How many of you ever go into Bath and Body Works and wish you could use all the great smelling body washes and soaps but if you do it’ll more than likely break you out? Well, you are not alone. As I stated in my last post, I try to use products that are organic, paraben free, sulfate free, etc. This is not only a personal choice, but it is also due to the fact that I have sensitive skin and eczema and have to watch what I apply to it. If you have sensitive, oily or acne prone skin, then black soap should be on your next shopping list.
Black soap can be used not only on your body, but your face too! Some of the benefits of black soap is that it is made with shea butter so it nourishes the skin and leaves it very smooth. It also contains other natural ingredients like plantains, oats and palm ash. Some products contain different types of ash, but that is what causes the soap to be black. These natural ingredients all help to calm blemishes and other skin conditions as well. If you have eczema, psoriasis or another skin condition related to these black soap is good to use for your body, but I would recommend contacting your physician prior to use.
Personally, I have seen a change in my skin since I started using black soap. I get break outs less frequently and whenever I do get break outs I am able to control them better with the help of my black soap and medicinal cream of course. I use the Shea Moisture Organic African Black Soap bar which was about $5 from Target. You can mostly find it where Shea Moisture products are sold like Walmart, Target, Walgreens and even your local beauty supply store. Shea Moisture has a whole line for African Black Soap which includes not only products for the body and face but hair as well, of course since it’s Shea Moisture. There are a lot of products so to keep me from listing them all you can follow this link: http://www.sheamoisture.com/African-Black-Soap-_c_35.html
If you have any more questions about other black soap products, let me know! I do use some of the hair products but I wanted this post to focus on the body and face. Don’t worry, hair care will be coming up soon!