Skin diseases don’t just threaten health; they can have a devastating effect on self-esteem, mental health, and general wellness. Those who suffer from psoriasis know this all too well.
A look at some of the most famous lens-fogging steam room scenes in movies.
Steam has a way of curling languorously into a room, making itself at home, and softening faces and figures into mysterious forms, while encouraging sweat to bead on a perfectly formed brow or philtrum*. It’s positively cinematic. Which might be why there are so many memorable scenes throughout movie history set in steam rooms.
Keep your skin radiant and youthful with the power of steam therapy. Here’s how.
Don’t be alarmed, but you’re under attack every day. But don’t take it personally—it’s your skin that’s under attack, and every single person is at risk. Skin is constantly under siege from pollutants, allergens, and toxins that fill the air from artificial and natural sources. Even indoors your skin isn’t immune from irritants that can clog pores and damage tissue. Makeup alone can do a number on your skin.
When you buy something brand new – a new car, a smart phone, a computer – are you the type of person who reads the instruction manual cover to cover, figuring out all the features to become a super-user? Do you enjoy taking full advantage of all your various devices? Or, instead, are you the type of consumer who wants to push a button – a single button, generally – on a device that simply does what you need it to do? The user who just wants something to work, never mind the more complex functionality?
Is it hot in here, or are you looking better than ever? Actually, both—assuming you use a steam room as part of your fitness regimen. Here’s how the power of steam can help you reach your physique and athletic goals.
We’ve all done it – lingered in the shower, the bathtub, or the steam bath, not wanting to get out and face the chill of the bathroom or spa. We’ve let the water run, dreading the goose bumps on our skin, the tepid air that makes us shiver. And of course, we’ve wished for a way to extend the warmth as we stepped out onto the rug or the tiled floor.
Ah, steam—that limb-loosening, detoxifying, trance-inducing tonic for what ails you. You’ll find steam rooms in resorts, spas, community bath houses of all description, therapeutic centers, and increasingly in private homes. But where did the steam bath begin? When did humans start taking the vapors in earnest?
The healing potential of steam extends beyond mere relaxation. From helping to elevate mood to increasing metabolism, steam rooms have an important role to play in your overall wellness program.
Are you renovating or creating a brand new bathroom? It’s an exciting prospect. But have you considered how this space can age with you? How you can welcome family and visitors, young and old, and make sure that they, too, can enjoy it safely? That's where safe bathroom design comes in.
It’s hour two of the all-hands staff meeting. There’s a pause in the excitement as the IT guy is summoned to reboot PowerPoint yet again. Your shoulders still ache from that ill-advised third set of kettlebell deadlifts you had for lunch instead of the pasta puttanesca you really wanted. At this moment, you are staying alive for one reason and one reason only: the transcendently relaxing steam shower that awaits you at home.