Sulphur is an essential mineral that plays an important role in the health of connective tissues, as well as skin, bones, teeth, hair and muscles. It is a constituent of the amino acids cysteine and methionine and, therefore, necessary for the synthesis of proteins present in all living organisms.
It has been extensively used as an agent for the care of dermatological conditions from times immemorial. Its keratolytic action is due to a Sulphur hydrogen formation reaction that depends directly on the interaction between Sulphur particles and keratinocytes. The action of Sulphur depends on its direct interaction with the skin. Stallgate Itch Fighter uses the smallest particle sizes of Sulphur that have the largest interaction area and therefore, they are most efficient.
Sulphur has been used since the time of Hippocrates for medicinal purpose to the present day; especially, used to treat acne. As early as 5000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians used a salve made with sulfur to treat both acne and eczema and Traditional Chinese Medicine was using sulfur in skin care. Nowadays it is recommended by dermatologists for the care and treatment of topical eczema, dermatitis etc. It has anti-irritant, purifying, antifungal and antibacterial properties that help to soothe redness and limit skin inflammation.