Winter has a bad reputation. Words like “bitter” and “miserable” are often associated with it. In addition, winter is also known as being really bad for your skin. While it does cause some damaging effects on your skin’s elasticity and health due to the dry air of heating units indoors, it can have some positive effects as well.
Temperatures that are moderately cold can also have benefits for your skin. The cold can constrain your blood vessels in your skin. This action helps your vessels be less prone to redness and swelling as a result of your reduction in blood flow. This can reduce puffiness in your face.
Cold weather can also make you produce less oil in your skin, which may help you have fewer breakouts this winter. This is due to the reduction of sebum in your skin as well, which can clear your pores.
Sleep is also good for your skin, and you tend to get more sleep when it’s cold outside. A good night’s sleep can help reduce the circles under your eyes, keeping you looking younger.
Winter air is cleaner air. There is less bad air quality and high ozone levels in the winter. Winter air is crisper, cleaner and good to be outside in. The cooler physical activities that you do outside require you to take deeper breaths of the fresh air that will provide you with rejuvenated skin.
Contact Dr. Maurice Khosh to see how he can help you create a natural and “non-operated” look that is harmonious with your overall appearance. Call his office today.