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Which beauty product ingredients could be causing your acne breakouts?

November 12, 2012 by Works with Water

Do you look at the ingredients in the beauty products you use? If not then this could be a reason you are struggling with acne breakouts. It is vital to understand the importance of ingredients, especially for those with skin problems.

The bad ingredients you need to watch out for are classified as either comedogenic or irritating. Comedogenic means the ingredients block pores and are often found to irritate skin and/or cause acne, (which is why it is better to look for beauty products that say non-comedogenic on the label).

When ingredients are tested for their comedogenic or irritating level, they are ranked on a scale of 0-5. Zero means that the ingredient is non-comedogenic and non-irritating, while an ingredient that receives is a 5 is the worst in terms of comedogenic/irritating levels.

It is important to note that people with less sensitive skin may use highly comedogenic or irritating ingredients without any adverse effects.

These ingredient lists tend to be more helpful for those that struggle with skin imperfections or troubles, and elimination or reduction of certain known harsh ingredients may inevitably pave the road towards healthier skin

Knowing what is on the comedogenic list can be half the battle when fighting those pesky pimples.