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3 Signs You Have Pandemic Pores & What To Do About Them

No one could’ve predicted where we are right now. And this may not seem like the most important thing but if you look in the mirror every morning & night and get triggered because on top of everything else your skin looks and feels like s*&!, then maybe this may help raise your vibes just a little, so you can tackle everything else. 

Pandemic Pores

Stress, unusual schedules and disrupted sleep have left a few of my clients suffering with what I’m calling “pandemic pores” where the stress inside our bodies has started showing up on the outside. While we can’t end the pandemic nor make all the stress go away, I can share some tips to help you maintain healthy-looking skin during these times.

Three Signs You have Pandemic Pores

  1. Dry, dehydrated skin – Flaking, dryness, and tightness are all signs your skin isn’t getting enough moisture. Our pores can’t function properly when our skin is not adequately hydrated. Quick Fix: Bump up your moisturizer with an added hydrating serum or non-pore-clogging facial oil. Also check your cleanser – look for a lotion or milk based cleanser during this time.
  2. Blackheads – Your pores are getting full of excess oil and debris if you can see blackheads on your face. While we can’t reduce pore size, we can reduce the appearance of their size by keeping them clean. Quick Fix: Get back on track with your morning and evening skin care routines, and don’t sleep in your makeup. Add a gentle exfoliant 2x a week.
  3. Jawbone Acne – Whatever happens on your chin and jawbone, know it is connected to your hormones. Heightened levels of stress and anxiety can cause these types of breakouts. Quick Fix: Add an acne spot treatment to blemishes. Take time to stress release and create a daily moment of zen each day.

Adding these quick fixes will help you get your pandemic pores under control! 


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