Winter is coming, as they say in Game of Thrones. Even if you are not familiar with the book or the TV show, the temperatures are starting to drop. It might be too soon to talk about the first winter snow, but you know it won’t be long until it happens. Snow, hot cocoa, Christmas, there are so many reasons to fall in love with winter. However, there’s one thing that nobody enjoys, and that is being cold. Cold fingers, cold feet, cold ears, brrrr, what an uncomfortable feeling! Did you know, however, that your body is working hard to keep you warm? So when the temperatures drop, your body focuses on keeping your main organs warm. Therefore, areas that are not at risk receive less blood flow and tend to get cold. This winter, let’s freeze no more and protect our extremities!
Keep your head warm
Your head is unlikely to get cold because the body protects the brain. Your ears, however, that’s another story. Wearing a hat can help maintain blood flow in the area. If you are not a hat person, ear muffs are a wonderful option to protect the most vulnerable areas. Ear muffs can also serve a functional purpose, as they also hold your hair to prevent frizzy looks on windy days. Additionally, keeping your ears warm increases blood flow on the surface, helping your face to stay warm too. In other words, cold cheeks only need ear muffs!
Protect that neck
While the neck is not an extremity per se, it is connected to one and is more likely to get affected. V-neck jumpers and coats expose your neck to the cold winter wind. But wearing an elegant cashmere scarf adds a touch of je-ne-sais-quoi that keeps you warm and stylish. Scarves are hard-working winter accessories. They protect your throat from the harsh wind. They can also keep the lower part of your face warm, avoiding chapped winter lips and red noses.
Gloves vs. arm warmers
Your fingers are the first to suffer from the cold temperatures. If you have sensitive skin, you might even struggle with sore hands and cracks in winter. Additionally, as your body focuses the blood flow around the main organs, your hands are more likely to be cold. If you struggle with cold fingers in your day-to-day life, you can increase blood flow with fingerless arm and wrist warmers. These are a fantastic option if you keep getting cold hands in the office in winter. They don’t interfere with typing or everyday manual interactions. For outdoor life, stylish leather gloves are a better choice that protects your skin from the cold weather.
Warm and cozy boots for your toes
Finally, keep those toes warm and toasty in winter. In winter, you want shoes that keep your feet dry and warm. Faux fur and shearling trends are favorites to increase blood flow towards your feet. Additionally, these shoes tend to be roomy, leaving plenty of space for socks and comfort. Shoes that are too tight in winter can contrive blood circulation, making it harder to stay warm!
In conclusion, your accessories will play a crucial role in keeping you warm this winter. We tend to turn to thick jumpers in winter. While a decent jumper can go a long way, it’s not going to protect your cold extremities!