Sauna is good for the skin
The analysis of skin properties was done in a group, consisting of 40 persons 20-49 years old, regularly visiting
sauna. The following properties were analyzed: moisture, barrier function, quantity of skin fat, pH of skin surface,
tendency to reddening. The same parameters were determined in a control group of persons never visiting sauna. It turned out
that the skin of sauna lovers had better barrier function, more stable pH and restored quicker after loss of moisture due
to being in sauna for 15 minutes at 80˚ C. Skin reddening due to high temperature was not so considerable in sauna haunters
as compared with those who just started to visit sauna recently. Besides, the skin in sauna lovers appeared to be less oily
as compared with the group that had never visited sauna.