The Wonders of African Black Soap

By: B Findley

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably reading this because you’re desperate to find a natural remedy for acne or hyper pigmentation and African Black Soap is something that you hope will be your holy grail. That was how I felt merely a few months back when I realized that my hyperpigmentation just didn’t want to fade! I searched high and low all across the internet: I read blog posts by beauty gurus on their skin care routines, I read the works of certified dermatologists on different products on the market, and I looked up countless before and after pictures to find out whether or not different methods were actually effective. It wasn’t until I came across a video on Youtube that I was introduced to the wonders of African Black Soap.  

Immediately, I was intrigued because African Black Soap was given credit for getting rid of pesky hyperpigmentation. That was really all I needed to hear before I went on a Google search spree where I thoroughly researched everything that I felt was necessary to know. What is this soap made out of? Where does it come from? Why is it effective? Those are only a few of millions of questions that ran through my mind. All in all, this is what I found out: 

  • African Black Soap is made with vitamins A and E which comes from the combination of plantain skins, cocoa pod powder, and palm leaves.  
  • Because of its ingredients, the soap is claimed to be good for sensitive skin (even those of babies). 
  • The soap works for acne and other skin blemishes because of its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which soothes the skin and reduces swelling.  

Once I found this out, I, of course, decided to look up more before and after photos. I needed additional reassurance that this investment would be worthwhile. Seemingly, it would be. The pictures I came across ranged from acne and hyperpigmentation that barely came across as an issue to those that were far worse than mine. Miraculously, African Black Soap was accredited for fixing every blemish that these users had. By this point, I was convinced that I needed to introduce this magical soap into my skincare routine. That's exactly what I did. 

Currently, I am in my third month of using African Black Soap. I use it twice a day: once in the morning where I simply lather it in my hands and spread it over my face and once at night where I use my cleansing brush to help really get the soap into my skin. My verdict? This soap is a game changer. Already, I've noticed that some of my hyper pigmentation has begun to fade (which is more than enough encouragement to continue using the soap). I used to have a very uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation was all over my face, even down my neck. Without a doubt, there are several wonders of African Black Soap and it has worked to reverse my skin's issue. My skin tone is much more even although not all of my dark spots have shown signs to disappearing. The product is gentle and doesn't irritate my skin. It also, in my opinion, smells really good and is very fruity so it's practically aroma therapy and skin cleansing all in one!  

As for my acne, that has calmed down significantly, as well. Prior to the black soap, I would break out often and have to fight the urge to pick at the pimples that stood out like a sore thumb against my darker complexion. Now, the breakouts have significantly! The only thing is that when I first started using the black soap, the acne did get worse; but, that's only because my skin was purging itself and finally getting rid of all the gunk that was clogging my pores. 

Personally, if you're struggling with your skin or even if you just want a better method of cleansing your skin, I think you should give African Black Soap a shot. It takes some time to work, but, as with anything skin care-related, patience is a virtue.  

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