I only have one friend who loves winter. As soon as the temperature falls below about 50 degrees, she pulls out her impressive beanie collection and ventures out into the icy air. Honestly, I can't relate, because I'd choose lounging on a beach over trekking through the snow any day. Not only does my nose seem to perpetually run during the winter months, but no matter how much lotion I apply to my hands, it seems like they're always dry enough to make me grouchy. I could go on and on, really, because the weird ways winter affects your body are enough to make me want to hibernate all season long, TBH.
Chances are, you probably already know that the frigid temperatures of the winter season can dry out your skin and send you searching for the most moisturizing face mask you can find in your bathroom cabinets, but there are also plenty of winter side effects that you might not expect. For example, the cold weather can actually impact your heart's activity — pretty freaky, right? Here are a couple of very interesting (hey, I'm trying my best to be positive here) things to look out for during these super chilly months.