If you have acne or acne prone skin, when buying makeup or cosmetics or skincare creams and lotions, avoid those products which contain comedogenic ingredients.
This is because comedogenic ingredients have a tendency to clog skin pores and cause comedones commonly known as black heads and white heads. These acne pimples can progress to cystic acne and its resultant acne scarring.
Therefore, read all product labels carefully before purchasing any skincare product and avoid those which contain the following comedogenic ingredients.
Comedogenic Product Ingredients
1. Synthetic lanolins such as acetylated lanolin
2. Pigments such as Drug & Cosmetic (D & C) red dye #3
3. Botanicals such as algae extract
4. Natural oils such as cocoa butter
Holistic Acne Treatment
In addition to avoiding skincare products containing comedogenic ingredients, one must also know the type of acne they are suffering from so that they can get the correct acne prescription medications to manage it better and avoid the any other factors that can worsen acne.
One should also adopt Superb Skincare Practicesthat will keep all acne pimples away from the face and practice relaxation techniques regularly since the link between Acne and Stress Management has been established.
All About Acne
To learn more, read All About Acne by Dr Miriam Kinai