By Jenell (pictured above) of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com
Do the words – pimple, acne, black head, white head, hyper pigmentation, uneven skin tone, oily, dry, sensitive – describe your skin??
They all used to describe my skin at one point or another, and I’ve used just about every product known to man to help get my skin on the right track. I spent lots of money on face washes, cleansers, exfoliates, astringent, toners, spot treatments, wipes, and moisturizers in hopes of clearing my skin.
Nothing worked well enough. The results seemed promising after the first few weeks, but then slowly but surely the products lost their effectiveness. I was constantly seeking the next best thing. Until one day I was introduced to African Black Soap.
What is Black Soap?
Black soap, or African Black Soap is made up of dried plantain skins, palm leaves, cocoa pod powder, and kernel oil and has been used for generations as a natural remedy for acne, eczema, body odor, and to alleviate oily skin. Its many uses include using it as a body soap for cleansing or lathering and using it as a shampoo.
Natural black soap is actually brown and not black (funny, I know). It is a natural source of vitamins A & E, iron and an all-natural cleanser.works for all skin types, from rough to sensitive, and is said to keep skin smooth and hydrated–but without increasing oily skin for those prone to it. It gives your face a deep cleansing leaving it fresh, and healthier. It helps work against premature signs of aging and wrinkles, alleviates bumps and spots, is great for removing makeup, and is good for deep cleaning without drying out or irritating skin. It can be used by any ethnicity and for men or women.
A Piece of Black Soap
How do I use Black Soap?
I use black soap on my face only. I cleanse my face with black soap in the morning and then again at night. The black soap removes my makeup very easily, which has saved me money because I no longer need to buy those makeup remover wipes! I’ve been using black soap for a year and in the video below you will see an up close and personal view of the condition of my skin.
Ladies, have you tried black soap? What were your results? Are there any other natural skin remedies that you try?