There are so many benefits of sulfur (it honestly might be easier to list the things sulfur can’t do) that it’s hard to believe it isn’t more popular in skincare yet. For starters, sulfur is antimicrobial, meaning it can and will kill the bacteria on your skin that can lead to pimples and blemishes. Plus, sulfur inhibits the build-up of oil and cells within your pores which can lead to whiteheads and blackheads. By acting as a gentle exfoliant, sulfur can also help to break up any pore buildups you already have.
In case you don’t already know everything there is to know about pores, your skin actually produces an oily substance known as sebum. Sebum is found in your hair follicles and it essentially protects your skin from drying out. However, the glands that produce this sebum are prone to clogging which can lead to blemishes and other issues (if you are someone who deals with an oily T-zone, you know what we mean). This is where sulfur comes in since it is a way to regulate your skin’s sebum production naturally.
Last, but certainly not least, sulfur has anti-inflammatory effects that are great for reducing puffiness and helping with swelling around blemishes, pimples, rashes, and breakouts. This is helpful for just about everyone’s skin, but especially for those with chronic skin problems. Sulfur can be extremely helpful if you are someone who struggles with rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, or eczema.