I was in the locker room at my gym and complimented a lady on her flawless skin. I mean, it was no-filter-necessary flawless.
She thanked me and proceeded to tell me about the soap she has been using. She said that she used to have terrible acne on her cheeks, sideburn area (whatever that’s called), and chin. Due to the acne, she also had scarring.
But we were at the gym and she was obviously not wearing any makeup. I had to know her trick! And after she told me about her struggles with acne and all of the skincare products she has been through over the years, she enlightened me.
Now, I’m not a fan of bar soap. Let’s make that clear. I love my body wash and liquid face washes, toners, serums, etc. Facial and body scrubs, you name it. But, bar soap has never been a friend of mine. I can’t explain it. I just don’t like it.
Which meant that I had to get past my issue with bar soaps in order to try this theory out. What was the secret to her incredibly smooth skin?
I know. I know. If you haven’t tried African Black Soap and you suffer with acne, eczema, rosacia, or psoriasis, you’re sitting there like 😐. But, let’s talk about the ingredients, okay?
The first “secret ingredient” of African Black Soap is the plantain extract. Plantain extract comes from the seed of the Plantago plant.
So, you have probably heard of plantains. If you know what they are, this image is most likely in your head right now:
Right, they look like bananas. 🍌🍌
But, we’re not talking about the plantain tree. We’re talking about the plant. Two different things. The plantains grow on the trees. And, what were talking about – the plantain extract – comes from the plant.
Now that we have that straight, let’s get back to why it’s a magical ingredient. Plantain extract is rich in antibacterial properties. It:
- Eases inflammation
- Prevents infections
- Helps to heal the skin faster
- Helps to regenerate skin cells
The first two help to fight acne. The last two prevent and reduce the scarring that you get because of your acne. This also means that the soap will help fade dark spots and discoloration of your skin.
Do I have your attention now? If not, go back and read that all again. I’ll wait.
Okay. Ready for more? Because that’s just the beginning.
African Black Soap has ingredients that are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal, which means it will cleanse your pores deeply and thoroughly. The oats in the soap will soothe your skin if it’s irritated, and at the same time, absorb those excess oils that cause your pores trouble. The aloe in it will calm sensitive or dry skin, as well as moisturize it. That’s one of the reasons African Black soap is so good for people with eczema, rosacia, and psoriasis.
Vitamin E is also in African Black soap. It’s a powerful antioxidant and it blocks free radicals from your skin. It not only prevents, it also repairs free radical damage. (Free radicals are essentially what causes our skin to “age.”) Vitamin E also supports growth of new skin cells and speeds up cell regeneration.
Shea Butter Skin Benefits
Top it all off with Shea butter, which does a ton more on its own:
- Provides Minimal SPF (6)
- Provides skin with essential fatty acids and nutrients needed to produce collagen
- Reduces inflammation
- Softens skin and can reduce wrinkles
One day, I’ll talk more about Shea butter, because it has so many uses in your beauty routine. If you’re not using it yet, you really should check it out.
And if you are suffering from acne, eczema, psoriasis, or rosacia, you should really give African Black Soap a try.
I know I’m already seeing results with African Black Soap, and I’ve been using it for about two months now. 👏👏 If you’re already tried African Black Soap, I’d love to hear your story!
Let me know in the comments below ⏬⏬if you’ve tried it, or come back and let me know once you do. I’d love to hear how it works for you!
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