Do you feel like you have tried every acne treatment product on this earth and your breakouts still won't budge? Well, this could be because you've got your diagnosis all wrong! Read on to find out what is Pityrosporum folluliculitis or fungal acne and how to deal with it...
What exactly is fungal acne?What exactly is fungal acne?
Fungal acne is also known as called Malassezia folliculitis or pityrosporum folliculitis. It is caused by excess growth of an yeast that normally lives on your skin. This yeast thrives on the oil found in your pores and causes inflammation. The result is tiny pustules surrounded by redness and itchy skin.
How to get rid of fungal acne?How to get rid of fungal acne?
Keep your scalp clean by shampooing daily. Use a scalp cleanser with anti-fungal ingredients such as piroctone olamine, selenium sulfide or ketoconazole.
Use a face cleanser with sulfur at least once a day. Pick a serum with azelic acid and a light moisturizer with hyaluronic acid.
Avoid oil based skin care products and also avoid oil application on your scalp and hair.
Wash your pillow cover and face towel daily.
How to deal with post acne scars?How to deal with post acne scars?
Retinol works well to reduce acne spots and post acne scars. PHAs or polyhydroxy acids also work really well on sensitive skin with fungal acne.