My Favorite Products for Pityrosporum Folliculitis

My Favorite Products for Pityrosporum Folliculitis





I’ve decided to compile a list of my favorite products for Pityrosporum folliculitis (PF).  In other words, these are my holy grails!  These are the products that have helped me with Pityrosporum folliculitis or PF-related symptoms and are products that’ll always have my back.  Truthfully, it’s a list I wish I had found online several years ago and it’s also a list I can still rely on even after my skin has cleared.  Win, win, right?!


So, ahem, drum roll, please…



My Favorite Products for Pityrosporum Folliculitis:


1. Nizoral Shampoo


Nizoral AD Anti-Dandruff Shampoo - My Favorite Products for Pityrosporum Folliculitis

Nizoral AD Anti-Dandruff Shampoo


The amount of success so many people have had with using Nizoral has rightfully earned this product a spot on this list.  Whether you’ve watched the YouTube videos I’ve posted or someone else’s, the positive comments people have left seem to speak for themselves.  And, just in case you’ve never heard of this product now is a good time to look into it.  Like, right now!  And, just for the record, I no longer need to use this to treat PF, but I always have a bottle on hand just in case!  Check out this post to read more about my experience using Nizoral.


2. Clay Products


Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay- My Favorite Products for Pityrosporum Folliculitis

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay


One of the symptoms people with Pityrosporum folliculitis often deal with is oily and sweaty skin.  A weekly clay treatment can be extremely beneficial if you frequently deal with oil and sweat.  Clay naturally works to remove impurities and excess oil, as well as tighten pores.  With lots of different clays on the market, like the one above or this one, men and women equally can do an in-home treatment and reap enormous benefit.  I know I have!


3. Probiotics


Nature's Bounty Ultra Strength Probiotic 10- My Favorite Products for Pityrosporum Folliculitis

Nature’s Bounty Probiotic 10


Probiotics have quickly made their way to the top of most lists in the health industry because of their ability to balance both the good and the bad bacteria.  So, when your gut is in good health, so are other areas of your body, including your skin.  Reduce your dairy, bread, and sugar intake, and consider taking a daily probiotic which has been shown to be an added boost to the skin.  Here’s the one I’ve been taking for over a year now!


4. A Gentle Cleanser


Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser- My Favorite Products for Pityrosporum Folliculitis

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser


If you’re looking for help in dealing with Pityrosporum folliculitis, a gentle cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin dry must be on that list.  There are several gentle cleansers on the market so testing a few should help in deciding which you like best.  Here’s the one that I currently use and have been using for some time now; it’s definitely my go-to cleanser.


5. An Oil-free Moisturizer


Cerave Daily Moisturizing Lotion- My Favorite Products for Pityrosporum Folliculitis

Cerave Daily Moisturizing Lotion


If you experience oily skin and think skipping the moisturizer is a good idea, think again!  After cleansing, opt for an oil-free moisturizer to keep your skin balanced and hydrated throughout the day.  No heavy, thick, or rich creams which only exacerbate Pityrosporum folliculitis!  A pea or dime-sized amount of a light moisturizer like this one is all that’s needed to maintain your skin’s proper moisture levels throughout the day.  It always does just what I need!




That’s it, guys!  My favorite products for Pityrosporum folliculitis and/or related symptoms are Nizoral shampoo, probiotics, clay products, a gentle cleanser, and an oil-free moisturizer!  These are the products that have been the most helpful in keeping this condition at bay for me.


I should also note that simply because I’ve had success with a product doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have the same results.  I sure hope you do but, at the very least, it just means these products may be worth looking into.


Are there other products on the market that could be just as helpful?  Yes, of course!  Check out this post to look into several others.


Once you discover what works, the key is to stick with it and repeat that process over and over again for positive results.  If you’re ever in doubt, just remember to keep things simple; less is always more!


If you think I should look into another great product you’ve had success with, please share it with me down in the comments!  I’m always interested in hearing what everyone else is using!




Have you tried any of these? What are some of your favorite products? 


4 replies
  1. Victoria
    Victoria says:

    Hi! Do you currently use any sunscreens? I didn’t see any listed in your routine and I’m searching for one that won’t exacerbate my PF. Thanks!

    • Marjorie
      Marjorie says:

      Hi there! That’s a good question. I’ve never really been a sunscreen person but recently I started using Yes to Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer which has SPF 15 in it. It’s the newest product I’ve added to my regimen for the Spring/Summer months. I only use a pea-sized amount on my face and neck, and even less on my forehead (my problematic area), when I plan to be outdoors for more than a few minutes. Personally, I’d avoid using a sunscreen if you’re currently experiencing a bout of PF. Most sunscreens on the market are heavy and oily and are known to exacerbate it, but once you’re in the clear, Yes to Carrots may be worth looking into. If you find another sunscreen that is just as good, please let me know so I can give it a try! Thank you for commenting.

  2. Liz
    Liz says:

    People should be aware that there is now clinical evidence that Nizoral can case liver problems. Most well informed GP,s will not prescribe it


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