This idea comes from our friend Caylin Harris. If you stroll through any beauty aisle these days, you'll see that charcoal is the star ingredient in everything from whitening toothpastes to facial cleansers. Adding charcoal to beauty products is supposed to act like a magnet to attract dirt and oil, whisking it out of your pores before it can cause skin issues. This DIY mask is a cinch to mix up whenever you feel like your face needs a little refresh. The combination of powdered clay and charcoal helps smooth, tighten, and condition your skin.
As a note, charcoal powder has a tendency to get everywhere because it's so fine. Keep in mind that it can also stain some surfaces, so avoid getting the charcoal powder on anything you wouldn't want stained.