Sweating from a hot and humid climate or from exercising and working your body hard can cause a type of acne called pityrosporum folliculitis. We see a lot of this sweat acne both during the summer and during the school year when athletes are training and competing in their sport.
Pityrosporum folliculitis is a tough and stubborn form of acne to treat because some people’s skin is just prone to it. What happens is that a normal skin yeast that grows on most everybody’s skin (Malassezia) starts to overgrow in the pores. For some people, their pores don’t fight the yeast very well. Add a little heat and sweat and and the yeast flurishes causing pimples and acne breakouts.
The treatment depends on how severe the acne is.
Clogged pores and oily skin also seem to give the yeast cause for overgrowth. The best treatment depends on a person’s skin type and skin sensitivities because the treatment options can be irritating. We recommend to cleanse and tone your skin thourally and to use our Clarifying Serum or Glycolic Brightening Serum to help reduce and/or eliminate debris and acne breakouts and blemishes. We also recommend having a Chemical Peel and/or a Silkpeel to get rid of dead skin, and clean the pores of any dirt and debris. Second Skin Medspa also offers an intensive Acne Treatment Program that combines Light Therapy, Chemical Peels and Silkpeels to help reduce or eliminate acne breakouts, and remove or reduce the apperance of acne scarring.
What does pityrosporum folliculitis look like?
Itchy and tender, red pimples and little clogged white bumps
- situated along the hairline and jawline of the face often covering the entire forehead too,
- running down the sides and back of the neck
- also on the upper chest and back, and sometimes going down the back to the waistline
Second Skin Medspa also offers a Acne Treatment Starter Kit that contains all the products you need to help reduce or eliminate acne and acne breakouts.
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