Even with acne, go to the sauna?
Not only teenagers in puberty suffer from acne. Many adults also feel restricted in their quality of life by the unloved pimples. For example, many believe that they could not go to the sauna if they had acne. On the one hand, because it is not a pleasant sight for other sauna guests, and on the other hand because they fear that the acne could be aggravated by the warm and humid climate in the sauna. There is no reason for either fear.
Acne is not contagious
Although the unpleasant pimples are not nice to look at, they are not contagious for other sauna guests. So even with acne, you can go to the sauna without worrying. This certainly requires some self-confidence, but in the end it must be clear that almost everyone is bothered by acne at some point in their life. From this point of view, there are, at best, aesthetic concerns that could speak against a visit to the sauna.
Saunas can improve the appearance of the skin
Also from a medical point of view, there is no reason to avoid the sauna with acne. Those who like to go to the sauna or want to rediscover the steam bath for themselves can also do so with acne. Although the warmth initially increases the production of sebum, the wide open pores now allow it to drain off much more easily. A light rubbing with a terry cloth after the sauna session removes the excess sebum and also has a certain peeling effect.
Moreover, the skin is also more receptive for appropriate skin care products after having a sauna, so that the skin appearance can be influenced favourably by visiting the sauna even in case of acne.