Black Soap & Acne

The skin condition acne, which many people suffer from, can be treated by the use of black soap. As an acne treatment black soap directly addresses skin problems and aids in maintaining the integrity of skin. Many people use black soap lightly exfoliate cause it aids in providing healthier looking skin. Acne sufferers have another option for treatment with the use of black soap.

The facts – Black Soap
Traditionally, black soap (also known as African black soap, Anago Soap, Alata Simena or Ose Dudu) is made in West Africa, mainly in Ghana, but Togo, Nigeria and Mali also produce it, from the ash of locally harvested plants and barks like palm tree leaves, cocoa pods, plantain, and shea tree bark. The various tribes and communities tend to have their own “secret” recipes of oil and preparation techniques. As a result of this, the Black soap comes in different color variations.

The facts – Acne
Acne is a skin condition in which blackheads, whiteheads and inflamed red pimples or “zits” break out on the skin. When the tiny holes on the surface of the skin, pores, become clogged acne breakouts occur. Acne breakouts can happen at any age though is most common in teenagers. The symptoms of acne, based on the appearance of the skin include:

• Whiteheads
• Blackheads
• Pustules
• Scarring of the skin
• Inflammation around the skin eruptions
• Crusting of skin eruptions
• Cysts
• Redness around the skin eruptions

Black soap treating Acne
Black soap is commonly used to treat acne, and there are many claims to the benefits of black soap. For a long time it has been used to heal skin problems and treat skin conditions. It is used to heal cuts, eliminate blemishes, evening out dark spots, eczema and razor bumps. Black soap is effective in treating Acne because it has natural ingredients like shea butter, Vitamin A & E, coconuts, herbs and iron.

Shea Butter
Black soap has a high content of shea butter, a key ingredient in the soap for the treatment of acne. Shea butter is used to aid in repairing, protecting and treating the skin from acne, eczema, skin hives, rashes and severely dry skin.

Vitamin A
Another key ingredient that is in black soap which aids in the treatment of acne is Vitamin A. Plantain skins give the soap Vitamin A & E, and iron. Vitamin A is necessary for the maintenance of healthy skin and hormonal balance. It is proven to be necessary for skin healing and it helps the body resist infection and inflammation.

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