When it comes to the latest trends, we usually look up to celebs for inspiration. They always seem to have it together. With perfectly styled fashion choices, skin that appears to be glowing from within, and a bright shiny smile - it's no wonder we look up to them. Did they win the gene pool lottery, or do they always appear flawless because of unlimited funds?
Fortunately for us, one beauty secret celebs swear by doesn't require having a personal trainer, on-call stylist, or a pricy Hollywood nutritionist. Infrared saunas are taking the celebrity world by storm.
A-list Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Lady Gaga, Cindy Crawford, and Miranda Kerr are swearing by infrared saunas for their health, beauty, and well-being benefits.
Eating healthy and dieting can only go so far. Infrared saunas are the new "it" trend. Learn more about why the rich and famous can't get enough.
Is an Infrared Sauna Better Than a Traditional Sauna?
First, do you know the difference between the two? Celebrities sure do, and many are claiming they'll never go back to the traditional 20-min sweat session in a conventional sauna again.
The temps in a traditional sauna can be extreme. An infrared sauna is a newer technology that allows users to still reap all of the health benefits of a sauna, without feeling like they've entered into an inferno. Instead of heating the air around you, infrared saunas use lamps to warm up the body directly. This type of heat distribution penetrates more deeply than warm air, allowing the body to rid itself of more harmful toxins and buildup. Because the environment in an infrared sauna is more bearable, it enables you to stay longer for even more detoxification.
Here what Jen has to say about them.
"I just like to mix things up, and also I really love an infrared sauna; it just allows for such beautiful, glowing skin and cell rejuvenation and detoxification. It even helps with weight loss and relaxation."
- Jennifer Anniston (reference)
Like Jennifer, many other A-listers head to the infrared sauna to keep their skin looking flawless. Some celebrities will head to the sauna 4-7 timers per week to keep their skin free of blackheads, oil, and dead skin cells.
Celebs Are Relying On Infrared Saunas For More Than Beauty
While these saunas can help keep Hollywood's leading ladies (and men) looking younger, other celebs are using them for more holistic reasons. Stars like Selena Gomez use the saunas to help balance and maintain optimal physical and mental health. We see this again with Lady Gaga, who's arguably the biggest infrared sauna supporter in the limelight. Lady Gaga relies heavily on the sauna to help cope with painful fibromyalgia symptoms and muscle spasms.
Celebs claim the saunas have had a major impact on their energy levels, sleep, skin, and overall well-being. Pretty cool, right? Who knew that relaxing in a sauna could have that many benefits? We know that celebrities don't have much time to spare during the day. Whether they're filming another Hollywood hit, recording their latest track, or making a public appearance, it's no secret many of them are short on time. Just 10-30 minutes inside of an infrared sauna is enough to experience the incredible benefits. The body gets a rush of infrared-style with light rays that make the skin glow, relax the mind, and soothe the body. The sauna helps increase circulation, reside pain, release endorphins, and relax the muscles. For many celebs, focusing on healing the inside is just as important as what we see on the outside.
It seems like celebrities are always first in line when it comes to new releases. While they may have been first to jump on the infrared sauna train, folks aren't far behind. Stepping into an infrared sauna, closing your eyes, and basking in the heat for 20 minutes not only helps completely detox your system but makes you feel luxurious. And if there's one thing the stars know, it's luxury. It's no wonder Hollywood starlets alike are making infrared saunas part of their daily beauty routine.
Celebs LOVE Doing Hot Yoga In Their Infrared Saunas
As if the world of glamorous, rich celebrities couldn't get any more expensive, many of Hollywood's finest have started to incorporate hot yoga at home in their infrared saunas. Hot yoga helps burn more calories, nourish the skin, reduce stress, and help ease depression. It's probably not a shock to most that the stars are all about hot yoga.
A personal yoga studio inside of an at-home infrared sauna is surely one perk of having an unlimited budget! A private infrared sauna in the comfort of your own home sounds like a dream to most of us, but for celebs, it's just another day in the life. Especially now considering most gyms and spas are closed or operating under restrictions due to COVID-19. But for the stars, they often opt to have an in-home infrared sauna for convenience and, most importantly, for privacy. Having a sauna at home means they can steam and detox whenever they want without fearing the paparazzi snapping an unflattering photo of them leaving a day spa.
For celebs living their life in the public eye, it's all the more important to them to take care of their bodies. Being in the limelight can't be easy. Us outsiders can only imagine what it's like to feel the scrutiny of a news article claiming you've gained weight or an unflattering photo on the cover of a gossip column honing in on dark circles and wrinkles. We're not surprised the stars are turning to infrared saunas to keep them looking picture perfect at all times.