I often get asked the same question on a daily basis, and that is what I use to wash my face on a daily basis. I really don’t like to review skin care products because everyone’s skin is different and what may work wonders for me might not work for someone else. Today I decided to let everyone know about African Black Soap and why it’s the only face wash I use and why I swear by it.
My skin is normally extremely dry and flaky all year long and if you have the same type of dry skin like I do then you know with that comes frustrating itchy skin. After trying countless face cleansers from high end to drug store to prescription I finally decided to try something 100% natural. I bought African Black Soap from an authentic retailer in Toronto and I have never looked back since.
African Black soap originates from West Africa specifically Ghana and Nigeria. It is traditionally made by harvesting and sun-drying palm leaves, cocoa pods and the bark from shea and plantain trees, which is high in Vitamin A & E and iron. This material is then roasted in a kettle at a constant temperature and mixed with oils, such as coconut and palm oil. The soap then cures for two weeks before it’s ready to use.
What Is African Black Soap
Black soap is a soft dark colored lumpy block. It dissolves faster than commercial cold press soaps. Black soap produces a very rich emollient lather and gives the skin a clean soft feel. Black soap is 100% natural and vegan in origin no matter which West African tribal region produces it.
Black soap is a bit crumbly and it’s a lot more pliable then most commercial bar soaps on the market. Please keep in mind that sadly there are many people who claim their soap is real Black Soap when in reality it’s just a knock off. Black soap should never be all black in color. If you come across a product on the market that claims to be “natural” black soap and it’s not brown in color then that means the soap has been dyed and therefore doesn’t have the same benefits as natural black soap. Additionally, the fake black soap is hard in texture, whereas natural black soap is soft. The fake soap doesn’t contain all of the natural ingredients and can stain clothes.I have been told by someone that they buy their black soap from Target and if that’s the case then it’s definitely not authentic black soap.
On the June 12 episode of “The Dr. Oz Show,” a guest remarked that she wanted the dewy skin of her youth back. Dr. Mehmet Oz recommended using African black soap every few days on her entire body to help soften the skin for a more youthful glow.
The scent is definitely different if it’s your first time using this soap. The best way I can describe it is it smells like earth and dirt but it is a 100% natural soap so if you are looking for fruity nice scents you will have to get used to it. I don’t even notice the scent anymore.
This soap is amazing I swear by it. It takes off every inch of makeup I have on my face including waterproof eyeliner and mascara. Although it’s not recommended to apply this soap close to the eyes it doesn’t burn my eyes or irritate them. This soap is amazing if you have oily skin and dry skin. If you have dry skin like I do it might cause some dryness but I feel the same type of dryness with any soap or cleanser I use. I always apply Unrefined African Shea Butter after I wash my face and that really prevents dry patches.
African Black Soap should not be exposed to excess water and stored in a cool dry place. Black soap is soft and has a very high content of natural glycerin. Because of it’s natural glycerin rich content it absorbs moisture from the air and becomes softer if not stored in a cool dry place or in a sealed polythene bags.
Importance Of Fair Trade
When you purchase African Black Soap from companies who support Fair Trade you help the women in West Africa that make and process the product to live with dignity and support their families and communities. The female farmers are paid sustainable, fair wages for their work.
Online stores that sell Authentic African Black Soap
Benefits Of African Black Soap
- Excellent at removing makeup
- Helps clear skin bumps, spots, and scars
- Works against premature facial lines and wrinkles
- Helps relieve acne, oily skin, rashes, eczema, fungus, ringworm, and other skin problems
- Works on most skin types including rough, dry, and sensitive skin
- Can be lathered and used as a shampoo
- Helps clear skin bumps, spots, and scars
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