Anti-cellulite Procedures in a Steam Bath or Sauna

Anti-cellulite Procedures in a Steam Bath or Sauna Steam baths and saunas are popular in many countries due to their therapeutic effect. For example, it has been reported that the combination of heat and humid air can increase the efficiency of anti-cellulite procedures, such as massage and body wrap treatments. Let’s figure out what anti-cellulite procedures work best in a steam bath or sauna and what beauty products you should use for maximum effect.

The term “cellulite” in medicine and cosmetology is referred to the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous tissue that occurs in most post-pubescent females (according to estimates, its prevalence is something between 85 and 98%). It manifests itself as skin dimpling in the affected areas, most commonly affecting the buttocks, thighs, hips, and abdomen.

Contrary to a popular misconception, cellulite isn’t a disorder. According to the prevailing medical opinion, it is a normal condition that affects most women at some point in their lives. Cellulite is caused by a complex combination of factors such as hormonal factors, genetic factors, predisposing factors (distribution of subcutaneous fat, peculiarities of the micro-circulatory system, ethnicity), and lifestyle factors (diet, exercise habits, level of stress).

Although there is nothing wrong with having cellulite, a lot of women want to get rid of it since they find “orange peel skin” aesthetically unappealing. While it is impossible to eliminate cellulite once and for all, there are treatments that help to reduce its appearance. They include various topical products (creams, lotions, ointments, scrubs), massage, body wraps, and more. By combining different cellulite treatments, you can achieve visible results soon. It is widely believed that a steam bath or sauna can enhance the efficiency of anti-cellulite procedures and help to make your skin smooth and supple.

The thing is, the hot and humid air in a steam bath makes your skin much more susceptible to the active substances in anti-cellulite products, improves microcirculation and lymph drainage, and boosts the metabolism in the subcutaneous fat. Besides, active sweating helps your body to get rid of toxins, which has a positive effect on the condition of your skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite. Let’s take a look at a few anti-cellulite procedures that are especially effective in a steam bath or sauna.

Anti-cellulite Body Wraps

One of the most popular cellulite treatments that can be carried out in a steam bath is body wraps. They can improve blood circulation in the problem areas, remove toxins, boost oxygen metabolism in cells, help to get rid of excess moisture, increase skin elasticity and firmness, and reduce the appearance of “orange peel skin”.

To do a body wrap in a steam bath, you’ll need an anti-cellulite product (cream or lotion) and plastic wrap. To increase the effect of the procedure, you’ll also need an anti-cellulite body scrub. The wrap is performed after a session in the steam room, when your body actively sweats and rids itself of toxins.

First, apply anti-cellulite scrub to the skin in problem areas, massage and rinse with warm water. It will prepare your skin for the wrap. Then, apply anti-cellulite cream or lotion, massage it in and wrap the problem areas with plastic wrap. Put on a warm bath robe and lie down for 15–20 minutes. When the time is up, remove the plastic wrap, massage the problem areas once more, rinse off the product and apply moisturiser.

Anti-cellulite Massage

Anti-cellulite massage is considered one of the most effective cellulite treatments. Of course, it is most effective when performed by a professional, but at-home anti-cellulite massage can be really good for your skin too, especially if you perform it in a steam room, combining massage and exfoliation.

To perform anti-cellulite massage in a steam room, you will need a bath mitt and some coarse-grained salt, coffee grounds, or a natural salt, sugar or coffee scrub with carrier or essential oils. Moisten the mitt with water, dip it into the salt, coffee or scrub and use it to actively massage the problem areas for 3–5 minutes. Make sure that your skin is wet, otherwise you may irritate or scratch it. After the massage, rinse the skin with warm water and apply anti-cellulite cream or your regular moisturiser.

Contrast Shower

In Russia, there is a tradition to dive into a pool with cool water, dump a bucket of cold water over oneself, roll in the snow with no clothes on (in winter), or take a cold shower after banya (a steam bath with a wood stove). It turns out that this is not only a way to refresh oneself, but also an excellent anti-cellulite procedure.

Under the influence of contrasting temperatures, the skin becomes smoother and more toned, and the microcirculation of blood and lymph improves. As a result, a contrasting shower after a steam bath reduces the appearance of cellulite, restores the healthy color of the skin, makes the skin look refreshed and rejuvenated. So you definitely shouldn’t forego a cold shower after a steam bath. However, you should be careful if you have cardiovascular problems.

To achieve a visible result, as well as to prevent the recurrence of “orange peel skin”, your anti-cellulite procedures should be carried out regularly, at least once or twice a week. It is also important to choose the right anti-cellulite products for these procedures. Such products not only fight cellulite, but also nourish and moisturise the skin.

A lot of women opt for natural and organic anti-cellulite cosmetics formulated with plant- and mineral-based ingredients, such as sea salt, cosmetic clay (kaolin, bentonite, fuller’s earth), activated charcoal, algae extract, citrus essential oils, carrier oils (coconut, cocoa, mango, shea, jojoba), organic honey, coffee, red pepper, and many other ingredients that have anti-cellulite properties.

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