Having fungal acne on face is no fun. Not at all, in fact, it is quite the opposite. As acne is basically a growth of lesions formed mostly by dead skin cells not fungi, so fungal acne really isn’t a thing. What’s inaccurately called fungal acne, on the other hand, is actually a rather serious condition known as malassezia folliculitis or pityrosporum dermatitis (MF).
Malassezia folliculitis is usually a persistent, severe, and chronic infection that can affect any part of the body, but it is more commonly found on the face, particularly between the cheeks and eyes. As such, it can present with a number of different symptoms including excessive facial and body pain; redness and swelling of the face; small red blisters that are either white or black in color; and, in some cases, a rash along the hair line and on the cheeks. These conditions often require the use of a good, strong prescription topical antibiotic. Such antibiotics, however, can be somewhat harsh on the skin, so many sufferers of fungal acne on face find themselves using a variety of natural remedies to combat their problems. Not only are these remedies less aggressive but they have less of an impact on the surface of the skin and, in many cases, produce greater and more lasting results than even chemical-based acne cleansers can provide.
One such natural remedy for fungal acne on face that has been proven effective is a simple home remedy made out of common kitchen ingredients that can be used as a substitute for conventional chemical cleansers. The key to this cure is excessive sweating. You see, excessive sweating is caused, at least in part, by the release of a hormone known as androgen.
It’s the hormone that is responsible for causing the skin to become oily, and it’s this hormone that also cause the skin to produce excess bacteria. The excess bacteria then become trapped on the skin, and if the sufferer is suffering from fungal acne then they will be unable to get rid of these bacteria unless they take steps to combat the excessive sweating caused by the presence of yeast. What then comes into play is that the person finds that using natural remedies such as vinegar and natural anti-fungal herbs like nystatin can alleviate the symptoms of their fungal acne.
Another common condition that can cause fungal acne on face and other parts of the body is what is known as “mild” adenomyosis. This is where the hair on the upper arms or other parts of the body is unusually thick and the follicle has not yet developed fully. What happens is that the hair becomes inflamed and forms red bumps known as “pimples”. However, while it is common to find this in both men and women, it is more commonly seen in males. What then comes into play when considering treatments for this condition is that while antibiotics are very effective at killing the bacteria causing the fungal acne, neither the drugs nor the medication themselves kill the hair follicles that have formed, which means that the pimples will simply form again.
In order to treat fungal acne effectively, you must target both the bacteria causing the condition as well as the hair follicles that have become infected. This is why topical treatments such as nystatin and voriconazole are rarely used. You need something that will both reduce the numbers of bacteria present, whilst also killing the ones that have already formed. Unfortunately, topical antibiotics are not very effective against these types of bacteria.
Instead, what you need to look at are the types of cosmetics that you use. Certain types of cosmetics, particularly those that are oil based, will actually worsen your fungal acne. Why? Because oil based cosmetics, when applied to the face, can trap dirt and excess sebum. As the trapped sebum combines with dead skin cells from the surface of the skin to form a clogged pore, the pore becomes infected, and the bacteria causing fungal acne is then released into the face, meaning that you will need to face another bout of outbreaks.
Another thing that will help to prevent outbreaks is to make sure that you wash your hands before touching any part of your face. This is because any area of the skin that is unclean will be more likely to become infected with fungi. This includes the mouth, back of the neck, buttocks, or any other area that is commonly touched by people, so try to keep this area clean and free of fungal acne bumps.