Spring is (finally) here, which means warmer weather is right around the corner. While this may be an exciting time of the year for many, those suffering from skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema are probably cringing at the thought of sundresses, shorts and tank tops. While they may be all too familiar with the itchy, painful and, sometimes, embarrassing side effects of these skin conditions, they may not know that there is a safe, natural way to reduce the symptoms.
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that is caused by skin cells growing too quickly and accumulating on the skin’s surface, forming painful red, scaly patches. The immune system plays a large role in the development of psoriasis while stress is often a trigger of it. Similarly, eczema is also a skin condition that causes the skin to appear red and feel itchy. It can be brought-on by allergens and stress; understanding what triggers the symptoms helps to lay out the best course of action for managing them.
The Solution – Healthy Heat
The powerful, warming heat of an infrared sauna can dramatically improve the appearance of skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. The radiant heat from a relaxing infrared sauna session heats the body directly, penetrating tissue up to two inches deep and gradually raising the body’s core temperature to activate sweat glands and widen blood vessels to increase blood circulation, which in turn:
- Strengthens the immune system, helping to enable healing and combat flare-ups
- Reduces your stress level, a major trigger for psoriasis and eczema
- Carries bacteria, deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells toward the outside surface of your body, expelling them via sweat
- Draws skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface to rejuvenate skin, for improved elasticity and texture
What About Color?
Color Light Therapy, or chromotherapy, is a technique of restoring imbalance by means of applying color to the body and its use dates back as far as the Mayan culture. There are six main colors of healing (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet), with each playing a role in overall healing. Yellow, specifically, is excellent for skin conditions. Pair chromotherapy with regular infrared sauna use and you’ve got an effective combo that can help dramatically improve the appearance of skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Begin Healing Today
Don’t let skin conditions keep you from enjoying the beautiful summer season. All of our saunas come with chromotherapy lighting, so managing the symptoms of a skin condition has never been easier, or more relaxing. And now, we’ve made it more affordable. We offer financing on our Clearlight infrared saunas to make owning your own a reality. Compare the sauna models and contact us with questions or to begin your order.
If you live in the Madison, WI area, stop in and enjoy a $20 intro session!