vitamin-c shower

After your infrared sauna session, refresh and re-energize in your private, en-suite Vitamin C-infused shower. Topical Vitamin C has been linked to anti-aging benefits, like improved skin texture and a vibrant complexion. Feel – and see – the difference in your skin after a sweat and shower in your private suite at SweatHouz!


Sweating helps you regulate your body temperature. As your body works hard to thermoregulate during and immediately following your sauna session, your sweat response is activated.

The volume of sweat differs from person to person, based on factors including your hydration status and acclimation to heat stress.
girl taking a vitamin-C shower
man taking a vitamin-C shower
man enjoying a shower


Sweat is mainly made of water and electrolytes (i.e., sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium). A small portion of sweat is made of waste products or ‘toxins,’ including heavy metals.

Sweat itself is odorless, but when sweat comes into contact with bacteria, it may cause an unpleasant odor. The infrared wavelengths from our saunas can kill odor-causing bacteria, resulting in a ‘cleaner’ sweat.


After your sauna session, your core temperature regulates over a period of several minutes to hours, depending upon several factors including: sauna exposure time and temperature, fitness level, acclimation to heat stress, and temperature of ambient air or water that you’re exposed to during recovery.
Immediately jumping into a hot shower (>106°F) can prolong the deliberate heat exposure, delaying the body’s ability to thermoregulate and ‘cool off.’ Prolonging heat exposure may not be recommended for all individuals. We recommend trying one of the following strategies for your post-sweat shower:
vitamin-C showerhead in shower

Frequently Asked Questions

A ) Skin is our largest organ and plays important roles in protecting us from the external environment. For example, skin is our first line of defense against UV-induced damage, and even dehydration.

B ) Healthy, normal skin contains large amounts of the antioxidant Vitamin C. Studies suggest that topical Vitamin C, when used consistently, may improve skin tone and texture, help the skin stay hydrated, and contribute to a brighter complexion. You can read more about Vitamin C and the skin in this 2017 article.
A ) Your core body temperature increases during a sauna session, after which your body works hard to thermoregulate and ‘cool off.’

B) Taking a very hot shower essentially prolongs your exposure to heat stress, slowing down or impeding your body’s ability to thermoregulate. This may not be safe or advised for everyone. Thus, we recommend trying out a lukewarm shower, where the water temperature doesn’t feel cold or hot to the touch (98 – 105°F), to allow your body to naturally cool down after your sweat.
A ) Depending upon the water temperature in the shower, cold showers can mimic the physiological response to cold plunging (i.e., vasoconstriction, analgesic/pain relief, reduced inflammation) and may provide a time efficient way to add deliberate cold exposure to a sauna session.

B ) Contrast therapy, or immediately transitioning from the infrared sauna into a cold shower or plunge (< 59°F), has been investigated as an effective way to improve circulation and speed up recovery from acute injury, among other benefits.

C ) Importantly, contrast therapy has significant vascular implications – i.e., vasoconstriction of the blood vessels in the cold and vasodilation in the heat – and may not be recommended for individuals who have current heart conditions, are pregnant, or have uncontrolled blood pressure.

D ) Safety is relative to the person. For this reason, we recommend a conservative approach of waiting a few minutes between hot and cold exposures.
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