From our head to our toes, all of the skin that covers our bodies needs pores to maintain its texture and shape. Separate from the production of sweat, our pores actually secrete sebum to expel dead skin cells and keep our skin healthy.
When a pore becomes blocked, it can turn into a pimple. Multiple blocked pores can morph into a breakout caused by the overproduction of sebum. This is why having a pimple is different from acne – acne sufferers suffer from perpetually clogged and irritated pores.
To alleviate and prevent the irritation of clogged pores, non-comedogenic skincare products should be integrated into your routine.
If you’re browsing skincare products, you may notice the use of the word non-comedogenic. In a very basic sense, this means that the skincare product will not clog pores. Comedo is a dermatological term for a pimple or lesion that is the result of a blocked poor. Comedos can appear as whitehead or blackheads – in either case, they typically require special care in order to resolve.
For those who struggle with acne, it is important to have a non-comedogenic skincare routine. But, it is important to recognize that non-comedogenic is a term that applies to a great number of products – many of which are not specifically formulated to fight breakouts.
In addition to keeping already blocked pores irritant free, many non-comedogenic cleansers use ingredients to help loosen the blocked pores. These effectively help control breakouts and can even stop pimples before they start.
Anyone who struggles with acne should seek a non-comegodenic skincare product with additional ingredients:
At Hale Cosmeceuticals, we have a full selection of skincare products that loosen skin cells. Our GSL Cleanser uses glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and lactic acid to gently loosen clogged pores so you can avoid future breakouts.
Many people who suffer with acne do not realize that their moisturizer may be the culprit of their skincare woes. Because they contain heavy oils, they can easily overwhelm and block pores that need to breathe.
But, that doesn’t mean you should skip moisturizing all together! Your skin needs moisture in order to expel blackheads and whiteheads, so it is important to find an effective, non-comedogenic moisturizer to balance out your skincare routine.
Using a moisturizer with Vitamin A or retinol can help nourish and rejuvenate your skin without overwhelming your pores.
At Hale Cosmeceuticals, we help you create a skincare routine that is tailored to your unique skin type and concerns. Contact us today to learn about our non-comedogenic products!