DIY Charcoal Face Mask
I don't know about you, but I am so dang sick and tired of seeing that damn charcoal peel off mask on my timeline. Hello, I understand how creepily satisfying it is to see all that gunk come out of your skin, but AT THE SAME TIME...all that gunk was in your skin in the first place. If you've been on twitter for even ONE SECOND in the last six months, you've seen this mask. The videos are borderline disgusting, because it's a huge close up on a nose, and the mask lifting black head cores from within the skin. UGH. Triggered. I cannot escape this damn mask, so naturally I decided to try it out.
I started this charcoal journey with a little bit of research. According to some pinterest posts somewhere, charcoal is supposedly good for your skin(along with a ton of other health benefits). If my memory serves, charcoal is great for filtering and extracting toxins, basically acting as a magnet for all the stuff in yo face.
I expected the mask's ingredients to be the typical DIY mask ingredients. You know, the 100% organic triple filtered stuff you can only get off of Amazon for a ridiculous amount of money, because it has to be shipped from some third world country-but only if it's in season? Actually, from watching multiple youtube videos, I learned it was two. Activated charcoal...and glue.
Now ya'll, when I saw that I was going to be putting glue on my face I was super sketched out, but at the same time...yolo. So, you best know that I ran my basic bitch self in my UGG's and VS PINK sweatpants over to Walmart to buy the supplies.
After you assemble your two things, throw it all in a bowl so you have enough glue to cover your face, but making sure the mixture is still BLACK AF.
Almost all of the videos I watched involved getting activated charcoal tabs, or powder. I, however, live somewhere that those two very common things are apparently too fancy, and had to get Charco-Caps. They aren't 100% activated charcoal, but they worked exactly the same.
Throw it on like so, wait about 30ish minutes-depending on how thick your mask is-and then once it's dry (the mask will be matte, and dry to the touch) you're gonna want to find an edge and pull up. If you're like me, play a fun game with yourself and see if you can get it up in one creepy face shape.
Featured above is a photo of all the gunk that came out of my skin. Like I said, I'm not sure whether or be amazed at how effective the mask was, or the amount of shit that was packed into my face.... Either way, the damn thing works, and at the price of the tabs and some school glue(rob your siblings or your kids, and you might save that little bit of money) it's a good value.