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Are Infrared Saunas Good For Your Perfect Skin?

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Are Infrared Saunas Good For Your Perfect Skin? | Audacia Decor Inc.

Consider a home sauna purchase, or a previous customer of a home sauna, and wondering whether your infrared saunas have many benefits for your skin? You are at the right place. Check out the Audacia Home blog post which describes in detail all of the skin benefits of owning a sauna.

The Main 3 Skin Benefits of a Sauna

We will now briefly discuss, what is the top 3 skin benefits of owning a sauna?

Increased Collagen Production

Collagen is the protein that provides tissues and organs elasticity and prevents them from becoming rigid. This is why collagen is often known as a protein that can help you look younger and more vibrant.

Interestingly, the intense heat and steam of Clearlight saunas enhance natural collagen production which increases and rejuvenates the complexion of your skin. In particular, a study on infrared saunas found that infrared heat can stimulate collagen production. In this study, all patients found 51-75% improvements in skin texture and roughness, and 25-50% improvement in the color tone of the skin.

Detoxification

According to Dr. Erin Gilbert, MD, PHD, Another reason that saunas are good for your skin is because the intense heat induces sweating. The increased sweating has a cleansing effect on pores and glands – cleansing your skin cells of toxins and harmful components that can remain marred in your cells.

Increased Blood Circulation

Dr. Gilbert also highlights another sauna skin benefit: the intense heat present in a sauna is that it facilitates increased blood circulation throughout your body. This also helps your skin display a fresh, vibrant feel and makes you look younger and healthier.

Gilbert explains that having a sauna sessions is almost like a regular workout, but especially so for your pores! In order to effectively release toxins, your pours must open up, which the hot temperature of the sauna encourages. The opening up of your pours is what allows you to sweat. Importantly, leaving sweat on your skin can actually make acne worse, thus, it is paramount to shower after your sauna session to maximize benefits.

Now that we’ve discussed three of the main reasons saunas are good for your skin, we will help to answer some more specific questions pertaining to the topic.

Common Questions: Are Saunas Good for Your Skin?

Are Saunas Good for Your Skin? | Audacia Decor Inc.

Are Saunas Good for Acne?

In short, yes! According to Audacia Decor Inc., “saunas are great for people prone to acne. When you sweat, you reduce your skin’s oiliness….also helping to regulate your skin’s PH balance. This reduces your likelihood of developing pimples because your skin produces less sebum – a toxin that produces acne”.

Are Saunas Good for Dry Skin?

According to tylohelo.com, spending time in the intense heat of the sauna is the perfect preparation for giving your skin a peeling treatment. The intense heat softens your skin skin, and helps to remove the dead skin layers.

However, murad.com highlights that saunas can actually over dry your skin. The body’s natural reaction to dry skin is to create more oil in order to balance it out, which can lead to increased acne breakouts and dry patches. This is why it is essential to stay hydrated and have a shower to remove the sweat after a shower, allowing your pores to breath fully.

Is a Sauna Good for Itchy Skin?

Pure Sweat Flow Studio states that the intense heat of the sauna helps your pores clear out toxins, which is essential in the elimination of dry and dead skin cells – which are those that cause itchiness. Further, regular sauna use can also help reduce skin inflammation and control the constant itch associated with conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Does a Sauna Make your Skin Lighter?

In short, no. Saunas provide heat, and infrared saunas provide heat in addition to light. Neither of these components can change the color of your skin. However, the release of toxins that have remained marred in your skin can make you appear appear lighter – but it is just a fresher looking you! Not a difference in the color of your skin itself.

Are Infrared Saunas Good for Your Skin?

Infrared saunas have many of the same characteristics as traditional saunas. However, one important difference is the presence of infrared rays. Infrared rays – while they do not get as hot as traditional saunas, actually make you sweat close to twice as much. The increased sweating will further facilitate many of the benefits discussed above such as release of toxins, and providing for increased blood circulation within your body. To sum it up, infrared saunas are excellent, and likely even better than traditional saunas for your skin!

Conclusion

If you came to this blog post wondering if saunas improve your skin, I hope that we cleared this up, and that you are now confident that they do! In short, and to sum up:

  • Infrared saunas Increase collagen production which improves skin elasticity and vibrancy;
  • Saunas increase blood circulation which helps to give your skin a more vibrant glow;
  • Saunas increase detoxification and release of chemicals from your pores – which significantly aid in skin conditions and the overall health of your skin.

If you are considering purchasing a home sauna for skin benefits and are not sure which one to choose, please feel free to reach out to us at info@audaciahome.com or give us a call at 844-793-0403.

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