How To Use African Black Soap Bar On Face

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There are majority of people interested in using the African black soap but not everyone of them knows how to use it correctly. If you happen to be among these set of people that has no idea how to use a black soap the right way, I will show you how.

Here is how to use an African black soap:

  1. Wet your face with clean water.
  2. Swipe your wet hands on your black soap.
  3. Rub the palm of your hands together.
  4. Apply your palm to your face in circular motion.
  5. Rinse your face with water.
  6. Dry your face with a clean face towel.
  7. Apply a hydrating toner or moisturizer.

With that said, it is clearly easy to use a black soap on your face or body if we decide to look at it from a basic angle just as it is explained above.

But, if we decide to go in-depth to understand more about using a black soap, you will see that there is a lot more to talk about and how to apply it the right way.

In this article, I am going to share with you everything you need to know how about using this magical black soap.

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What Is African Black Soap?

An African black soap which can also be called black soap is a natural handmade soap originated from west Africa that contains organic properties that is beneficial for improving and healing the skin.

It is a healthy soap that was originated from the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria and other west African countries like Ghana and Benin. Just like Dudu-Osun black soap that name originated from the Yoruba language and translated as black-camwood. And also SheaMoisture African black soap as it was inspired by the late Sofi Tucker in Sierra Leone in 1912.

Women are commonly known for making black soap locally with traditional recipes to use personally and to sell all over the world.

Black soaps are locally made from the ash harvested plans and dried peels. This harvest is what resulted in the soap to be brown or dark in color.

Although black soap works for all skin type, it is more beneficial to those who suffer from oily and acne prone skin.

A survey carried out on the attitude and practice of black soap users shows that majority of people adds black soap to their skin car routine and you it primarily on their face and the body.

Black soap has gotten popular over the years because of how affordable it is and its health benefit to the skin.

Due to some of the organic ingredients in a black soap, it can cause your skin to get dry which would strip your face off its nutrients. Although the dryness can be a bummer, it can be combated with a hydrating moisturizer to keep things balanced.

People with normal to oily skin won’t have any trouble with the dryness of this herbal soap, however, apply a black soap on a dry skin would cause the skin to become drier.

Some of the ingredients you will find in a black soap are ashes of plantain skins, palm oil, shea butter honey and coconut oil which are all mixed in water.

How to Use African Black Soap

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Applying a black soap recklessly on your face or body will likely do more harm than good. It is best to follow a proper instruction on how to use it correctly.

Follow the instructions below:

1. Wet Your Face With Clean Water

The first step you must take is to get your face wet with clean water. It could either be warm or cold, it does not matter.

Simply make sure the water is clean and then apply it on your face. You can use your hands to apply the water to your face from a running tap.

The reason your face needs to be wet is so that it will be easier to for your face to absorb the soap while and your hands can slip more easily around your face.

2. Swipe Your Wet Hands On Your African Black Soap

The mistake most people make is that they place and scrub the black soap directly on their face not knowing that they are making a huge mistake.

The ingredients used in making the soap allows the soap to have a rough texture which is good for exfoliating after it solidifies. Placing the rough texture directly on your face recklessly can have a negative effect on your skin.

The best way to avoid placing the rough surface of the black soap on your face is by swiping it on your wet palm a few times.

3. Rub The Palm Of Your Hands Together

After swiping the black soap on the palm of your hand, you need to rub your palms together to get the soapy constituency.

The reason you would want to do this is so that you will be able to break down any of the black soap particles in your palm.

Doing it that way will prevent you from placing any of the particles from the soap directly on your face.

4. Apply Your Palm To Your Face In Circular Motion

Once your have rubbed your palms together, then you must apply it to your face and rub gently in a circular motion.

Avoid rubbing too hard in a reckless way. You want to make sure that your hand movement are moving in a gentle circular motion around your face.

Continue this process for the next two to three minutes but avoid letting the African black soap dry completely on your skin.

5. Rinse Your Face With Water

When you finish rubbing your face with the soap, rinse of the soap on your face with water. You can use either cold or hot water, it really does not matter.

Make sure the water is clean and drinkable before rinsing your face with it. You do not want to use the wrong type of water to rinse your face.

6. Dry Your Face With A Clean Face Towel

After a good rinse, you need to wipe your face with a clean face soft towel. I would not recommend you use the same towel you use for your body because it serves a different purpose.

If you do not have a face towel, then you need to purchase one and use it specifically for your face.

Some people prefer using a wet face towel to clean off the African black soap on their face instead of rinsing with water. It is completely ok to do that if that is what you prefer.

Whatever the case may be, just make sure you are you are using a clean, soft towel.

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7. Apply A Hydrating Toner Or Moisturizer

Because of how drying the African soap can be, it is always a wise choice to apply your favourite toner or moisturizer especially if you have a dry skin.

People with oily skin can get away with it because their skin is already to begin with and when the black soap strips of the oil from the face, it will still have a normal look.

That is why you may have noticed that not everyone complains about the African black soap being too dry.

Regardless of what is mentioned above, if you surfer from dry skin naturally, make sure you apply a light moisturizer or tonner after using the African black soap.

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Benefits Of Using African Black Soap

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The ingredients used in producing an African black soap provides several healthy benefits for the skin and some of these benefits are as follows:

  1. Fighting Problematic Skin Issues.
  2. Exfoliating.
  3. Improving Skin Tone.
  4. Cleanses The Skin.
  5. Suitable For All Skin Types.
  6. It is 100% Organic

1. Fighting Problematic Skin Issues

The reason black soap has become so popular over the years is because of the quality health benefits it offers in a small packaging.

This local made soap can treat and preventing common problematic skin issues such as eczema, razor bumps, blemishes, body odour, psoriasis, dark spot and acne.

For these reasons are why many people still consider using the African black soap until today.

2. Exfoliating

Due to the organic ingredients used in producing the African black soap, the natural ash is responsible for the roughness of the soap.

This natural ash works as an excellent exfoliator to help you get rid of dead skin cells after using it to wash your face.

The natural ash is evident when you feel some particles on your palm after rubbing you hands on your favourite black soap or when you feel the roughness directly on the black soap itself.

3. Improving Skin Tone

This magical soap does improve skin tone in a noticeable way, and I can confidently say this why I love this soap so much.

It is capable of healing hyperpigmentation and lightning dark spots on your face or body. This is achievable because it will people suffering from this kind of skin problem to remove excess oils from the skin therefore revealing a clearer complexion.

So, if you have scares or dark spot on your face, the African black soap can help you make them less noticeable over a certain period of use.

4. Cleanses The Skin

The African black soap act as a natural facial cleanser leaving your skin feeling soft and clean.

By adding it to your skin care routine as a facial cleanser, it will help you to get rid of dead skin cells, pollutants, excess oil and wash away make up.

Clearly this soap has a lot to offer to the body for something that is locally made and affordable.

5. Suitable For All Skin Types

The African black soap is suitable for all skin type. Although most people might claim that the soap does not work for them causing dryness and breakouts, they probably have used it incorrectly.

If used correctly, you will get all the benefits the black soap has to offer. It does not matter if you are white, black, or brown, then a black soap will work for your skin if used correctly.

6. It is 100% Organic

Organic is what everyone one is yielding to these days and the African black soap offers just that.

All the primary ingredients are plant based and mixed with water to produce the final organic result.

Depending on who is making the black soap determines what the outcome would be if it would either be organic or not based on the ingredients they used.

Most women prefer their black soap strictly with organic ingredients while some prefer adding a little bit of some type of chemical when preparing their black soap.

Overall, the nature of an African black soap is completely 100% natural, organic, and vegan.

How Often To Use African Black Soap

Due to the fact of how a black soap can be drying on the face or body, one must monitor how often it is used and how long it stays on the body before rinsing off.

To know exactly when to use a black soap depends primarily on your skin type.

  • People with normal skin can get away with using the African black soap once every day.
  • People with dry skin should use the African black soap not more than 3 times a week.
  • People with oily skin can use the African black some twice every day.

The following information above explain how often to use a black soap without apply any hydrating toner or moisturizer.

This basically means that you can decide to tweak the instructions if you would like to include a hydrating product like a toner or moisturizer after using a black soap.

How Many Times A Day Should I Use African Black Soap

The amount of time to use a black soap depends on the type of skin type you have. If you have an oily skin, you can use a black soap 2 times a day because it can help you reduce the amount of oil on your face.

But if you are someone with normal to dry skin, I would suggest that you do not exceed using the African black soap more than once a day and using a hydrating moisturizer afterwards.

Is It Bad To Use African Black Soap Everyday?

It is not bad to use black soap every day, since you are not allowing the foam to stay too long on your face.

The longer the foam of the black soap stays on your face, the dryer your face will become. It is best to always use a quality hydrating moisturizer if you are considering using the black soap every day.

Can I Use African Black Soap 2 Times A Day?

Using the black soap 2 times a day will can impact you positively or negatively depend on the type of skin type you have.

For someone with an oily skin can get away with using a black soap twice a day without even using a moisturizer.

But someone with a dry skin notice more dryness on their face if he or she uses the African black soap 2 times a day except if he or she decides to apply a hydrating toner or moisturizer.

Who Can Use African Black Soap?

The African black soap is for anyone that is interested in a product that is 100% organic, natural ang vegan.

If you are black, white, or brown, any black soap will work great for your skin because it is a non-selective product.

Because a black soap does not contain any dye, fragrance or perfume automatically makes it perfect for all skin types especially for people with sensitive skin.

All the ingredients in the African black soap are traditional recipes and are beneficial to everyone.

Is Black African Soap Only For Black People?

The African black soap is not for only black people but for white, brown, and other race of people in the world. The soap is suitable for everyone and not just a selected few.

Most people get the idea that the African black soap is for only black people because of what the soap is called but that is not the case.

The black soap has a black reputation because it originally originated from the western part of Africa and has been distributed all over the world until this day.

Does African Black Soap Work For Everyone?

All black soap will work for everyone because the ingredients used in creating it has no sign of any harmful ingredients for sensitive skin like dye, fragrance, or perfume.

Although black soap was originally created from African countries, it has been and still is distributed all over the world until today.

People with sensitive skin can also use the African black soap because the ingredients used in creating the black soap are all traditional recipes which are beneficial to the skin.

What African Black Soap Product Should You Use?

There are several types of black soaps in the market today. And each of these products carry out its own function to benefit the user in a healthy way.

Some of the black soap you will find in the market today are as follows

  • Bar soap
  • Body wash
  • Face mask
  • Shampoo

Bar Soap

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The African black soap bar is the most common black soap product that majority of people use. The bar soap can be handled and used just like any other regular bar soap.

If you happen to have one with you, here is how to use it:

  1. Wet your face.
  2. Wet the palm of hands.
  3. Swipe the palm of your hands on the black soap bar.
  4. Rub your palms together until you get a foamy texture.
  5. Apply it to your face in circular motion.

Body Wash

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Due to the traditional ingredients used in production the African black soap body wash, you should expect it to help you get rid of dead skin cells and cleans your skin.

Here’s how to use it:

  1. Apply the black soap body wash to the palm of your hand or a washcloth.
  2. Rub together until you get a lather constituency.
  3. Use it to cleanse your body.
  4. Rinse off.

Face Mask

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The African black soap face mask can also be called a mud mask which can help you get rid of blemishes.

Here is how to use it:

  1. Apply a small amount to your fingertip.
  2. Rub it all over your face while avoiding your eyes.
  3. Leave it on your face for 10 min.
  4. Wipe your face with a face cloth or rinse with water.

Shampoo

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African black soap does wonder with hair and many people have gone ahead to make shampoos from it. If you happen to have it laying around in your house and you don’t know how to use it correctly, here’s how:

  1. Saturate your hair with warm water.
  2. Squirt the black soap shampoo into your hands.
  3. Massage it on your hair until it foams.
  4. Keep on using your hands to work through your hair while focusing on your scalp.
  5. Rinse off entirely.

How To Use African Black Soap On Any Part Of Your Body

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The African black soap is healthy to the body because of the traditional recipes used in its creation.

Most people are familiar that the face have a lot to benefit from a black soap but not everyone knows that the entire body can also benefit from this soap that does wonders.

Here’s a list of your body part you can use a black soap with:

  • Face
  • Hair
  • Body

Face

To use the African black soap on face, you would need either the bar soap or the mud mask. Both are suitable and has great benefit for the face to help cleanse and eradicate dead skin cells.’

Adding it to your skin car routine would show a dramatic improvement in your skin.

How long should you leave African black soap on your face?

The African black soap should not stay for more that 2 minutes on your face because anything more than that would make your face much drier.

If you have left the soap too long face and you are experiencing dryness, you should apply a hydrating toner or moisturizer to your face.

How Often Should You Use Black Soap On Your Face?

It is not advisable to use the African black soap too often on your face because it can cause irritation, skin burn, tingling sensation and dryness.

Black soap should only be used once every day on the face along with a hydrating moisturizer and toner to keep the skin smooth and hydrated.

Hair

The African black soap works for any type of hair and the right product to use is either the bar soap or the shampoo.

Not only does it work for every type of hair, it impoves the strength of the hair.

Your hair may be straight, curly, thick, or dreaded, either way, the African black soap will work for every type of hair.

How To Use African Black Soap On Dreadlocks

Africana black soap can be used on dreadlocks to help strengthen ang boost hair growth.

Here is how to use it.

  1. Go into your bathroom.
  2. Rub the black soap all over your hands.
  3. Rub your hands together until it foams.
  4. You can add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to your hands.
  5. Rub your hands all over your hair.

Body

A black soap bar has been commonly used on both the body and face. But not everyone like using a bar soap on their face even though the African black soap won’t offer any side effect like other bar soap would.

Most people will prefer sticking to a black soap body wash which is helpful in fighting harmful bacteria and improving skin tone.

Can You Use African Black Soap On Your Body?

African black soap is used on the body just like any other bar soap product. Use the black soap will help your fight off germs and cleans the skin make it look more softer and clearer.

The best way to use the African black soap on the body is by using either the bar soap or the body wash. Both offer significant health benefit to the body.

How To Use African Black Soap To Treat Hair And Skin Issues

The African black soap can be used to the hair and problematic skin issues like:

  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Bumps
  • Folliculitis
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss

People going through what is mentioned above would see significant improvements after using a black soap over a period.

People who have used a black soap have noticed how their hair began to grow more and their skin became clear.

Here’s to apply the African black soap to treat your skin problem:

  1. Rub the black soap on your wet palm a few times.
  2. Rub your palms together until it foams.
  3. Apply the foam to the infected area.
  4. Leave it on the for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Rinse off.
  6. Continue this method every day until it heals.

FAQs

Can You Use African Black Soap While Pregnant?

Pregnant people are prone to acne and may begin to wonder if they can use the African black soap.

Yes, pregnant people can use a black soap either to treat acne or for day-to-day use.

Can you mix African Black Soap With Other products?

A black soap can be mixed with other product to enhance the overall outcome. People suffering from dry skin can decide to mix their hydrating toner with their black soap.

Whatever it is you mix with, make sure not to add any non-organic product that will compromise the black soap.

How Much African Black Soap Should You Use?

You only need a little amount of African black soap when you want to use it. Using too much black soap will cause dryness except if you have an oily skin.

How To Know If You Have Used Too Much African Black Soap

When your skin begins to feel very dry or flaky, it means you have used too much black soap. Another way to know is when you feel a tingling or burning sensation on your face.

How Long Does It Take For Black Soap To Clear Skin?

After a week or two, you will begin to see the effectiveness of the African black soap on your skin.

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