Is African Black Soap Worth the Hype?
The world has been abuzz about African Black Soap over the past few years. It’s been around forever, but its use has only recently spread. It’s been claimed as a natural cure all for many common skin ailments. Issues like acne, eczema, dark spots, and rashes. There are quite a few other uses listed online for African Black Soap as well. It is said to be able to be used as a shampoo, shaving cream, and face mask. But is it really worth the hype.
Well the answer is yes and no. Yes, African Black Soap is beneficial to many people, however, everybody’s skin responds differently to different products. I think this fact is often overlooked because it contains natural ingredients. All acne sufferers will not find this an effective cleanser. Some may even notice their acne worsens because the drying effect of this soap can cause an overproduction of sebum, further clogging pores. Which increases break-outs.
Although good for sensitive skin, some may find the drying effect to strip the skin of too much of its natural oils, especially in the winter months. Causing the skin to feel tight and chapped. Tight chapped skin is more prone to cuts and tears, leading to scars and in severe cases can open you up to infections.
Just like you would with trying any new skincare product, tread lightly into starting a regimen of using African Black Soap. Pay close attention to how your skin looks and feels before and after. Also, don’t start more than one new product at a time. For one it may be too much of a shock to the skin causing blemishes, rashes, or dryness. Also, starting new products weeks apart allows you to know which, if any, products may be causing an adverse reaction. Just because a product is all-natural doesn’t mean it is right for you.