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African black soap for skin care
« on: November 30, 2019, 02:04:32 pm »
After much talk about the African black soap, I will like us to discuss it a bit. Before then, I was able to pull out this article on how it can be used to treat acne and stretch marks. Read on.

African black soap originated from the Western part of Africa and has been used all over the world to treat various skin conditions; ranging from eczema to acne, hair dandruff to shaving bumps.

So, what are the main ingredients that are making this product that powerful to treat that skin condition effectively?

Composition of Original African Black Soap

After a careful and thoroughly looking at black soap ingredients, I can tell you that it consist of four main compositions and some extra ingredients. These extra ingredients depend of the soap maker.
Without too much ado, here are the main ingredients used in making black soap.

1. Ashes of plantain skins:

Over the year, it has been discovered that the skin of plantain has some vital minerals like iron that is good for our skin. This plantain skin get burnt and mixed with other ingredients.

2. Cocoa pod powder:

Cocoa pod powder has Anti-bacterial properties and natural antioxidants that give the black soap its strength. In addition, the cocoa pod powder gives the soap the natural color.

3. Palm kernel oil:

Full of anti-bacterial and anti-aging properties that is an essential requirement for treating bacterial infected skin. Also, the anti-aging property within the oil helps keep the skin fresh.

4. Coconut oil:

Similarly, the coconut oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties ready to fight any fungal infection to the skin.

While the above mentioned ingredients are the bedrock of any black soap, some other makers of the soap add the following ingredients to it.

5. Shea butter:

Shea butter also has its own benefits to the skin. Some black soap makers add it to the composition so that it gives the soap an additional moisturizing benefit.

6. Honey:

Natural honey is rich in Antioxidants and at the same time, help smoothing out the skin.

As can be seen, all the basic nutrients in natural black soap are essential for a healthy skin.

Benefits associated to the use of African black soap

If you are considering starting using the black African soap and wondering what benefit it can bring to your skin, you need to read this part.

For the fact that the soap is made up of natural ingredients derives from plants, its finished product has the following benefits for mankind.

1. It helps to treat acne:

Acne, a skin condition caused when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells can come with pains sometimes.

The use of black soap will help you in balancing your skin's natural oils. The soap has natural anti-inflammatory properties that may help repair any damaged cells. Additionally, its antimicrobial properties may even clear acute acne conditions

2. It is good for razor bump treatment:

Razor bumps affect most men after shaving. If not properly taking care off, it may lead to some serious skin damages.
Original African soap has exfoliating properties that will help you prevent the cause of razor bumps. In addition, the natural anti-inflammatory properties within the soap will act as a protector on the skin. This will prevent the spread of the bumps.

3. It Helps In Soothing Irritated Skin:

While many may suffer from irritated skin cause by various things, like - eczema and psoriasis, and may also be experiencing some skin itches. These irritated conditions are largely cause by bacterial infection to the skin.

Black soap has high concentration of anti-bacterial properties that will attack the root cause of this and bring relief to the skin.

4. Its help eliminate dandruff:

Dandruff are irritating by nature; and property treatment is not applied on time, they can be difficult to eliminate from the skin. As you may well be aware of, dandruff is a common condition that causes the skin on the scalp to flake. That is to say, the skin of the hair becomes dry and starts to feel off.

African black soap is known to correct this skin condition. It has a natural hair moisturizer that will help eliminate the cause of the skin dryness. At the same time, it will balance the skin natural oil.

On a positive side, they cannot be spread from one person to the other.

5. Its safe for all skin:

To take the worry out of individuals, it has been confirmed that black soap is safe to use on all skin. Irrespective of your skin type, there is an African soap that will work for you. Either you have sensitive skin, or dry skin, there are specifically made type of the soap that will work perfectly on your skin.

Also, individuals with oily skin can benefit from the natural oil balancing quality of the soap. In one word, this soap is one type fit for all skin type.

Although, these are only five of the many benefits associated to the use of African black soap, there are more other advantages associated with it.

Source: Truth about African black soap for skin care.

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