The Benefits of a Sauna

First of all, you are saving trips to your local gym by using their sauna. This is going to save you time and it is going to save you money in the long run as well. Anyone will know that a sauna immediately makes you feel so much better. It may be a little uncomfortable while you are sitting there, roasting away. However, after you cool off, you will definitely start to feel the difference.

This is because of the impact that steam has on your skin. It has the ability to unclog pores, increase blood circulation and generally make one feel a lot healtheir.

Doctors recommend that patients with chronic asthma or stress as well as those who have problems with mucus, take a regular trip to a sauna or steam room. 

The Quick Method

This is for people who just want a quick steam bath and don't want to spend money on heaters or any other equipment. It is effective, but you have to realize that your session is not going to last very long. You also have to prepare for this in advance.

Use the smallest bathroom, so that the heat is trapped in. Start off by making sure no air or draft is going to seep in. You may need to roll a towel up and put that in front of the door. Have a look to see that there are no cracks in the window, and draw the blind closed. You will even need to close in the keyhole with some tissue paper.

Run your bath and make sure you point the shower head towards the wall. You will be able to pick up the steam a lot better like this. Have a wet cloth so that you can cool off when you get a little too warm. This is very important.

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Choose a Professional Sauna Kit

 There are a lot of different types of sauna kits that you can choose from, making it look just like a spa or the one that you use at your gym. Provided you have enough space in your bathroom and you don't have a carpet, this can be done easily enough.

You can choose from something traditional, which you would see in Finland or Sweden, or go for something more modern. More people are going for the Western red cedar kit, which may add to the American theme that you already have in your bathroom. If you price this out and compare it to the average spa, you are really getting a good deal. The fact that it is so convenient also comes into play here.

Installation is realatively easy, if you have a look at the instructions in your manual. It is just like putting anything else together. Of course, that depends on the model you have invested in.

First of all you have to know what you want. There are two main types that you can invest in:

We'll look at the Steam Heat and the Infrared Heat

Steam heat is more convenional and traditional. It usually takes about 90 minutes to warm up, so there is no way that you can rush back from work and jump into the sauna. The wait period is based on the water that needs to heat up.

Secondly, we have infrared heat, which is becoming more and more popular. It is a newer invention and works just like a heater that you plug into the wall. It takes a couuple of minutes to warm up, so you can see the reason for its popularity.



The simplicity of installation will depend on the kit you have. There are two types available here.

  • If you want to save your pennies, then go for the pre-built kit with tongue and groove boards. Although it is cheaper, it requires more effort to get it set up. You need more insulating here.
  • If your budget is set a little higher, then you can go for something that is pre-assembled, which includes the walls and ceiling. All you need to do is to put the panels together, and you have a sauna room. This is easy enough to install - there is no nailing needed. You just need to screw the benches in.

Facial Sauna Beauty Treatments

Some people just want a sauna for it's relaxing purposes, and others realize that this helps with certain treatments that they are looking for. It could be to help them with their acne, or just for overall maintenace.

It is not only for people who have problems with their skin, but everyone needs to have a cleanse about a once a week, and this is the best way. Your pores will open up, and you will feel revitilized.

Here are a couple of good recipes:

Homemade facial sauna recipe for acne


  • 1 drop Chamomile
  • 1/2 cup lavender flowers
  • 1/2 cup dried parsley
  • 2 Tbsp mint leaves
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 drop Clary-Sage Oil
  • 1 drop Lavender Oil

Homemade facial sauna recipe for dry skin


  • 1 drop Chamomile German Oil
  • 1 drop Bois De Rose Oil
  • 1 drop Palma Rosa Oil
  • 1 drop Rose Oil
  • 1 drop Sandalwood
  • 1 drop Frankinsence

Combination or Normal Skin Recipe Facial Sauna


  • 2 drops Fennel Oil
  • 2 drops Lavender Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Rose Petals
  • 4 drops Rose Geranium essential oil
  • 2 Tbsp Lavender flowers
  • 2 drops Lemon Oil

For all of these recipes, get yourself a bowl of distlled water, that is hot and mix these in. Allow the steam to come off.

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