Doctors consider Finnish sauna an excellent way to cleanse the body from toxins and restore muscle function. Therefore, a visit to the sauna is recommended after training and any sports activities. Sauna helps to relax, relieve stress, and of course, has a positive effect on skin.
It is known that our skin reflects the state of health in general. You can judge human health by skin color, its firmness and elasticity, greasiness and moisture, as well as by thickness of the layers. It is believed that healthy skin should have a pink tincture due to well supplied with blood.
The benefits of the Finnish sauna
The Finnish sauna improves skin blood circulation and gives a positive cosmetic effect without any allergies, unlike many cosmetics. A sauna can have a positive effect on skin even with diseases: psoriasis, urticaria fever, eczema, furunculosis.
The Finnish sauna is healthy due to balance of humidity and temperature. The temperature in the Finnish sauna, in comparison with a Russian baths, can be very high – up to 100 ° C, but the humidity is much less – only about 15%.
The healing effect is also explained by the fact that hot air that we breathe stimulates the supply of blood to the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, and excites their cells. Strong body warming improves and accelerates metabolic processes – this also explains the beneficial effect on skin.
As a result of visiting the Finnish sauna, not only a lot of toxins but also wastes are released. Our lungs begin to work more intensively, the heart pumps blood more actively, blood circulation is stimulated throughout the body, which positively affects work of the cardiovascular system.
Rules of conduct in the Finnish sauna
Before entering the Finnish sauna first time, take a shower, but without soap, and rub yourself dry. Do not wet your hair. The first entrance for beginners lasts – not more than 4 minutes, and for accustomed – about 7-8 minutes. After leaving the sauna, you need to relax for at least 15 minutes, and the following entrances can be longer, but no longer than 15 minutes. By the way, for beginners, as well as overweight people, it is recommended to enter sauna more, but their duration of being there should be less.
During the breaks, take a cool shower, gradually lowering the temperature of the water, drink cool mineral water, herbal tea, natural kvass or juice. In general, staying in a sauna for more than 3 hours is not recommended.