Infrared saunas, having stood the test of time, remain popular even today owing to their numerous health benefits, which include relieving aches, pains, and arthritis; fever therapy for colds and flus; improved immune system; detoxification; improved blood circulation; weight loss; and improved heart health and blood pressure. Apart from these advantages, infrared saunas are also deeply beneficial to the skin.
Let’s explore five infrared sauna skin benefits.
1. Clear skin
One of the most highly regarded infrared sauna skin benefits is their ability to deeply cleanse and detoxify the skin. These saunas operate by generating heat (around 60 °C) that penetrates the skin, promoting sweat production and removing toxins and impurities accumulated in the pores. Regular sessions in an infrared sauna can assist in clearing the skin of pollutants, leaving it refreshed and rejuvenated, free of acne, blemishes, and inflammation.
2. Reduce cellulite
Infrared saunas help to increase blood circulation, heat the body’s tissues, and break down fat cells. The heat that naturally occurs at this wavelength of light stimulates metabolisation of fats and toxins at a cellular level, accelerating enzyme interaction and the process of cell death via heat vibration.
3. Maintain hydration
The heat from the regular use of infrared saunas helps open skin pores, facilitating the release of sweat and natural oils. This process helps to moisturise the skin, making it softer and more supple.
Furthermore, if you have oily skin, regular infrared sauna sessions can help balance sebum production, resulting in an even skin texture and tone.
4. Anti-aging benefits
All the aforementioned benefits of infrared saunas, i.e. enhanced blood circulation, detoxification, and collagen production, help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, therefore exhibiting anti-aging effects on the skin. The deep heat penetrates the skin, resulting in cellular repair and regeneration, and in turn, a more youthful and radiant complexion.
5. Improved Complexion and Tone
Borne out of the body’s typical thermoregulatory responses to heat stress, the influence of physiological processes like increased blood flow, vasodilation and an increased propensity to sweat on your skin health has far reaching benefits, where they’re managed well.
As the delivery of nutrient-rich blood is accelerated throughout the body, molecules and compounds necessary for the development of new cells and their growth are made readily available. The presence of blood flow closer to the surface of the skin, compounding this, naturally promotes a rosier colouration,when a purely immediate perspective is taken.
More clinically, the continued exposure of the skin to infrared radiation has the capacity to benignly damage the surface of the epidermal layer, prompting a response from the skin’s fibroblasts to facilitate collagen production and growth of new tissue – effectively stimulating the growth of healthier cells.
Convinced? Reach out to SunStream Saunas today, and get started on improving your skin health today!