About the Skin
As the largest organ in the body, the skin helps protect us from the invasion of external organisms. Additionally, it helps us absorb and synthesize Vitamin D that we get from sunrays, as well as regulate body temperature. Through sweat, the skin is also responsible for release of toxins.
Preparing skin for the sauna
Moisturize your face and body before or immediately upon entering a sauna. Take care to avoid such dangers as overdrying the skin or hair, breaking capillaries and contracting infections. Drinking water enables sweating and releasing toxins from the body and allows the skin to avoid overdrying.
Before entering the sauna, use a light moisturizer, such as a day cream if you have oily skin, and a heavier one, such as coconut oil if your skin is dry.
Apply a light facial scrub, and do not use heavier ones for the area around your eyes. Facial scrubs apply across the T-Zones. The steam from the sauna opens your pores and allows the facial scrub get rid of dirt. It is a good idea to re-apply the moisturizer after the sauna and after the shower while your skin is still damp.
Fat burning and anti-cellulite lotions
There are plenty of lotions which help open pores to increase sweating and circulation. These lotions improve losing inches of unwanted body fat fast through perspiration and detoxification process. Moreover, it helps lessen the appearance of cellulite that often forms from fat build-up. If you visit the sauna with aim to improve weight loss, those lotions are a good choice for you.
After the sauna
To compensate for lost water and avoid overdrying, continue drinking water after the sauna. Visit sauna to revitalize the skin, keep it hydrated with lotions and oils. After the sauna, pores are open and skin is ready for the shower. Add natural salts or moisture shower lotions. At the end, the skin will be shiny and hydrated.