A sulfur therapeutic mask is a kind of skin care product that is used to treat troubled skin affected by acne and blemishes. It can be used to treat an entire area of the skin, or it can be used as a spot treatment. When a sulfur therapeutic mask is used on an entire area of skin, such as the face or the back, it is left on the skin for about 10 minutes or until it becomes dry. Then it is rinsed away from the skin with lukewarm water. If it is used to treat one specific blemish, a small dot of the product can be left on the affected area as an overnight treatment.
It is most common for a sulfur therapeutic mask to be used on the face. It can, however, be used on other areas of the body that may be prone to acne and blemishes. If a person experiences acne on her neck as well as on her face, a sulfur therapeutic mask can be applied to both regions as part of the same treatment.
In some cases, a sulfur therapeutic mask can be left on the skin for longer than the usual 10 minutes or so. There are some people who leave masks on entire areas of skin for as long as an hour. This should only be done if the practice proves to be effective and if it does not dry out the skin. Causing the skin to dry out can create more skin conditions instead of resolving skin conditions. Furthermore, while most sulfur therapeutic masks are indicated for weekly use, they can be used more frequently as long as this practice does not result in any adverse effects.
In addition to being treated with a sulfur therapeutic mask at a day spa, it is also possible to use this product at home. While it is quite easy to find clay masks at almost any drug store or skin care store, there are only a few companies that sell sulfur therapeutic masks as part of their product lines. Fortunately, most of these companies sell their products online, so that they can be purchased by people who live in areas where skin care product retailers do not carry this kind of mask.