The Heartbreak of Acne-A Far Infrared Sauna Can Help
What teenager doesn’t want beautiful skin? During the teen years, the presence of acne can be truly heartbreaking. What’s the best advice for teenagers with acne? Deep facial cleansing using a far infrared sauna. Read on!
Acne is one of the most trying problems in a teenager’s life, and they will often do whatever it takes to clear their face of the red bumps. There are a lot of acne treatments on the market, but few outside of prescription drugs actually work. Want an acne cure without prescription drugs and spending a fortune on potions & creams? Sit in a sauna twenty or thirty minutes a day.
First some background: Acne is caused by dead skin cells and bacteria that get trapped in hair follicles. Sweat rinses bacteria out of the epidermal layer and sweat ducts. At the same time the skin is cleansed, dead cells are replaced, keeping the skin in good condition and creating a soft, youthful appearance. While sitting in a hot sauna does open the hair follicles and allow the body to sweat out acne causing debris, this doesn’t always rid the sufferer of his or her acne. Once the skin has cooled and the hair follicles close up, there can still be sweat and bacteria trapped in the follicles that begins to fester, and this can make ones face break out even more.
Next step: If you want to use the sauna a few times a week, make sure you wash your face with a gentle cleanser to get rid of that sweat before it gets re-trapped in your skin follicles and becomes a problem.
Recommendations of this treatment are not unanimous, though. Half of the acne sufferers who try it saying that a sauna makes their acne worse, and the other half say that they couldn’t live without weekly trips to the sauna. What’s the difference? A steam sauna versus an infrared sauna.
What if a steam sauna doesn’t cure your acne? Some acne sufferers complain that their condition worsens after steam sauna use, even after carefully washing their faces after wards. For those who find that the steam just makes things worse, the newer, infrared heat sauna may give them the cure they’re longing for.
Steam saunas basically heat up your body by raising the room temperature with steam and heat. This can make the sauna a little unbearable, and many people can barely take too much of it at one sitting. Infrared saunas use the tested and proven safe infrared heat rays that penetrate the body more deeply without the high temperatures of conventional steam saunas.
Most users say that the infrared sauna heat works wonders for their skin. Just a few minutes, a few times a week will help to clear up your acne. The infrared heat can also minimize scarring that result from bad acne. Also, always remember to wash your face with a gentle cleanser after any sauna time.
One final tip for guys: Big night date coming up? Look your best with a close shave. Infrared sauna use improves shaving. As the heat of the sauna opens pores, hair follicles are softened, making it easier to get a close shave.
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Author: Don Riling
Don Riling is the President of Olympic Hot Tub and has been an active member of the hot tub industry for over 20 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through hot water & sauna therapy.