Acne is the most common skin disorder, comprising 11.3% of office visits to dermatologists in 2005, beating out eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer. A variety of therapies are available for the treatment of acne, including benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, and retinoids, all which come with a host of side effects. Sulphur is a natural element that has been used for centuries as a treatment for many skin conditions, such as fungal infections, scabies, psoriasis, eczema, warts and acne.
After using Sul-Ray’s Acne Treatment Soap with Aloe Vera for the past several months we report excellent results! This 5% sulfur soap is for oily and normal skin types and helps to clear and prevent acne without creating the excessive dryness that usually accompanies acne treatments. It can be used to cleanse skin or applied to clean skin and left on the face for several minutes as a mask. A key ingredient is the aloe vera, which has anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in amino acids and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C and E. This soap is in a vegetable base and is free of fragrance, dyes, and animal products.
Available at Second Nature Markets in Southampton and Easthampton or online at Amazon.com for $4.35. Sulfur can cause some drying so exercise caution if combining with other acne treatments such as Accutance and products containing benoyl peroxide or tretinoin (Retin-A).
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Sources: Sulphur and skin: from Satan to Saddam!; The use of sodium sulfacetamide 10%-sulfur 5% emollient foam in the treatment of acne vulgaris; about.com; Tretinoin Topical;
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