African black soap, or simply called black soap, is a kind of organic soap made in Africa. Here in Nigeria, the soap is known by many names including Osun Dudu (Yoruba) or Ncha Nkota (Igbo). The name “black soap” comes from the fact that the soap has a dark colour. It may be dark green, dark brown or just straight-up black. The soap is made from different natural ingredients, like palm kernel oil, shea butter, honey, and the filtrate of burnt cocoa pod ash.
Many people prefer to use African black soap because of its natural qualities. The soap does not contain any chemicals or additives, which is one reason why people prefer to use it. These days, however, come companies process the soap by adding a few artificial ingredients to it like fragrance and lye. That is why you should make sure that your black soap contains only natural ingredients.
While many people use African black soap as their regular bathing soap, some people use it because of its touted benefits for treating various skin conditions including acne and other skin breakouts.
Today, we would be looking at some of the health benefits of African black soap.
1. Safe For All Skin Types
One of the benefits of using African black soap is that it works great on all skin types. Because of the natural things that go into making the soap, it does not irritate the skin. It does not contain harsh ingredients as well, meaning it goes gentle on the skin.
Whether you have dry or oily skin, you will not have any problems using African black soap.
2. May Help Treat Acne
People use African black soap to treat various skin conditions, including acne. By just using the soap the normal way you would use any other soap, it can help to clear the acne on your face and even help prevent further breakouts. Furthermore, some medical studies have suggested that African black soap may be useful in the treatment of acne.
3. Has Antibacterial Properties
Another benefit of using African black soap is that it has antibacterial properties. This means that it can remove certain bacteria from the skin. Bacteria causes illnesses and not every soap is as effective against them. But African black soap works against certain bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Bacillus spp., Escherichia coli (E.coli) and Corynebacterium spp.
4. Has Antifungal Properties
Using African black soap may also take care of skin problems caused by fungi because it has antifungal properties. This makes it useful in treating fungal infections like athlete’s foot.
5. Acts As An Exfoliator
When you use African black soap, it naturally exfoliates your skin by removing dead skin, leaving you with cleaner and fresher skin. It does this in the most natural way possible and helps to improve the texture of your skin over time.
6. Removes Blemishes and Dark Spots
Another benefit of using African black soap is that it removes blemishes and dark spots on the skin. These blemishes may have been caused by acne or other skin conditions and it could give your skin a spotted look. But African black soap takes care of that for you. Another potential health benefit of African black soap is that it could help in reducing razor bumps.
7. Good For The Hair
African black soap is also said to be good for the hair. Many people have reported that melted African black soap was effective in growing and maintaining natural hair.
The health benefits of African black soap prove that it should be used by everyone. It is very healthy, and soothing on skin.