You’re correct that many massage oils can clog pores (the fancy word for this is “comedogenic”). Fortunately, there are some options for people with acne. One of the main non-comedogenic massage oils — that is, massage oils that do not clog pores and cause skin irritation — is jojoba oil.
Which oils do not clog pores?
List of noncomedogenic oils
- Grapeseed oil. Grapeseed oil varies in color, based on the type of grapes it’s derived from. …
- Sunflower seed oil. Light and thin in texture, sunflower seed oil can be used effectively as a carrier oil, or on its own. …
- Neem oil. …
- Hempseed oil. …
- Sweet almond oil.
Can massage oil make you break out?
The oil is designed to soften and moisturize the skin, not clog pores or cause breakouts.
What oils will clog pores?
The most common pore-clogging oil is coconut oil, but the experts also flag palm, soybean, wheat germ, flaxseed, and even some ester oils, like myristyl myristate, as comedogenic.
Is coconut oil a comedogenic?
Eating coconut oil isn’t problematic for most people. However, some people apply it directly to the skin as a facial cleanser or moisturizer. This may be beneficial against acne, but it’s not recommended for people who have very oily skin. Coconut oil is highly comedogenic, which means it can clog pores.
Why do I get pimples after face massage?
Even if you don’t have extractions during your facial, the combination of the massage and steam acts as something of a decongestant, encouraging sebum and oil up and out of your skin, which can manifest as a small breakout if you’re unlucky.