Best Antifungal Products for Skin to Use to Treat Fungal Acne

When you suffer from skin breakouts, sweat profusely, wear tight fitting clothes or have a weak immune system that requires you to take antibiotics for an infection, you might find this post useful.

Fungal acne is caused by any of the above-mentioned factors, which differs greatly from conventional acne treatment methods, such as products and medications. In fact, it is really not acne at all. The good news is, antifungal products can help solve the skin problem.

Best Antifungal Products for Skin

Before moving into those products, let’s understand the basics.

So, what is fungal acne?

Fungal acne is actually folliculitis, which is an inflammation of the hair follicles that is caused by the yeast Malassezia. Formerly known as pityrosporum folliculitis, fungal acne arises when there is an overgrowth of Malassezia on the skin.

The overgrowth of yeast can be stimulated by various factors, such as sweating and prolonged wearing of sweaty clothing, the wearing of tight clothing that doesn’t breathe, or taking antibiotic medications that reduce the bacteria from normal skin flora, thus tipping the balance.

Fungal acne is not like the common bacterial acne you can treat with traditional anti-acne products, in fact, it might make it worse. Occasionally, fungal acne is accompanied by normal acne. So, to become free from the fungus, you need to use antifungal products and bring some changes to your habits.

Best Antifungal Products for the Skin

Checking for products that won’t aggravate an infection can be quite challenging. Because of this, we have compiled a list of safe products to use on fungal acne.

Makeup Removing Products

    • Cetaphil Gentle Liquid Makeup Remover


    • Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water


  • Belei Blemish Control Oil-Free Facial Cleansing Wipes
  • Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1
  • Rawganic Refreshing Facial Wipes
  • Yves Rocher Gentle Makeup Remover Sensitive

Facial Cleansing Products

  • Dr. Jart+ TeaTreement Facial Cleansing Foam
  • Kate Somerville EradiKate Daily Foaming Cleanser
  • 5 Elements Cleanser
  • Clean & Clear Night Relaxing Deep Cleaning Face Wash
  • Derma E Purifying Gel Cleanser
  • Garden of Wisdom Soothing Cleansing Gel

Body Washes

  • Adidas Pure Game Guaiac Wood Relaxing Body Wash
  • Neutral 0% Baby Bath and Wash Gel
  • Purely Northwest Tea Tree Oil Body Wash
  • Suave Essentials Wild Cherry Blossom Body Wash
  • Neutral 0% Shower Gel

Chemical Exfoliants

  • Malezia Acne Treatment Gel
  • 100% Pure Tea Tree and Willow Acne Astringent
  • COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid
  • COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
  • Clearasil Ultra Acne Medication Rapid Action Pads
  • Clearasil Stubborn Acne Control 5 in 1 Daily Pads
  • Clean & Clear Essentials Deep Cleaning Toner Sensitive Skin
  • Clear Skin Days by Sephora Collection Brightening Peel Pads


  • Glow Recipe Pineapple C Brightening Serum
  • A. Florence Hydration Booster Serum With Vitamin C + Niacinamide
  • Allies of Skin Vitamin C 35% Collagen Rebuilding Serum
  • Asterwood Naturals Argireline Peptide Serum
  • BioBare Vitamin C, B, E & Ferulic Serum
  • Cosmedica Illuminating Rose Gold Serum
  • Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Serum


  • Malezia 5% Urea Moisturizer
  • 1004 Laboratory Acai Berry 70 Lighting Cream
  • Amara Beauty Aloe Vera Gel
  • Botanics Hydration Burst Hydrating Day Cream
  • HABA G-Lotion
  • I’m From Vitamin Tree Gel


  • A’pieu Soo Boo Ji Sun Cotton SPF 50+
  • Banana Boat Simply Protect Baby SPF 50+
  • Acwell Dermild Fresh Sun Control Essence SPF 50+ PA++++Cetaphil Redness Relieving Daily
  • Facial Moisturizer SPF 20
  • EltaMD UV Aero Broad-Spectrum SPF 45
  • L’Oreal Paris Miracle Blur SPF 30
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Non-Perfumed Cream SPF50+

Face Masks

  • 100% Pure Ginseng Collagen Boost Mask
  • Acwell Honey Anti-Wrinkle Daanje Sheet Mask
  • Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask
  • Aveeno Clear Complexion Purely Matte Peel Off Mask
  • Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Pre-Tox Peel Off MaskDerma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

Shampoo, and other Hair Products

  • Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo
  • American Crew Anti-Dandruff Plus Shampoo
  • Nizoral A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
  • Head & Shoulders Classic Clean Daily Shampoo
  • Dermasence Selensiv Shampoo
  • Dove DermaCare Scalp Coconut & Hydration Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
  • Dualsenses Curly Twist Hydrating Serum Spray
  • Estelle & Thild BioCare Baby Mild Shampoo
  • Hask Charcoal Purifying Dry Shampoo
  • Hair Food Tea Tree and Lavender Water Purifying Shampoo
  • La’dor Triplex Natural Shampoo
  • L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Liss Control Smooth Control Gel-Cream
  • Nature Sustained Raw & Wildcrafted Probiotic Conditioner

The takeaway

In my experience, the majority of individuals dealing with this acne condition have found success with the products I listed above. As these products on their own will not relieve you, you will need to receive appropriate treatment as well. If you must incorporate them into your skincare, test them on a small area first. With the use of the right antifungal products, you can bring an end to this condition.

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