5 Ways Your Skin Changes in Fall

Fall may signal the return of plaid and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but it also signals something you may have overlooked—a skincare regimen change-up. Because while finding that perfect cozy sweater to tuck into is easy enough, knowing exactly what's happening to your skin as it transitions is a bit trickier. And it (unfortunately) shows. Here's what you need to know:

1. It's waaay dry

Colder weather is your cue to add more moisturizing products to your routine. No more of that bar of soap business—you need a gentle cleanser that hydrates instead, as well as moisturizer for your entire body. Try the Lavilin Body Wash Deodorant that enhances moisture levels by 34%, and leaves skin silky soft for up to 8 hours.

2. It's super sensitive

Skin becomes way more susceptible to the environment as the temperature drops—sometimes it's best just to let it have a break. When you improve this lipid barrier and give it a rest from potential irritants [like scrubs or acids], skin can get busy with other duties, like building collagen, In another words, skip aggressive treatments for a little bit, and try exfoliating less (once a week as opposed to twice, every other week)—concentrating instead on gentle cleansing and moisturizing.

3. It has summer aftershock

Whether you've spent the past few months at the beach or not, you have sun damage—most likely in the form of sun spots and more visible signs of aging.  Adding a retinoid to your routine to repair and renew. These can help with hyperpigmentation, melasma, freckles, fine wrinkles and lines and dull, sullen skin.

Another symptom of the summer months is larger pores. Sun and heat stimulate the sabaceous glands to produce more oil, which—​along with dirt and keratin​fill up and stretches out pores. UVA radiation, which penetrates into the dermis, weakens and breaks down collagen and elastin, the structure foundation of the skin, and this makes pores even more dilated. Look for peels, serums, or hydrators with salicyclic acids to clean out pores. 

4. It's more vulnerable to sun damage

Not because the sun is stronger per se, but the UV index may continue to be high and you're less aware of it/motivated to slather on the protection. Wear a moisturizer with sunscreen every morning, and SPF 50 sunscreen when doing outdoor activities. Try the Love Line Caress Pro-Age Moisturizing Cream SPF 15 which revitalizes and nourishes intracellular activity, and serves as an ideal base for make up, day and night.

5. It could be under-circulated

Cold temps constrict blood vessels and thus can hinder circulation. Without proper blood flow to the skin, your complexion can look sallow. To ensure you don't lose your glow, look for antioxidants that are known to stimulate blood flow, like rosemary, ginseng extract, and peppermint. Try the Love Line Green Hand Cream, which is excellent for dry, cracked skin, leaving hands soft and supple.