1. Moisturize and Protect – Moisturization is so important for rosacea. Many people confuse rosacea as acne and don’t moisturize properly. We recommend using virgin coconut oil or Vitamin E oil. Virgin coconut oil is known to heal rosacea sores, heals without a scab, and prevents itching. Vitamin E oil helps to give skin back its normal appearance, while moisturizing and protecting.
2. Cleanse – You have to be very careful with the type of soap you use on your skin when you have rosacea. Stay away from dyes and fragrances, and stick with an all-natural blend if possible. You also want something that won’t be too harsh on your sensitive skin. We suggest natural black soap. This soap is completely natural, and made with a blend of healing ingredients found right in the heart of Africa. This soap will gently and effectively replenish your skin. Break off a small piece and wet with water, rub between your hands and apply to your skin. Rinse.
Alternate remedies: Take your B vitamins! Many people who suffer from rosacea suffer from low amounts of Vitamin B. Vitamin B also helps to reduce inflammation on the skin.
1. Moisturize – 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.
2. Cleanse – 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.
3. Deep-Treatment – Take an extra step towards healing with the following remedies:
The Neem Solution: 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.
The Tea Tree Method: 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.
Alternate healing remedy: Mix brown sugar with warm water and rub into your skin. This will clear out pores and blackheads gradually.
Healing Stretch Marks
1. Choose an intense moisturizer – Some of the best stretch mark healers are from Africa. Cocoa butter, shea butter, shea nut oil, and mango butter are all examples of great African solutions to stretch marks. When cocoa butter was discovered it became so popular because of how effective it was in healing stretch marks. Later, Africans discovered shea butter, and the rest of the world has been using it since as another alternative to healing. Shea nut oil and mango butter are also great stretch mark healers that do double-duty by healing age spots, wrinkles, and dry skin.
2. Choose a moisturizing Cleanser – When you have stretch marks, the key to healing is moisture! Choose a soft, gentle cleanser that is free from detergents or alcohol. We suggest Dudu-Osun soap, Natural black soap, or shea butter soap. All are completely natural, and made with African ingredients like shea butter or plantain skins that penetrate the pores, bringing moisture and healing.
1. 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.
2. 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.
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.
1. Moisturize 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.
2. 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.
3. Condition After cleansing and moisturizing, it’s good to take an extra step to protect your skin. Here are a few options for you:
The neem solution: 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.
Take a 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.
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.
Alternate remedies: Add apple cider vinegar to your bath or apply topically for relief from psoriasis.