Cold weather often gets a bad reputation, even with your skin. Most people think about how the dry air can negatively impact your complexion. However, the winter months have some benefits for your facial skin too. At Beverly Hills Center, we want to help patients retain a healthy and attractive complexion all year long – including the seasons when the air may be extra chilly. Since we can’t stop the winter from approaching, here are some positive takeaways that your skin can get from cooler temperatures:
Less Redness and Puffiness. Cold temperatures naturally cause your blood vessels to constrict. Decreased blood flow to your facial skin can mean less chances of unsightly redness and puffiness/swelling.
Fewer Breakouts. If you struggle with acne during the summer, you may get a welcome reprieve during the winter. Cold weather can also make you produce less oil in your skin, which can mean less acne flare-ups. A reduction of sebum in your skin during the winter helps clear your pores in general for a healthier, smoother complexion.
More Refreshed. Many people report getting more sleep during the winter months. Quality and duration of sleep can drastically affect the health and appearance of your skin. You can enjoy a more refreshed complexion with a reduction of dark circles that often indicate a lack of sleep. In addition to sleep, your skin will benefit from a cleaner and higher quality of air that is often noted in the winter. Breathing in clean air helps your skin rejuvenate and replenish itself.
Ideal Time for TLC. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments available in facial rejuvenation. For many of these treatment and procedures, there is a period of downtime that must be adhered to, which can often include avoiding sun exposure to maximize your results. Many patients find that the winter is the best time to undergo facial plastic surgery or even get non-invasive treatments such as micro-needling or laser therapy. It is easier to have a little privacy in the winter, and you can also avoid the risk of too much sun following your treatment.
Does Your Complexion Need Some Help This Winter?
If you want to learn more about how you can keep your skin refreshed and healthy as the air gets colder, please contact our team at Beverly Hills Center. We offer a full menu of treatments as well as skin care products to ensure winter has a positive impact on your complexion rather than a negative one.