So its winter. Now we ladies (and gentlemen) have to deal with this cold dry air and wind, and sun damage and snow. We also have that wonderful acne to fight and you have bought just about everything on the market to take care of your face.
That’s the problem with us today, there are so many $20+ solutions out there that we fail to realize that a cheaper option may be in sight. Like that black soap you see.
Black soap, also known as African black soap, contain various oils, like the coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, shea butter and cocoa butter. They also contain ashes from different plants, like shea tree bark, banana trees, cocoa pods, and plantain leaves. Along with these water is used as a base for producing these soaps. This is beneficial in many ways beneficial because this soap can do so much from head to toe!
- Eliminates acne
- Removes makeup
- Heals acne scars
- Removes oils from the skin
- Keeps the skin moisturized
- You can even use it to wash your hair
The biggest benefit is the moisture in my opinion. This weather has been topsy turvy in Mississippi! One day it is hot, the next day it is cold and my face is full of dry patches. Black soap is made with Glycerin. Glycerin gets on the skin and literally pulls moisture in, keeping the face moisturized and soft.
I bought this soap for $1.29 out of the (very small) African American section of the health and beauty aisle in Kroger.
Do you use black soap? Have you ever used it? How did it effect your skin or hair?