Overgrowth of the Candida albicans, a yeasty fungus, on your facial parts results in yeast infection on your face. It not only spoils your appearance but is also often accompanied by pain and itching sensation. The infection leads to growth of reddish patches on various parts of the face with white spots which give an uncomfortable and embarrassing look to the sufferer. The primary condition for the growth of yeast is a humid, dim and warm substrate and our face satisfies all these required conditions. Hence, growth of yeast on the face is no miracle.
Ungentle scrubbing of the face, scratches, cuts or injuries to the face, too much exfoliation of the facial skin, and taking chemotherapy can lead to Candida yeast infection on the face. The yeast can also infect your face due to hormonal fluctuations instigated by pregnancy, menstruation and consumption of birth control pills. Yeast infection rash may take a serious turn if the victim is already suffering from diseases like
diabetes, HIV positive, obesity, etc. Antibiotics assist yeast infection by killing the friendly bacteria in our body. Dietary imbalances such as high intake of sugar and carbohydrates and lack of fibre in the diet can also trigger yeast infection on your face.
The symptoms of facial yeast infection vary from person to person. The most common symptom is the appearance of reddish rashes, mainly on the cheeks. The chin area is also very prone to yeast infection rashes. The skin becomes irregular, swollen up and generally gives a stinging feeling to the infected person. The rashes may also have whitish or pale yellowish spots on them. Release of a pale substance from the white parts of the yeast infection rash is also common.
Presence of a group of friendly bacteria in yogurt holds back the growth of the fungus. Consumption of yogurt, plenty of water in-take, and consumption of buttermilk are recommended. Application of Yogurt on the infected area helps in curing the infection, thus reducing irritation and itching. Presence of sugar provides a favourable condition for growth of the yeasty fungus and so the yogurt should contain no added sugar, and should be unheated, unprocessed, and unpasteurized.
· Oil of oregano
Applying oregano oil on the infected skin parts cures yeast infection.
A paste made by crushing some garlic cloves and applying the same on the infected area by wrapping the paste in a cheese cloth, or even consumption of the same is very effective in curing yeast infection.
Applying honey on the infected parts of the face can show miraculous results since honey has a remarkable curative property. After applying, let the honey be on the infected part for at least 20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
· Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar exhibits excellent antibacterial and antifungal properties. Only organic ACV should be used. Mixing a few tablespoons of it with water and applying the mixture on the infection is useful in reducing growth of the yeast. If a tingling sensation is felt, its use should be discontinued immediately.
Yeast infection on the face or any other part of the body is not the result of any single cause. So to cure the infection at its roots, it is very important that to address the problem holistically. A holistic treatment of your body deals with ALL the causes that contribute to yeast overgrowth, restores your natural vitality and immunity, and creates a hostile environment for this fungus. It is the only effective solution available to completely eliminate the infectious form of this microbe, and that too without any side-effects.