African black soap is an all-natural soap considered to be safe for all skin types. We have written in-depth about the origins of black soap in one of our previous blog posts. With proper usage, this soap can keep your skin clear from breakouts, and even-toned. Our bar of black soap should last you well over a month if kept in a dry area. From the reviews, our customers love this soap but there are others who find it drying. The following are tips for using black soap to ensure you get the best benefits out of it:
- Don’t apply the soap directly onto your skin
- Give your skin time to balance itself out
- A little goes a long way
- Cut or dilute the soap with oils
If your skin is extremely dry or sensitive, lather the bar into your hands and add two drops of a good facial oil. Either jojoba, Argan, rosehip or a combination of them. Alternative, opt for our liquid black soap which has these wholesome oils already added to it.
- Balance your skin
Use a gentle alcohol free toner. This step is necessary to restore the pH balance of your skin. For more info, check out our blog post on pH balancing and the recommended natural products you can use for toning.
- Don’t skimp on moisture
Be sure to moisturise with a good emollient such as shea butter, a hydrating serum, or a facial oil. Even if you have oily skin, you should always moisturise.
Lastly, remember to cleanse gently and keep it simple. The soap does not substitute exfoliating but with just a little lather, you can reduce your break outs and improve your skin’s complexion and glow. Let us know what your experiences with the soap have been so far by reviewing it. If you have been wanting to try the soap, go for it. It will definitely be worth it.