|A sample of sulfur (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Now, sulfur's cleansing properties are packaged neatly in soap bars. The ten percent sulfur content in the soap has enough potency to effectively produce the same effective results as dipping your whole body in a pool of sulfur-rich hot water. Like in the ancient times, use sulfur soaps to remedy a severe acne problem as well as common skin blemishes, such as blackheads, whiteheads, and warts. Usually, the sulfur dries up the skin's oil glands while it kills the bacterial growth in skin infections and inflammations. And so, the swelling and pain goes down as the pus disappears from the infected skin. With the skin's oil glands under control and the sulfur cleanses the clogged skin pores, the sulfur soap has effectively gotten rid of acne for good.
Apart from healing these commonplace skin problems, bathing or showering using a sulfur soap seems also effective in healing eczema, especially when it has developed a butterfly twin on the other limb and became infected. Again, the drying effect of sulfur on skin works wonders in reducing the swelling flesh, eliminating intense itchiness (pruritis), and healing the infected area. Despite eczema's repeated attacks, it won't become worse and get infected again as long as the person continues to use sulfur soap when taking a shower. Currently, most sulfur soaps now also contain organic ingredients, such as Olive Oil, Aloe Vera extract, and Dead Sea minerals, that soothe and moisturize the skin's epidermis to keep it healthy and hydrated.
Also, the sulfur soap effectively kills off skin fungi that cause seborrheic dermatitis on the face, body, and scalp (dandruff). This condition produces bits of flaky skin that causes an intense sensation of itchiness (pruritis). Moreover, the sulfur also poisons all the microscopic mites that burrow under the skin to lay eggs, which causes itching. If not remedied, the constant scratching soon breaks through the skin and the open wound becomes infected. Fortunately, most sulfur soaps presently being manufactured don't contain highly acidic ingredients that will irritate sensitive skin types. Modern soap making processes have refined the quality of the bar's texture and its compactness.