With the cold weather just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about changing your skin care routines, especially on your face. Cold air and biting winds suck the natural moisture from your pores, leaving behind dry flaky skin that make-up can’t even cover. One of the best winter treats you can give to your skin is to get it acquainted with the benefits of a portable infrared sauna.
Rejuvenating Your Skin with an Infrared Sauna
Your skin is the largest organ of your body and plays an important role in protecting you from the harsh elements of all seasons, especially winter. With regular use of a portable infrared sauna, you will get anti-aging benefits as well as detoxification of the skin. This is especially useful for people who suffer from acne on hard to treat places such as the back. You will also notice a reduction in pore size and a lessening of the effects of scarring on your skin.
After you spend some time in your infrared sauna you should rinse your skin off with a mild soap and sponge to rid it of any deposits left behind from your sweat. Then add a moisturizing lotion while the skin is still warm to ensure that it deeply penetrates the skin and keeps it soft from the inside out. If you have naturally oily skin, use a water based cream rather than an oil based one to prevent any break outs. It is important to remember that for optimal skin health on your face that you maintain a correct balance. Over drying is just as damaging as oily skin as it causes your glands to over produce skin oils.
Spending Time Outside in the Cold
Even with the benefits of a portable infrared sauna, you still need to provide your skin with extra protection in the cold. This means covering up all the way, especially your hands and face. A scarf across the mouth area will provide protection both for your face and the sensitive lips. A warm hat pulled down to the brows will protect your forehead, while gloves will ensure that the skin on your hands does not dry out from the cold. Avoid going outside at all when there is a heavy wind, as wind will greatly decrease how cold it is and pull the moisture right off of your skin.
By starting with healthy infrared sauna treatments, and adding protection to your skin, you can ensure that even during the winter months your face is looking its absolute best.