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How to Get the Most Radiant & Glowing Skin?(Moroccan Beauty Secret )

Traditional Moroccan hammam ritual is known for it’s medicinal and aesthetically benefits;Moroccan hammam is a relaxing environment that combines sauna and spa.In the hammam ritual we use natural ingredients, one of the basic and necessary ingredient is Moroccan black soap.

Moroccan black soap is part of the traditional hammam ritual.With a texture of butter, this natural vegetable paste based with olives is rich in vitamin E.
Most women in Morocco use other ingredients with Moroccan black soap to make a paste that will prepares the skin for a deep exfoliation.

The basic ingredient used with Moroccan black soap is henna.Yes , we use henna for our body and i know that most of you are going to ask me if the henna is not going to color the body instead of making it lightening?

Well, the answer to this question is no, henna will not color you body if you mixed it with black soap and scrubbed the body with a kessa glove in a steam room or steam bath.The skin will be softer and ready for a scrub. Combined with the action of the Kessa glove will remove impurities and dead skin.

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Properties and benefits of black soap:

  • Removes dead skin (the rough and dry outer surface).
  • Deep cleans the skin by removing toxins and dead skin cells, making our skin softer.
  • Prepares skin for vigorous exfoliation to increases the blood and lymph circulation.
  • With its anti-microbial proprieties Moroccan black soap is rich in vitamin E.
  • Highly advised to relieve itchy back due to an excess of dead skin and clogged pores.
  • Ideal to reduce in-growing hair.
  • Get your skin ready to absorb better your next skin care treatment.

Properties and benefits of henna

  • Combats the signs of aging and wrinkles
  • Reduces the unsightly appearance of scars and other blemishes
  • Protects the skin against infections and eliminating inflammation.
  • Makes the skin smooth, fresh and glowing.
  • Helps to remove dead cell skin

How to get the glowiest skin ever?

In the original recipe, Moroccan women use a combination of herbs with Moroccan black soap and henna.In this article i will give you two recipes.

The first recipe is what we use when we do not have a lot of time to shower, it’s easy and does not contain many ingredients.

The second recipe needs several ingredients but it will give you a good result that you will enjoy.

First recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoon Moroccan black soap
  • 2 tablespoon Colorless henna
  • 1 tablespoon Alum powder
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice(for non sensitive skin,you can replace lemon juice with rose water)

Directions:

  1. Mix the black soap and alum well to get a slightly creamy liquid mixture.
  2.  Add henna,yeast and lemon juice or rose water to the mixture and mix them very well.
  3. Before starting, the bathroom should be filled with steam to help unclog your pores and absorb the soap; so close the bathroom door, let the hot water run while filling the bathtub, and sit in the steam for about 15 minutes. Relax and pour some warm water on your skin.Get more information on Moroccan hammam here.
  4. Apply the mixture on a warm and wet body. Avoid the face and eyes. Leave on for up to 10 minutes then rinse with warm water.
  5. Your skin is ready for a scrub with the Kessa glove.
  6.  Put on the gloves and rub them up and down your body in circulate motion. this will remove all your dead skin cells, and increase the circulation in your arms and legs, helping to reduce cellulite.
  7. wash off all dead skin.
  8. Apply the Moroccan Rhassoul to the skin and leave it for another 10 minutes.you can get more details on Moroccan Rhassoul in this link.
  9. After you have rinsed off the clay,dry and moisturize with Argan oil or your body lotion.
  10. you should always drink water after taking Moroccan hammam.

Second recipe

Ingredient

  • 3 tablespoon Moroccan black soap
  • 2 tablespoon Colorless henna
  • 1 teaspoon organic curcuma
  • 1 tablespoon Damascus rose petal powder
  • 1 tablespoon lavender
  • 1 tablespoon chamomile powder
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary powder
  • 1 tablespoon basil powder
  • 1 tablespoon sidr powder
  • 1 tablespoon cloves powder
  • 1 teaspoon of saffron strands

Directions:

  1.  Mix the powder of curcuma, rose petal, lavender , chamomile, rosemary, basil, sidr, cloves and saffron.put this powder in a clean jar, we will need only one tablespoon of this powder for each hammam.
  2. Take one tablespoon of the powder and mix it with henna and black soap, add rose water or warm water to get a creamy consistency.
  3. Apply the steps from 3 to 10 above.

how often you should do this:
A weekly exfoliation is recommended.

2 thoughts on “How to Get the Most Radiant & Glowing Skin?(Moroccan Beauty Secret )”

  1. Can the plain moroccan black soap be used daily as an ordinary shower gel without the elaborate hammam process…..?

    1. Fahmeida, there is no harm in using the black soap in a daily basis. But it is meant to be used for Hammam or during normal showers. Black soap is a peeling soap used for body peeling.

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