What is Fungal Acne?
Fungal acne is a type of infection in your skin's hair follicles. It most commonly appears as small pimples that don't vary much in shape or size, often along with itching. Fungal acne can cause whiteheads and skin irritation.
The sebaceous glands within your skin produce an oil called “sebum.” These glands can overproduce oil, and your pores and hair follicles can become clogged with oil as well as bacteria and yeast that are naturally found on your skin. Bacteria can lead to the traditional acne blemishes, but the yeast can cause an inflammation of the hair follicles, or “folliculitis.” It’s not contagious, infectious or an indicator of poor skin hygiene.
How do I know it's FA?
SKINCARE TIPS FOR
(A.K.A FUNGAL ACNE)
- Use Anti-Fungal ingredients
- Honey/Propolis extract
- Green Tea extract
- Salicylic Acid (BHA)
- Do an anti-dandruff mask once a week or cleanse with it 2-3x/week.
- Ketoconazole 2%
- Zinc Pyrithione 1%
- Selenium Sulphide 2.5%
- Don’t over-moisturize
- Keep away from oils and fatty acids
- Avoid tight clothing
- Don’t strip the skin with multiple anti acne products
FA-Safe Products We Carry
ISNTREE Green Tea Fresh Toner
ISNTREE Hyaluronic Acid Toner
ONE THING 10% Niacinamide
ISNTREE Aloe Soothing Toner
ONE THING Centella Asiatica Extract
iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Toner
ONE THING Artemisia Capillaris Extract
ONE THING Propolis + Honey Extract
ONE THING Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
ONE THING Houttuynia Cordata Extarct
CLEAR SKIN BHA TONER
1. Sheds dead skin cells with present yeast
2. Prevents yeast from reforming
first few weeks
3x a week
CENTELLA CALMING GEL CREAM
1. Hydrates to reduce excess sebum
2. Calms irritation and redness