Customer Service Manager
(November 1st, 2002, 2:07:01 pm)
|November 2002 - News from SulfurSoap.com|
Fall leaves are still as beautiful as a few weeks ago, but it is getting much colder- Summer is now a memory and Winter is just around the corner. We just had our Halloween last night, and the kids were greeted with c-c-c-o-l-d windy gusts from the North while they paraded the neighborhood, bags in hand collecting all those chocolate goodies and candy and treats and things. Anyway, it is always fun - isn't that what it's about - life can be so sweet. And it's also the beginning of a new month, so ... - welcome to our November newsletter!
Last month we did a general summary about the many benefits of our original 10% sulfur soap, and also our new SAL3 soap.
We are still seeing so much interest in the use of our soap for those with Kerotosis Pilaris (those in the know call it "KP" for short ), that we thought we'd do a rerun of parts from one of our previous newsletters, and share it again. In the meantime, if you'd like to suggest a topic for future newsletters, please let us know and drop us an email. We luvvv receiving those emails - postcards and letters are just as fine too! Anyway, here goes and hope you enjoy! :
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, once again, 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!