Finding the right methods to cure acne

Tips on how to get rid of acne

For a long time now there have been sulfur acne treatments available. It is not exactly certain when sulfur first began to be used as a treatment for acne but it was quite a while ago to be sure. Going back to Biblical times it was always believed that the ancient baths worked wonders on the skin of anyone choosing to use them. Because these baths were known to contain substantial levels of sulfur it just naturally grew from there the notion of it being a real positive for the skin.

This extended history should serve as a positive reason for at least a try at using sulfur to treat acne. After all, hundreds and hundreds of years of successful results of sulfur on the skin have to mean something. If it truly did not work, people a long time ago would have ceased using it. The fact of the matter is that there are not a wide range of positive options for the treatment of acne so why not stick with something that has stood the test of time.

Another positive these days is that using sulfur to treat acne has been made even easier because it is readily available over the counter. One does not have to get to the doctor for a prescription. The other good news is that sulfur has been proven to be reasonably safe to use on the skin without the concern of any long term damages or even short term excessive redness. This can be of great consolation to the teenager dealing with the acne problem who would prefer that the rest of the world wasn't focused on them all the time and what it is they are doing to their face.

There are of course a few negatives involved with using sulfur with the first being that it does have a distinct odor to it and many view that odor as an unpleasant one. The truth of the matter is that sulfur is included as an ingredient in those infamous "stink bombs" noted for their stench of rotting eggs. Another potential problem to be concerned about is skin discoloration. It is the cleaning out of pores that is the main way that sulfur actually works. This is vital because most problems begin with oil, dirt or dead skin cells causing the pores to block and keep infection trapped inside them. White blood cells then build up as the body starts to fight the infection. This is how the infamous puss is created. Prevention of the pores being blocked will stop over 90% of the pimples from ever forming.

Anyone currently using a product named Sulfacet-R or Novacet is already cleaning their face by the use of a sulfur product. In addition to treating acne, sulfur is also used in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis(a flaking skin rash that is red) and rosacea.

Before beginning any acne treatment involving sulfur one should consult with a doctor if theyt have any allergies to products that are sulfa based ones. Obviously one will want to avoid any serious side effects or even worse any life-threatening ones in their battle to defeat acne. If any of the following symptoms appear immediately cease anything one is taking and get to the doctor as quickly as possible:

* any allergic reaction such as hives, swelling of the tongue, face or lips, closing of the throat or shortness of breath.

* any skin rash signs.

* fever.

* joint soreness.

* mouth sores.

When using a sulfur acne treatment the side effects that are most common include irritation, burning, stinging, itching, swelling, warmth and redness of the area being treated.

Acne of course is seemingly critical especially to that individual dealing with it but in reality there are many worse things happening all around and one should always try and keep everything in perspective.