Skin is an important part of the body and its appearance says a lot about overall health. Susceptible to damage as we age and external forces such as weather or injury, our skin is at risk every day. It may not seem so but this is the case. The more exposure we have and the less protection we give, the more signs of aging you will have.

Using a sauna, it’s like taking your skin body-wide down into a moisturizer. A sauna should be a part of every person’s healthcare routine. It not only protects the skin and treats the skin but it prevents and tackles signs of aging. In weeks, you can actually come out looking younger than when you started. Here are the top 20 anti-aging sauna benefits you can use for amazing skin.

Helps with sleep

Do you want to really get some anti-aging done? Put on high-effective skin products and get a full night’s rest. A sauna helps with insomnia and sleep issues, allowing your body to rest and reset and giving you time to fully absorb the moisturizers and other products you put on.

Gives your pores a workout

The heat from a sauna opens pores and of course, the cold afterwards closes them again. Exfoliating like this adds some strength to your pores, allowing them to breathe cleanly without creams or oils filling them in with moisture.

Reduces inflammation

Inflammation in the body can lead to chronic conditions. Normally, we don’t associated inflammation with the skin but it does, oftentimes presenting in the form of swelling, heat, and redness. A sauna reduces inflammation in a big way, providing your skin the chance to exist without negative, inflammatory influence.

Removes dead skin cells

Skin looks younger without dead skin cells clouding it up, de-colouring it, and covering up new skin trying to get to the surface. Cells are always replenishing. To give sight to what’s new, what’s old needs ot be washed away. Through a sauna, this is what you get and in return, a bright complexion’s achieved.

A natural moisturizer

A sauna, particularly an infrared sauna, moisturizes the skin from the inside out. It’s an all-natural, chemical-free way to treat your skin to the utmost in moisture. Moisture from a sauna plays a significant role in reducing signs of aging. What would normally appear as dry skin is suddenly infused with warmth and moisture.

Reduced irritation

A lot of us have combination skin. What we need to moisturize one area can irritate another. Irritation can also occur with dry, fussy skin. A sauna gently cleanses your skin, more than even a gentle moisturizer can. Irritation gets reduced in a sauna and without removing any healthy naturally-occurring oils.

A rejuvenator

An infrared sauna more so than a steam room or a traditional sauna has been praised as a rejuvenator of sorts. Infrared heat penetrates deeply into the skin, accelerating cellular activity and rejuvenation processes. The ways that old, dead cells get removed and new cells are produced, this means healthier, newer skin.

Stimulates collagen

Collagen gives our skin some plumpness and some bounce. As we age, collagen production begins slowing down at a fast rate. When you use a sauna, you stimulate collagen and start holding back the hands of time.

Keeps the skin young

Your skin, like any other organ, has a system on which it works. A sauna creates efficiency throughout the body, allowing organ systems to function more effectively. Regular sauna use creates efficient skin that breathes and functions, keeping you young. If you’re focused on a younger appearance, you’ve got to keep your skin functioning like it did when it was younger.

Reverses UV damage

Although this effect is still being studied, in some cases, people have seen UV damaged skin reverse in appearance eliminating the sort of burns, fading, and signs of aging common among people who have been out in the sun more than the average person.

Increases circulation

Increased circulation is a necessity for healthy skin, bringing more nutrients and oxygen to the surface. As you step into a sauna, circulation increases in the same way moderate to intense cardiovascular exercise would inspire. This means more natural healing elements brought to the skin, helping to support an efficient, bright, vibrant feel.

Allows product to absorb ore easily

When your skin works better as an organ, product can more easily be absorbed. If you’re using eye cream or moisturizer, this is bound to sink in deeper and/or more efficiently when it’s after a sauna. For example, have a sauna in the morning and use your product at night. In days, you’ll see the difference for yourself.

A healthy body is healthy skin

A sauna engages a number of processes internally that helps to detoxify the body, purify and strengthen organs and internal systems, and more. Using a sauna 4-7 times a week, you’re developing a healthier body. This reflects in the shine and complexion of your skin. This means younger appearances and more protection against the elements trying to take that away.

It’s anti-wrinkle

The increased moisture and how heat completely surrounds the skin can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Saunas have been called anti-wrinkle for their ability to cut down on wrinkle development and to help make them look smoother, more even.


Saunas have a detoxifying effect, clearing away unhealthy toxins buried deep beneath the skin. We all carry around a large amount of toxins in the body, most of which are dealt with through the liver. Unfortunately, in the current environment, we take in more toxins than our livers can handle and the response is them settling into our tissue. When you sauna, you sweat and out comes those toxins which you wouldn’t otherwise be able to expunge.

You’re sweating

Like we mentioned, when you sweat, you detoxify. Not only that though but sweating purges debris and dirt from the skin. It releases anything that’s clogged pores and gets all those oils surfacing, waiting to be wiped away in the shower afterwards or when washing your wash. No exfoliator and face wash needed. A sauna naturally drags these things out.

Smoother, younger-looking complexion

Once you remove the oils, dirt, and debris clogging your pores, this leaves behind a smoother, younger-looking complexion. This doesn’t happen after a single session however but rather, occurs after multiple sessions over the course of weeks. Then, after a few months, the difference becomes even more noticeable.

Less breakouts

If you suffer from acne, blackheads, or pimples, a sauna helps all three. You won’t experience breakouts in the same way. For some, they disappear completely and for others, they are less frequent. This may not be a large aging issue however it is a point that warrants a mention. No matter age, minimal trauma on the skin results in a younger-looking appearance.

Inspire changes at a cellular level

Applying heat from an infrared sauna, traditional sauna, or steam room will actually change composition of the body at a cellular level. Cells become more resistant to heat, stronger, and overall healthier together. The result of this is that the skin ends up looking more vibrant and healthier because it is – at a cellular level.

Smoothens out scarring

Skin imperfections like scarring can be really tough to live with. There’s nothing that can really cover them or hide them. They’re always there. That said, a sauna helps. It’s no magic bullet by any means but it’s an opportunity to equip your skin with another tool it can use to reduce appearances of scarring or similar imperfections. Look and feel healthier and younger.

Sauna anti-aging benefits are preventative, can be treatment to existing problems, helps to strengthen the skin as an organ, and provides you the chance to regain youth lost or hang onto what you’ve yet to lose. Maintain, maintain, and maintain.


Healthlighten® Mini Infrared Saunas

Healthlighten® mini infrared saunas offer an experience that will aid your body with the immune-boosting benefits mentioned above and more. These spa-like, hand-crafted sanctuaries provide you with a luxurious retreat in your home. With an array of infrared sauna sizes and styles available, you are sure to find the perfect sauna to suit your home. Learn more and get yours in time for the cold and flu season.

Fall brings with it many things. Illness does not have to be one of them. With proper care and preparation, your immune system can stand up to the cold and flu viruses that seem to be waiting until the cooler months to attack. The use of an infrared sauna strengthens your immune system by increasing white blood cell production, triggering the immune system, releasing impurities, improving blood circulation, regenerating cells, and promoting relaxation. With a strong defense system, you are free to enjoy life in full health.



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