Elmer’s Glue and Charcoal Peel Off Mask | Facial Friday #17
Happy Facial Friday!! Todays post was another special request made by my bff. This is my beautiful Sonia! She was looking for a peel off mask. A few weeks back I made a vegan gelatin mask inspired by her request. This week we wanted to be a little more bold with the peel and decided to try the Elmer’s glue and charcoal peel off mask. This mask idea made me think of when I was a kid and use to cover my hand and then peel the glue away, so satisfying and easy…. Right?
I am going to begin by walking you through the first steps of Sonia’s facial. Not pictured below is Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm which was used to remove all of the make up from Sonia’s skin. We then cleansed her skin using Dr Bronner’s Castille Soap with the Foreo Luna Mini pictured below. I then followed up with some revitalizing energy spray by MAC called charged water skin hydrating mist.
After following the steps above we applied the charcoal peel off mask on Sonia. I followed the same exact steps on my own skin and masked up as well.
Elmer’s Glue and Charcoal Peel Off Mask Ingredients
1/2 Teaspoon food grade activated charcoal powder
1-2 tablespoons of Elmers non toxic glue
Mix all of the ingredients well and apply a layer onto your face if you dare!
Here we are just catching up and talking while our masks dry.
Then it was time to remove the mask. We of course started at the outer edge and slowly started to peel when, OUCH!!!!
The next photos are just a series of us trying to get this dang mask off our faces. It was not pleasant and we were dying of laughter the entire time.
I gave up here and it was a “Are you kidding me kind of moment?”
Sonia then turned into a bionic women and powered through the painful peeling while I just sort of picked away what I could in the least painful spots.
Below is a close up of one of the pieces. As you can see there is dead skin and sebum stuck to the charcoaled glue! In the picture my face is that of a person who is mortified and in pain because my husband and bestie took turns ripping this mask off my face. The whole experience was hysterical!!
The Hard Part is Over!
We followed up with these newly purchased treatment oils from PTL Beauty Oil Co. If we did not have these oils I would not have tried this charcoal peel off mask yet. Side note: I scored these by ordering directly from ptl. These are .5 oz bottles sold in sets of 3, you get to pick which 3, for just $29.95! I ordered two sets just so I could get to try one of every beauty oil they carry. I chose a double of one of the oils and that was Oasis. It is PTL’s nourishing blend and because it is pretty cold weather here in Michigan, I figured it would be the one I needed the most for myself and to try on my clients this season. Back to this Facial Friday we then topped off with some thick moisturizer.
Why charcoal and Elmers glue? The charcoal is meant to draw impurities from the skin but at a mega level, like a magnet. The glue is the tacky stuff that dries to the skin and any dirt, debris, and impurities are meant to cling on a easily lift off. It was so not easy though. We did peel off our tippy top layer of skin, and were left with super smooth skin, but my gosh it was painful! We wanted to try it at least once and we did but we will not be repeating this one. If you decide to proceed it is at your own caution. If you have sensitive skin do not even think about trying this mask!