DIY Charcoal Blackhead Remover Peel-Off Mask│Does It Work?

I know, I know.. I have been doing a lot of “Does It Work?” posts, but they are just so fun to me and I really enjoy trying out products to review for you guys♥  For this weeks post we will be trying out something similar to what I have reviewed in the past. about a month ago, I tested out the Shills Deep Cleansing Black Purifying Peel-off Mask and did a review about it! If you haven’t read it, you should definitely go check it out — it includes a video as well! Now, since these black peel-off masks are really trending blowing up the internet right now, I thought I would give another one a try but this time I decided to test out the DIY black charcoal mask!

DIY Charcoal Blackhead Remover Peel-Off Mask

I was slightly skeptical about this DIY mask just because it is one you make with Elmer’s glue and I did not know if I felt comfortable putting glue all over my face, but — what the heck! — It’s non-toxic right?! Since I love trying out things for you guys and I am obsessed with facial masks I thought I would give it a try… worse case scenario I breakout for a little… no big deal.

DIY Charcoal Mask Ingredients

Things You Will Need:

Elmer’s Glue (Non-Toxic)*

Nature’s Way Activated Charcoal*

— Dish or Bowl

Flat Foundation Brush*

DIY Charcoal Mask Instructions


  1. Take a couple charcoal capsules and empty contents in dish (I used about 9 capsules because I was doing my husband and I’s face). I would suggest to start with like 4 – 5 capsules.
  2. Then add the glue to the dish. I kind of just had to eye ball the amount needed. Just slowly add some and mix it until you get the desired texture. (Watch my video for a reference).
  3. Once everything is mixed together, you are now ready to apply the mask. I used the flat foundation brush I had and applied it evenly over my face (trying to avoid hair —  such as eyebrows — in which I did fail at). *Don’t get it in your eyebrows! You have been warned!*
  4. Let dry for about 20 to 30 minutes and then you are ready to peel it off!

Black Charcoal Mask Demo

Did it work? 

I would have to say that along with giving a good wax to the face… This product did remove many blackheads but was immensely painful in the removal process! You can watch my video below to find out my full review and opinion. It is pretty funny watching us try to take this mask off!

The one thing I will mention in this post (since I didn’t mention it in my video) is that this DIY charcoal mask actually did the complete opposite of what it is supposed to do in the long run. Instead of helping with acne, it actually made my skin breakout all over with small pimples! However, I do think this was because it waxed my whole face causing in-grown hair follicles.

Charcoal Acne Treatment Mask

Have you ever tried out a DIY charcoal peel-off mask? What did you think? What other peel-off masks have you tried? Leave me a comment!

Love Always,


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  1. I’ve heard of using the charcoal and I’ve even used clay masks… so far the best is raw honey. I especially like ulmo honey for my face. I did a post on it on my blog 👉🏾

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  2. Eeep, I would be way too cautious to use glue on my face because my face breaks out so easily. I actually remember watching a video of some lady trying to take one of these types of masks off and it must have been really painful because the video was hilarious!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode


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