Do heavy moisturizers really clog pores? Are they comedogenic? Your skin is not confused, but your brain might be. And, if your head is confused then your skin will be, too. Huh? An open mindset when it comes to your skin coupled with a meticulous and enjoyable new home-care routine are the answers. And, by the way, what does your skin have in common with old wine corks anyway? Let me explain the biggest skin misunderstanding and debate of the century: Why a heavy moisturizer doesn’t clog pores.

A Heavy Moisturizer Doesn’t Clog Pores

Contrary to popular belief, the use of a lipid-rich moisturizer will NOT clog your pores; rather, it traps existing water in your skin. This increased water gives your skin hope and the capacity to release stuck congestion (aka healing)!

The simple act of preserving water in your skin and preventing its evaporation will activate a purge response. This perfect healing response has been confused and misdiagnosed for many, many years by past skin experts as “clogged pores.” If the congestion doesn’t fully release naturally, the process becomes stagnant and can get stuck for years and years, much like the cork photo above with year stamps on it.

How To Prevent Clogged Pores

Simply increasing water levels will make for a slow purge. The good news is there are techniques to speed up this process, so the transition to hydrated resurfaced skin is much quicker. For starters, the combined use of an effective hydrating serum to insert water, the absorption of Dermal Nutrients to increase cell turnover, and the use of a real barrier restoration moisturizer will make this transition quite profound and quick.

The right ingredients and a mindset change is the fastest way to transform your skin completely. Now you see why a moisturizer doesn’t clog pores. And, of course, a bit of courage to try something new.

I have streamlined this process for all skin types!