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Sulphur Mask For Acne – Blackheads And Oily Skin

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I must admit when I think of popping on a face mask, I think of running a nice warm bubble bath, pouring myself a chilled glass of wine, putting on some soothing music, toxic gas.. What! no!

I can’t say sulphur would be very high up on my list to add to my pamper regime but actually if you suffer from blackheads, acne or oily skin it’s a fab addition to your skin care regime.

Sulphur masks for acne can really help soak up excess oil, detoxify the skin and minimise pores making them an excellent choice for fighting blackheads.

However when shopping for products containing sulfur you do need to be cautious and here’s why.

Is sulphur good for the skin?

Sulphur has great anti bacterial properties meaning if you have acne it will help fight the bacteria in your skin that are causing your spots and blackheads.

It will also help prevent new ones appearing too.

Sulphur also powers through oil like nobodies business and reduces sebum production but just be careful this can lead to dry, irritated skin if you use it too often or at a too high concentration.

Also if you have very sensitive skin be careful which sulphur products you choose, a sulphur mask is usually a really good choice as they also contain hydrating ingredients to help protect the skin from drying out and calming ingredients to sooth but there are many that don’t and are likely to cause irritation.

But don’t worry if your looking for the best sulphur masks for acne, blackheads or oily skin I’ve sieved through them all to weed out the bad and found all the ones that are worth getting and listed them all right here!


The best medicated sulphur mask for blackheads

Peter Thomas Roth Sulfur Cooling Mask

A cooling and soothing medicated mask that draws out oil drying out blemishes using the power of sulphur, eucalyptus and clay.

It exfoliates dead skin cells whilst soothing and calming inflamed acne.

A great weekly treatment to add to your regime.





Dr Dennis Gross Clarifiying Colloidal Sulfur Mask

This is a dermatologist approved formula containing prickly pear to calm redness and soothe irritations.

It works by absorbing oil to dry out acne and kills the bacteria to stop it recurring.

It dramatically diminishes pore appearance, clearing up blackheads in its tracks.

This can be applied up to 3 times a day for 10 minutes and then washed off but for best results it is suggested to leave on overnight and wash off in the morning.




The best masks for redness prone or sensitive skin with blackheads

Murad Clarifying Mask

This Sulfur mask has the benefits of hydrating and oil absorbing Kaolin and Bentonite clay aswell as calming and soothing lavender and Allantoin which has particularly great healing proprieties.

it also has the benefits of grape seed extract, a powerful antioxidant to neutralise free radical damage.





ARCONA Tea Tree Mask

This is another great mask containing Sulphur to take hold of those blackheads, get that acne under control and show that oily skin whose boss!

It also contains calming and soothing lavender and the amazing healing properties of Allantoin to reduce any redness and inflammation.

Antibacterial tea tree extract is a fab natural acne fighting ingredient and will see off those blemishes in no time.

This masks cleanses, calms, detoxifies, unclogs pore and purifies the skin.



Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Clarifying And Clear Mask

This facial mask promises to work with the whole complexion to purify and clarify to give an overall even balanced healthy tone.

It uses sulfur to deep clean the pores, zinc oxide to calm and sooth and camphor to effectively deep clean blemish prone skin.

This detoxifying mask will go be targeting existing blemishes to prevent future breakouts.




The Best masks for blackheads for teenage skin

Dermalogica Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask

It sounds so much fun to use already doesn’t it!

Getting your teenager with acne prone skin in to a good skin care routine can be a bit of a battle, but giving them an option like this they are definitely gong to want to use it! and even more so when they start getting results.

It will help them achieve healthy looking radiance by cutting through the grease and unclogging pores with the unique fizzing action which also helps facilitate blackhead extraction.

Whilst the sulphur and kaolin clay absorb excess oil and bacteria.

Use 2-3 times a week, it just need 5 minutes on the skin to allow to activate, then rince off with tepid water.





Final Thoughts

Sulphur is actually a great addition to your skincare regime if your suffer from acne, blackheads or oily skin but I would always advise to go for it in a soothing mask with additional hydrating and calming ingredients as I’ve provided above.

On its own or with other acne products such as salicylic acids or benzoyl peroxides they may be to harsh and irritate the skin.

If you have any thoughts or experiences please leave them in the comments below.

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