Last Updated on January 19, 2023
This blackhead face mask uses just 3 simple pantry ingredients to clear your pores of dirt and oil. This face mask for blackheads will live your skin glowy and radiant every time!
A DIY blackhead remover is just as effective as a store-bought blackhead remover mask, but uses natural, safe ingredients. In fact, this is the best blackhead mask I’ve tried yet! Making your own skincare products is a great way to reduce waste, as the beauty industry is notorious for its packaging waste.
blackhead face mask
I was recently asked about my skin care routine on Instagram. Or, rather — they were gushing over my perfect skin, dying to know my secrets.
Which I immediately divulged: Clarendon. That’s an Instagram filter. Yeah, my skin is far from perfect.
I had perfect skin in high school. Boy, oh, boy, did I hit the jackpot with adult acne! (…..jackpot in hell)
This is an unedited, candid photo snapped of baby me. My face exploded with acne my sophomore year of college.
It’s something I am still self-conscious about. When I look in the mirror, sometimes this is the face I still see. But, I promise you, it gets better! And, it has gotten SOOOOO much better — both my acne and eyeliner skills.
I don’t feel that I am an expert on skincare routines since skincare is so individual. If I ever find a perfect skincare routine, I’ll let you know!
But until then, let me tell you about this awesome blackhead remover mask. It has helped me, and I’m confident it can help you too.
best blackhead mask
The simple pantry ingredients in this face mask for blackheads will leave your skin clear and happy, without all the waste!
Because I am an expert on DIY face masks! I deal with a lot of under-the-skin stuff and cystic acne.
Since switching to all natural products like the ones used in this DIY blackhead remover, I haven’t had any cysts.
The under-the-skin stuff fluctuates between good days and bad days depending on the time of the month. Damn you, hormones!
This is the best blackhead mask I’ve ever tried. It instantly lifts my spirits and skin. It will leave your skin glowing like the radiant goddess you are – seriously, you won’t be disappointed.
diy blackhead remover ingredients
- 1 Teaspoon Bentonite Clay (bought in bulk from the beauty section of Berkeley Bowl)
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda (bought in the bulk section of Whole Foods)
- 1 Teaspoon of Activated Charcoal (bought in bulk from the beauty section at Rainbow)
The 3 teaspoons used in this recipe equals 1 Tablespoon. This is the perfect amount for one face.
benefits of a natural blackhead remover mask
- Bentonite Clay: Absorbs toxins, draws out dirt, clears pores, helps regenerate skin tissue, reduces appearances of scars, and has excellent natural exfoliation
- Baking Soda: Mild antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, opens pores, helps heal scars, reduces acne, eliminates black heads, brings the glow, and smooths skin
- Activated Charcoal: Clears and shrinks pores, improves skin tone, draws out dirt, deep cleans, provides gentle exfoliation, balances oil, and tightens skin
how to use this face mask for blackheads:
step 1: stir ingredients together
Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Use a wooden spoon for your clay or it will deactivate! Add several drops of water to create a paste.
step 2: apply blackhead mask to face
Apply the mixture to a dry face. Allow the mask to dry/harden, then keep it on for another 15 minutes.
You can keep it on longer, but I have relatively sensitive skin. I recommend starting with a lower time limit and working your way up.
step 3: rinse and enjoy
Wash off with water and pat your face dry with a soft, clean towel.
Don’t freak out if your face is pink — the clay naturally increases blood flow.
how does this face mask work?
The ingredients in this blackhead face mask all work together.
- Baking soda is a natural antiseptic with antibacterial properties.
- Warm water will open your pores for all of the toxins to be pulled out of your skin by the clay.
- Finally, the activated charcoal will absorb the debris and detoxify the skin, leaving you with glowing smooth skin at the end.
how often can you use this face mask?
Like most face masks, I wouldn’t do it more than once or twice a week. I have very dry, relatively sensitive skin. So, I only do a face mask once a week, and I like to rotate this one with a deep moisturizing mask.
What are some of your favorite face masks to make?