New: A treatment designed for rosacea-prone skin

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Which oil(s) should be used against blackheads and enlarged pores?

Blackheads and enlarged pores primarily affect combination to oily skin types due to their overproduction of sebum. However, these imperfections can also be attributed to other factors, such as stress, hormonal imbalances, makeup, air pollution, or even dust. Fortunately, there are solutions available to restore a smooth and even skin texture. This article focuses on the vegetable oils that can be used to treat blackheads and enlarged pores.

The causes of blackheads and enlarged pores.

Enlarged pores and blackheads are typically observed on the T-zone of the face, spanning from the forehead, across the nose, to the chin. However, in the case of oily skin, these imperfections can be found across the entire face. They give the skin a grainy and irregular appearance. However, there are many other factors that can contribute to the occurrence of enlarged pores and blackheads:

  • Poor lifestyle habits : Smoking, alcohol, stress, or an unbalanced diet can disrupt the activity of the sebaceous glands;

  • Theenvironment : Heat, sun exposure, and pollution contribute to the dilation of pores, the thickening of the stratum corneum, the overproduction of sebum, and therefore the development of blackheads;

  • Unsuitable cosmetic treatments : The use of overly harsh or comedogenic treatments can block the pores and thus trap sebum;

  • Hormonal fluctuations : Puberty, menstrual cycle, changes in contraception or menopause... these are times when blackheads are likely to appear.

Which plant-based oil should one choose to combat blackheads and enlarged pores?

Thevegetable oil of jojoba is composed of esters, saturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids, and sterols. It also contains unsaponifiables that help combat ageing and protect the skin from external aggressions. The composition of this oil closely resembles that of sebum, secreted by the body. Jojoba oil exerts a sebum-regulating action, thereby helping to regulate the flow of sebum responsible for the dilation of pores and the formation of comedones, while strengthening the hydrolipidic film. Moreover, it softens and soothes sensitive skin. It also relieves irritations and redness, in addition to protecting the skin against external aggressions. Furthermore, it reduces wrinkles and densifies the dermal tissue.

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