How to Make a Charcoal Blackhead Remover Mask With Elmer's Glue

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by TiTi's Corner
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45 Minutes

Today I am trying out the charcoal blackhead remover mask. This mask is very easy to make as there are only two ingredients: activated charcoal and Elmer's glue!

In my previous tutorial, I shared how to make a DIY peel-off face mask using egg white and tissue.

However, this activated charcoal blackhead mask has become super popular online for removing blackheads and other gunk in your pores, so I wanted to see how well this actually works!

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Tools and materials:

  • Elmer's glue 
  • Activated charcoal 
  • Damp warm towel 
  • Spoon 
  • Bowl
Making an Elmer's glue blackhead removal mask

1. Add Elmer's glue to a bowl

Pour one tablespoon of Elmer's glue into a small bowl.

Making the activated charcoal blackhead mask

2. Add the charcoal 

Add two capsules of activated charcoal to the bowl. Break open the capsules and pour the activated charcoal inside. 

DIY blackhead peel-off mask with glue

3. Mix

Mix the glue and charcoal together until well combined.

Using a hot and damp towel to open pores

4. Prep your face 

Make sure your face is very clean, then press a hot and damp towel all over your face. This will help prep the pores and open them up. 

Alternatively, you can steam your face as well.

Applying the DIY blackhead mask

5. Apply the mask 

Apply the mask generously to all your problem areas. Make sure to apply a very thick layer so that the mask peels off in one piece. 

Because I had extra mask, I applied some of the mask to my dad as well!

DIY charcoal blackhead peel-off mask

6. Wait 

Wait 15-20 minutes for the mask to dry before peeling it off. 

Peeling the DIY blackhead peel-off mask

7. Peel off 

Gently peel off the mask and see how great it works at taking out your blackheads! 

For me, I didn’t really have many blackheads but it did a great job of removing all my whiteheads and the sebum from my pores. 

The activated charcoal has amazing detoxing properties that help deep clean your pores. 

DIY blackhead peel-off mask

Here you can see how it removed so many whiteheads and sebum from my face. 

How to make a DIY blackhead mask

Here is my dad’s. You can see that it removed so much gunk and blackheads!

Charcoal blackhead remover mask tutorial

As you can see, this mask is super effective at cleaning out your pores. I highly recommend that you try this when you want to deep clean your pores. Best of all, the ingredients are super simple!

Try this at home and let me know what you think in the comments!

Suggested materials:
  • Elmer's glue
  • Activated charcoal
  • Damp warm towel
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  • Kelly Kelly on May 19, 2023

    I thought everyone knew about Google search; today I found out I was very wrong! Lol! Thanks for this, I will have to try!

  • Kathy Kathy on Aug 23, 2023

    Where do u buy the activated charcoal?