Do you feel that your skin looks grey, tired and completely devoid of vitality? Are you looking for a way to regain the glow and the healthy look of your skin? Read on to find out everything you need to know about body steaming treatment. It’s a procedure that will put you in a state of relaxation and make your skin smoother, more elastic, cleansed and moisturized (for more tips on how to release stress and anxiety, click here)
The use of body steam treatments goes deep in history. For centuries people practiced it for relaxation, medicinal or ritual purposes. It improves the overall immunity, helps in the treatment of recurrent colds, respiratory diseases, system circulation and in ailments and rheumatic diseases. But its benefits don’t end there. Body steaming reduces muscle tension, perfectly moisturizes and regenerates the skin, as well as cleanses the body of toxins.
Our skin is damaged by sunlight exposure, wearing synthetic fabrics, bathing in chlorinated water and constant contact with hundreds of chemicals. Hot steaming helps to rejuvenate our bodies and neutralize the effects of aging processes.
Additionally, body steaming is perfect for people who need a rest after a busy day at work. The hot steam has a soothing effect on our senses, it calms and relaxes our bodies. Thus, the steaming session often constitutes an introduction to a massage or it precedes other beauty treatments.
1. Cleans skin
To naturally protect itself, our skin produces sebum that keeps it lubricated. When the sebum together with the dirt and bacteria gets stuck in our pores, it causes breakouts, blackheads and skin irritation to appear. After exposing your skin to hot steam, you begin to sweat and, as a result, your pores open up. Consequently, this helps to clean your skin from the sebum stuck in the pores. Therefore, by preventing pores from clogging, bod steaming keeps your skin clean and free of breakouts and infections.
2. Avails anti-aging
Body steaming triggers a “thermoregulating” response causing skin blood vessels to dilate and leading to an improved blood flow throughout skin cells. Consequently, improved blood circulation leads to more nutrients and oxygen being delivered to skin cells. As a result, the skin gets a healthy glow that makes it feel great and look less wrinkly. Even more, sweating helps to transmit nutrients and minerals in the skin, thus it can aid building healthy collagen structures. Moreover, it helps to combat the dull and discolored look of the skin by stimulating new skin cells production. It does so through softening the surface layer of dead skin cells that make the exfoliation easier. As a result, it reveals the new skin layer and thus, encourages faster skin cell turnover.
Sweating (whether it be from exercise or from a hot steam) causes your skin to open up skin pores. As a result, the body is able to release toxins at a faster rate. Most noteworthy, body steaming causes the skin to sweat a lot more than usual, thus it becomes a great natural way of removing waste products from your body.
Capillaries dilate when exposed to the hot steam room, so blood can flow freely and easily through the whole body, transporting oxygen and leaving you feeling refreshed. Adding essential oils to the body steaming treatment turns it into a relaxing aromatherapy experience. As a result, after such a session you will feel rejuvenated, content and considerably less stressed. Moreover, hot steam positively impacts the body’s production of cortisol (a hormone that regulates the level of stress). As a result body steaming helps to heal your mind, relax, and improve your focus.
5. Relieves tension
Hot steam soothes your nerve endings and also warms and relaxes your muscles. Due to the exposure to high temperatures, it can minimize joint pains, arthritis, migraines, and headaches. Hot steam can penetrate deep into muscle tissue, consequently effectively helping in muscle recovery. As a result body steaming can be a perfect remedy for the post-workout Delayed Onset Muscles Soreness (DOMS).