sulphur-acneSulphur is used to treat skin problem since long back. It is a natural element which was used in ancient times to treat skin problem like dermatitis, rosacea, pimples and warts. It is a nonmetallic element which has smell of rotten eggs.  It contains skin drying as well as antibacterial properties, that is why it is used in many cosmetics and skin care products.

How Sulphur Works on Acne:

Sulphur has natural antibacterial properties and quite effective in killing micro-organism like bacteria. The main cause of acne involves growth of anaerobic bacteria on skin due to clogging of pores. Sulphur helps in combating these bacteria and thus helpful in treating the acne. Oily skin is the other reason behind acne as it facilitates clogging of pores. Sulphur causes skin to dry and peel. Though it seems bad but actually it is a good thing for skin having acne. Sulphur take out the oil and make the skin dry and prevent the happening of acne.

Things you should know before using sulphur acne treatment:

Products for acne treatment based on sulphur is available in the market in form of gel, soap, cream, lotion, ointment and masks. Though you can choose any of these products but you must be aware of possible side-effects involve with sulphur.

  1. It can cause excessive dryness of the skin.
  2. It contains foul smell in its original state but in most products you may not notice it.
  3. It can cause skin discoloration
  4. It can cause redness, burning or irritation on skin.

Precaution while using sulphur based acne products:

  1. You should not use it if your skin is sunburned, damaged.
  2. Avoid using sulphur based products during pregnancy.
  3. If you are already using other acne treatment product, take advise of your doctor before using sulphur based products.

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hold an engineering degree in chemical but his area of interest is blogging. Ramnivas authors the site where he writes about health and fitness related topics

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Posted on: 24.02.2013 21:25

what a great post provided tips are very amazing thanks for sharing


Posted on: 24.02.2013 21:27

Are there any sulphur soap available in the market that I can use to prevent acne from my face.


Posted on: 24.02.2013 21:27

There are sulphur soaps in the market. I once had a prescription for a medicated sulfur soap. But It didn't really help. Consistent face washing with an oil-free face wash should be best.


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