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Diva, Wanna Be Young Forever? Try the ageless miracle of African Black Soap


African black soap is known for having skin nourishing benefits due to an abundance of antioxidants.  The soap is made from the ashes of plantain skin, cocoa pod and palm leaves, and palm oil from leaves or kernels.

7 Ways African Black Soap Benefits the Skin

Protects Against Aging

Antioxidants in black soap protect the skin from free radical damage, which is a cause of premature skin aging, wrinkles and facial lines.

Improves Skin Tone

Black soap firms and tones skin and improves skin texture, for more supple and glowing skin.

Fades Skin Discolorations

Black soap helps even out and fade brown spots and discolorations.

Reduces Inflammation and Skin Irritations

Black soap helps reduce inflammation and skin irritations. It is soothing on dry and irritated skin, relieving dry patches, rashes and red areas.

Helps to Heal Problem Skin

It eases the symptoms of skin conditions like acne.  Users have said that black soap helps lessen, treat and clear acne, gets rid of blackheads, psoriasis and eczema.

Has Deep Cleansing Action

Black soap has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and is great for deep pore cleansing. It also is effective at removing makeup because of the oils and butters.

It’s an Effective Exfoliant

The ashes in black soap provide exfoliating properties to remove dead skin cells and thereby improve fine lines, soften and rejuvenate rough skin.

Here is What No One Told You About Tumeric


Turmeric is long known as a blood purifier and is known for its properties of giving a natural glow and radiance to the skin.

It has antibacterial and anti-ageing properties.It is used as ayurvedic herbs for skin diseases. It helps reduce blemishes, acne, inflammation of the skin, pigmentation and helps prevent many skin ailments. It also slows down the skin ageing process and acts as a healer of the skin.

To brighten skin, you can form a paste by mixing turmeric powder and rice powder together using raw milk and tomato juice.

Apply this paste on face and neck for 30 minutes. After that rinse off with lukewarm water. You can use also turmeric in the form of night cream. Prepare a paste of turmeric and milk or yoghurt. Apply this mixture on face and allow it to dry. Leave it overnight. In the morning wash off the mask using a gentle cleanser. Yorubas call it ata ile pupa.

I have been using Tumeric in my skincare routine for over six months. It is my go to product when making natural skincare products.

This post was originally published on our Facebook group, All Natural Bodycare