What to wear in the sauna?
The first step before entering the sauna is to undress and shower. You need to take off the dirty clothes and shoes you have worn during the day.
If you enter the sauna in everyday clothes, the heat will release dirt and dust into the air, and you won't get the full benefits of a good sauna session.
After taking a shower, you should decide what to wear during those 10 to 45 minutes in the sauna. This will ultimately depend on your attitude towards social norms and your comfort.
If you do not care about conventions, strip down and let every part of your body enjoy the high temperatures and deep sweat saunas produce. If you have a sauna at home, you do not have to worry about clothing. In this case, you can enjoy the benefits of a sauna even naked.
Otherwise, you should decide what you want to wear in a public sauna. You should follow the simple saying, "wearing as little clothing as possible." Most people just wear a towel. Your goal should be to relax and enjoy the benefits of the sauna as much as possible.
CAN YOU WEAR A SWIMSUIT IN THE SAUNA?
Even though the swimsuit might sound like a practical solution, it can be dangerous to your health. Like any other garment made of PVC fabric, it obstructs the breathing of your skin. Not to mention the possibility of it melting at high temperatures and releasing toxic chemicals and fumes. Furthermore, swimsuits with dangling decorative pieces (jewelry and metal pieces) can burn your skin when they get hot.
Also, you will feel uncomfortable in this insulating material after some time in the heat. You will not enjoy wearing something that absorbs too much heat. Therefore, if you decide there is no other choice, wear a loose-fitting swimsuit made of natural fibers, like cotton. This type of material allows for better ventilation while sitting in the sauna.
TOWEL IN THE SAUNA
Finns believe that wearing a towel around your waist is the only way to get the ultimate experience. It's enough to protect both your privacy and the bench from your sweat and the spread of bacteria.
Our advice is to choose a cotton towel. This material will completely absorb your sweat and keep you comfortable.
COTTON CLOTHES IN THE 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.
Always wear clean clothes before entering the sauna, and remember that wearing clothes does not mean you should not take a towel into the sauna. On the contrary, if you do not need the towel as a cover, you must put it on the bench and sit on it. This way, you will protect yourself from bacteria and, at the same time, keep the seat clean.
Another tip. Avoid tight underwear, especially your bra, to avoid the discomfort that tight clothes can cause in a room with high temperature and humidity.
SUMMARY OF WHAT YOU SHOULD AVOID WEARING IN A SAUNA
Dirty and tight-fitting clothes: It's uncomfortable and bad for your health.
Workout clothes and sweatsuits: Any garments made of PVC are the wrong choice when using the sauna, as they can melt in high temperatures and don't allow your body to breathe.
Metal jewelry and piercings: They heat up and can burn you.
Lotions and creams: These can clog your pores and prevent your skin from breathing freely.
Knowing what to wear in a sauna is just as important as knowing its benefits. Now you know the best clothing options for sauna bathing. It's time for you to enjoy your sauna session!