My family and I have been using Raw/Unrefined African Black soap for a while now and I have seen a true difference in the appearance and texture of our skin. My son and I have eczema but he has it worse and it has cleared it up and keeps it under control. My husband has facial hair and he loves it because it has replaced his other beard conditioners, keeps his skin firm and not oily and makes his beard feel soft.
If it’s your first time using this soap you might notice that your skin feels dryer and tighter, even if you normally have oily skin. Typically this reaction will only last a week. It is thought to occur in some people because the soap is drawing impurities out of your skin. Once the PH level of your skin balances out the tight, dry feeling will go away.
Some people also find that African Black soap makes their skin tingle, but like the tight, dry feeling this should resolve itself in a week. If you normally have sensitive skin it’s a good idea to test the soap out on a small area of your body to see if you have a reaction. Additionally, those who have a chocolate allergy or are sensitive to caffeine may also experience a reaction to this soap.
The oils in the soap stop excessive water loss caused from bathing so water stays trapped in the skin, locking in moisture. This combined with its anti-inflammatory properties, makes African black soap is great for soothing irritation caused by eczema or psoriasis.
African Black Soap for Dry Skin
We have a black soap that includes shea butter, it will greatly benefit those who suffer from dry, itchy skin. However, if you find that your skin is still feeling dry after you can try using less since a little bit of soap goes a long way here.
It’s also important to use moisturizer after showering or bathing, especially if you have dry and during winter months.
African Black Soap for Oily Skin
African black soap is great for both oily and acne-prone skin. The reason for this is that it is extremely efficient for deep pore cleansing because of its natural exfoliating qualities. Even if you have oily skin it’s recommended that you moisturize afterward with a non-comedogenic product.
Ways to Use African Black Soap as Your Regular Body Soap
African Black Soap is excellent to use as your normal everyday body, face, and hand soap. In fact, many people choose to replace their old soap for African Black Soap.
Storing African Black Soap
In order to ensure you get the most life out of your African black soap it’s important to make sure you’re storing it properly. Since African black soap contains a high amount of glycerin the soap can soften and slowly disintegrate if left exposed.
For this reason, it’s important not to allow it to sit in a puddle after use. Be sure to keep it dry in order to prevent it from dissolving. Storing the bar on a wooden soap dish is recommended.
It’s also important to understand the African Black Soap can develop a thin white-colored film when exposed to the air. This is not mold and does not affect the quality of your soap.