5 Ways Cold Climates Benefit Our Skin

Cold weather and skin health, skin care,  

Given that we have a few more months of freezing weather to endure, Frownies invite you to put on your rose-colored glasses with us and see if there are actually some benefits to those icy winds. After learning the following five ways chilly temperatures can help your skin, we’ve decided that maybe cold weather really isn’t so bad after all.

 It helps keep pores clog-free

Cold weather can act as a tonic or astringent; It helps to reduce clogs and keep pores less visible and refined. Cold weather also slows down and prevents the secretion of sebum, keeping shine at bay and reducing acne.

Can improve your sleep

Getting a full night’s sleep is necessary for skin health, from reducing under eye circles to making sure your complexion stays glowing. Too-high nighttime temps disturb sleep causing tossing and turning for most people while coldness mimics the body’s natural drop in internal temperature, which occurs a couple hours after we hit the sack. Therefore, most sleep scientists believe that a slightly cool room contributes to good sleep.

Reduces puffiness

Cold weather promotes blood circulation in both the face and body, having a magical effect on reducing inflammation and swelling to the eyes and face.

Can keep you looking younger

Cold weather enhances the complexion and rejuvenates skin. In a way, it slows down the aging process think of cryotherapy spa treatments or splashing cold water on your face in the morning and keeps skin tight, vibrant and radiant.

Cold helps you burn fat

Okay, so this is more of an all-over-your-body effect of cold weather, but it can make a significant impact on your general appearance: Researchers discovered that cold weather appears to trigger calorie burn. Basically, cold temps signal your brown fat (the fat that allegedly helps burn your other white fat) to get to work, meaning that winter weather can be the catalyst for weight loss.

When we think about winter weather and our skin, we think dry hands, cracked noses, red cheeks basically, were reminded of a slew of unsavory skin conditions that colder temperatures inflict upon us. Hopefully we helped you see the good side of the situation. Keep everything hydrated with Frownies fine skin care products and slow the moisture loss and prevent the problems. 

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@ANN Thank you for sharing your experience! How interesting! There are many ways to achieve the benefits of cold therapy including cryotherapy, cold plunges, and ice facial rollers. Please let us know if this is something you try!


Hello, before the pandemic struck, i lived in a very cold weather climate where I received

many compliments from men and women on my facial appearance. Some say your so pretty, others think I’m right out of college as I work in an office with those of high paying salaries. I left for home, which is a very hot tempeture and I don’t hear those comments like I use to. I read multiple articles on the reasons for this. Is there a way I could find this in a cream or serum?

Ann Li

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