Fungal acne results from Malassezia yeasts infecting hair follicles, causing clusters of itchy rash-like bumps on the skin. This yeast is naturally present in the skin but it can invade the hair follicles or overgrow. It may also make atopic eczema, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis worse (Malgotra & Singh, 2021).
You can get fungal acne from follicular damage like when you pluck, wax, or shave hair, leave your skin damp, or wear tight clothes. Some people use antibiotics can help fungal acne because it looks like normal acne, but it does the opposite. Antibiotics kill the normal bacteria on the skin, making it more conducive for the growth of Malessezia.
Yeast is a fungus, so antifungals will get rid of them. According to Rubenstein & Malreich (2014), taking oral antifungal medication is the most effective way of treating fungal acne, because the fungus is located in the hair follicle. The study also mentioned that topical treatment is useful for supplementary and preventative therapy. These, however, also come with side effects like itching or burning, redness, diarrhea, and rashes.
These side effects are not present in products made of natural ingredients. Plant extracts and essential oils have excellent antifungal properties that can help with fungal acne.
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