Do oils clog the pores? Well, the answer is simple: yes and no. There is a scale that measures how likely an oil/butter will clog the pores. It’s known as the comedogenic scale (0-5) where zero does not clog pores and five does. This should be used as a guide to pick out the appropriate oils based on skin type, skin need, and skin concern. Luckily, I have spent countless hours doing all the hard work for you, infusing different oils to help with all skin types: dry, combination, mature “wise”, sensitive, and oily. Yes, I said oily.
We have all probably heard someone say that oils clog pores or may have even seen it on social media. Don’t be silly. Not all oils are bad; however, there are some that might not be the best choice. An example of oils that are comedogenic (clog pores) are coconut and wheat germ oil. I highly recommend staying away from these oils.
Oily skin can use oils. Yeah, I said it. Believe it or not, some oils have amazing properties that may help balance out the oil production in the skin such as rosehip, watermelon, and jojoba oil. They can trick the skin into not producing as much oil. Did you know that those that have oily skin actually age better than those with dry skin? Oily skin has a thick layer whereas dry skin has a thin layer. The oils act as a protectant shield to the sun and other environmental factors that may damage the skin. With that being said, every skin type should use an oil for healthy aging, protection against free radical damage, and a radiant glow.
If you are interested in learning more about what oils are best for you, and are made without the formulation of chemical additives & stabilizers, visit the top of our page and click on facial oils to learn about which facial oil benefits your skin type best.