6. Apply the product to clean skin and leave it on for ten minutes. If the face mask begins to dry out, spray it with water or hydrosol to keep it moist.
  7. Rinse off well with water, then proceed with your usual skincare routine.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *