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.
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.
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.
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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