Fall is in the air. We have cool comfort for now, but soon that Mass winter will be upon us. If there is one thing better than staying in your nice, warm bed on a cold winter morning, it just might be the promise of the all-consuming, feel-good heat you will find in a hot yoga class, or your gym sauna or steam room. Within seconds of stepping into one of the heated rooms, your body temperature rises and the blustery weather outside feels like a distant memory. But at what price to your skin?
Thanks to varied levels of moisture in the air (up to 100 percent humidity in a steam room, around 40 percent in a hot yoga class, and up to 20 percent in a sauna, depending on how much water is being poured over the hot rocks), each of these high heat/steam environments can be a great way to hydrate your skin if you follow a few skin-care rules. Skin cells need water to live, so steam can be very beneficial for keeping surface layers feeling moist and looking healthy.
Just 15 minutes in the steam room stimulates circulation, increases perspiration, and eliminates toxins. All of these are great, but it is circulation that is the most exciting. When the skin gets warm, the capillaries and vessels dilate, causing nutrient-rich blood and oxygen to be brought to the cells. Blood circulation is what feeds the skin and its cells and keeps them acting healthy, while giving the skin a glow from within. Steam will be good in moderation.
Many skin types will benefit from it. It is recommended either saunas or steam baths for acne or oily skin to detoxify the skin. It is said that steam rooms are a little better for acne-prone skin because they help balance oil production.
While performing hot yoga you must keep a track of your breath, it is the foremost thing. Once you are ready, you can begin with the poses that are bound to make you sweat and detoxify. Get your hot head on your vibey moves, love and light. Come sweat, squeeze, kick, push and plank with our team!
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Source: yahoo lifestyle