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African Black Soap is a staple in every African household. It has been used for centuries for its beautifying and medicinal purpose. Black soap is used as a face cleanser, body wash, hand wash, and even for cleaning. It is an all-purpose cleaner that you should have in your home. The smallest amount produces a luscious creamy abundant lather. You could even use it to create bubbles for a relaxing and pampering bath.
Benefits of African Black Soap
1. Safe for all skin types.
2. It has antibacterial properties.
African black soap has properties that help remove bacteria from the skin. One study in the Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research compared African black soap with medicated soaps. The study looked at how effective black soap was at stopping bacteria such as:
Black soap was more effective at removing and reducing certain bacteria than the medicated soaps.
3. It may help treat acne.
Another use of African black soap is to help treat acne. According to a survey that questioned 100 users of black soap, 23% use it for acne treatment. Out of the 23%, 39% reported that they were “very satisfied” with results, while 44% were “somewhat satisfied.”The majority of participants in the survey found that black soap helped with their reported skin conditions.
4. It may help reduce fine lines.
According to a limited research survey, a small proportion of participants use African black soap to reduce fine lines or wrinkles. People believe that the soap may prevent fine lines and wrinkles due to its antioxidant properties. These properties may help fight against damaging free radicals.
5. It may reduce the appearance of dark spots.
Dark spots, also known as hyperpigmentation or age spots, are areas of skin that appear darker than others. According to a research survey, 45% of people reported being “very satisfied” and 40% reported being “somewhat satisfied” with the use of black soap for reducing the appearance of dark spots.
6. It may reduce razor bumps.
According to the same research survey, 46% of people who use black soap for razor bumps reported being “very satisfied” with the results. Also, 46% reported being “somewhat satisfied.”Another study also indicated that African black soap may help reduce razor bumps and other blemishes.
7. It may help reduce the impact of eczema.
African black soap may also help people living with eczema. However, it is not yet clear exactly how effective it is for this purpose. A research survey showed that 7% of participants use black soap to treat eczema. Of those who use black soap for eczema, 29% were “very satisfied” with results, while 71% were “somewhat satisfied.”Researchers need more evidence to fully prove the effectiveness of black soap for reducing eczema, however.
8. It may have antifungal properties.
According to one study, African black soap may help prevent the spread of fungal infections, including Candida albicans yeast. This may make it beneficial to use when a person has athlete’s foot or another fungal infection.
9. It washes off the skin easily.
Unlike some modern soaps, which can leave behind a residue after washing, African black soap comes off easily when rinsed with water, leaving the skin feeling clean and not sticky.
10. It will not cause oil to build-up.
The oils and fats in African black soap should clean off well with water. This can help prevent a buildup of oils on the skin, which can clog the pores.
11. It is a good overall cleanser.
According to a research survey, the majority of participants use African black soap for general use on the face and body. Most reported satisfactory results from using the soap.
12. It is naturally exfoliating.
African black soap is naturally exfoliating. Exfoliation can help remove dead skin, leaving the skin fresher and cleaner after use.
African Black Soap (Liquid)
Black soap is generally made from locally harvested African plants such as plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves, and shea tree bark. The ingredients are sun-dried and roasted, which is how it gets its deep color. Water and oils such as palm, and shea butter are then added.
This liquid black soap has a blend of; Raw African Black Soap, Aloe Vera Juice & Lemon Essential Oil.
HOW TO USE
African black soap may be drying for some people. To help alleviate this, people should only use a small amount of it or dissolve some in water or aloe vera juice.