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What Are the Benefits of Sulphur Soap

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: August 9, 2017
What Are the Benefits of Sulphur Soap

Sulphur Soap, or sulfur soap, is one of the most recommended by dermatologists to fight against acne and black spots. How is that possible? Sulphur is a yellow dust with a strong smell that has an anti-inflammatory, astringent, detoxifying and disinfecting effect. But it's not only useful for greasy skin, oneHOWTO would like to tell you about all the benefits of Sulphur Soap one by one.

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  1. Sulfur soap for acne
  2. Psoriasis
  3. Seborrheic dermatitis
  4. Sulphur soap to treat scabies
  5. Side effects of sulphur soap
  6. Where can I buy sulphur soap?

Sulfur soap for acne

Acne skin is one of the most common problems in puberty. In this phase of life there's an increase in hormonal activity that creates an accumulation of bacteria and tallow that inflame the skin's follicles. Grease cannot come out of the pores and famous black heads appear.

As we were saying, sulphur soap is one of the most used soaps for greasy skin, especially on the T zone (forehead, nose and chin) as it dries skin. That's why it's recommendable to wash your face with this soap each day so it can help your skin dry. Moreover, it's recommendable to use it with a product that helps you unclog pores.

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Psoriasis is a chronic illness that is linked to an alteration in the immune system and is manifested by the formation of skin flakes, especially on the head, knees, elbows, hands and back.

Although it's usually treated with medicine, it doesn't harm to use an adequate soap that can help reduce these symptoms. Sulphur has a disinfectant action, which helps get rid of bacteria and reduce pus. It can even make flaked skin better thanks to its tallow-regulators.

In a similar way, another of the benefits of sulfur soap is that it also treats eczema. By washing the affected arias, sulphur soap will help you relieve the itching and dry out those scabs to get your skin back to normal.

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Seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin and scalp inflammation that leads to skin flaking. If you use sulphur soap every two days in acute stat, you'll get better looking skin.

Once you have surpassed this phase, it's recommendable to use it once a week so your skin doesn't get too dry. For the same reason as psoriasis, all the dry area improves considerably.

A similar disease that sulfur soap can also help with is rosacea, as it is considered one of the best home remedies for treating this disease. More specifically, it helps those acne outbreaks or papules that happen in areas where you are suffering from this skin condition.

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Sulphur soap to treat scabies

Many pharmaceutical treatments to treat scabies already contain sulphur, as it's an effective ingredient that will eliminate scabies mites, though it will not kill the eggs. Take a look at how to use sulphur soap for scabies for more information.

Side effects of sulphur soap

Sulphur soap can be used by nearly everyone, as it is useful for both greasy and mixed skin, although it's not recommendable for people with dry skin. You must take into account that soap gets rid of grease on the epidermis, so if you use too much or when it's not necessary and you don't have any of the aforementioned conditions, you can end up drying it so much you may cause a worse problem instead of helping.

In fact, it's recommendable to use it only once a day; maximum twice a day in severe cases. The ideal thing to make it more efficient is to dilate pores with water vapor, you can learn how to do so on our article how to open pores with steam. The wash your face with this soap as usual, but leaving it for a minute before rinsing.

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Where can I buy sulphur soap?

You can find sulfuric soap in any drugstore, pharmacy or herbal shop. It's not usually very expensive, although prices vary depending on the make.

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  • Sulfur soap contains 10% pure sulfur in each bar of soap, it is never used as the main ingredient. This is why our skin can benefit from its antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties without putting our skin at risk.
  • Make sure you moisturize your face with an appropriate cream for your skin type after using sulfur soap so your skin doesn't dry out.
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Lisa Ogilvie
I have the most severe form of HS and was recently given a bar of this soap, I came here to research if it would be beneficial to my condition, although my condition is not specifically mentioned here, some of the symptons in common with other skin conditions are, so I'm going to give it a try, I thank you so much for the information.
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