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Black Soap Benefits

Benefits of African Black Soap

       African black soap benefits are aplenty.

  • It’s antibacterial. The strong, antibacterial properties African black soap contains makes it an effective cleanser and a natural alternative to others that may be filled with chemicals.

  • It’s anti-inflammatory. Patel notes that “the active ingredient in the ashes of the soap is sulfur, a potent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent. The rough nature of the soap exfoliates the skin, and the sulfur kills bacteria and fungus on the skin. This works not only on the face, but on the body as well, thus helping with shave bumps.”

  • It’s moisturizing. “The oils in the soap stop excessive water loss caused from bathing so water stays trapped in the skin, locking in moisture,” says Patel. This, combined with its anti-inflammatory properties, makes African black soap great for soothing irritation caused by eczema or psoriasis.

  • It improves skin tone and texture. “The rough nature of the soap helps exfoliate the skin. Over time, it can help with exfoliating dead, hyperpigmented skin,” says Patel.

  • It helps with dandruff. “The antifungal and anti-inflammatory activity of the ash helps kill dandruff-causing yeast,” The oils can also help . “The soap is best used for combination skin If you have dry skin, the soap may make you more dry and could cause irritation with its roughness.” If you fall in this skin type, make sure to hydrate the skin after using the soap with a revitalizing moisturizer.