Our skin, the largest organ in the body, is a reflection of our overall health and well-being. A partition between our external and inner world, the skin not only protects our body, but it is also an expression of how we present ourselves to the world around us. Having clear, glowing, attractive and youthful-looking skin is important for many people and conditions affecting the skin can cause the lack of self-confidence and diminished self-esteem.
The market has a plethora of beauty and anti-aging products and treatments, right from creams, lotions to cosmetic surgery to enhance beauty; however, what is required ultimately is an internal biological environment that is healthy. And, today, infrared sauna therapy promises a gentle and non-invasive way to radiant, glowing and youthful skin.
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Infrared sauna therapy has proved to be beneficial for the skin because not only does it address and reduce the outward signs of aging, but it also addresses the underlying skin conditions. Infrared sauna therapy has proved to be effective in reducing chronic skin conditions that cause acne, blemishes, rashes and skin aging and also helps to enhance the production of elastin and collagen, which helps to improve the skin’s elasticity, producing a taut, smooth and glowing youthful complexion.
Infrared sauna therapy also helps to regulate the body’s biochemistry and improve chronic skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. Infrared sauna therapy also aids in quick healing of wounds and repairing scars.
As we grow older, our skin also ages. The environment, your lifestyle and genetics, all affect the skin and contribute to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dull and sagging skin. While the market is flooded with cosmetics and anti-aging products and procedures, in the end, your skin’s health will determine its appearance. And, if you’re looking for a safe and effective anti-aging solution for your skin, then infrared sauna therapy offers unparalleled results.
An infrared sauna uses the full infrared spectrum of light (near, mid and far), where each wavelength helps to improve skin health in a specific way. The mid and far spectrums of the infrared light penetrate the epidermis of the skin, deep into the soft tissues and increase the core temperature which results in a range of biochemical responses in the physiological network.
When the temperature rises, the circulation moves to the outer parts of the body from the internal areas, i.e. to the skin. As the circulation improves, the skin takes on a full-bodied, plump appearance. And, the improved circulation also produces a rosy, glowing and youthful look to your skin.
A real-life example is Will Tennyson, who claims that infrared sauna therapy has worked wonders for his skin and complexion. He reports that just a few infrared sauna therapy sessions have made his skin softer and improved his complexion from the red rashy look.
Collagen, which comprises 80% of the skin’s dermis layer, is a protein that supports the tissues of the body and is also the main component of the connective tissue. The collagen helps to strengthen the skin, keeping it firm, taut and connected and elastin enables the stretch and bounce-back effects of the skin.
Both the fibers, collagen and elastin together create the support structure of the skin and are found in abundance in youthful skin. And, irrespective of your age, it is possible for the skin to be healthy and aesthetically appealing if both elastin and collagen are bolstered and work in harmony.
Infrared sauna therapy helps to stimulate the production of collagen. And, over time, regular infrared sauna therapy sessions can help your skin to rebuild the collagen levels, resulting in youthful skin. While it is impossible to stop the aging process, it is possible to prevent and reverse fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen production via regular infrared sauna usage. Infrared sauna therapy also helps to improve circulation, increases sweating, which in turn, helps to purify and cleanse the skin, producing a radiant, clear and youthful complexion.
A bacterial infection is the main cause of acne and detoxification of the body to eliminate the harmful bacteria is the most effective way to treat acne. Infrared sauna therapy is an excellent means of detoxification.
The infrared light from the sauna penetrates deep into the soft tissues and increases the core body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. A fever is an internal mechanism of the body that helps to combat the bacteria. And, infrared sauna therapy produces the same effect as fever occurring naturally and helps to fight the acne-causing bacteria.
Infrared sauna therapy can help mild, as well as serious, cases of acne and a 15-minute session, 3 times in a week can help to eliminate the bacteria causing acne via intense sweating and it also helps to cleanse the skin removing all the oil and impurities that clog the pores and cause acne. However, it is very important to shower after every sauna therapy session to wash away all the impurities and toxins from the skin.
Eczema and psoriasis are two chronic conditions that affect the skin. While psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder, eczema is caused because of the skin’s response to external factors like allergens and bacteria.
Both these conditions are aggravated by stress response and if the body moves out of the sympathetic dominance state i.e. stress response or fight or flight state, into a state of parasympathetic dominance, i.e. rest, nourishment, relaxation and rejuvenation, the disease will go into extended periods of remission.
The gentle infrared light from the infrared sauna penetrates the body and coaxes it from the state of stress response into a state of rest and deep relaxation, where rejuvenation can occur. Apart from this, infrared sauna therapy also helps to detoxify the body, removing the bacteria and allergens causing these skin problems, leaving the skin cleansed and itch-free.
Also, the increased collagen production because of the infrared therapy helps to heal any scarring caused by these chronic skin conditions. However, people suffering from psoriasis may find that the symptoms aggravate after a few sessions of sauna therapy; however, the symptoms will soon subside after a few sessions.
Infrared sauna therapy can help to boost the healing of the skin. This is because the infrared sauna increases the core body temperature, which causes profuse sweating, which helps to detoxify the skin and remove the dead cells. Apart from the exfoliation that occurs, infrared sauna therapy also boosts collagen production, which reveals new skin cells.
As the old, dead skin cells are washed away, the skin becomes smooth. Also, infrared sauna therapy can help to heal scars from wounds, surgeries, burns, etc. at an exponential rate. While the scars may not disappear completely, you can see a difference in the appearance and texture of the affected area and you can see a noticeable difference in the scarring after 6 months of using the infrared sauna regularly.
Now, it is possible to get smooth, youthful and healthy skin safely and easily by using infrared sauna therapy. The anti-aging and curative power of infrared sauna therapy is indeed amazing. Infrared sauna therapy has proved to be a boon for people suffering from chronic skin conditions. And, after just a few infrared sauna sessions, you are sure to notice improvements in the texture and appearance of your skin and get a glowing and healthy complexion you always dreamed of.