Not many of us would go out of their way to knowingly clog our pores — yet we do it all the time with everyday products. Skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics agree that products with petrolatum-based and synthetic oils in its list of ingredients should be avoided so as to not suffocate the skin.
Skin needs to “breathe,” which is why so many skincare brands create non-occlusive products that don’t impede skin’s life cycle or exacerbate the production of sebum — the secretion created by the sebaceous glands found in our skin to lubricate.
Heavy, synthetic oils like baby oil can hold on to excessive dirt, accumulating in skin tissue and accelerating the aging process. Dull skin is the most immediate end result, along with pimples, breakouts and milia — tiny white bumps caused by toxins, dead skin and debris trapped beneath the skin surface.
In addition, these suffocating oils are not water-soluble, so it’s harder to get them off the skin. And who wants to seal dirt into their skin?
It’s best to avoid products with these types of oils — skin suffocators — especially if you are prone to acne. Congested skin is easily avoided if you familiarize yourself with product labels and keep your face breathing properly.
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