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What’s the difference between sulfur and salicylic acid?

Sulfur is a natural element, and salicylic acid is a plant extract. They are fundamentally different substances, yet both are used as effective treatments for acne. They both are peeling agents that dry and remove layers of skin. Salicylic acid can also be used on the scalp to treat dandruff. It helps control itchiness, flakiness and irritation due to dry skin on your scalp.

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