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3 Best DIY Blackheads Peel-Off Face Masks

Written by Elizabeth Kessler • Updated on: 11/02/23

DIY blackheads peel-off face masks are among the most effective homemade facemasks.

Have you ever tried a peel-off mask before?

Those masks that dry on the skin and can then be peeled like a sheet of cloth? Peel off masks remove blackheads and make the skin smoother. They are a little the equivalent of the bands for the pores of the trade, what!

There are different versions of the peelable mask, but the application is always the same.

The mask is allowed to dry completely, which is generally longer than most other types of masks. Then, we remove the film formed, as we would remove a bandage.

After peeling it off, you wash the facial skin with a mild soap, then apply a moisturizer.

It is best not to use this type of mask more than once a week.

The cool thing is that you can make peelable masks yourself, with a few ingredients from the pantry and/or pharmacy!

Best DIY Blackheads Peel-Off Face Masks

Here are 3 Recipes for Homemade/DIY Blackheads Face Masks

These masks are easy to make and you will be able to see some great results.

1. DIY Peel-Off Gelatin and Milk Mask

In this homemade peelable mask, gelatin eliminates blackheads and tightens pores, while milk has a softening effect on the skin.

You can find gelatin in grocery stores, near Jello-style jelly desserts.

This powdered product is sold in a sachet, which can be opened and then measured. It is important to buy the gelatin without flavor, and not the colorful and sweet desserts!


  • 1 tablespoon gelatin powder
  • 2 c. milk (or unsweetened vegetable milk)

Preparation steps:

  1. Combine gelatin and milk in a small bowl. Let the gelatin soften for 5 to 10 minutes, mixing from time to time.
  2. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, until the mixture becomes creamy.
  3. Let cool a little, until the mixture can be touched without burning.
  4. Apply on the face, avoiding the eyebrows (otherwise the peelable mask can act as the wax does and tear them off!)
  5. Let dry at least 30 minutes before peeling.
Homemade Peel-Off Charcoal Face Mask

2. Homemade Peel-Off Charcoal Face Mask

Activated charcoal is a very effective ingredient against acne and clay absorbs sebum.

This peelable mask is therefore perfect for clarifying acne-prone skin. No need to apply it all over the face; only on areas where pimples and oily skin occur.

Coal is found in capsules, in health food stores, pharmacies, or online. You just have to tire out the capsules and measure them. You can also find powdered clay in the same places.


  • 2 c. water
  • ½ tsp to 1 tsp clay powder
  • 1 teaspoon activated charcoal
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin powder

Preparation steps:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Metal utensils should be avoided as they may react with activated carbon.
  2. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds then stir. The mixture will become thicker.
  3. Let cool a little, until the mixture can be touched without burning.
  4. Apply the mask and leave it on for 45 minutes to an hour.

3. DIY Egg White Peel-Off Mask

This peeling mask recipe requires applying with facial tissue!

It may seem strange, but this allows it to form a thick layer that peels very well once the mask is dry. Just try to go over the “goalie-mask-effect”!

In addition to forming a film as it dries, egg white has a clarifying and illuminating effect on the skin.


  • 1 egg white
  • Separate several  double-layered paper tissues

Preparation steps:

  1. Before proceeding, separate a few tissues into two thicknesses, so that they are as thin as possible.
  2. In a small bowl, separate the egg white from the yolk (why not keep the yolk for a recipe!).
  3. With a fork, whisk or mixer, lightly beat the egg white until it becomes frothy.
  4. Using a makeup brush, apply a thin layer of egg white on the face, avoiding the eyebrows and around the eyes.
  5. Apply facial tissue directly over it. It is possible to tear them into pieces.
  6. Repeat with a new layer of egg white, then tissues. At least two coats are needed, but it can be up to 4 or even 5!
  7. Let dry for 30 minutes before peeling.

Try these amazing DIY blackheads peel-off face masks in the comfort of your home. Most of the ingredients listed above can be found around your kitchen making the process very convenient.

As discussed earlier, do not use them on a daily basis. Rather, use them once a week.