Using Face Oils to Prevent Clogged Pores April 13 2015

Young woman with clear complexion uses face oils.
Photo by Matthew Kenwrick / CC BY ND-2.0

Clogged pores are awful.  When you're feeling like the most powerful person in the world, one clearly visible clogged pore can fully deplete your confidence in an instant.  From the time we were teenagers, we have fought painful, annoying battles against clogged pores and the unsightly pimples associated with them.  Nothing seemed to work.  We took reactive approaches such as using harsh face scrubs and alcohol-based toners that stripped the skin of its natural, beneficial oils, when our approach should have been preventive.  The good news is it isn't too late to achieve a naturally clearer complexion to help boost your confidence.  Along with adopting healthy eating habits and proper exercise, regularly applying natural plant-based oils, such as rosehip seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, camellia oil, and argan oil, can help minimize clogged pores.  Let's take a look at three reasons why using face oils is a better, simpler approach to clear skin versus conventional reactive methods.

Using Face Oils to Prevent Clogged Pores

  1. Face Oils Fight Fire with Fire
    Using a natural plant-based oil as a moisturizer helps break down hardening sebum (the natural oil your skin produces) in your pores.  Hardened sebum traps dirt,debris, and dead skin, which can lead to blackheads, whiteheads, and severe acne.  Regular use of natural face oils helps to keep sebum in a liquid state and free of debris. 

  2. Face Oils Simplify your Skin Care Routine
    By adopting face oils as your go-to moisturizers, you can eliminate ineffective frivolous beauty items in your beauty cabinet.  It's time to get rid of the synthetic pore-clogging moisturizers, abrasive scrubs, and drying alcohol-based skin toners.

  3. Fragrance-free Face Oils are Less Likely to Irritate
    Beauty products with added synthetic fragrances can cause breakouts in people with sensitive skin.  To minimize skin irritation, avoid beauty products that contain "fragrance" or "parfum" in their ingredients list.

When applied regularly, all-natural plant-based face oils can dramatically improve your skin's complexion and tone.  It's easy to prevent clogged pores.  All it takes is a few drops of face oil each day - once in the morning and once before going to bed.