The Myth That Castor Oil Clogs Your Pores

The Myth That Castor Oil Clogs Your Pores

You may be unsure about whether you can use castor oil on your face. One of the main reasons people think castor oil clogs up our pores is due to its thick, viscous texture. Compared to lighter, drier oils, castor oil has a richer, more emollient consistency that can feel heavy or sticky on the skin, at first. However, this is actually one of Castor Oil's super powers!


What Causes Clogged Pores?

Our pores can become clogged for a few reasons. Excess oil production, dead skin cell buildup and acne-causing bacteria can all lead to blocked pores and a dull and uneven complexion. When these impurities get trapped deep within the pores, they can oxidize and harden, creating those annoying blackheads and whiteheads.


How Castor Oil Clears Pores

One of the main reasons iAMA Castor Oil is so effective at unclogging pores is its natural antimicrobial properties. The ricinoleic acid in castor oil actually inhibits the growth of acne-causing bacteria.

When bacteria builds up in our pores it can contribute to inflammation and blemishes. Castor oil's antimicrobial action helps keep these problematic bacteria in check, preventing new clogs from forming.

It can also help clear out existing blockages by reducing the bacterial buildup that leads to blackheads and whiteheads.

Plus, castor oil is a humectant, meaning it draws moisture into the skin. This helps flush out dirt, oil, and impurities from deep within the pores, leaving you with a refreshed, glowing complexion.

P.S To help you get the most out of nature's golden elixir, with every purchase of IAMA Castor Oil, you'll receive our FREE user guide!

P.P.S Check out our favourite castor oil beauty blends, rituals and recipes here

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