Besides bodybuilders and those who frequent the gym, saunas are a popular choice for people with skin conditions. Spending time in a sauna can make the skin feel cleaner, and there is evidence the steam in a wet sauna is more effective than washing the face at clearing blemishes. Wet saunas are steamy, hot rooms. The heat makes skin sweat and opens pores. The water in the air then helps bacteria within the skin flow away from the body. If skin blemishes are due to hormones or medications, however, saunas may be less effective in this regard.
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