• Autumn Hodak

Pore-Clogging Ingredients to Avoid

When you have a zit, your first reaction is to cover it up with makeup. But what if your makeup is causing your breakouts to be worse? Even if a product claims to be “acne-safe” or “non-comedogenic” (a fancy way to say it won’t clog your pores), it can still contain comedogenic ingredients. Unfortunately, there is not a government agency that regulates products with pore-clogging ingredients, so before you purchase any new, haircare, makeup, or skincare products, make sure to keep this list of pore-clogging ingredients handy.

You’re probably wondering what makes a product comedogenic. Comedogenic means that it clogs your pores by increasing the keratin production in your pores. Over time it leads to the development of blackheads, whiteheads, or even pimples. Just because a product contains pore-clogging ingredients, it doesn’t mean that it’s a bad product - it may just not be the best choice for you if you’re acne-prone.

Everyone’s skin is so unique, some people may have little to no reaction to pore-clogging ingredients, while others may experience excessively clogged pores in a few weeks. Here are a few tips on ingredients to avoid while experiencing acne:

  • Some prescription creams and serums can contain pore-clogging ingredients; many over the counter acne products can contain them too.

  • Your genetics play a roll in a product’s tendency to clog your pores.

  • Even natural oils can make your breakouts worse like coconut oil, cocoa butter, which can be found in organic skincare.

  • Not all companies have the full list of ingredients on their bottles, so you may need to do further research to find all of the ingredients.

If you're ready to start your path to clear skin get your free list of pore-clogging ingredients click here.

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