Skincare routines are more often being referred to as self-care routines, which they are! Our skin is our best friend, but it takes a deeper understanding to recognize and react to the root causes of arising skin ailments like acne, oily skin, etc. And, coming up with routines and remedies to address and correct these issues can be a daunting task without the right information. The internet is a vast net of information!
So, if we talk about skin ailments we might often wonder where the major concern lies and the answer is: skin pores. Let's jump in...
Sebum is an oily, waxy substance produced by the body’s sebaceous glands located below the skin surface. Sebum is secreted through the skin pores and hair follicles to the skin surface to protect the skin and keep it hydrated. However, an excess of sebum can become trapped and along with dead skin cells can result in blocked pores. So, before you’re driven crazy, here is the most buzzing solution to avoid clogging of pores, non-comedogenic products. The term may sound complex but it’s actually not.
The term non-comedo is an antonym to the word comedo which is the technical name for one of the blemish types. This comedo is a result of clogged pores on the face. Thus, the non-comedogenic products are recommended to avoid clogging pores which often cause break outs.
Non-comedogenic products do not clog or block the skin’s pores especially on the face. Helping you to achieve acne-free, pimple-free, blackhead and whitehead-free skin too. Acne is the most talked about skin ailment that is not only the result of clogged pores but various factors such as excess sebum productions, skin sensitivity and bacterial infusion, sometimes set off by stress or a variance in hormones. Non-comedogenic products, like all the Pure Non-Scents products, help by thoroughly clearing out the excessive impurities (including sebum) and microorganisms. Helping to remedy excess buildup in the pores/hair follicles and as a result, play a prominent role in rejuvenating your skin cells.
Ingredients that are considered comedogenic (defined: tending to cause blackheads by blocking the pores of the skin) can be Cocoa Butter, Pigments & Dyes, Coal Tar and Isopropyl Myristate. So keep an eye on your hair and skincare ingredients and if you're suffering from ance-prone skin, make an effort to stay away from these ingredients.
What makes a product non-comedogenic are the linoleic and oleic acids present which soothe the skin deeply and exfoliate the skin while removing skin impurities. These moisturizers are the key player in a regular skin care regime. Both linoleic and oleic acids are naturally present in the core ingredients we use like; grapeseed, sunflower seed, hempseed, sweet almond, avocado, coconut, olive, jojoba and more - check out what's in all of our ingredients here. Each ingredient caring for your skin in multiple ways to provide a balanced skin care routine.
How can Pure Non-Scents help?
We recommend a cleanser and face lotion duo as the first steps to achieving glowing, and healthy skin. Not only are Pure Non-Scents products non-comedogenic they are also free of fragrance, PEG's, parabens, sulfates, SLS, phthalates & phenoxyethanol. What this means is our products are made of natural ingredients which are perfectly designed for combination, normal and sensitive skin types and those with multiple chemical sensitivities.