All about the sauna


In this arti­cle we will try to talk about how to prop­er­ly steam in the sauna, what you need to go there and about the rules for tak­ing a sauna.

The tem­per­a­ture in the sauna

The sauna is char­ac­ter­ized by a tem­per­a­ture of up to 130 degrees. Such heat is more eas­i­ly tol­er­at­ed due to low air humid­i­ty — 10–20%. The per­son is active­ly sweat­ing.

Sauna Rules

In a sauna (unlike a bath) one does not throw water on the stove, as this can lead to burns from over­heat­ed steam. They sit or lie in the sauna, get warm and sweat.

Before the sauna, you must take a show­er, but be sure to dry your­self with a tow­el, and in no case wet your head, your hair must be dry.

Sauna cloth­ing

Be sure to bring a tow­el with you. You will need it in order to lie down or sit on it. A tow­el is nec­es­sary, first­ly, for rea­sons of hygiene, and, sec­ond­ly, because the bench­es in the sauna are quite hot and sit­ting on a bare sur­face is com­plete­ly unpleas­ant. Fur­ther, you need to take a felt cap or a thick woolen cap with you in order to pro­tect your brain from over­heat­ing. And, of course, it is advis­able to take a sauna with­out clothes.

Sauna pro­ce­dure

The first run is warm-up (3–4 min­utes), then you need to leave the steam room and take a cool show­er (18 degrees), then you need to take a short rest (for 20–30 min­utes) and make a sec­ond run, but for 10–15 min­utes. The body is steamed, and after the sec­ond entry, you can take a cool­er spir­it and again take a short break (20–30 min­utes). Fur­ther, you can repeat vis­its again. You can make as many pass­es as you like! How­ev­er, the entire sauna ses­sion should not last more than three hours!

At the end of the pro­ce­dure, you must again take a show­er and wash your hair. Since dur­ing the sauna our body los­es water and the skin becomes dry, after tak­ing a show­er, be sure to use a mois­tur­iz­ing lotion or body milk. Clothes should be put on only after you have cooled down.

How many times a week can I take a sauna

If you are rel­a­tive­ly healthy and do not try to test your endurance in the steam room (or com­pete with some­one who will sit in the steam room longer), then you can vis­it the sauna as much as you want. There are no restric­tions, every­thing is indi­vid­ual! Just do not for­get to apply mois­tur­iz­ing milk or cream to the skin after the pro­ce­dure!

What masks can be done in the sauna

As you know, the sauna has a ben­e­fi­cial effect on our skin, it opens the pores, which means it cleans­es the skin of any dirt. Masks should be done after tak­ing a sauna. While the skin of the face is steamed, apply a facial scrub, and then any mois­tur­iz­ing mask, you can even apply every­thing that is at hand (yogurt, sour cream, fresh berries and fruits — straw­ber­ries, peach, apri­cot), you can make a cucum­ber or oat­meal mask or mask from egg yolk with lemon and a lit­tle olive oil!

Food and drinks before and after the sauna

It is not rec­om­mend­ed to take heavy food before and after the sauna, as well as alco­holic bev­er­ages, includ­ing beer. Since, after tak­ing a sauna, we feel a feel­ing of thirst and hunger, it is nec­es­sary to replen­ish the water-salt bal­ance in the body. There­fore, after the sauna you need to drink water or green tea and have a snack!

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