Sleeping In A Cold Room Before An Event May Be The Secret To Looking Red Carpet Ready

When you want to look your best, you spend time figuring out what outfit to wear and how to do your makeup. You probably also want your skin to look incredible. In that case, you should plan to sleep in a room that's on the chillier side. Although air conditioning may make your skin suffer if used every night, it might actually be just what you need to properly prep your skin for a big event. Jasmina Vico, a skincare expert who works with stars like Jodie Comer and Sienna Miller, told British Vogue, "I always advise my clients to sleep in a cool room (below 18 Celsius) for a night or two before an event, using plenty of pillows to keep the head raised to encourage lymphatic drainage."

Along with suggesting that you get around eight hours of decent sleep and provide your skin with oxygen, strengthening vitamin C, and a detoxifying antioxidant called glutathione, Vico revealed why a cold room can be beneficial. She explained, "It's key to keep inflammation aggressors at bay as much as possible to limit redness, swelling, and puffiness, so avoiding excess heat and steam rooms, alcohol and fried, salty and spicy foods is also key."

While sleeping in a cold room may seem like a minor adjustment that might not have a major effect, it turns out that it can do quite a bit to help improve the look of your skin.

Cold air can offer your skin plenty of benefits

Even if you prefer to snuggle up in a warm room at night, you may not be able to resist sleeping in a relatively frigid room before a big event, thanks to all of the benefits it can offer your skin. For instance, when it comes to reducing inflammation and swelling in your face, this is achieved thanks to the fact that cold air can encourage circulation, according to NetDoctor. Of course, that's not all it can do.

Chilly air can also do the work of an astringent. That means it will help deal with clogged pores and even tighten them up making them less noticeable. Sleeping in a cooler room can also give you a better night's sleep and, in turn, will make your skin look luminous while preventing dark circles from popping up under your eyes. That's not to mention the fact that when icy air hits your face, it sparks a reaction from the blood vessels, which gives you a subtle yet flattering flush in your skin that can provide you with the perfect natural blush.

If those various perks seem appealing, you'll surely understand why you might opt to put a cold room to good use before you head out for a special occasion. It could also make you curious about how some people are taking this frosty trend to the extreme.

Cryotherapy subjects your skin to subzero temperatures

Sleeping in a cold room for the benefit of your skin may end up being the first step along your chilly skincare journey. Indeed, if you've slept in a cold room and loved the results, you might want to take things up a notch with cryotherapy. Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Kiran Sethi told Vogue, "Cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen to create below-freezing temperatures."

A valuable medical treatment, it can be used in a wide range of ways, including getting rid of warts to dealing with various kinds of cancer, according to the Cleveland Clinic. As for what cryotherapy can do for the skin, Dr. Sethi explained via Vogue, "It is healing and rejuvenating."

When it comes to the specifics of how it works and what it can do for you, the cold is used to trigger and tighten the blood vessels. As the skin then warms up, those blood vessels snap back open. Because of this, oxygen can rush in. This will leave your skin looking fresh, bright, and full. On the other hand, you may want to avoid whole-body cryotherapy since it can damage your skin, isn't approved by the FDA, and requires you to be almost nude in a freezing chamber, per the American Academy of Dermatology Association. Granted, if all of this seems a little too extreme for you, then perhaps you should stick with sleeping in a cold room from time to time and occasionally splashing your face with icy water.