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A look at eczema:

Eczema is a group of skincare conditions which affects all age groups. The severity of the disease varies. In mild forms the skin is dry, itchy and hot, whilst in more severe forms the skin can become broken, raw and bleeding. Eczema is not contagious, although it is a very troubling disease for the person who has the condition. With treatment the effects of eczema can be reduced, though skin will always be sensitive and need special care. Africa's Recommended Treatment: Step #1 - Cleanse. We suggest either Dudu-Osun Black Soap (M-S501) or Natural Black Soap (M-S500). Both of these soaps are completely natural and contain natural herbs and honeys from the rain forest and Savannah regions of Africa. Dudu-Osun contains a healing blend of honey, shea butter, aloe vera, lime and lemon juices to nourish the skin, moisturize, and alleviate the itching and inflammation so common with eczema. Natural black soap contains a blend of plantain skins, palm kernel oil, and natural sodium. Plantain skins are rich in Vitamin E which help to reduce the scarring and soothe eczema-prone skin. Step #2 - Moisturize. People with eczema suffer from very dry, itchy skin. One of the best ways to alleviate symptoms is by using an intense moisturizer. We recommend Shea butter, Jojoba oil, Shea Nut Oil, or Mango Butter. Each of these butters or oils is completely natural, each contains natural vitamins that reduce the appearance of eczema, take away itchiness, and moisturize from deep within the pores. Step #3 - Condition. For those who have severe symptoms of Eczema, taking a little extra step towards healing can go a long way. Below are several ways to treat your eczema that give you the relief you need: Dead sea bath: Relax and kick back in a dead sea bath. Dead sea salts are famous for their healing mineral content. People from across the globe travel to the dead sea to bathe in its healing waters. We recommend dissolving 1-2 cups of dead sea salts in a warm bath. Soak for 20-30 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. The healing minerals will penetrate the skin and heal from the inside out. The neem solution: Neem oil is a natural oil that is famous for its healing effects on eczema. Add 2-3 tablespoons of neem oil to warm bath water, and soak for 20 minutes. You can add the neem oil to your dead sea bath for maximum results. Neem contains a powerful analgesic and relief from itching and general soreness. Makes eczema more manageable and gives skin a normal appearance. The effects become obvious normally within 4-7 days. Other African Solutions: Virgin coconut oil (for moisture), black seed oil (for healing), tea tree oil (relieves itching and rash), dead sea exfoliating gel (for cleansing). Alternate remedies: Take 30 mg of zinc twice daily. - Apply a paste made of nutmeg and water to the affected areas. - Add chamomile, lavender, or geranium essential oil to your bath.

 

 
Step #1 - Cleanse We suggest you choose from Dudu-Osun black soap, Zee black shea butter soap, or Oatmeal and Vitamin E Soap. All three soaps are natural, and the first two are hand-made in Africa. Dudu-Osun contains healing tropical herbs and honey which heal and protect skin. Zee black shea butter soap gives you intense miniaturization while natural vitamins and aloe vera go deep in pores and provide nutrition. Oatmeal and Vitamin E soap is a great soothing alternative, natural oatmeal soothes and conditions while shea butter moisturizes and vitamin E heals.


In order to protect your skin, and to alleviate itching you need to provide a moisture barrier. There are a wealth of items to choose from to moisturize, the best choices being Shea butter, cocoa butter, aloe butter, mango butter, or jojoba oil. Shea butter gives intense moisture that lasts for days, cocoa butter is also a popular choice. Aloe butter is a lighter moisturizer, but it will really soothe the itchiness and pain. Mango butter is also a lighter moisturizer than the shea butter, but is better for people with more sensitive or oily skin. Jojoba oil is great for people who prefer the oils, and is a thicker, more intensive moisturizer.


 

Heal Aging

 

 
Step #1 - Choose the right soap - When your skin is aging it needs extra moisture and fatty acids to firm up the skin and keep it soft and supple. We recommend using Dudu-Osun soap and Natural black soap. These soaps are made from all natural ingredients, and contain tropical herbs found in the heart of Africa. These soaps help not only to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, but they can take away liver, or aging spots commonly found on the face and body. When choosing a soap, choose something with moisture, and also try to avoid harsh detergents, chemicals, dyes, and fragrances.


Step #2 - Combat the aging - Africa has a lot of ways you can combat aging and aging spots. Here are a few options for you:
The Coconut Combat: Coconut oil helps to keep the skin from developing liver spots or other aging signs. Simply apply virgin coconut oil to the skin daily to make skin soft and supple while healing signs of aging.
Black Seed Solution: Black seed oil is also a popular way to treat aging signs. You can apply black seed oil to the face with a cotton ball, or for a more intensive approach you can apply black seed oil to wet skin. Cover with a warm, moist cloth and sit for twenty minutes. Wash off. Repeat a couple of times a week to reduce signs of aging.
Vitamin E Oil: Vitamin E is famous for bringing your skin back to its young look! Vitamin E oil will go deep within your pores, firming up, while making your skin soft, supple, and revived.
Anti-Aging Wonder with Mango: This precise blend is one of our most popular aging treatments. Made with a precise blend of the self-regenerating and healing 'Oma (super grade of Shea); this product exfoliates dead skin cells, stimulates cellular activity, and swiftly rejuvenates new cells. This cream is clinically proven to reduce aging signs, wrinkles, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone.

Heal Dry Skin

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Step #1 - Cleanse
Step #2 - Moisturize
Step #3 - Condition
- If you want to take an extra step towards healing dry skin, try the black seed therapy. Simply apply black seed oil to wet skin, cover with a warm moist cloth for about twenty minutes, then rinse. Repeat this a couple of times a week to keep your skin extra soft and supple. Also helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
- The best way to combat dry skin is with a great moisturizer. When it comes to moisturizing dry skin there are so many natural options to choose from! Shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, mango butter, coconut oil, olive butter, and shea nut oil are all great options. For a very intense moisture try the shea butter, cocoa butter, olive butter, or jojoba oil. If you have very sensitive or acne-prone skin a lighter moisturizer would be a good choice, such as mango butter or coconut oil.

 

- You have to be careful when cleansing dry skin, because you want to make sure you replenish moisture instead of stripping it away with harsh astringents. We suggest you stay away from alcohol-based cleansers. Our recommendations for a gentle cleanse are Cocoa butter soap with chocolate, honey and almond soap, shea butter soap, or zee shea butter black soap. Each soap contains natural healing ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter, chocolate, or honey. These soaps also don't contain harsh chemical ingredients that will dry out your skin.

 

 

 day will help to not damage your skin or dry it out. Believe it or not, oily skin does need moisture, just the right kind. For cleansing, we recommend Alata hand made Ghana soap or Natural black soap. Both of these soaps contain all-natural ingredients, and no dyes, fragrances, or alcohol to irritate your skin. The lemon in the Alata soap helps to deep-clean the pores and fight away pimples, while the healing moisturizers and herbs in natural black soap help to replenish and revive skin.
Step #2 - Moisturize
Step #3 - Deep-Treatment
The Neem Solution:
The Tea Tree Method:
Alternate healing remedy:
Mix brown sugar with warm water and rub into your skin. This will clear out pores and blackheads gradually.
Tea tree oil is a wonderful antibacterial remedy to acne or oily skin. It goes deep within your pores, clearing out excess dirt, sebum, or residue. Add a few drops to your daily cleanser or face wash for a simple way to control excess oil. You can also add a few drops to your bath water to heal body acne. You can also apply tea tree oil to pimples with a cotton swab to get rid of pimples. We recommend applying two to four times a day to get rid of pimples.


Neem oil helps to heal acne wounds, and acts as an antibacterial that prohibits future breakouts. Simply apply a few drops gently to the entire face to help control oily skin and replenish skins natural moisture.


- Take an extra step towards healing with the following remedies:


- When it comes to choosing a moisturizer, be sure to look for one that has no alcohol, no dyes, and no fragrance. Those are the three most important things to remember, because they will cause your skin to break out even more. We recommend using jojoba oil. Jojoba oil has a structure that closely resembles your skins sebum, which actually causes your skin to stop over-producing sebum. Jojoba also assists in breaking down sebum in plugged-up pores. In short, jojoba oil helps to balance the skins sebum, while assisting to moisturize dry skin.
 
 


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- When cleansing oily skin you need to be sure to have a very gentle cleanser. Many people who suffer from acne think that they have to wash their face several times a day with a harsh detergent cleanser. The opposite is actually necessary. Washing your face once or twice a day will help to not damage your skin or dry it out. Believe it or not, oily skin does need moisture, just the right kind. For cleansing, we recommend Alata hand made Ghana soap or Natural black soap. Both of these soaps contain all-natural ingredients, and no dyes, fragrances, or alcohol to irritate your skin. The lemon in the Alata soap helps to deep-clean the pores and fight away pimples, while the healing moisturizers and herbs in natural black soap help to replenish and revive skin.
Step #1 - Cleanse
Step #2 - Moisturize
Step #3 - Deep-Treatment
The Neem Solution:
The Tea Tree Method:
Alternate healing remedy:
Mix brown sugar with warm water and rub into your skin. This will clear out pores and blackheads gradually.
Tea tree oil is a wonderful antibacterial remedy to acne or oily skin. It goes deep within your pores, clearing out excess dirt, sebum, or residue. Add a few drops to your daily cleanser or face wash for a simple way to control excess oil. You can also add a few drops to your bath water to heal body acne. You can also apply tea tree oil to pimples with a cotton swab to get rid of pimples. We recommend applying two to four times a day to get rid of pimples.


Neem oil helps to heal acne wounds, and acts as an antibacterial that prohibits future breakouts. Simply apply a few drops gently to the entire face to help control oily skin and replenish skins natural moisture.


- Take an extra step towards healing with the following remedies:


- When it comes to choosing a moisturizer, be sure to look for one that has no alcohol, no dyes, and no fragrance. Those are the three most important things to remember, because they will cause your skin to break out even more. We recommend using jojoba oil. Jojoba oil has a structure that closely resembles your skins sebum, which actually causes your skin to stop over-producing sebum. Jojoba also assists in breaking down sebum in plugged-up pores. In short, jojoba oil helps to balance the skins sebum, while assisting to moisturize dry skin.

Step #2 - Moisturize
Step #3 - Condition
The neem solution:
Take a dead sea bath:
Tea tree healing
: Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your daily lotion. Tea tree oil has natural antibacterial and antiseptic qualities which help to keep your skin pure, clean, and soothed. Many people with psoriasis report skin improvement with daily use of tea tree oil.
Relax and kick back in a dead sea bath. Dead sea salts are famous for their healing mineral content. People from across the globe travel to the dead sea to bathe in its healing waters. We recommend dissolving 1-2 cups of dead sea salts in a warm bath. Soak for 20-30 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. The healing minerals will penetrate the skin and heal from the inside out.
Neem oil is one of the best ways to treat psoriasis. It moisturizes and protects the skin, while it helps to heal the lesions, scaling and irritation. Simply apply to all areas of irritation.
After cleansing and moisturizing, it's good to take an extra step to protect your skin. Here are a few options for you:

A look at psoriasis:

 Psoriasis is a non-contagious lifelong skin disease that has been diagnosed in 4.5 million adults in the United States. It appears as raised, red patches or lesions covered with white buildup of dead skin cells, called scale. There are different forms of psoriasis. In many cases, the scales are accompanied by blisters or red spots. People who suffer from psoriasis often experience inflammation and itchiness.

Africa's Recommended Treatment: