Winter weather can be especially damaging on your skin. Dropping humidity levels and a lack of moisture in the air can leave your skin looking dull, dry and flaky. However, winter weather isn’t all bad. There are actually some perks to those biting winds and cooler temperatures.
Cold weather can help your skin and fight back against aging when combined with a great winter skincare routine. Here’s why the winter months can benefit your complexion.
It Helps Keep Pores Open and Unclogged
Colder temperatures can act as a tonic or astringent reducing clogged pores and keeping them less visible. Cold weather also slows down and prevents the secretion of sebum, keeping shine at bay and waterproofing your skin and hair. Open pores and less oil means reduced acne as well.
Puffiness and Inflammation Is Reduced
After an injury, you likely apply ice packs to decrease swelling and pain. Cold air acts as a natural ice pack to decrease inflammation. Cold weather also promotes blood circulation in both the face and the rest of your body. An increase in circulation means reduced inflammation and naturally less-puffy eyes.
A Better Night’s Sleep
Sleep is vital for healthy looking skin. From reducing under-eye circles to giving you a glowing complexion, a full night’s sleep is imperative. Warm nighttime temperatures in the summer months actually disturb your sleep patterns causing tossing and turning for most people. Cooler temperatures while you sleep mimics the body’s natural drop in internal temperature that occurs a few hours after you doze off.
If your bedroom temperature is set between 60 and 67 degrees, you might burn more calories, too.
Rejuvenates the Face
When you wash your face with cold water in the morning, it keeps your skin tight, vibrant and radiant. Cold water tightens your cuticles and pores, sealing the pores in the skin. It is harder for dirt and oils to get into your pores if they are smaller. The cold weather works to rejuvenate your face in the same way with your skin as cold water.
Adds Color In Your Cheeks
Moderately cold temperatures train your blood vessels to be responsive, causing a pleasant pink hue in your cheeks. If you plan to be out in colder weather, feel free to skip the blush for an all-natural look.
Creates Better Air Quality
The spring and summer months are known for fun-in-the-sun, but also for bad air quality and high ozone levels. The crisp, clean quality of cold air makes this time of year a great time to be outside in nature. Take a long walk outdoors and breathe in the fresh, crisp air to rejuvenate your entire body.
Slows Down Aging
Cold weather enhances the complexion and rejuvenates the skin. In a way, it slows down the aging process by keeping skin tight, vibrant, and radiant. Think of a free cryotherapy spa treatment the next time you step outside and feel a chill.
Moderately cold temperatures can be good for the skin’s overall health by constraining blood vessels. This makes blood vessels less prone to redness and swelling.
Helps Your Body Burn Fat
Cooler weather can make a significant impact on your general appearance. In 2012, researchers discovered that cold weather appears to trigger calorie burning. Cold temperatures signal your “brown fat” to burn faster, meaning that winter weather can be the catalyst for weight control.
When it’s cold, your body works harder to maintain your core temperature, corresponding to a boost in metabolism productivity.
Giving Your Winter Skin a Boost
There’s no doubt about it; winter can be tough on our bodies and overall wellbeing. Treat your skin (and yourself!) to a winter skin treatment from Radiance Skincare & Laser Medspa. A facial will give your skin the nourishment and moisturizing it craves.