Increased heating and perspiration through better circulation pulls the toxins from your body through your skin.

Heat enlarges your skin pores allowing for easy removal of dirt and sweat helping your skin cells heal faster and function better. Washing away the resultant perspiration leaves your skin clean and rejuvenated. An infrared sauna can:

 

  • Reduce & improve acne;
  • Speed healing of cuts and bruises;
  • Accelerate healing of injection sites for diabetics;
  • Ease pain after an injury or an intensive sporting activity.

 

What about eczema? The exact cause of eczema is not known. Although it is activated by theimmune system and is related to allergic reactions, it is not the same as other allergic reactions. People with eczema do have the IgE antibodies (immunoglobulin E) produced by the immune system as part of allergic reactions. Contact with the external trigger (allergen) causes skin to become inflamed. The duration of the contact is not important. Eczema can develop on first contact (in days to weeks) or over time with repeated contact (in months to years). * Common triggers of eczema include the following:

  • Soap;
  • Detergents;
  • Weather (hot, cold, humid, or dry);
  • Environmental allergens;
  • Jewelry;
  • Creams;
  • Food handling;
  • Clothing;
  • Sweating;
  • Gloves;
  • Rubbing;
  • Bacteria;
  • Emotional or mental stress.

 

* Severe forms of eczema are caused by powerful allergic responses to external agents that cannot be eliminated from the environment. Risk factors for eczema include the following:

  • People with severe eczema usually also have hay fever and asthma;
  • Eczema is probably hereditary and often is found in other family members;
  • Eczema is not contagious.

 

* Risk factors for an eczema flare include the following:

  • Illness;
  • Physical or mental stress;
  • Exposure to skin irritants.

 

You probably noticed that sweating is on the list of irritants for those with eczema. You will also notice warnings and notices for people who have eczema to not use a sauna. Recent studies demonstrate that continued sauna use in an infrared sauna can not only clear eczema, but also help eczema sufferers reduce their sensitivity to other irritants. The key to seeing if an infrared sauna can clear your eczema is to try one for several days in a row for 10-­20 minutes at a lower temperature. You may notice a flare in the symptoms; if this is the case, continue using for two more days. If the symptoms continue to flare, then discontinue use; however, if you can make it through the first few days and begin seeing an improvement by about the fifth day, you are on your way to a safe an effective means of helping you manage eczema in your life. Using an infrared sauna also helps cuts and bruises to heal faster due to the sloughing of skin and improved circulation.

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