Do you have oily skin? Many people think that because they have oily skin, they need to avoid other oils at all costs. The still popular though outdated mode of thinking is that more oil will make your already oily skin break out. And while this is true of some oils, it is not true of all of them. Finding the correct plant based anti aging oil can do wonders for your skin, and many people find it actually helps to correct the overly oily nature of their skin. So what differentiates an appropriate face oil from an inappropriate one?
At the end of the day, what will determine whether or not someone breaks out from putting a carrier oil on their face is the comedogenic tendencies of the oil. If an oil is comedogenic, it means that it clogs the pores. Different oils have different comedogenic ratings, so there is some middle ground here. For example, Olive oil has a comedogenic rating of 2, so for some people it will be too comedogenic for their skin, while other people swear by it and put it on morning and night.
If you are worried about your pores getting clogged from applying plant oils to your face, look to carrier oils and butters that have a comedogenic rating of 0, like raw African Shea butter. Shea butter is unique in that it is one of the very few plant oils with a comedogenic rating of 0. Even other popular oils such as Rosehip seed and Tamanu have comedogenic ratings of 1 and 2, making them a little more risky for the already oily inclined.
One of the albeit counterintuitive benefits of using the highest quality plant oils, and in this case Shea butter, on your skin is that it actually helps to balance out your skin’s oil production. Whether you run on the dry or the more oily side, applying non-pore clogging raw Shea butter to your skin can help your skin come to a more balanced oil production level unique to your own specific skincare needs.
You can reap the anti aging benefits of raw African Shea butter on your face as well as your body because of its unique non-comedogenic profile. If you have been wanting to try using plant oils on your face but have felt inhibited because of your oily complexion, fear no more. Give our incredible Wildcrafted Raw Shea Butter a try, and you just might find it was exactly what your skin always needed.