If you’re suffering from acne, I assume you see the word “comedogenic” everywhere; especially in recommendations; as you need to avoid Comedogenic Ingredients in your skincare products. But what does comedogenic means? In theory, they are ingredients that can clog the pores hence produce pimples and blackheads. It is really important to avoid these ingredients if you suffer from oily or mixed skin.

There is a scale that goes from 0 to 5

  • 0: Doesn’t clog pores
  • 1: Very low chances of clogging pores
  • 2: Low chances of clogging pores
  • 3: Medium probability
  • 4: Relatively high chances of clogging pores
  • 5: Increased chances of clogging pores

Most Comedogenic Ingredients

Natural oils.

The fact that they are natural doesn’t mean they cannot be comedogenic. They are mostly used in a lot of natural cosmetics; however, they can clog your pores. Here you have the following oils and the probabilities of being comedogenic

One of the most used oil is coconut oil, which has fantastic properties but has a high probability of causing pimples, mostly because it is too thick to penetrate our skin, thus just stay on the surface.

How do I know if I can use coconut oil?

If you noticed some impurities on your skin after using this product, you should stop using it; if your skin shows improvement and feels good after using it, it is entirely safe for you.

Coconut oil has antibacterial properties, so; it can be used by people with acne, normal or sensitive skin; just be careful if you start noticing some breakouts.

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