How long can the average person stay in a sauna?
While some experienced sauna users, especially in Finland, may turn the sauna into a longer social event, don't overdo it. The longer you stay in the sauna, the more you risk dehydration, so a general rule is to cap your time to 15 to 20 minutes.
How many times a week should I sauna?
The sauna/steam room should be used “2-3 times a week for no more than 10-20 minutes at a time. Some individuals like to opt for intervals. “You can do 15 to 20 minutes inside the room, take a 5 minute break outside the room, and then go back inside, repeating this for 3-4 cycles.
What should you wear in a sauna?
Wearing something comfortable made of cotton is the best thing you can wear in a sauna. A classic oversized t-shirt, a loose-fitting cotton towel, and shorts are always good for the sauna. They allow your skin to breathe freely; this helps you enjoy a sauna session to its full potential.
Should you sit or lie in a sauna?
Remember, always sit on a towel / sheet in the sauna and place your feet on it. Enter the sauna naked or covered in a tarpaulin. You should stay naked in the sauna – clothing prevents the sweat from evaporating. If possible, lie down, because then the whole body is exposed to the same temperature.
Should you put lotion on after sauna?
It is a good idea to reapply the moisturizer after the sauna, when you have showered and your skin is still damp.