Stress, unusual schedules, and disrupted sleep have left several of my clients suffering with what I’m calling “pandemic pores” where the stress inside our bodies have started showing up on the outside. While I can’t end the pandemic nor make all of the stress go away, I can share some tips to help you maintain healthy-looking skin during these times.
The three signs you have Pandemic Pores
- 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 adequately hydrated. Quick tip: Bump up your moisturizer with an added hydrating serum or non-pore-clogging facial oil.
- Blackheads emerging-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 tip:Get back on track with your morning and evening skin care routines, and don’t sleep in your makeup. Add a gentle exfoliant, 2 x per week.
- 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 meditate, make exercise a part of your stress release routine, and create a daily moment of zen in a quiet place with a cup of Skin Health Tea by Yogi.
Adding these quick fixes will help you get your pandemic pores under control. Please reach out if you would like customized skin care recommendations or a consultation. I would love to share my skincare knowledge with you, and help you start feeling your best again.
Happiness, Health, and Clean Pores,
P.S. Want professional help with getting your skin under control? Here’s how I can help; book a fresh facial, a virtual facial, or a professional skincare kit delivered to your door.