Info on Sulfur or Sulphur Face Wash And How to Use
What is Sulphur Face Wash
With sulphur or sulfur face wash you wash with a soap containing the ingredient sulfur.
Sulfur is a natural element and according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, it has been used medicinally for way long including the use for acne, also indicated as AV (Acne Vulgaris). It is believed that the positive effects of sulfur are due to its keratolytic properties, being sort of interaction with the outermost layer of the skin.
Sulfur soap products usually contain 10% sulfur.
It is also confirmed by the FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration - that sulfur helps against blackheads and whiteheads.
How to Use Sulfur Face Soap
First of all you might talk to your doctor about using soap with sulfur in it.
Preparing the soap.
As soap makers suggest have the soap in warm water for say 20 seconds. This way the soap softens somewhat - forming a creamy lather/foam. Some people use mineral water when the water from the public service contains chalk.
Applying the soap.
Then gently dab the soap on the acne problem areas. Do this with clean hands. There's no need applying it on other skin parts where there's no acne, or on broken skin.
Have the suds on the area for 1 to 2 minutes. It is not advised to have the suds for a long time on the acne area.
Rinse and dry.
So, have the soap for a few moments on your skin and then rinse it off, preferably with your hands. That way there's less chance that you disturb the the sensitive surface of the acne area. Rinsing with lukewarm water is preferably.
Pat dry after rinsing.
Wash your skin with the sulfur soap once in the morning and once in the evening. Wash it is also good after sweating.
When washing acne skin, avoid:
- strong or abrasive soaps,
- excessive scrubbing,
- very hot water
- using rough towels,
- antiseptic washes.
These things can worsen your skin. Sulfur products and other skin disorders.
Products containing sulfur may also help treat Rosacea, Psoriasis, Eczema, Dandruff, Folliculitis, infected hair follicles, Warts, Pityriasis versicolor.
Here's a selection of sulfur soap products you can choose from such as soaps from Braunfels Labs, Grisi, Joesoef, de la Cruz, Naturasil and more.
And here's an acne.org video about cleansing the problem skin areas with soap from a dispenser:
Besides soap with sulfur you might consider using other products to treat acne. Here's more on the acne treatment products.
Then there's light therapy getting more and more popular to fight your acne. See best selection of these light therapy for skin and acne devices.