When I went to the derm as a teen, she prescribed me natural treatments to aid my healing. One of them contained a mix of Sulphur, lactic acid, alcohol, and talcum. It helped at first, but it stops working for me. My skin went crazy for other reasons and now I know I have hormonal acne. I modified my treatment and it was okay but not fantastic. I think I wasn’t improving because, for a long time, I wasn’t using sulfur.
My father has rosacea and but he is clear. The only thing he uses is sulfur soap. One day, tired of using so many products every morning for my skin he gave me a brand new sulfur soap.
I was skeptical.
I washed my face with it at night and applied toner and BP on my blemishes. Next morning my skin wasn’t red as it usually is. I could see my real skin tone! I had cystic acne that I couldn’t get rid of not even with antibiotics for a while, but they were softer and felt as if they were on the surface of my skin. I applied my BP in the morning and when I came back at night… they were almost gone! So I did everything again… Next morning I had a lot of pimples on my skin, where I usually get acne, but this time, all of them together. I kept using it and the pimples disappear within two days. Wow!
Now every time I feel a pimple forming all I have to do is wash my face with sulfur (Grisi’s 10% Sulfur with Lanolin) and apply BP that night and it does the trick. Pimples are gone by the second day when they usually took a whole week to disappear. It seems as if it brings pimples to a head so they pop open and it shrinks them quickly.
Why does it work?
There’s little information but it is used on a lot of the biological processes, including metabolism of fat, electron transport system in our cells, it helps in biotin and vitamin B1 conversion, which help converting carbs into energy, it also helps with proper insulin function, because amino acids are connected by sulfur bridges and much more. It plays an important role in connective tissues health: skin, hair, and bones. It’s found in foods like eggs, garlic, onions, dairy or beans, and it has a lot of benefits for treating skin conditions like acne, eczema, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, and dandruff. Without the adequate quantity of sulfur, glucose metabolism becomes defective and skin cells are damaged becoming glucose intolerant, causing inflammation. When skin is exposed to the sun, it synthesizes vitamin D3 sulfate, the best form of sulfur. It can reduce redness, plus its part of our natural collagen production. It also helps with skin discolorations because of its keratolytic effect on the skin. Sulfur dries the skin causing dryness, peeling and irritation so being cautious with it is the best thing to do.
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