Can Face Oils Clog Pores?

Do Face Oils Clog your Pores?

Well, the short answer is, no. Face oils are starting to monopolize beauty store shelves, and there is a good reason for this. More and more people are beginning to realize how effective and low maintenance using a facial oil is. As far as face care goes, facial oils are an excellent medium to care for your skin without upsetting its natural oil barrier or your skins natural oil balance. So, a facial oil actually does the opposite of clog your pores. It actively helps your skin remain in a state of balance.

Nevertheless, there are still quite a few rumors surrounding facial oils and their use. One of them is this, that if you use a facial oil, you will get clogged pores. We are here to tell you that this is simply not true.

So, now for the long answer…

Why and how do facial oils not clog your pores you ask? Well, oil, also known as sebum, is something that occurs naturally in your skin all over your body and face. Your sebaceous glands, (the glands that are responsible for producing this oil) are constantly working to make and provide your skin with oil in order to maintain your skins natural oil barrier. Your skins natural oil barrier is responsible for keeping your skin nourished, moisturized and help protect it from the elements. So, oil, specifically your skins natural oil barrier, is not bad. In fact, it is something we should all have, and one of the core factors responsible for giving you balanced and healthy skin.

Acne and those pesky clogged pores are a result of hair follicles becoming clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Using a facial oil will not make this process any worse and exfoliating regularly is key to prevent your pores from becoming clogged. Facial oils actually help balance skin that is acne prone. Furthermore, our facial oils are both rich in natural antioxidants. Antioxidants prevent and slow down the damage caused by free radicals to your skin cells. Free radicals or unstable molecules are produced by your body in response and reaction to the environmental factors that day to day life holds.

In summary, if you use our facial oils which are filled with natural antioxidants, your skin will be more resilient against pollution and harsh weather changes. This ultimately means that you will not have as many dead skin cells, which will result in less clogged pores, not more.