If you have the bumps that look like pimples but are not, and no matter what you do they won’t go away. They are commonly called fungal acne. They are not acne, but a type of yeast in the skin, and a lot of acne treatment products won’t get rid of fungal acne in the skin.
Fungal acne occurs when there’s an overproduction of oil and moisture on the face, so it always happens to people who have oily skin or live in a really humid environment or sweat a lot. They are pretty uniform in size and you may notice some itchiness as well. They typically on the forehead and sometimes around the mouth.
The ingredients that you should avoid in order to get rid of fungal acne is complicated. For example, Fatty Acids, Linoleic Acid, Esters, Lauric Acid, Fatty Alcohols, etc.
You could go to the website Sezia.co, and paste all the ingredients to see if the product will cause fungal acne.
The ingredients you should use:
It controls sebum production within your skin. It helps with the root problem rather than trying to get rid of the surface level issues
An exfoliating ingredient that goes deep into the pores and pushes out all the dead skin cells and dirt, but also helps to clear the oil on your face. It is the best acne ingredient in general.
Anti-fungal and anti-inflammation
Products approved by Hyram:
✅Nizoral – Anti Dandruff Shampoo ($15):
YES it is a shampoo. There is a specific ingredient in anti-dandruff shampoos called ketoconazole. It helps to get rid of all the excess oil that typically forms around the base of our hair shaft. It is a very effective ingredient to get rid of fungal acne on your face. Make sure your skin is damp, then take a good amount to smother on your face and leave it on there for 5-10mins, and then rinse off afterward. You could do this every day.
CeraVe – Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin($12):
gentle but effective
THE InKey LIST – Salicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser ($10):
a little bit stronger than CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser
PAULA’S CHOICE – Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator ($29):
makes Hyram’s pores look smaller
NATURIUM – Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% ($16):
THE inkey LIST – Niacinamide Oil Control Serum($7)
De La Cruz – Sulfur Ointment, Acne Medication, Maximum Strength($7)
clear away the excess oil and dirt
I’m from – Honey Mask($38)
leave it for 10-15 mins and wash it off afterward. It contains a high concentration of honey and other beneficial ingredients.
Tips and Tricks to avoid fungal acne:
- Limit your moisturizer: a dime-sized amount at most
- Minimize your skincare routine and make sure your products are fungal acne safe
- Remove sweat, especially if you are an athlete. DON’T let the sweat stay on your skin.
- Stay away from oil products, like facial oils
Comment below to share your thoughts or experiences!
This article was taken from Cherie so that it’s available to all, credit to user @HyramSaveMySkin