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Benefits of African Black Soap

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I remember my first encounter with African black soap, the local unpackaged kind. I was a bit repulsed and at that time felt a little superior for using dove. How little did I know at that time. Now African black soap is one of the best things that has happened to me.

African black soap typically contains – Plantain skin ash which is the main ingredient is a natural source of vitamin A, vitamin E, and iron. Cocoa pod ash, palm kernel oil. Some people add extra ingredients like the one I use also contains honey, shea butter, osun (Camwood), Aloe Vera, and Lime. It is made mostly by Nigerians and Ghanaians. It is important to note that African black soap is actually brown not black. If it is black, it is fake.

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Skin Exfoliation

Exfoliation is the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin. Exfoliation is done for not just the face, but it is necessary for the body. To get a healthy and glowing skin, exfoliation is an important process not to be skipped. Doing it properly will result to a soft, younger looking skin in the long run. Exfoliating also means there is less dead skin to clog pores, which makes for fewer break-outs and blackheads.

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Caring for the skin this harmattan.

The harmattan season is here again and that of this year is particularly drying and cold. I was watching the news yesterday and saw that eastern part of the U.S.A is freezing too. It’s not just a Nigerian problem. The inspiration for this post came from a man I saw with very dry skin (which may have been caused by harmattan).

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MY FIRST POST!

This is the first post on my blog and I’m excited about it! I was born in Lagos, Nigeria to an Igbo father and Yoruba mother. I’m very proud of my heritage, as only a few people in this world can boast of having the rich genes of the Igbo and Yoruba people in one body. I like to describe myself as an ambivert since I don’t fit in either category of extrovert or introvert.

I was a precocious child and still have a little world in my head where I create awesome characters and magic. I’m creative, I love colours, mixing them, painting, creating art. I also love some other things which you will get to discover if you follow my blog. I was an inquisitive child, I was told I could ask anything like; “why isn’t the sky black or green, must it be blue?”.

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