SAUNAS AND YOUR BEAUTY REGIME
There are many positive effects of sauna lifestyle on your beauty routine, see below for few examples!
Your organs and tissues rely on a protein called collagen for their continued strength and elasticity. The heat provided by sauna and steam baths boosts collagen production, thus rejuvenating and strengthening your complexion. This same therapeutic heat also supports the removal of dead skin cells and stimulates the growth of healthy new ones.
Cleansing & Detoxification
The increased heat and sweat produced from a sauna session can help open pores, and flush toxins from the skin. These can include traces of dirt, makeup, alcohol, nicotine, metals and other pollution. In a way, it’s like having a facial, but allows for deep cleansing and rejuvenation of the dermal layer of your entire body. Regular sauna baths –most notably steamy ones, can have a transformative effect on the skin’s appearance.
It should be noted that our skin (and liver) are willing and able to provide this detox by themselves, but many sauna enthusiasts say accelerating the process can facilitate clear skin faster.
Glow & Vitality
Consistent sweating can improve the texture, tone and clarity of skin, reduce the effects of sun damage, and even slow the aging process. The heightened temperatures of a sauna can contribute to a substantial increase in blood circulation. Consequently, this effect can give your skin the appearance of energy and vitality as if you were fresh from a run on the beach, or just reached the summit on an afternoon hike. A vibrant and hearty glow, without makeup!
The sebaceous glands in the skin are there to keep it lubricated and moisturized, and the heat and perspiration caused by the sauna stimulates these glands. By kickstarting their production of sebum, regular visits to the sauna help keep your skin in fantastic shape. Keep in mind that heat exposure can also dry out skin, and rehydrating (both internally with water –and externally with skin moisturizers) is a vital part of any consistent sauna regimen.
Scrubbing & Exfoliating
Experts suggest that before entering the sauna, shower with a gentle exfoliating scrub. The heat and sweating help to soften dry skin, aiding in the removal of dead skin layers. For baby-soft results, follow up your sauna with a good scrub of the skin by showering and exfoliating again afterward.
Research studies note that it may be possible to burn a similar number of calories with a hot bath or with jogging. Yes, an hour in the sauna (or in a hot bath) can actually burn calories! This is largely due to the associated rise in body temperature. While a regimen of physical activity shouldn’t be fully substituted by passive heating, these results to suggest that sauna can be complementary to a healthy active lifestyle.