According to a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, sauna sessions have been associated with improved skin hydration, complexion and overall health. And one of the highly successful types of sauna therapy is an infrared sauna. Infrared saunas are different from traditional sauna, since they use infrared ray emitting lamps to heat the body directly.
In this type of setup, infrared panels are used to allow the heat to enter the body tissue. A major advantage this has over conventional saunas is that it allows you to stay in the sauna room for a longer duration, since there is less heat in the air.
Infrared saunas are highly effective because they work on two major aspects of skin health, detoxification and circulation.
How Detoxification Helps to Improve Skin Health
The heat energy emitted from the infrared lamps is capable of reaching the innermost layers of the skin. This deep penetration heats up the body core, making you sweat out from the inside. This helps release toxins from not just the skin, but cleanses the body of toxins through sweat, says an article by The Sauna Place.
Role of Circulation in Healthy Skin
Due to the lack of proper blood circulation, our skin cells can start ageing quickly, which can lead to dry, fatigued and dull skin. Infrared saunas can help improve the overall quality of skin by enhancing blood circulation. The deep penetrating heat from an infrared sauna increases the blood flow in the body. This ensures that oxygen and essential nutrients are delivered to each and every cell of your body. As a result, the skin cells get a boost of blood, which makes the skin look healthier and more vibrant, while leaving you feeling rejuvenated. In short, your skin glows.
Although infrared rays are a constituent of sunlight, extended exposure to them does not cause any tanning or skin damage, unlike UV rays. Therefore, not only do you get benefits from infrared sauna sessions, you don’t need to worry about harmful side effects.
Acne and other skin conditions can have an adverse impact on the self-confidence of three out of five teenagers, says a survey by the British Skin Foundation. On the other hand, when you feel confident, you are better able to form relationships, both on a personal and professional level.
So, an indirect impact of infrared saunas could be a major increase in overall confidence and quality of living.