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Sulphur Acne Treatments

Sulphur acne is a treatment used for mild to moderate acne. Sulphur (sulfur in US spelling) is in many over the counter topical medications, such as:

  • Sulpho-Lac Acne Medication
  • Liquimat
  • Therac Lotion
  • Sulmasque

The differences between creams, gels and lotions is as follows. Creams and lotions are quite moisturising and so good for dry skin. Whereas gels and liquid solutions tend to be alcohol based. These can dry the skin out.

Sulphur acne medications are also combined with benzoyl peroxide and resorcinol. Some examples of popular over the counter medications in these categories follow:

Benzoyl Peroxide and Sulphur

  • Dryox 10S
  • Dryox 20S 10
  • Sulfoxyl

Sulphur and Resorcinol

  • Sulforcin Lotion
  • Rezamid Lotion
  • Acnomel Cream

Benzoyl peroxide works by killing the P. acnes organism, and reducing oil production.

Resorcinol, salicylic acid and sulphur all work by breaking down blackheads and whiteheads. It can take 1 to 2 months for results to show, so a little patience is required with these OTC products. Severe acne will need other solutions.

Sulphur can be irritating to some people, and others simply prefer natural treatments - when they can find some that are just as, if not more, effective. One good sulphur acne alternative treatment is this system that combines Chinese herbs and some high tech topical treatments. They have helped a lot of people who couldn't get rid of their acne otherwise. Click on the above link for more information. 



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