If you’ve taken a second or two to scroll through Reddit’s SkincareAddiction or the beauty side of TikTok, chances are high you’ve encountered someone’s fungal acne routine. They’ll claim those little bumps on your face that just won’t go away will clear up with their remedies. You may even start believing you have fungal acne yourself.
Board-certified dermatologists have some news for you and the misinformed on social media: Fungal acne isn’t a classification of acne at all. It’s not even a real diagnosis. In fact, it’s a made-up name for something else entirely different from acne, and it typically affects your body — not your face. Allow the professionals to demystify fungal acne for you, instead of TikTok.