You guys may have noticed that in my instagram bio, I refer to myself as an acne fighter. You can fact check me right here! Truth be told, I’ve been fighting acne for the past 14 years of my life. I’ve probably done almost every treatment out there, but in all these years I’ve never fully healed my acne, nor those pitted acne scars on my cheeks & temples.. but that all changed 2 months ago!
So what changed? Glad you asked! Thanks to my lovely twin sister, I learned about something called MALASSEZIA FOLLICULITIS. Mala-what?
MALASSEZIA – (noun) a genus of lipophilic typically nonpathogenic yeastlike imperfect fungi including one (M. furfur synonym Pityrosporum oribiculare) that causes tinea versicolor, and another (M. ovalis synonym Pityrosporum ovale) that is associated with seborrheic dermatitis.
Basically, Malassezia is the name of a FUNGUS that can live on your skin. When and if present, the fungus will feed on the ingredients in certain makeup, soaps, lotions, and skincare, and then procreate- causing a bumpy, uneven rash on the skin, or pustule-filled acne. YUCK!
How Do I know If I Have Fungal Acne?
Now that you have a very basic understanding, I’m sure you’re wondering how to tell whether or not you actually have it. How does one get diagnosed with such a thing? Check out this blog post all about it:
How Do I treat Fungal Acne?
So you think you have fungal acne? You may be wondering, how can I treat it? How can I tell if the products I am using are feeding my fungus?
First, take a deep breath. This is going to get a bit complex, but I’ve tried to make it as simple as possible for you. Have a click around this blog to discover all the resources I have for clearing your fungal acne, starting with this list:
- Basics of Fungal Acne Skincare
- Makeup That’s Safe for Fungal Acne
My Youtube Channel
I also have a Youtube Channel where I post videos all about how to treat your fungal acne so you can have clear, glowing, youthful skin. If I don’t have a blog post about it (yet), I probably have a video. Check it out!
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