By Wendy Christman for Saving Face Skinspa
Did you know that products labeled for “acne” or “non-comedogenic” may contain pore clogging ingredients? There are no regulations stating what can or cannot be in an acne product for it to be “non-comedogenic” or safe for acneic skin. So, it is permitted to have ingredients in a product labeled for acne, but is also known to cause acne.
There are so many things to consider in someone with acne. The clients skin type, type of acne, condition of the skin, and level of sensitivity. When a person suffering with acne is selecting products over the counter this is not usually being considered and it is causing further progression of the acne condition. You cannot clear your skin with products alone. There are other factors that have to be evaluated: diet, lifestyle, medications, allergies, current products, makeup, sports supplements, and vitamins.
This is why it is so important to have the help of an Acne Specialist who takes all this information and creates a plan specifically for you and your situation. However, starting with using products that aren’t clogging the pores is a fantastic start!
Here is a link to the list of Pore-Clogging Ingredients.
Use the list to compare with your current products and I bet you will be amazed at how many of the ingredients are in them. There are many products available that won’t clog the pores or exacerbate acne and are quite affordable.
If you are interested in learning more about acne prevention and the resources that are available to you visit Saving Face Skinspa online or reach out to Wendy at 360-943-1700