Why exactly do many suffer more from dry skin in the chillier months of the year? Several factors contribute to the issue. First, colder air tends to be drier, meaning your skin is exposed to air that is dry vs. a more moist/humid atmosphere. Add wind to the mix, and not only is the air dry, but it’s blown against your skin, robbing it of its natural moisture. Going inside to heat up in rooms warmed up with central heating only exacerbates the issue, and dries your skin even further.
You can certainly moisturize. But, one of the best ways to encourage your body to naturally soften your skin and guard against drying effects is with infrared sauna use. As you sit in an infrared sauna, your body reacts by increasing blood flow to your skin. This encourages the fat in your cells to break up, allowing toxins to be released as the pores of your skin open. The toxin release in essence flushes the skin, sloughing off dead dry skin cells to reveal new skin beneath. It also helps improve skin tone and elasticity. Itchiness that some experience with dry skin is also relieved as dead cells are purged and blood flow increases to the epidermis. (Also outstanding for dry patches resulting from eczema and psoriasis!)
The results? Skin that is once again soft, healthy and glowing. And hey—enveloping yourself in the warmth of an infrared sauna certainly warms you up and puts you in a good mood to boot!
If you want to give your skin that healthy glow and have an excellent defense against dry skin during the colder months of the year, add a Finnleo Infrared Sauna to your home. You’ll feel better, sleep better, and look better. (Hmmm…appears to be no downside here!)