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Lora Stewart
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(August 2nd, 2002, 4:12:07 pm)

August 2002 - News from SulfurSoap.com
:D Hi,

It's Lora again, with SulfurSoap.com, and welcome to our August newsletter!

This month we thought we'd spend some time on Keratosis Pilaris, because we've been hearing some good things about the use of SAL3 soap for this condition.

First, what is Keratosis Pilaris?

The New Zealand Dermatogical Society reports as follows, ... "Keratosis Pilaris is a very common finding on the outer aspect of the upper arms of teenagers. It is particularly prevalent in those with celtic backgrounds.

Sometimes keratosis pilaris occurs on the thighs too, rarely elsewhere. It may occur in babies where it tends to be most obvious on the cheeks. It may remain for years but generally becomes less obvious in adult life; keratosis pilaris is uncommon in elderly people.

Keratosis pilaris tends to be more severe during the winter months or other times of low humidity when skin dries out.

There are numerous tiny rough spots in the affected area. Each one is a horny plug, sometimes rather red but only rarely itchy and never sore.

When keratosis pilaris occurs on the cheeks, very often the affected areas are red as well as feeling rough. A variant on the face, called "keratosis pilaris atrophicans faciei", causes a worm-eaten like atrophy of skin. When the outer eyebrows are affected the condition is known as "ulerythema oophryogenes".

Keratosis pilaris is completely harmless but sometimes unsightly. It occurs because as the skin renews itself, old skin cells in the hair follicles get stuck, forming a scaly plug. "

Now, we suspect that the reason SAL3 has been helping those with this condition, is because the salicylic acid in the SAL3 is helping to remove that scaly buildup, while working in synergy with the sulfur, acting as a keratolytic agent, to gently remove the scale and wash it away.

So, those of you with questions, we hope this helps!

As always, please consult with your physician with any questions about your own personal medical condition that you may have!

Anyway, that pretty much wraps up this month's newsletter. Hope you like the soap, and doesn't the SAL3 make your skin so much fresher and smoother! Yes yes, we know, some of you wish that sulfur aroma was not there, but hey guys, that's what makes it what it is! Anyway, we get lots of emails affirming that this is the best sulfur based soap - and we thank you for those emails and letters - we really care about our soap, and we hope it shows!

Until next time!,

Here's where we will keep past newsletter editions, if you'd like:
July, 2002 Newsletter
June, 2002 Newsletter
May, 2002 Newsletter
April, 2002 Newsletter
March, 2002 Newsletter
February, 2002 Newsletter
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