Yesterday, CBS News aired a segment on the benefits of infrared saunas starring yours truly. Watch me sweat and verbally express that I’m sweating. It’s quite riveting!
But seriously, infrared saunas majorly improve the texture of your skin. It is something I recommend for those doing my Skin Cleanse. Infrared saunas are different from ordinary saunas because they use infrared light (experienced as heat), which is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum that has the ability to penetrate the human tissue and offer health benefits. It raises your core temperature (versus the ordinary sauna, which just heats the air), extracting toxins on a cellular level while speeding up metabolism and circulation. It has been clinically proven to lower blood pressure and shrink waistlines. In addition to giving my skin a healthy flush, I swear it smooths out cellulite too!
I am fortunate to work at DTX Cellular Evolution (54th Street between 3rd and 2nd Ave) in Manhattan on Tuesdays, where they have two beautiful infrared sauna rooms complete with showers for all of your sweaty needs. I make it a point to get my ass in the sauna every Tuesday for at least 20 minutes, depending on my mood. I’ve stayed in for as long as an hour, but usually after 20-30 minutes I already feel as if I’d spent the day at the beach!