“Non Comedogenic” The so-Called Pore Clogging Ingredients
The intense fear, dread, (and wrath from the skin gods) of clogging our pores with certain skin ingredients has been drilled into our subconscious. Here are the most common misunderstood ingredients that are falsely considered “comedogenic” aka “pore-clogging.”
- Cocoa butter
- Shea butter
- Coconut oil
- Almond oil
- Avocado oil
- Olive oil
- Beeswax in reasonable dilutions
- Wheat germ oil
- Peach kernel oil
I am here to tell you that this is simply not the case. These ingredients WILL NOT clog your pores. What these ingredients do is trap water in your skin. Once water levels are raised, your skin will naturally want to release old congestion, and you may experience a temporary healing phase of detox. This temporary healing phase is being confused with clogged pores.
You see, most people’s skin is in a chronic state of dehydration due to over-cleansing, toning, over-scrubbing, astringents, essential oils, inflammation, not using an effective hydrating mist or serum, weak moisturizers, and anxiety from harsh anti-aging procedures.
Water is hope for your skin, and the simple act of increasing water levels by preventing water loss with an oil can often trigger healing. People think they are clogging their pores and stop using a lipid-rich moisturizer or oils on their skin. As a result, their skin will dehydrate again, and the old congestion will go “back to bed,” but will still be right there under the surface.
The myth, war, campaign, and ruthless search for only “noncomegenic ingredients” is not worth it. Once again, an outdated industry barking up the wrong tree. Skin is a process and stabilzing water levels he right way with beneficial lipids is wildly worth the reset.