6 beauty benefits of sauna bathing

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Beauty comes from within. But it also comes from sweating it out in the sauna! Here is a list of six reasons why sauna is a great choice, when you are looking to amp up your beauty routine. 

Sauna rejuvenates the skin

Collagen is the protein that gives our tissues and organs strength and elasticity. The heat in steam baths and sauna enhances collagen production, thereby strengthening and rejuvenating the complexion. The heat also helps the skin getting rid of dead skin cells, promoting the growth of newer and healthier ones. 

Sweating has a cleansing effect

The heavy sweating induced in a sauna has a cleansing effect on pores and glands, flushing out toxins and impurities. The result is a healthier skin, less prone to acne, blackheads and pimples. You can read more here about skin and sauna. 

Get that glow with sauna

When you get into a sauna, the temperature leads to a dramatic increase in blood circulation. This in turn gives your skin a healthy and fresh appearance, as if you were coming straight from the skiing slope or from a run in the woods. A fresh, healthy glow - with no need for makeup.

Keep your skin moisturised

The heat and the sweating induced in the sauna stimulates the sebaceous glands in the skin. These glands’ function is to keep the skin moisturised and lubricated. By stimulating their production of sebum, sauna helps keeping your skin in great shape.

Sauna before scrubbing

Spending time in the heat and moisture of a sauna is the perfect preparation before giving your skin a peeling treatment. The sweating and the heat softens dry skin, and helps in removing dead skin layers. Give your skin a good scrub after the sauna, and you will be rewarded with baby soft skin. Read more here, about how to make your own scrub from products you probably already have in your own kitchen. 

Burn calories with sauna

Did you know that an hour in the sauna or in a hot bath actually burns calories? It is the raise in body temperature that has this effect. Research indicates that you can actually burn as much calories from a sauna session, as you can from going for a run.