Non-Comedogenic essential oils for your face

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Skin is the largest organ of the human body and therefore, I believe it deserves all the TLC it can get from you. The skin on a daily basis is exposed so many environmental pollutants and UV rays and when not taken care of can lead to visible signs of damage. I personally pay a lot of attention to my skincare routine and prefer to keep things as natural as possible when it comes to skincare.

My love for essential oils is endless and they are such an important part of my skincare. Putting oil on your face might sound a little frivolous of an idea but this is a natural and effective way of giving your skin a boost of nutrients and benefits. Not all essential oils are made equal and in some cases, can do the opposite of helping you as essential oils are categorized based on their comedogenic rating with 0 being the lowest and 5 being the highest.

What do I mean by comedogenic rating, you ask? In simple words, it just separates essential oils on their tendency to clog your pores. Essential oils with a rating of 2 or lower are considered non- comedogenic, meaning they won’t clog up your pores and leave you with blackheads and pimples.

Below I have mentioned some of the most popular non –comedogenic essential oils that could benefit your skin and deliver effective results.

Rating 0

Argan oil

Hemp oil

Shea butter (not an essential oil but still wonderful for the skin)

Rating 1

Rosehip seed oil

Pomegranate seed oil

Castor oil

Rating 2

Sweet Almond oil

Avocado oil

Pumpkin seed oil

P.S. Hey, always remember to do a patch test first before allowing yourself to put anything on your face; your skin is precious 🙂

Love, xoxo

Renu Sharma
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