By Muhammad Tayyab
Do you suffer from fungal acne? Are you tired of scratching the itchy bumps? Do these bumps prevent you from lying on your back or from pretty much facing the world with confidence? If yes, then this article will provide you with a guide to controlling and treating fungal acne in the convenience of your home using ingredients from the kitchen.
Let’s first talk about what fungal acne is. Fungal acne occurs because of overgrowth of the yeast Malassezia on the skin, and it’s not really acne but folliculitis. The lesions caused by this fungus on the skin may resemble acne but you will find that they don’t respond to traditional acne treatment. Therefore, it’s necessary to treat it using proper anti-fungal agents otherwise it will last for quite some time. And it’s contagious too which is why you need to control it before you end up spreading it to others.
The home ingredients this article will include are tried and tested ones that have been reputed to have anti-fungal properties. These ingredients contain compounds used in anti-fungal medicines and anti-fungal skincare products. So let’s start.
Raw turmeric has great antifungal properties. You can apply a paste of raw turmeric generously on your face. For added benefits, you can mix some milk and honey in the paste which will impart their beneficial effects on the skin, such as preventing blemishes and acne scars from forming, brightening the skin, and deep cleaning the skin pores from debris.
Ginger also has great antifungal properties which makes it an active component of many new age anti-fungal drugs. You can make a paste of ginger with honey and apply it regularly on the face and watch your acne wipe away.
Avocado is great for skin so it’s used in skincare products. Avocado fruit, oil, and leaves have antifungal properties. You can make a paste of the fruit and leaves and apply it generously on the face. Doing this will help cure acne and make the skin smooth and soft.
It’s also known by the name tithonia. Mexican sunflower acts miraculously in eliminating fungus. Everything about the plant is beneficial and has anti-fungal properties. For fungal acne, you can make a paste of the petals and leaves of Mexican sunflower and apply it as a spot treatment on the affected areas.
Guava leaves have an immunity-boosting effect as they are efficient in thwarting infections. A paste of guava leaves applied on skin affected with fungal acne will find relief from the fungal infection.
Black pepper hinders the growth of the fungus. You can make a paste of black pepper powder with honey and apply it as a spot treatment on the affected areas of the skin.
Essential oils like oregano oil, clove oil, virgin coconut oil, tea tree oil, thyme oil, turmeric oil, and peppermint oil all have antifungal properties and you can apply them to the skin by first diluting them in carrier oils.
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