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Sulfur for sensitive irritation prone/ rosacea skin

Wanted to ask if anyone has experience using any sulfur ointment/ treatment product to help calm irritation and if they could offer some insight into best ways to use it and any precautions they learned that might not be so obvious.
It says acne treatment but I've now seen 2 dermatologists recently highly recommend those of us with reactive skin to use sulfur in our routines to combat irritation as well, and this De La Cruz one was specifically mentioned.


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Re: Sulfur for sensitive irritation prone/ rosacea skin

Just updating that this works really nicely for helping overall irritation bumps and sensitization - and for my super sensitive dry skin, putting a small dot on my hand and spreading it evenly around my damp face and neck (avoiding eyes) has worked a treat. It has some grit to it that my skin cannot handle unless I use a bit of water to let it mix and apply smoothly on the skin. There's some warmth to it once it comes into contact with the skin for a little while, but nothing alarming that indicates intolerance/ allergy. 
I do like rinsing this off while having a shower to minimize the residual smell as best as possible, but it takes a few hours even after waking up the next day after using this for either my nose to get used to the smell or for it to fade. I haven't been able to ask someone for confirmation yet if they can smell it several hours after waking up and washing my face again before my morning skin routine. That being said, the smell isn't anywhere near being intolerable especially for those of us who are limited for options and just need something that works consistently & will put up with a bit of smell for the needed benefits.
Happy this is so affordable and doesn't expire for years, so I can keep this as a fallback plan no issue.

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