Natural Anti-Aging: Benefits of Infrared Sauna

anti-aging benefits of infrared sauna

Like change, aging remains a constant in life—especially with exposure to pollution and daily stressors.

But did you know that using the sauna benefits the skin?

Infrared saunas particularly, can penetrate deeply into the skin and reduce aging by:

#1 Most Energy-Efficient #2 Most Interior Room # 3 Best Therapeutic Experience
Dynamic Saunas Venice Far Infrared Sauna Dynamic Saunas Llumeneres Far Infrared Sauna Golden Designs Hotel Edition Far Infrared Sauna
Dynamic Saunas Venice Far Infrared Sauna Dynamic Saunas Llumeneres Far Infrared Sauna Golden Designs Hotel Edition  Far Infrared Sauna

- Uses 1.8 kWh

- 0.6 kWh less than other saunas

- Free shipping

- 1710 sq. inches

- Larger than a mini ping pong table

- Fits 2 people

- Color therapy

- Himalayan salt bar

- Ambient lighting

Let’s explore some direct benefits of infrared sauna on the skin:

Promoting Cleansing and Detoxification

A deep sweat in the Golden Designs Hotel Edition Sauna will help flush out toxins and impurities from the pores, which can help keep the skin looking clear and healthy.

When toxins build up in the body, they can affect skin function, leading to various skin issues like eczema.

Infrared rays are clinically proven to penetrate the skin to reach deeper levels, removing toxins, dead skin cells, dirt, bacteria, and oils.

In addition, sweat contains compounds called dermcidin and antimicrobial peptides, which can help to kill bacteria on the skin's surface.

Promoting Collagen and Elastin Production

Sweating in the Golden Designs Hotel Edition Sauna can help promote collagen and elastin production.

Collagen and elastin are the top factors that keep our skin wrinkle-free and youthful.

In addition, it enhances skin texture, improves color, and reduces roughness and cellulite.

Improving Blood Circulation to Skin

Infrared saunas also improve the skin by enhancing circulation.

Time spent in a sauna increases blood flow to the skin due to your body's exposure to high temperatures.

This increased blood flow transports oxygen and nutrients to the skin, which helps to keep it looking healthy and radiant.

Improving Exfoliation

Sweating can aid in softening and loosening dead skin cells, making it easier for the body to shed them naturally. This helps to keep the skin looking smooth and healthy.

Reducing the Appearance of Scars

Infrared saunas have immunity-boosting effects and the remarkable ability to speed up the wound-healing process.

This is because infrared light therapy accelerates cell regeneration, supports enhanced tissue growth, and has proven results in healing skin burns and scars.

Healing the skin quickly also helps it protect and regulate the body against harmful substances.

If the skin is damaged, its ability to perform these functions may become impaired and leave you vulnerable to various illnesses or bacteria.

Surprising Infrared Sauna Benefits on the Skin

Minimizes Stress-Induced Aging

Infrared saunas promote relaxation and relieve stress which maintains youthful skin.

When we experience stress, our bodies produce stress hormones such as cortisol, sending our immune systems into overdrive and taking a toll on the skin.

Here are some ways that stress can harm the skin:

  • Triggers oil production, leading to the development of acne.
  • Causes eczema to flare up or make it worse.
  • Causes damage to skin cells, fine lines, and wrinkles.

In addition to these physical effects, stress can also impact overall skin health by causing neglect of skincare routines, unhealthy dietary choices, and loss of reparative sleep.

But using a sauna will reduce stress, keeping you looking young.

Promotes Sleep for Healthier Skin and Reduced Aging

Our bodies go into repair mode when we sleep giving the skin a chance to repair itself and regenerate new cells.

An infrared sauna like the Maxxus Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna can help you sleep better, and improve skin appearance by:

  • Improving blood flow to the skin making it look plush.
  • Promoting skin elasticity and collagen, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Reducing the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.

Now let’s explore our top sauna picks to help you maintain youthful skin.

Dynamic Saunas Venice Far Infrared Sauna

Most Energy-Efficient

The Venice Infrared Sauna only uses 1.8 kWh, while the Llumeneres Far Infrared Sauna and Golden Designs Hotel Edition Sauna both use 2.4 kWh.

While this may seem like a small amount of difference in an hour, it will help save you money in the long run.

Below is a table showing what it would cost you for each sauna if used for 80 hours at a flat rate of 10.87 cents per kilowatt hour.

Infrared Sauna Energy per Kilowatt Hour Cost if used for 80 Hours
Dynamic Saunas Venice Far Infrared Sauna 1.8 (lowest) $15.65 (cheapest)
Dynamic Saunas Llumeneres Far Infrared Sauna 2.4 $20.87
Golden Designs Hotel Edition Far Infrared Sauna 2.4 $20.87

If you’re looking for an energy-efficient sauna that won’t cost you much to run, the Venice Far Infrared Sauna is the perfect one for you.

Dynamic Saunas Venice Far Infrared Sauna

Dynamic Saunas Llumeneres Far Infrared Sauna

Most Interior Room

The Llumeneres Far Infrared Sauna offers the most interior room of the three saunas.

It has a footprint of 1710 square inches, which is a bit larger than a mini ping pong table. That’s compared to 1628 square inches of the Golden Designs Hotel Edition and 1591 square inches of the Venice Far Infrared Sauna.

Since all three are 2-person saunas, you’ll have more room—less squeezing and brushing of shoulders—in the Llumeneres Sauna than in the other saunas.

Dynamic Saunas Llumeneres Far Infrared Sauna

Golden Designs Hotel Edition Far Infrared Sauna

Best Therapeutic Experience

The Golden Designs Hotel Edition Sauna offers the most therapeutic experience because of the following features:

  • Color therapy: Relieves stress which can cause aging on the skin.
  • Himalayan salt bar: Promotes detoxification which improves overall skin health.
  • Ambient lighting: Exterior lighting that also helps promote relaxation.

Your relaxation routine will reach greater heights with the help of this sauna.

Golden Designs Hotel Edition  Far Infrared Sauna

Infrared Saunas: Take Your Anti-Aging Regimen to the Next Level

Jumping into an infrared sauna keeps your skin youthful by promoting collagen and elastin production, exfoliation, detoxification, and improving blood circulation.

Whether you’re looking for an infrared sauna that won’t use up too much power, one that will comfortably house two, or one with the best therapeutic experience, you’re sure to find one at Sun Valley Saunas.

If you prefer a larger sauna, check out our 3-person infrared saunas and 4-person saunas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does an infrared sauna help clear skin?

Yes. As infrared light penetrates your skin and heats you, it gently helps break down and push toxins out of your skin as you sweat.

After a sauna session, consume plenty of water, clean the sweat off your skin, and rinse off with cold water. This aids in closing the pores.

Does an infrared sauna dry out the skin?

No. An infrared sauna will only cause you to sweat a lot.

However, if you’ve not drunk enough water, your skin can feel dry.

Staying hydrated is essential for many health reasons, and none is more critical than preventing dry skin.

We always recommend drinking plenty of water after a sauna session.

Does infrared sauna tighten skin?

Yes. Infrared heat promotes the production of collagen, which keeps the skin from sagging, maintaining a tight, youthful look.

Additionally, collagen gives skin structure, strength, and elasticity all of which contribute to plump-looking skin.

Does infrared sauna help improve eczema?

Yes, infrared saunas can help ease the symptoms of eczema including alleviating dry, itchy, and flaky skin, and inflammation.

The heat in saunas causes blood vessels to dilate and more oxygen-rich blood flows to the skin, reducing inflammation.

Wes McMahon

Wes McMahon, is the founder of Sun Valley Saunas and a seasoned ski town sauna enthusiast. In early 2021, Wes transitioned from being an attorney and sauna aficionado in Sun Valley, Idaho, to founding Sun Valley Saunas. His deep appreciation for the Finnish sauna tradition has helped him understand and select high-quality, hand-built saunas for customers throughout North America. Combined with his understanding of the therapeutic and communal benefits of sauna culture, he advocates for the wellness practices that saunas can bring to your overall health. Got questions? Get in touch by calling 1-855-963-5665 or

Important: The information provided in our articles about saunas and related topics is intended for general informational and educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult your healthcare practitioner before using saunas, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions or are pregnant. Individual health needs vary, and what benefits one person may not be suitable for another.


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