Sauna Benefits Skin via Infrared Light Therapy

Sauna Benefits - SkinSummer can be unkind to our skin. Obviously, sunscreen is your skin’s friend. But did you know that infrared light therapy from a sauna can also improve your skin’s appearance?

A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy¹ showed significant improvements in skin appearance after just 12 weeks of sauna skin therapy using near-infrared technology. Participants experienced a reduction in wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.

Not only did this study show skin health improvement, we also see it in our own building on a regular basis! You may or may not know that Sunlighten has an on-site day spa. Sunlight Day Spa operates on the first floor of our headquarters and is frequented by both our employees and the general Kansas City-area public. It’s a terrific facility, offering massage therapy, microdermabrasion, facials, body treatments and, yes, infrared sauna therapy.

Our spa clients often use infrared sauna sessions to complement their massages. But our aestheticians also recommend sauna therapy to facial and skin care clients. Why? Because they know from experience that among other sauna benefits, regular infrared light therapy from one of our saunas can help improve your skin’s appearance significantly. It doesn’t just feel good; there are medical sauna benefits for skin.

Note that the study cited above relating to sauna skin benefits involved near-infrared wavelengths. Sunlighten’s Solocarbon Custom Spectrum heater (the one in our mPulse full spectrum infrared saunas) is the only infrared sauna heater on the market with near-infrared technology! Our Sunlight Day Spa clients are lucky to be able to experience full spectrum infrared sauna sessions in an mPulse model sauna.

One such client loved the sauna sessions so much, she went ahead and purchased an mPulse for her own home. Laura uses her infrared sauna to detox, while noticing easier weight maintenance and better skin.

(1) B.A. Russell, N. Kellett & L.R. Reilly. Study to Determine the Efficacy of Combination LED Light Therapy (633nm and 830 nm) in Facial Skin Rejuvenation. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, 2005; 7: pp 196-200.

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