Sauna Away Your Acne Naturally

Sweat. Rinse. Repeat.

Sauna regimen is a natural way to clear acne from the skin.  Since it’s National Healthy Skin Month, what better time to talk about saunas & clear skin.

Here’s how to do it the right way:

 While you’re relaxing in your Finnleo sauna, you can give your skin a workout to sweat away blackheads, pimples and other skin blemishes, making your face as clean and fresh as you feel. As long as you get hot enough to sweat – in a conventional Finnish-style sauna, infrared sauna, steam room or steam sauna – the “exercise” will work.

Take your favorite soap or facial cleanser; a brush, loofa or rough cloth for exfoliating your skin; and two towels, one to sit on and another for drying off.

First, take a hot shower and scrub the problem area gently with soap or cleanser, making sure to rinse it off well. Dry off and go relax in the sauna.

When you start sweating, in about five or 10 minutes, massage the problem area gently with the brush, sponge or cloth. Stay a couple more minutes to let the sweat wash away the dirt and dead skin. Rinse off in the shower – no soap – starting with warm water and turning it as cold as you find comfortable so your body gets to cool off. Dry off and relax until the sweating stops.

Now do it again: Back to the sauna, where you’ll start sweating more quickly, exfoliate again, sweat for a while, and shower again to cool off. Don’t use any soap, cleanser or lotions – your natural oils will do the work.
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The mirror will show you that your skin is clearer than ever, and the regimen will keep you clear without using expensive acne treatments. That’s because the sauna frees the sebaceous glands to do their work. The glands make sebum, a waxy material that protects, moisturizes and feeds your skin cells, maybe even protecting them from disease, but when the glands are blocked, acne appears. Sweat helps the sebum flow, which unclogs pores.

Note: Don’t try this if you have cystic acne, and check with your doctor if you’re taking prescription medicine. If you fill lightheaded or ill during the sauna, stand slowly and go take a cool shower to lower your body temperature.

Put your perspiration to work for you, for cleaner, fresher skin without the cost of chemicals. Sweat while you relax – and relax while you sweat.

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Don Riling

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.

2 responses to “Sauna Away Your Acne Naturally

  1. Great article for addressing skin problems while using the sauna. I would also suggest lightly massaging with (very clean) finger tips as another option. It doesn’t necessarily take abrasive elements to exfoliate and for many, a gentler, deeper stimulation is also quite successful and less potentially irritating.

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