Maybe it’s just me but am I the only one who looks for more ways to improve my skin, body or overall health? It’s like I’m obsessed with trying new things because I know that there are better ways and healthier ways to get the results I desire. Flawless, glowing, moisturized and natural healthy skin is a goal of mine. Now my skin from the neck down is very soft thanks to my baby lotion daily habit after each shower session but my skin from the chin up? Not so much. I still have my flaws and trial and error phases. But don’t worry, I’m working on it and I honestly think I’ve found a new love. The Sauna. I will be using this about 3x’s a week after my workout sessions to relax my muscles and tension caused from a stressful work week.
Do Sauna’s scare you? Because before I did it, they scared me too. I live in Las Vegas where Summers are 110+ on average daily. So to sit in a heated room with similar temperature wasn’t ideal for me but if I knew it was an exercise to make my skin do the unthinkable, I was down for trying something new! Little did I know, spending quality time in the Sauna a few days out of the week had more than just skin benefits.
- You can expect
- Improved Circulation
- Reproduction of Collagen
- Muscle Relaxation
- Tension and Stress Relief
- Immune System Strength
- Rinsed Pores
- Weight Loss
- Acne Shrinkage
- Glowing Skin
and that’s just to name a few. Don’t believe me? Here’s why.. Our bodies natural temperature is 98.6 degrees but once you step into a Sauna which is warmed to 150+ degrees, blood circulation and sweat production increase dramatically. The increased blood circulation draws more oxygen and nutrients to the skin’s surface. Added oxygen and nutrients leave your skin looking healthy and moisturized. Taking a sauna creates heavy sweating which rinses out the pores and helps the skins collagen to reproduce while washing away dead skin cells. The heat releases poisons and heavy metals beneath the skin so that they can be purged through respiration. In this day and age most people are exposed to toxins every day. The hot temperature also relaxes your muscles and acts as a natural pain remover. People who have suffered from acne have benefited from clear skin after using the sauna as well.
With all of these healthy benefits, one must take proper precaution before entering a Sauna.
- Drink plenty of water before and after your sauna session to keep from dehydrating
- Do not stay in a hot steamed room for more than 30 minutes
- Do not wear any contact lenses inside a sauna
- Do not bring any electronic devices inside, especially cell phones (use this as quiet time, not social media time)
- Do not take any drugs, alcohol or medication before or during your sauna time
- If you’re pregnant, please consult with a physician before stepping inside a heated sauna