Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSkin Conditions · 10 months ago

Why does my skin turn red when I’m really cold?

When I’m very cold, my skin turns red and my hands feel numb.

3 Answers

  • 10 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Most of your blood leaves less important parts, (fingers, toes, cartilage etc ) and focuses on keeping vital organs warm such as small intestine, liver etc. The red skin, is small blood vessels reacting to the cold temperatures by getting inflamed and swollen.

  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Red means blood is rushing to the surface. An effort by the body/brain to warm up the body.

    The numbness is the dysfunction of the nerves due to starvation AKA poor blood circulation.

  • 10 months ago

    Same happens to be it’s very normal

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.