Cryotherapy, the latest beauty product
What have famous Hollywood stars such as Jennifer Anniston, Jessica Alba, Daniel Craig (James Bond) and Demi Moore got in common? Answer: their enthusiasm for cryotherapy as a method to promote beauty. Supermodel Gigi Hadid also regularly visits a cryosauna centre to give herself an internal boost and a younger appearance.
The benefits of cryotherapy for beauty
- Reduction of wrinkles through the boosted production of collagen
- Activation of the metabolism through burning extra calories
- Reduction of cellulite, acne and pimples through improved blood circulation and drainage of toxins
- Firmer skin
- Stimulates lymphatic drainage
- Activates blood circulation
- Reduces fatigue
- Improves sleep
- Balances hormone levels
- Stimulates cell renewal
- Natural detox for body and skin
- Closes pores
- Faster recovery after surgery
- Treatment of psoriasis and dermatitis
- Strengthens nails
Celebrities are excited about cryotherapy
World stars regularly share their experiences on social media. This kind of “promotion” has led to more people knowing about cryotherapy. Cryotherapy creates a new method to further intensify skincare and beauty. The cold stimulus stimulates the body to get on with it, to increase the production of collagen, as well as to pull the skin tight and burn more calories.
What is the effect of cryotherapy in a beauty treatment?
Cryotherapy supports blood circulation and improves lymphatic drainage. As a result, the body detoxifies itself more easily. The treatment cleanses the skin and removes waste substances, making it appear younger. The metabolism is activated and the body burns calories.
The cold stimulus promotes the breakdown of collagen, to which the body responds by creating new collagen, which in turn increases the elasticity of the skin. Wrinkles are lessened, pores shrink, and the skin feels soft. The nails also become stronger.
The thyroid gland reacts positively to the cold stimulus. After 10 days of cryotherapy, cold showers or swimming in ice water, the body develops an insulation layer. The thyroid gland produces additional thyroxin, which mobilises fatty acids, causing you to lose weight.
The cold also has a direct effect on the fatty tissue in our bodies. There are two types of fat: white fat cells that can be found mainly around the belly, butt and thighs, and brown fat cells that are responsible for the heating of our system. During a WBC session, the white fat cells are burnt as additional fuel for the heating of the body. In addition, the brown fat cells are stimulated to heat the body, without you having to exercise. This helps you to lose weight.
The cold can also contribute to slowing the ageing process and to reducing the chance of developing diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases. The process also helps some women to fight cellulite.