THE UNEXPECTED UPSIDES TO COLD WEATHER ON YOUR SKIN
Cool climes aren’t all bad for your skin. Beauty perk #1: The colder temperatures can reduce inflammation and swelling and make your pores seem less visible. It’s kind of like a cryotherapy spa treatment—except it’s free. Beauty perk #2: You sleep better when it’s cooler, which leaves your skin looking more rejuvenated in the morning. When you’re sleep-deprived, your body pumps out more cortisol (a.k.a. the stress hormone). Cortisol can worsen inflammatory skin conditions like acne and psoriasis and also decreases your skin’s ability to produce skin-plumping collagen and hyaluronic acid. Beauty perk #3: Rosy cheeks. What’s not to love?