Is Black skin really different? Yes!
Black skin is rich in melanin which ensures the adaptability of the skin. Melanin makes it able to absorb sunlight without easily getting scarred or burned. Some research suggests that the darker your skin, the higher the skin burn level, meaning you are less likely to get sunburned. Also, another bonus of meleanted skin, is you do not have to worry about early wrinkles, freckles and scaly and irritating spots commonly found on white skin. When exposed to the sunlight, the melanin quality of Black skin protects against the direct and forceful entry of the sunlight into the lower layer of the skin. If the melanin were not present, light could affect some of the cells at the lower layers of the skin which could result in some of the cells turning cancerous. However, Black skin typically needs more moisture as compared to white skin, so finding a soap that is cleansing and moisturizing is key.
What are Black Soaps?
Black soap is generally made from locally harvested African plants such as plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves and shea tree bark. The ingredients are sun-dried and roasted, which is how it gets its deep color. Water and oils such as coconut, palm, and shea butter are then added to provide the skin moisture.
Unlike artificial chemical ridden soaps that they can be harmful and drying to the skin, African Black soap is all-natural and naturally moisturizing.
Benefits of Black Soaps
- Compatible with all skin types
One very interesting thing about black soaps is that there can be used with all kinds of skin types. This is so because of their richness in natural ingredients. Black soaps can also take care of oil as it has the quality of balancing oil on the skin.
- Very anti-bacteria
Black soaps could also take care of bacteria on the skin. This is so because its natural ingredients contain very beneficial properties that can fight fast against skin infections. The good thing is that you lather black soap on any part of the body as it is soothing where you may apply it on the both and would not cause any kind of irritation.
- It protects against acne
Good quality and most sought after in black soaps are that it greatly protect against acne breakouts on the skin. The papaya and aloe vera quality of the black soaps ensures that acnes are dealt with appropriately. In the case that acne already broke out on the skin before the use of the black soap, the black soap can always help treat it.
- Helps against hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation of the skin often results from too much exposure to the sunlight. Black soaps could come into rescue to help fight against unnecessary pigmentation.
Some of our Favorite Black Soap Brands Soap
There are so many soaps being bandied about as the best soap for the black skin. However, there are only a few of them which indeed works.
The Healing Place Apothecary Black Soap is one of the most popular black soaps that we sell! It makes sure your skin has a healthy natural glow while protecting it against a variety of skins issues. This soap contains shea butter, cellulose, and palm kernel oil.
This among the top body washes you should get for your black skin as it contains all the necessary ingredients that would your skin instantly glow while also maintaining optimal moisture. Natural plant ingredients used in this product are a great help to fight eczema, breakouts, acne, dark spots. This product also contains a rich blend of cocoa butter and plantains.