Why does the face redden after a sauna visit?
The increased temperature in the sauna stimulates blood circulation. As a direct reaction to this, the blood vessels dilate to efficiently dissipate the excess heat. On the face, which is rich in blood vessels, this reaction shows up particularly clearly in the form of redness. But don’t worry: this redness disappears again as soon as the body cools down.
Marbling of the skin: a natural effect
A marbled skin texture can also be observed when taking a sauna. This occurs when some blood vessels are more dilated than others, resulting in an irregular skin texture. Like redness, marbling is a temporary effect that disappears after cooling down.
Redness and marbling: harmless reactions to the sauna
Both redness and marbling are normal and healthy reactions of the skin to sauna heat. They are not a sign of skin problems and do not pose a health risk. However, if these symptoms persist over a longer period of time, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist.
A visit to the sauna can cause temporary skin changes, but these are harmless. It is always advisable to listen to your body and make sure you cool down and drink enough after a sauna session.
Product recommendation: Aloe Vera Gel
After an intensive sauna session, the skin needs to be moisturized and soothed. Seven Minerals’ Aloe Vera Gel is 99% natural and provides quick relief for dry or irritated skin. It absorbs quickly, leaves no sticky feeling and is ideal after a sauna. Use it on your face and body to soothe, moisturize and leave your skin looking fresh and youthful.
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