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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:32 AM

No, my son didn't experience itchiness using the De La Cruz ointment.  But his face was quite oily and he doesn't wash his face with a cleanser.  So maybe the ointment is itchier when the skin is really clean.  When I called the representative at dlc labs, he told me not to worry about washing his face, just to put it on over his oily skin.  I think I talked to that man about 3 times as he was first trying it out.  I wish I had kept a diary so I could recall exactly what happened in the process to get him clear.  But I seem to remember that it got a little worse before it got better.  I'm thinking maybe 2 weeks of it being a little worse, not a lot.  But you must know that my son's skin was really bad at the time - cysts, whiteheads, comedones, you name it. 

 

In addition to the sulfur, he took (and still takes) Rainbow Light Active Teen supplements and about 4-6,000 iu of Vitamin E because he was inside a lot last summer when we went through this ordeal.  He has a small amount of dairy, not much though, and has a pretty healthy diet.  He loves salads and healthy food, which is helpful.

 

I'm not sure about the Cuticare soap.  Too early to tell.  I'm not feeling too hopeful about it though, because the sulfur doesn't stay in contact with the skin as long as a topcial does. 



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:21 PM

No, my son didn't experience itchiness using the De La Cruz ointment.  But his face was quite oily and he doesn't wash his face with a cleanser.  So maybe the ointment is itchier when the skin is really clean.  When I called the representative at dlc labs, he told me not to worry about washing his face, just to put it on over his oily skin.  I think I talked to that man about 3 times as he was first trying it out.  I wish I had kept a diary so I could recall exactly what happened in the process to get him clear.  But I seem to remember that it got a little worse before it got better.  I'm thinking maybe 2 weeks of it being a little worse, not a lot.  But you must know that my son's skin was really bad at the time - cysts, whiteheads, comedones, you name it. 

 

In addition to the sulfur, he took (and still takes) Rainbow Light Active Teen supplements and about 4-6,000 iu of Vitamin E because he was inside a lot last summer when we went through this ordeal.  He has a small amount of dairy, not much though, and has a pretty healthy diet.  He loves salads and healthy food, which is helpful.

 

I'm not sure about the Cuticare soap.  Too early to tell.  I'm not feeling too hopeful about it though, because the sulfur doesn't stay in contact with the skin as long as a topcial does. 

 

So the man at DLC told you to have your son put the ointment on over his dirty, oily face?  That's interesting.   My son is used to washing his face twice a day, morning and night.  I guess I could have him try the ointment on a dirty face.  It would be hard to get used to though.  Right now we're both washing with the African black soap, and using the ointment 1x each evening (not sleeping in it).  I wonder if that is too harsh.  We both noticed that this morning when washing our faces w/the black soap, it burned a little.  I'm thinking it's b/c we did the sulfur ointment last night, b/c we didn't experience the burning before I had bought the ointment.  do you think it's too much to use both?  I wish someone could just tell me what to do :(   That's great that your son loves healthy food, mine does too.  He likes most everything, and I can get him to eat pretty much eat anything... even if it's something he doesn't like, he will still eat it if he knows he needs to... with whining/complaining LOL



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:35 PM

No, my son didn't experience itchiness using the De La Cruz ointment.  But his face was quite oily and he doesn't wash his face with a cleanser.  So maybe the ointment is itchier when the skin is really clean.  When I called the representative at dlc labs, he told me not to worry about washing his face, just to put it on over his oily skin.  I think I talked to that man about 3 times as he was first trying it out.  I wish I had kept a diary so I could recall exactly what happened in the process to get him clear.  But I seem to remember that it got a little worse before it got better.  I'm thinking maybe 2 weeks of it being a little worse, not a lot.  But you must know that my son's skin was really bad at the time - cysts, whiteheads, comedones, you name it. 

 

In addition to the sulfur, he took (and still takes) Rainbow Light Active Teen supplements and about 4-6,000 iu of Vitamin E because he was inside a lot last summer when we went through this ordeal.  He has a small amount of dairy, not much though, and has a pretty healthy diet.  He loves salads and healthy food, which is helpful.

 

I'm not sure about the Cuticare soap.  Too early to tell.  I'm not feeling too hopeful about it though, because the sulfur doesn't stay in contact with the skin as long as a topcial does. 

 

So the man at DLC told you to have your son put the ointment on over his dirty, oily face?  That's interesting.   My son is used to washing his face twice a day, morning and night.  I guess I could have him try the ointment on a dirty face.  It would be hard to get used to though.  Right now we're both washing with the African black soap, and using the ointment 1x each evening (not sleeping in it).  I wonder if that is too harsh.  We both noticed that this morning when washing our faces w/the black soap, it burned a little.  I'm thinking it's b/c we did the sulfur ointment last night, b/c we didn't experience the burning before I had bought the ointment.  do you think it's too much to use both?  I wish someone could just tell me what to do sad.png   That's great that your son loves healthy food, mine does too.  He likes most everything, and I can get him to eat pretty much eat anything... even if it's something he doesn't like, he will still eat it if he knows he needs to... with whining/complaining LOL

Ha ha!  Your question made me laugh!  The man just said it was okay to apply the ointment over an unwaashed face.  It wasn't like his face was dirty, just kind of oily.  (If you can get your son to wash, lucky you!  My son got so discouraged from trying acne soaps and cleansers only to have his acne get worse, that I think he is afraid of them.  I still haven't been able to get him to wash his back and neck with the sulfur soap...he "forgets" lol.)  All I can think of is that the interaction of sulfur and certain other products may not a good thing, so keeping it simple may yield the best results.  Maybe just wash with water before applying the ointment.

 

Have you read on the web that most black soaps have a high pH of 9 or 10?  If you really want to use it, some people follow up with an acidic toner, like diluted Apple Cider Vinegar or lemon.  But then again, adding yet another component may not be the best way to go when using sulfur.  Maybe you could use the black soap in the morning with an acidic toner and the sulfur at night.

 

I just started my son on Fish Oil supplements...I wondered how that would go over but I guess he trusts me...he's taking them!  Actually, the eye doctor recommended them for dry eyes so i did have some help.  I hope he will see some benefit for his skin too.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

 

No, my son didn't experience itchiness using the De La Cruz ointment.  But his face was quite oily and he doesn't wash his face with a cleanser.  So maybe the ointment is itchier when the skin is really clean.  When I called the representative at dlc labs, he told me not to worry about washing his face, just to put it on over his oily skin.  I think I talked to that man about 3 times as he was first trying it out.  I wish I had kept a diary so I could recall exactly what happened in the process to get him clear.  But I seem to remember that it got a little worse before it got better.  I'm thinking maybe 2 weeks of it being a little worse, not a lot.  But you must know that my son's skin was really bad at the time - cysts, whiteheads, comedones, you name it. 

 

In addition to the sulfur, he took (and still takes) Rainbow Light Active Teen supplements and about 4-6,000 iu of Vitamin E because he was inside a lot last summer when we went through this ordeal.  He has a small amount of dairy, not much though, and has a pretty healthy diet.  He loves salads and healthy food, which is helpful.

 

I'm not sure about the Cuticare soap.  Too early to tell.  I'm not feeling too hopeful about it though, because the sulfur doesn't stay in contact with the skin as long as a topcial does. 

 

So the man at DLC told you to have your son put the ointment on over his dirty, oily face?  That's interesting.   My son is used to washing his face twice a day, morning and night.  I guess I could have him try the ointment on a dirty face.  It would be hard to get used to though.  Right now we're both washing with the African black soap, and using the ointment 1x each evening (not sleeping in it).  I wonder if that is too harsh.  We both noticed that this morning when washing our faces w/the black soap, it burned a little.  I'm thinking it's b/c we did the sulfur ointment last night, b/c we didn't experience the burning before I had bought the ointment.  do you think it's too much to use both?  I wish someone could just tell me what to do sad.png   That's great that your son loves healthy food, mine does too.  He likes most everything, and I can get him to eat pretty much eat anything... even if it's something he doesn't like, he will still eat it if he knows he needs to... with whining/complaining LOL

Ha ha!  Your question made me laugh!  The man just said it was okay to apply the ointment over an unwaashed face.  It wasn't like his face was dirty, just kind of oily.  (If you can get your son to wash, lucky you!  My son got so discouraged from trying acne soaps and cleansers only to have his acne get worse, that I think he is afraid of them.  I still haven't been able to get him to wash his back and neck with the sulfur soap...he "forgets" lol.)  All I can think of is that the interaction of sulfur and certain other products may not a good thing, so keeping it simple may yield the best results.  Maybe just wash with water before applying the ointment.

 

Have you read on the web that most black soaps have a high pH of 9 or 10?  If you really want to use it, some people follow up with an acidic toner, like diluted Apple Cider Vinegar or lemon.  But then again, adding yet another component may not be the best way to go when using sulfur.  Maybe you could use the black soap in the morning with an acidic toner and the sulfur at night.

 

I just started my son on Fish Oil supplements...I wondered how that would go over but I guess he trusts me...he's taking them!  Actually, the eye doctor recommended them for dry eyes so i did have some help.  I hope he will see some benefit for his skin too.

 

 

LOL sorry about the "dirty face" question!  I didn't mean literally that his face was dirty, or covered in dirt... to me, an unwashed face is a dirty face.  I told my son last night to not wash his face, so he just splashed some warm water on it, patted it dry, then put on the sulfur ointment.  I'm trying to be patient, but it's hard.  I am so so so so so so soooooo tired of this skin disease.  Now I'm starting to wonder if it's a staph or strep infection.  Mainly because it's really concentrated around his mouth (mustache area, chin, sides of mouth)   Don't get me wrong, he also has lesions on other areas, as well as his back/shoulders/chest.  But it just never seems to get better.  As soon as I think it's drying up, new lesions appear.  So now I'm researching staph infections.  ugh

 

I have not researched much about the black soap pH thing... I've been using it myself twice a day, and I still like it.  But I hope I'm not ruining my face.  I hear Dr. Oz endorses it, and says it takes a few years off.  Not that I put much stock in what he says...  :\



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:53 PM

Not all black soap has coconut oil in it and since raw black soap is different than SheaMoisture or other brands, the ph level is going to be different as well.

 

I am using SheaMoisture black soap.  It does not have coconut oil in it.  It is a little drying but not as much as raw black soap.  It is made for those with acne and is all natural.  I would give it a try on yourself first.  Then after a week if you like it, have your son try it.  


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:37 AM

Not all black soap has coconut oil in it and since raw black soap is different than SheaMoisture or other brands, the ph level is going to be different as well.

 

I am using SheaMoisture black soap.  It does not have coconut oil in it.  It is a little drying but not as much as raw black soap.  It is made for those with acne and is all natural.  I would give it a try on yourself first.  Then after a week if you like it, have your son try it.  

 

So is coconut oil bad, in black soap?  Because the one I'm using has coconut oil in it.  Is that what makes the pH higher?  My soap specifically says it's for acne, as well as other skin conditions such as eczema.   I'm still waiting on them to call me back with the pH info... I bought it at my local health food store.  It only has a few ingredients, and seems all natural.  So far it's not overdrying my skin..  and my son is only using it once a day now, lightly.   Now you have me scared that I bought the wrong black soap LOL



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:15 AM

Coconut oil can be clogging for some.  Others love it for their skin.  You have to see what it does for you.  I try to avoid it if possible.  However, my daughter is using natural black soap that likely does have coconut oil in it.  She likes it and feels it's clearing up her acne better than the previous soap we were using.  



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:09 PM

Thank you so much for the thread about pH! Lots of great info there. I called the company who makes the African black soap that I bought, and asked what the pH is. The girl was very pleasant, but didn't know the answer. She took my number & said she would ask & get back to me. She said in the 3 yrs she's worked there, no one has ever asked her that question. I was a little surprised by that.

So today I found the De La Cruz sulfur ointment at a local Walgreens I just used it on myself, left it on for 10 minutes & now my face is pretty red. Do you know if that's normal? It feels pretty clean though. And while it was on, my face really itched but I refrained from touching it. It still itches a little now. Did your son have any itching while he used it? I'm going to have my son try it in a few minutes.

How do you like the Cuticare soap so far?

 

 

Regarding the Cuticare soap, I am not comfortable with using it on my face.  It leaves a waxy feel that just "feels" pore clogging to me. The De La Cruz is my favorite sulfur treatment so far - the ingredients are simple and it washes away completely. 


Edited by gingergirl22, 11 February 2013 - 03:09 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

Coconut oil can be clogging for some.  Others love it for their skin.  You have to see what it does for you.  I try to avoid it if possible.  However, my daughter is using natural black soap that likely does have coconut oil in it.  She likes it and feels it's clearing up her acne better than the previous soap we were using.  

 

OK... I'm still using the black soap w/the coconut oil, and I've been liking it, but in the last several days I've gotten about 2-3 fairly deep bumps.  They aren't terribly red or inflamed, though.  I'm not sure if it's from the soap, or what...  My son is using it, and has not had this problem.   hmmmm so I don't know if it's the soap or not..?    I'll keep an eye on it.  thx for the info!



Thank you so much for the thread about pH! Lots of great info there. I called the company who makes the African black soap that I bought, and asked what the pH is. The girl was very pleasant, but didn't know the answer. She took my number & said she would ask & get back to me. She said in the 3 yrs she's worked there, no one has ever asked her that question. I was a little surprised by that.

So today I found the De La Cruz sulfur ointment at a local Walgreens I just used it on myself, left it on for 10 minutes & now my face is pretty red. Do you know if that's normal? It feels pretty clean though. And while it was on, my face really itched but I refrained from touching it. It still itches a little now. Did your son have any itching while he used it? I'm going to have my son try it in a few minutes.

How do you like the Cuticare soap so far?

 

 

Regarding the Cuticare soap, I am not comfortable with using it on my face.  It leaves a waxy feel that just "feels" pore clogging to me. The De La Cruz is my favorite sulfur treatment so far - the ingredients are simple and it washes away completely. 

 

Interesting about the Cuticare soap... it looked so promising on the website.  But the fact that it was developed by a veterinarian left me a little confused, LOL.  I agree about the DLC sulfur stuff... I like that it's so easy to wash off, and it's not as messy as I thought it would be.  My son is still using it each night, and sometimes overnight as a spot treatment to dry up stubborn big ones.  It seems to be drying things up, but not too much.   And I love that it's so cheap!!!



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

Coconut oil can be clogging for some.  Others love it for their skin.  You have to see what it does for you.  I try to avoid it if possible.  However, my daughter is using natural black soap that likely does have coconut oil in it.  She likes it and feels it's clearing up her acne better than the previous soap we were using.  

 

OK... I'm still using the black soap w/the coconut oil, and I've been liking it, but in the last several days I've gotten about 2-3 fairly deep bumps.  They aren't terribly red or inflamed, though.  I'm not sure if it's from the soap, or what...  My son is using it, and has not had this problem.   hmmmm so I don't know if it's the soap or not..?    I'll keep an eye on it.  thx for the info!



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Thank you so much for the thread about pH! Lots of great info there. I called the company who makes the African black soap that I bought, and asked what the pH is. The girl was very pleasant, but didn't know the answer. She took my number & said she would ask & get back to me. She said in the 3 yrs she's worked there, no one has ever asked her that question. I was a little surprised by that.

So today I found the De La Cruz sulfur ointment at a local Walgreens I just used it on myself, left it on for 10 minutes & now my face is pretty red. Do you know if that's normal? It feels pretty clean though. And while it was on, my face really itched but I refrained from touching it. It still itches a little now. Did your son have any itching while he used it? I'm going to have my son try it in a few minutes.

How do you like the Cuticare soap so far?

 

 

Regarding the Cuticare soap, I am not comfortable with using it on my face.  It leaves a waxy feel that just "feels" pore clogging to me. The De La Cruz is my favorite sulfur treatment so far - the ingredients are simple and it washes away completely. 

 

Interesting about the Cuticare soap... it looked so promising on the website.  But the fact that it was developed by a veterinarian left me a little confused, LOL.  I agree about the DLC sulfur stuff... I like that it's so easy to wash off, and it's not as messy as I thought it would be.  My son is still using it each night, and sometimes overnight as a spot treatment to dry up stubborn big ones.  It seems to be drying things up, but not too much.   And I love that it's so cheap!!!

 

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Yeah, it seems to be a very straight forward product, with no extra irritating ingredients.  Glad to hear it's working out so far!  No redness or flaking yet?  (My son never had that, but others have reported it.)


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:30 PM

 

Coconut oil can be clogging for some.  Others love it for their skin.  You have to see what it does for you.  I try to avoid it if possible.  However, my daughter is using natural black soap that likely does have coconut oil in it.  She likes it and feels it's clearing up her acne better than the previous soap we were using.  

 

OK... I'm still using the black soap w/the coconut oil, and I've been liking it, but in the last several days I've gotten about 2-3 fairly deep bumps.  They aren't terribly red or inflamed, though.  I'm not sure if it's from the soap, or what...  My son is using it, and has not had this problem.   hmmmm so I don't know if it's the soap or not..?    I'll keep an eye on it.  thx for the info!



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Thank you so much for the thread about pH! Lots of great info there. I called the company who makes the African black soap that I bought, and asked what the pH is. The girl was very pleasant, but didn't know the answer. She took my number & said she would ask & get back to me. She said in the 3 yrs she's worked there, no one has ever asked her that question. I was a little surprised by that.

So today I found the De La Cruz sulfur ointment at a local Walgreens I just used it on myself, left it on for 10 minutes & now my face is pretty red. Do you know if that's normal? It feels pretty clean though. And while it was on, my face really itched but I refrained from touching it. It still itches a little now. Did your son have any itching while he used it? I'm going to have my son try it in a few minutes.

How do you like the Cuticare soap so far?

 

 

Regarding the Cuticare soap, I am not comfortable with using it on my face.  It leaves a waxy feel that just "feels" pore clogging to me. The De La Cruz is my favorite sulfur treatment so far - the ingredients are simple and it washes away completely. 

 

Interesting about the Cuticare soap... it looked so promising on the website.  But the fact that it was developed by a veterinarian left me a little confused, LOL.  I agree about the DLC sulfur stuff... I like that it's so easy to wash off, and it's not as messy as I thought it would be.  My son is still using it each night, and sometimes overnight as a spot treatment to dry up stubborn big ones.  It seems to be drying things up, but not too much.   And I love that it's so cheap!!!

 

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Yeah, it seems to be a very straight forward product, with no extra irritating ingredients.  Glad to hear it's working out so far!  No redness or flaking yet?  (My son never had that, but others have reported it.)

 

No, he hasn't had any redness from it... on the contrary, it seems to have helped some redness subside.  He has had some dry spots, which makes sense to me, since it seems to be drying things up.  But not excessively, though.   Spots dry up, then he can just flake off the skin.    It's not completely "curing" him of course, but has seemed to help.  As for the black soap, I think we will stop using it.  I seem to be breaking out more than I have in awhile, and I can only attribute it to clogging of the pores  :(



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:33 PM

Which black soap are you using?  You also have to remember that, from what it sounds like, you've switched up your products like four times recently with the different soaps and sulfur.  This can be aggravating to your skin and cause you to break out.  i am using two different types of black soap (because one is more drying) and neither have broken me out at all.  



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

It's one that I got at my local health food store... the brand is Inesscents.   Have you heard of it?  It was the only one they had, and the cashier said they sell a lot of it

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:28 AM

I don't know if anyone will be able to help but thought I'd ask anyway

For people outside of the US who are using de la cruz sulfur ointment - where are you going online to buy it? I was planning on ordering it on amazon last night but the shipping costs were ridiculous! I'll try looking on ebay but I was just wondering if there are any other places to look?



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:13 AM

 

 

Coconut oil can be clogging for some.  Others love it for their skin.  You have to see what it does for you.  I try to avoid it if possible.  However, my daughter is using natural black soap that likely does have coconut oil in it.  She likes it and feels it's clearing up her acne better than the previous soap we were using.  

 

OK... I'm still using the black soap w/the coconut oil, and I've been liking it, but in the last several days I've gotten about 2-3 fairly deep bumps.  They aren't terribly red or inflamed, though.  I'm not sure if it's from the soap, or what...  My son is using it, and has not had this problem.   hmmmm so I don't know if it's the soap or not..?    I'll keep an eye on it.  thx for the info!



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Thank you so much for the thread about pH! Lots of great info there. I called the company who makes the African black soap that I bought, and asked what the pH is. The girl was very pleasant, but didn't know the answer. She took my number & said she would ask & get back to me. She said in the 3 yrs she's worked there, no one has ever asked her that question. I was a little surprised by that.

So today I found the De La Cruz sulfur ointment at a local Walgreens I just used it on myself, left it on for 10 minutes & now my face is pretty red. Do you know if that's normal? It feels pretty clean though. And while it was on, my face really itched but I refrained from touching it. It still itches a little now. Did your son have any itching while he used it? I'm going to have my son try it in a few minutes.

How do you like the Cuticare soap so far?

 

 

Regarding the Cuticare soap, I am not comfortable with using it on my face.  It leaves a waxy feel that just "feels" pore clogging to me. The De La Cruz is my favorite sulfur treatment so far - the ingredients are simple and it washes away completely. 

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Interesting about the Cuticare soap... it looked so promising on the website.  But the fact that it was developed by a veterinarian left me a little confused, LOL.  I agree about the DLC sulfur stuff... I like that it's so easy to wash off, and it's not as messy as I thought it would be.  My son is still using it each night, and sometimes overnight as a spot treatment to dry up stubborn big ones.  It seems to be drying things up, but not too much.   And I love that it's so cheap!!!

 

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Yeah, it seems to be a very straight forward product, with no extra irritating ingredients.  Glad to hear it's working out so far!  No redness or flaking yet?  (My son never had that, but others have reported it.)

 

No, he hasn't had any redness from it... on the contrary, it seems to have helped some redness subside.  He has had some dry spots, which makes sense to me, since it seems to be drying things up.  But not excessively, though.   Spots dry up, then he can just flake off the skin.    It's not completely "curing" him of course, but has seemed to help.  As for the black soap, I think we will stop using it.  I seem to be breaking out more than I have in awhile, and I can only attribute it to clogging of the pores  sad.png

 

 

So how are things going with the sulfur ointment?  What is your son using for a cleanser now?  If you don't mind my asking, what condition was his skin in before he started using the sulfur cream? 

 

I think I am going to start my son back on the sulfur.  As I said before, it worked wonders last summer.  It stopped working after about 2-3 months though.  I don't know if that's because he started school and was stressed or if it's because of needing to change out certain products because our skin gets used to them.  I don't really understand when that theory applies.  I do know that I need to switch shampoos every 3 months or so. 

 

His skin isn't nearly as bad as it was last summer, so I guess I will just have him apply it for 1/2 an hour then rinse it off rather than leave it on all night.  You said that your son uses it as an overnight spot treatment.  Does that seem to work pretty good? 



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

 

 

 

Coconut oil can be clogging for some.  Others love it for their skin.  You have to see what it does for you.  I try to avoid it if possible.  However, my daughter is using natural black soap that likely does have coconut oil in it.  She likes it and feels it's clearing up her acne better than the previous soap we were using.  

 

OK... I'm still using the black soap w/the coconut oil, and I've been liking it, but in the last several days I've gotten about 2-3 fairly deep bumps.  They aren't terribly red or inflamed, though.  I'm not sure if it's from the soap, or what...  My son is using it, and has not had this problem.   hmmmm so I don't know if it's the soap or not..?    I'll keep an eye on it.  thx for the info!



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Thank you so much for the thread about pH! Lots of great info there. I called the company who makes the African black soap that I bought, and asked what the pH is. The girl was very pleasant, but didn't know the answer. She took my number & said she would ask & get back to me. She said in the 3 yrs she's worked there, no one has ever asked her that question. I was a little surprised by that.

So today I found the De La Cruz sulfur ointment at a local Walgreens I just used it on myself, left it on for 10 minutes & now my face is pretty red. Do you know if that's normal? It feels pretty clean though. And while it was on, my face really itched but I refrained from touching it. It still itches a little now. Did your son have any itching while he used it? I'm going to have my son try it in a few minutes.

How do you like the Cuticare soap so far?

 

 

Regarding the Cuticare soap, I am not comfortable with using it on my face.  It leaves a waxy feel that just "feels" pore clogging to me. The De La Cruz is my favorite sulfur treatment so far - the ingredients are simple and it washes away completely. 

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Interesting about the Cuticare soap... it looked so promising on the website.  But the fact that it was developed by a veterinarian left me a little confused, LOL.  I agree about the DLC sulfur stuff... I like that it's so easy to wash off, and it's not as messy as I thought it would be.  My son is still using it each night, and sometimes overnight as a spot treatment to dry up stubborn big ones.  It seems to be drying things up, but not too much.   And I love that it's so ch

eap!!!

 

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Yeah, it seems to be a very straight forward product, with no extra irritating ingredients.  Glad to hear it's working out so far!  No redness or flaking yet?  (My son never had that, but others have reported it.)

 

No, he hasn't had any redness from it... on the contrary, it seems to have helped some redness subside.  He has had some dry spots, which makes sense to me, since it seems to be drying things up.  But not excessively, though.   Spots dry up, then he can just flake off the skin.    It's not completely "curing" him of course, but has seemed to help.  As for the black soap, I think we will stop using it.  I seem to be breaking out more than I have in awhile, and I can only attribute it to clogging of the pores  sad.png

 

 

So how are things going with the sulfur ointment?  What is your son using for a cleanser now?  If you don't mind my asking, what condition was his skin in before he started using the sulfur cream? 

 

I think I am going to start my son back on the sulfur.  As I said before, it worked wonders last summer.  It stopped working after about 2-3 months though.  I don't know if that's because he started school and was stressed or if it's because of needing to change out certain products because our skin gets used to them.  I don't really understand when that theory applies.  I do know that I need to switch shampoos every 3 months or so. 

 

His skin isn't nearly as bad as it was last summer, so I guess I will just have him apply it for 1/2 an hour then rinse it off rather than leave it on all night.  You said that your son uses it as an overnight spot treatment.  Does that seem to work pretty good? 

 

 

My son was using the sulfur ointment daily, up until 2 days ago.  The only reason he's not using it now, is because I took him to an esthetician who recommended Dermalogica, so I bought the skin clearing kit and he's using that cleanser now.  The products are salicylic acid based.  I was not unhappy w/the sulfur... it seemed to be drying up the existing acne, but wasn't really preventing new breakouts.  I do like it, and he will probably use it again in the future, but for now we're trying Dermalogica, and the treatments from the esthetician.  She did some extractions and some treatments including a peel, which is drying out his skin but she says it's necessary to get rid of the infection.  We'll see.   I would say he has moderately severe acne, but it's not covering his entire face.  The only place he doesn't have it is on his cheeks.  

 

He only rarely used the sulfur ointment as a spot treatment.  It was mainly just the full mask every evening... he would leave it on until he took his shower (for maybe 30-45 min).   At night for spot treatments he was using tea tree oil.   That worked OK but I know for some people it is too strong.  It didn't burn his face though.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

I hope your son sees some improvement with the new products!  Keep us posted on how they work out.  I enjoyed some of the skin care videos on the Dermatologica web site.  

My son was prescribed Fish oil for his dry eyes and he broke out really bad from them.  I just thought I'd let you know in case he's taking them. 


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:16 PM

 

 

 

 

Coconut oil can be clogging for some.  Others love it for their skin.  You have to see what it does for you.  I try to avoid it if possible.  However, my daughter is using natural black soap that likely does have coconut oil in it.  She likes it and feels it's clearing up her acne better than the previous soap we were using.  

 

OK... I'm still using the black soap w/the coconut oil, and I've been liking it, but in the last several days I've gotten about 2-3 fairly deep bumps.  They aren't terribly red or inflamed, though.  I'm not sure if it's from the soap, or what...  My son is using it, and has not had this problem.   hmmmm so I don't know if it's the soap or not..?    I'll keep an eye on it.  thx for the info!



>>>> 

Thank you so much for the thread about pH! Lots of great info there. I called the company who makes the African black soap that I bought, and asked what the pH is. The girl was very pleasant, but didn't know the answer. She took my number & said she would ask & get back to me. She said in the 3 yrs she's worked there, no one has ever asked her that question. I was a little surprised by that.

So today I found the De La Cruz sulfur ointment at a local Walgreens I just used it on myself, left it on for 10 minutes & now my face is pretty red. Do you know if that's normal? It feels pretty clean though. And while it was on, my face really itched but I refrained from touching it. It still itches a little now. Did your son have any itching while he used it? I'm going to have my son try it in a few minutes.

How do you like the Cuticare soap so far?

 

 

Regarding the Cuticare soap, I am not comfortable with using it on my face.  It leaves a waxy feel that just "feels" pore clogging to me. The De La Cruz is my favorite sulfur treatment so far - the ingredients are simple and it washes away completely. 

lockquote>

 

Interesting about the Cuticare soap... it looked so promising on the website.  But the fact that it was developed by a veterinarian left me a little confused, LOL.  I agree about the DLC sulfur stuff... I like that it's so easy to wash off, and it's not as messy as I thought it would be.  My son is still using it each night, and sometimes overnight as a spot treatment to dry up stubborn big ones.  It seems to be drying things up, but not too much.   And I love that it's so ch

eap!!!

 

************************************************

 

Yeah, it seems to be a very straight forward product, with no extra irritating ingredients.  Glad to hear it's working out so far!  No redness or flaking yet?  (My son never had that, but others have reported it.)

 

No, he hasn't had any redness from it... on the contrary, it seems to have helped some redness subside.  He has had some dry spots, which makes sense to me, since it seems to be drying things up.  But not excessively, though.   Spots dry up, then he can just flake off the skin.    It's not completely "curing" him of course, but has seemed to help.  As for the black soap, I think we will stop using it.  I seem to be breaking out more than I have in awhile, and I can only attribute it to clogging of the pores  sad.png

 

So how are things going with the sulfur ointment?  What is your son using for a cleanser now?  If you don't mind my asking, what condition was his skin in before he started using the sulfur cream? 

 

I think I am going to start my son back on the sulfur.  As I said before, it worked wonders last summer.  It stopped working after about 2-3 months though.  I don't know if that's because he started school and was stressed or if it's because of needing to change out certain products because our skin gets used to them.  I don't really understand when that theory applies.  I do know that I need to switch shampoos every 3 months or so. 

 

His skin isn't nearly as bad as it was last summer, so I guess I will just have him apply it for 1/2 an hour then rinse it off rather than leave it on all night.  You said that your son uses it as an overnight spot treatment.  Does that seem to work pretty good? 

 

 

My son was using the sulfur ointment daily, up until 2 days ago.  The only reason he's not using it now, is because I took him to an esthetician who recommended Dermalogica, so I bought the skin clearing kit and he's using that cleanser now.  The products are salicylic acid based.  I was not unhappy w/the sulfur... it seemed to be drying up the existing acne, but wasn't really preventing new breakouts.  I do like it, and he will probably use it again in the future, but for now we're trying Dermalogica, and the treatments from the esthetician.  She did some extractions and some treatments including a peel, which is drying out his skin but she says it's necessary to get rid of the infection.  We'll see.   I would say he has moderately severe acne, but it's not covering his entire face.  The only place he doesn't have it is on his cheeks.  

 

He only rarely used the sulfur ointment as a spot treatment.  It was mainly just the full mask every evening... he would leave it on until he took his shower (for maybe 30-45 min).   At night for spot treatments he was using tea tree oil.   That worked OK but I know for some people it is too strong.  It didn't burn his face though.

 

 

 

txngrl - How is your son doing with the new products?



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:04 PM

Hi, he's doing OK. We like the Dermalogica, it seems really gentle. And they make this great masque which he's been using. But I haven't seen life-changing improvements yet, LOL. There are several things he's doing, so I'm not really sure which one is helping him, or if it's the combination of everything. I'm very concerned about his neck/shoulders/back. It's gotten way worse there. Lots of cystic bumps all over the place. Poor guy. But his face seems better. His esthetician seems happy with it. Today she started treating his back & neck too, so hopefully she can help that area. I also made an appt for him to see a derm, the same one I saw as a teen, he's very good. But we couldn't get in until 7 weeks from now :(

How's your boy doing?

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:47 AM

I'm glad to hear that you're seeing some good results with the esthetician and new products.  Too bad you have to wait so long to see a dermatologist.  He has never been before?  My son has been to quite a few, but either the prescriptions didn't work or he wouldn't use them because of how they felt on his skin.  He was younger then.  He's 15 now.

 

My son had a seious breakout from fish oil, as I mentioned before.  His forehead and temples were covered with pimples.  He is almost clear there, but now he is having trouble in other areas, although not as severly.  He is using a pretty minimal approach, alternating with a homemade salicylic acid/yogurt leave-on and witch hazel.  I'm stilll contemplating trying out the DLC sulfur again, although he isn't crazy about that idea because of the smell.  He's still taking a multivitamin that targets teen skin,adding vitamin D, and keeping an eye on diet.  I can't tell if his breakouts are diet, stress or hormone related. 

 

I just keep wishing for the day he grows out of it or we discover that a certain food is causing his troubles.