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    Okay so I bought some vitamin E and jojobab oil, and the real black soap...

    Should I combine the vitamin e and jojoba oil to get rid of my blemishes and fit acne,

    if so, how much should I mix together?

    Anything else I should buy?

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    If by blemishes you mean darker areas (as well as inflamed acne), I would recommend using a sunblock while you're using the above. The sun will darken these areas and areas of inflammation (acne) and counteract what you are attempting to do. SPF 15 (minimum) daily. HTH

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    Hi Mitea,

    Like you, I am on a mission to rid my skin of blemishes as well. When I was younger (in my 20's) I had flawless skin. Always got compliments. I kept my skin regiment simple. Aloe vera soap, witch hazel and vitamin e cream.

    Then once I began working the graveyard shift I noticed that my skin started changing (proper sleep is important).
    I also noticed a change when I was taking birth control pills ( no need for those anymore). I then get disperate and started experimenting with all types of products. Bad, bad, bad!!!

    I also went through the black soap and pure (thick) vitiman E oil thing, for a few years which worked well. But trying to find real Black soap ( I went all the way to London to get mine..... ) in Los Angeles was a pain and expensive!
    Again I went through more products until I became aware of "wholistic health". I understood that what you put inside reflects the outside. Once I began eating more green foods I noticed a change in my skin texture and my blemishes weren't as apparent. Oily skin makes blemishes more noticable.

    I have scarring from hair bumps on my chin and neck area that are fading away and that's a sure sign that what I'm doing is working. I've had this problem for years!!!

    After researching natural facials and mask recipies I discovered the wonders of citrus (lemons, orange pineapples) as well as papaya. Nature's natural exfoliate which is the Key!!!

    Here's my regimen and products.

    I've stopped using soap, I use a simple cleansing lotion (by almay). Rub into skin and tissue off.

    Rise with warm /hot water and steam with white towel to open pores. (Sometimes I steam pores and open with face steamer w/ Chamamile tea cuz if helps shrink pores.)

    I use Jason's Citrus 6-1 (non-abrasive) wash and scrub.
    $3.99 whole Foods market.

    Once a week I used either a clay mask ( to keep smooth texture: tighten or purifying) or one of my many citrus combination kitchen facials (4 extra exfoliation)

    Rise with warm water

    Almay's toner

    Followed by Vitamin E moisturizing face cream night.

    Or I use a sun block during the day.

    I've noticed a big difference in my skin. And I'm gon really be cute cuz I just ordered a jucier for green leafy vegetables.

    Skin's gon really be flawless and there's gon be some "high checkbone" envy gonin on

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    lol, that was so cute.

    Yeah I order a juicer for fruits and veggies. I love black soap and apricto scrub, along with a healthy meal plan it really helps my skin.

    My mom suggested I get vitamin e and I say on some threads people uses jojoba oil for oilty acne prones skin.

    So I see how this works,.

    Also I started putting lemon juice on my face to slog of dead skin once I weak. My skin was healing, but then I use the queen helen mint julep mask for 2 nights in a row and my face, neck, and cheat brokeout again, and I got some darker scars.

    I can use it biweekly, but my face didn't like it back to back

    What sun block do you use on your face? I want to find one that won't break my skinout ( i have sensitive acne oily skin)

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    I use black soap and unrefined shea butter. I just started last week and already I see a bit of a difference.

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    Question:

    Is Black soap very drying and is it good for sensitive skin? I avoid using any cleansers on my face that have soap in it because I have dry skin. I'm interested in using black soap on my face as well as body to smooth out my blemishes. The thing is I have to use a mild soap like Dove on my body because.....well let's just say my "womanly" area is VERY sensitive to certain soaps/cleansers.

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    I have extremely oily skin. Black soap is doing a good job at keeping the oil at bay.

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    Where can I get black soap?

    I live in Austin, TX.

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    barbie

    I order a 5 oz soap rock of black soap from nasabb.com

    they deliver fast and i love the soap

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    What sun block do you use on your face?*...

    I've got combination skin with a moderately oily T zone and I use Neutrogena Healthy Defense daily moisturizer SPF 30. I use the untinted but it also comes tinted (light and dark). HTH

    ETA it is oil free and noncomedogenic.

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    Mitea,

    I normally didn't use any type of sunblock until I got came across Physicians Formula SPF 20 for $1.99 big lots ( formally pic n save) and it works fine for me. I only use when I know that I'm going to be outside most of the day.

    I'm assuming that you only use your vitamin E oil night. If so, make sure that you use the highest IUs that you can find. The higher, the thicker, the better for the skin. Make sure you rub it in good too. You don't want to wake up with an oily pillowcase...........

    Oh yeah being that you have sensitive skin, Make sure you don't over do it on the lemon juice. It's important that you dilute it with water, mineral water or if used as a facial, w/ yougert.

    We have so much in common! Girl, that queen helen stuff tore my skin up too. I've been using aztec secret clay w/ vinegar for a few years now but I think I'm going to try Queen Afua's rejuvenation (muti-purpose) clay.

    Wannabenappy,

    Now you know better to be using soap down there. Try using a feminine cleansing bath or shower gel (4 taking baths) and plan water when taking showers. Avoid getting soap down there at all cost

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    If by blemishes you mean darker areas (as well...

    I use a blemish remover from revivalabs.com. It has worked great. Also, I totally agree with using a sun block. My blemish remover goes hand in hand with a day cream with SPF 20. The sun DOES darken blemishes on black skin.

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    i didn't know citrus was an exfoliant. do you just use lemon juice on cotton like a toner? before or after cleansing?

    for my bump scars, i made a butter with cocoa butter, shea butter, vitamin E, and tea tree oil. my skin loves it, especially in the wintertime. it's really helped my dark spots to fade. and i actually find that the sun lessens the appearance of dark spots on my face. just tends to even out my skin tone in general.

    for daily sunscreen i just use one of aveeno's daily moisture formulas: it has an SPF of 15. it's nongreasy feeling, good absorption. i was protected with this even in arizona.

    i cleanse with hot water/steam washcloth. then, depending on what it seems my skin wants that day: apricot scrub, or black soap in the shower, or a mixture of diluted castille soap with vegetable glycerine, or nothing else, just the water/washcloth treatment again.

    ETA: got to shout out the diet connection, too. i did a week without dairy for completely non skin-related reasons and my skin was COMPETELY bump-free for the first time since i can remember. (i almost always have one or two that hang around near my hairline or cheeks.) then the other day i had a cheese sandwich and BOING! here came the bumps again.

    water, water, water, water, water. tea w/ginger & lemon. and more water.

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    Is Black soap very drying and is it good...

    I personally haven't found the black soap to be drying to my skin at all.

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    Lemon exfoliant

    it's like one of those alpha/hrdroxy washes peels

    I wash my face to get dirt, etc removed, then I steam it for about 5 -10 mins, then I put lemon Juice ( I use the one that comes in a bottle, I'm pretty sure it better to use organic or fresh squeezed <_< )

    I leave it on for 15 minutes then I wash it off really well with warm water, then rinse with cold to close pores, and I put something soothing on my face as a mositurizer it.

    When I did this my skin was healing, I did it once a week. Then I used my queen helen face mask and my face broke out again ( PROBABLY DIET REALTED TOO, DIARY...)

    So I have to start over, I too am trying to cut diary from my diet. Awww giving up my love for cheese for the summer for my skin. Then I'm going to try it every now and then.

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    Barbie Nasabb is located in Austin. So you may want to check out their site, and give them a call to see where they are located. I also live in Texas and the have a special Texas shipping rate.

    I got my order really fast. I just love their Black Soap and shea butter. I also ordered a bus load of incense as well. My husband loves the stuff.

    Peace

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    I got my shea butter and black soap from nasabb 4 days ago.So far so good. Ieven washed my hair with it. My hair and skin feel great.

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    Mitea,

    A lemon astringent? I didn't know that one even existed!

    I make my own by using mineral water and lemon juice. I would bottle mine up and use a cotton ball. But some times I just cut one in half and squeeze the juice all over my face while splashing water with the other. IT"S VERY VERY IMPORTANT TO DILUTE PURE LEMON JUICE!!

    Anyone planning on using lemon for the first time, I recommend that you only use it at night. Never go out in the sun after this treatment. When the tingling starts rinse or add more water.

    Yes, Honeychild lemon is one of nature's wonders. Also try adding lemon juice to all that water you're drinking. It help eleminate mucous and helps with the cleasning (bow movement) process as well.

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    Barbie Nasabb is located in Austin. So you...

    Thanks tess!

    I went to their website last night and got so excited that they were located in Austin. Anyway I gave them a call and they don't have a store here; its just an office to process orders. This means I should get my stuff really fast since I am right here in the city.

    I am going to put in an order for black soap and shea butter today. I'll keep y'all posted on results.

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    where can I get black soap in NYC?, any african store?

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    where can I get black soap in NYC?, any...

    Be careful Iwent ot aan African Food Store and they gave me sopa in a box t hat said African Black soap over top in an arch it said African Formula. I t is not the real soap. That is not the soap people on this board are using. It is like a regular bar of sopa that is colored black and will leave your face cloth balck also. th e sopa that people are using to clean/clear thier skin is actually brownish and is the real african black soap

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    I have extremely oily skin. Black soap is doing...

    OK. That's the kind of recommendation I was looking for. I'm going to order me some black soap.

    Thanks.

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    well, the fake black soap works too.

    I've used it for like a year and my mom has been using it for about 2-3 years. it's good because it has vitamin E and cocoa butter, unfortunately it just has black dye that gets on a cloth.

    But it clears ( acne, blemishes) and clean skin just as well. I think the controversy is over the fact they call it african black soap when it doesn't have the same ingredients as nasabb's black soap.

    but trust me, it works. try using if for 3 months ( night and day washing) and notice the difference in your skin)

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    I also order use the black soap and unrefined shea butter. I love them, but I also want to add that The Oil of Olay Daily Facials are greeaat! I am in love with them. Since I ran out of black soap, i use the cloths. I had everything when it came to bad skin--oily, rough, acne, and blemishes. I was miserable. But my skin is almost flawless now. just 2 small blemishes on my lower cheek. Here is my routine:

    1) Wash with olay cloths in the morning
    2) black soap/olay cloths at night, followed with shea butter (you wake up with smooth, even toned skin) I also dab a bit of cocoa butter with vitamin E on the blemishes. Doing this help acne scars to get lighter faster.
    I also recommend the Clean and Clear oil-absorbing sheets (these are wonderful ) for oily/combination skin. By the end of the day my t-zones are extremely oily. I go to the ladies room and blot my forehead, nose and cheeks with the sheets. It soaks up all the oil, best invention ever made

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    th e sopa that people are using to clean/clear...

    Actually I've seen two variations that are real african soap ( differnt coutries have variations in thier recipes) one is brownish and the other black and brownish.

    As for the imitations thaey just dried out my skin cuasing more oil and left their calling card all over my face cloths.

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    I also order use the black soap and unrefined...

    Your skin sounds like mine. How long did it take ffor the transfomation form acneic to smooooth clear skin?

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    Question:Is Black soap very drying and is it good...

    Black soap is drying for sensitive skin (lol...referring to face area.) I have sensitive skin, and I can use it on my body only except for the "womanly" area. (only feminine products there.)

    I like using Aubrey-Organics sensitive skin products for my face. I got the facial cleansing lotion, the toner, moisturizing cream, and mask at a nearby health store. I've also been putting a mixture of tea tree eo and olive oil on my blemishes at night (all on my oily chin), which is clearing them very well.

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    bodyisatemple

    I noticed a difference in 2 weeks and a major difference in 2 months. By following my routine, I don't break out anymore, even in these hot summer days.

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    bodyisatempleI noticed a difference in 2 weeks and a...

    Thans for responding. I just started and I 've never had a soap leave my skin feeling so clean. I 'm using unrefined shea which doesn't feel oily to me compared to the refeind expensive shea I had years ago. I'm hoping my skin contiues to respond to the soap the way yours has.

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    Thanks for all the tips ladies. I have some unrefined Shea and I am getting some black soap soon. I hope I get the same results as you guys! What are most people using as a moisturizer? I have just been using a little bit of coconut oil on my dry areas and that is it. I have VERY oily skin so I am not sure what will work. I am trying to go without a moisturizer if I don't need to. I try to only use it on my dry areas (which I was told, weren't dry, they just need to be exfoliated). I use St/ Ives Apricot Medicated Scrub to exfoliate and Cliniques soap to wash. I will try the shea at night, lemon astringent, and black soap soon.

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