Rejuvenate Your Skin. Look Younger. Feel Younger
If you are currently experiencing skin problems or would just like to reverse the effects of aging and enjoy beautiful, radiant, healthy skin, the purifying benefits of a far infrared sauna may be the right solution for you. Far infrared therapeutic medical studies have concluded the positive outcome and alleviation of wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, dark eye circles, acne, scars and varicose veins. (6)
Many studies have found conclusive evidence that the use of far infrared eliminates skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
Acne is improved through vigorous sweating by purging the skin and subcutaneous layer of the bacteria and excess oils that cause acne. Common sense really… clean the body from the inside out and get rid of the source of infection.
The skin is the largest organ of the human body. It protects everything inside the body from infection and injury. The skin is responsible for regulating the temperature of our body and storing deadly toxins away from our vital organs.
As our skin ages it loses its elastic properties due to a reduction in the production of collagen and elastin caused, in part, by the buildup of internal toxins. The loss of these elastin proteins is the main cause of age related wrinkles.
There are a number of factors that affect how fast our skin ages. The first is our genes which definitely play a role in how quickly or slowly we age.
Other factors responsible for how old our skin looks are external and depend on the lifestyle we lead. Over indulgence of anything we ingest such as smoking, alcohol or food can play a large factor in prematurely aging our skin. Over exposure to sunlight or excessive tanning booth sessions can also be quite detrimental to skin texture and quality.
Researchers have discovered that one of the best ways to improve the look and health of our skin is with regular use of far infrared saunas. In the subcutaneous tissues, these infrared light rays are converted to heat energy which causes blood vessels and capillaries to dilate. As blood vessels and capillaries expand, circulation improves and oxygen rich blood carries significant amounts of nutrients and antibodies to the skin. Increased blood circulation serves to promote healing and rejuvenation by keeping skin moisturized and giving your skin a soft, pink glow. (1) (4)
Far infrared sauna therapy cleans your facial pores from the inside out. Infrared saunas make you sweat profusely, which opens up your pores to maximum capacity. Profuse sweating eliminates waste products and impurities such as bacteria, dirt, oil and makeup. Topical cleansing applications simply cannot achieve the deep cleansing and healing properties of naturally moisturizing infrared sauna therapy.
The human body absorbs far infrared light energy into the subcutaneous layers of the skin. One of the main benefits of far infrared penetration into the body is healthier, younger looking skin. Far infrared also increases the elasticity of the skin, naturally diminishing “crows feet” around the eyes and reducing creasing in the neck and forehead and face due to the increased production of collagen and rejuvenation of collagen-elastin tissues. At the same time, profuse sweating from infrared sauna use enhances exfoliation by rapidly removing dead skin cells and removing toxins that accumulate deep within your pores in the subcutaneous fat layer of your skin. (5)
Far infrared is the only known efficient treatment for psoriasis and eczema and other dry skin conditions. Studies have proven that far infrared speeds the healing time of wounds as it increases collagen regeneration. Far infrared stimulates the production and infiltration of fibroblasts that are thought to be the mechanism that promotes the effect of FIR on wound healing. (http://ebm.rsmjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/228/6/724)
Far infrared also promotes the healing of chronic edema like that associated with gout and complications related to COPD, by stimulating circulation to the extremities. Increased blood flow supplies nutrients and antibodies to remove and reduce swelling while the skin expels toxins through sweat glands expediting the healing process and helping your body prevent and eliminate the buildup of uric acid. (3)
**Rocky Mountain Saunas has come to the conclusions posted on this page through research and detailed investigation of these particular health benefits. References are listed and linked wherever possible.**
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INFRARED SAUNA SKIN REFERENCES
(1) Cherniaev, I.S., 1965, Investigation of the permeability of human skin to infrared radiation, Gig Sanit., 30(12)(Dec):20-24.
(2) Musin, R.F., et al., 1986, Sensitivity of human skin to infrared heat fluxes, Doki Akad Nauk SSSR., 289(3):718-20.
(3) Dr. Sasaki Kyuo, M.D. has done extensive research on the therapeutic uses of far infrared therapy. She is the author of “The Scientific Basis and Therapeutic Benefits of Far Infrared Ray Therapy’ – which presents the clinical effects of far infrared ray therapy.
(4) Reversing The Aging Process – an Enlightened Doctor’s Discovery’. ©1999 by Dr. Fouad I. Ghaly, M.D. Studies suggest that far infrared light stimulates the production of cell tissue and rapidly promotes the regeneration of skin and blood tissue.
(5) A recently reported study conducted by Ju Hee Lee, Mi Ryung Roh, and Kwang Hoon Lee in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Research Institute at the Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea reported ” IR (infrared radiation) may result in beneficial effects on skin texture and wrinkles by increasing collagen and elastin in the dermis.”
(6) Effect of Infrared Radiation on Skin and Pigmentation Yonsei Med J. 2006 Aug 31;47(4):485-90
Far infrared Sauna therapy has been documented by a multitude of scientific studies related to the overall health benefits and treatment of chronic maladies and conditions. For more information about the benefits of far infrared sauna use, please call 1-888-358-1270. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm MST.
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