Do You Shower Before or After Sauna? (With Reasons for Both!)

Proper sauna etiquette dictates that you should shower before using a sauna. In addition, it is important to follow the hygienic practice of showering before as well as after the sauna.

Should you shower before going into the sauna?

Who doesn’t want to relax in the sauna after a long, hard day? It’s hard to imagine who wouldn’t. Now, who wants to sit on a bench in a small, hot room after a long day with an unknown person who hasn’t showered first? Again, it’s hard to imagine who would want to do that!

How should you prepare for the sauna?

-Before you shower, you’ll want to drink a lot of cold water. -Additionally, you’ll want to begin drinking the extra water well before you enter the sauna.  -Take your shower – not too hot, though.

Should you shower after the sauna?

Naturally, the next question would be, “What about afterward?” The short answer is that yes, you should also shower after using the sauna.

I think we can all guess what my vote is – cold is gold. If it feels good to you, then you should do it! Life is too short not to enjoy yourself to your fullest.

Should you take a hot or cold shower after the sauna?

How long should you wait to shower after the sauna?

It can feel so good to jump into a cool shower immediately after using the sauna, but is it a good idea? That depends on your health and the temperature difference.

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