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We tested it for you... The benefits of infrared light

If the infrared sauna is one of our favorite wellness activities, it's not because its heat warms us up in winter, but because its benefits are numerous. Intrigued by the power of infrared and LEDs, we decided to take a look at these treatments that raise the temperature and boost our metabolism.

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What is infrared light?

Infrared light used in light therapy is a natural solution known for its healing and regenerative action. It accelerates the cellular repair and regeneration process to treat various skin concerns, relieve pain and promote healing of internal and external tissues.

What are the benefits of infrared light?

Depending on its form, infrared light has many benefits for the skin, body and even hair:

  • It aids physical recovery by preparing, soothing and helping to repair muscle tissue. 

  • It helps reduce acne-related inflammation, redness and other blemishes, and aids healing. 

  • It stimulates collagen and elastin production and triggers cell regeneration by penetrating deep into the skin, bringing energy and oxygen to the cells. 

  • It accelerates the tissue repair process.

  • It stimulates scalp cells for hair growth. 

  • It relieves pain through the heating action of infrared waves.

 

And to help you understand the benefits of infrared radiation, Fanny, Ellie and Elsa have tested several practices that can boost your daily routine. 

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The infrared sauna and its detoxifying benefits

Originating in Japan, the distinctive feature of the infrared sauna is its infrared heating system. It's a 100% natural practice with numerous health benefits. When infrared rays come into contact with the skin, atoms and molecules are set in motion. It's this release of energy, which we feel as heat, that enables us to reap all the benefits... 

The benefits are numerous! From skin radiance and the immune system, to sleep, stress and the elimination of toxins and fat. And this heat has the gift of soothing us completely... We explain in more detail in this article why the infrared will change your life.

Our verdict: "A real ritual to treat yourself to, for a moment alone (or for two) with immediate, visible benefits for a soothed mind and radiant skin after several sessions." - Ellie, Head of Content

 

Count €45 for a 45-minute session in the Infrared Sauna at our Rue Montmartre Flagship.

Book here

Oh My Cream, 78 rue de Montmartre 75002 Paris

Infrared sports

Infrabike at Combray Paris

Lying on your bike at 45/65°C - that's how you can sum up the Infrabike concept at Combray Paris. This form ofphysical exercise under infrared lightmight sound scary, but it's not as painful as it sounds! With your legs in a cabin heated to 45/65°C and lying down to improve your posture, you pedal at the speed and intensity you want, working your abs, thighs, calves and buttocks for 45 minutes. The result: lots of perspiration, up to 2,500 calories burned and a feeling of lightness. 

The benefits : the Infrabike stimulates the lymphatic system, flushes out toxins and burns calories (and fat) quickly thanks to heat. It tones muscles, fights cellulite, stimulates collagen synthesis and boosts the immune system. 

Our verdict: "The hardest part of the exercise? Putting your feet on the pedals without being able to see. The 45 minutes that follow go by at lightning speed! You can feel your body working, but without suffering too much, although your water-soaked leggings can testify to the effort." - Elsa, Editorial Manager

 

50€ for a 1-hour session at Combray Paris

Book on www.combray.com

Combray Paris, 219 Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré 75008 Paris

 

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Hot Pilates under 35°C at Burning Bar Paris

Burning Bar Paris offers unique sports sessions under state-of-the-art infrared heating in a small group setting in the 16th arrondissement. Cardio, Yoga or Pilates, whatever your sport of choice, this Hot Pilates club promises 50 minutes dedicated to your well-being in the half-light and under 35°C . Suitable for all levels, each class promotes alignment and balance of body and mind, stimulates energy, sculpts and tones .

The benefits : infrared heat during exercise helps reduce cellulite, stimulate metabolism, sculpt the figure and tone the skin thanks to its heating action on subcutaneous tissue. 

Our verdict: "The heat seems to support us as if we were floating. It's fascinating because the exercises are almost easy to do, as our bodies seem so much more supple under 35°C. Of course, it's hard to ignore the sweat drops. However, after 50 minutes, you feel rejuvenated, light and reboosted." - Elsa, Editorial Manager

 

Count €40 for a 50-minute session at Burning Bar Paris. 

Book on www.burningbar.fr

Burning Bar, 42 Av. Raymond Poincaré, 75116 Paris

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Charlotte Muller's regenerating long-wave infrared massage

Expert in hormonal well-being, Charlotte Muller offers sports sessions and treatments adapted to women's cycles at her temple of self-care in Paris. With her latest treatment, the Regenerating Massage, she offers a truly out-of-the-ordinary interlude to boost the body's metabolism and vitality, all on a pulsed electro-magnetic and long-wave infrared mat from HigherDose that transports us into a veritable bubble of well-being.

The benefits : combining draining, sculpting and energizing gestures with the benefits of the long-wave infrared mattress and electromagnetic fields, this treatment created by Charlotte Muller improves cellular regeneration, boosts vitality and libido, and reshapes the body while inviting relaxation. 

 

Our verdict: "The experience is simply brilliant: the warmth of the mat soothes the body and its infrared waves plunge us into a state of absolute relaxation! Combined with integral drainage, you emerge from the treatment feeling "shot", rested as if after a long nap, with the added sensation of lightness (especially in the legs)!" - Fanny, Communications Manager

 

Count €200 for 1 hour of treatment with Charlotte Muller 

Book on www.charlottemulleryoga.com/

Charlotte Muller Method, 9 rue Chaptal 75009 Paris

The benefits of Wrinkles infrared LED treatment

The benefits of the benefits of LEDs for the skina non-invasive phototherapy technique that helps improve skin quality. At their studio in the 20th arrondissement, Wrinkles offers LED Light & Glow, a 30-minute Dermalux® LED photobiomodulation treatment that targets fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture and radiance, acne, hyperpigmentation, scars and redness. This aesthetic medicine center brings together experts in the field to offer injections and facial treatments that guarantee expertise and optimum safety.

The benefits : while we are all familiar with the purifying benefits of blue LEDs and the anti-aging benefits of red light, infrared light targets redness and irritation by stimulating tissue repair, helping to reduce hyperpigmentation, brown spots and age spots. The Light & Glow treatment is particularly recommended as a complement to the Peeling treatment,

Our verdict : "Comfortably seated under the Dermalux® LEDs, the lights warm the face. You can't see much of what's going on, although you can feel the power of the LEDs behind your protective glasses. The 20 minutes go by at lightning speed, and while it will take several sessions to really see a lasting effect on skin quality, we can already see a much brighter complexion than when we arrived." - Elsa, Editorial Manager

Count €40 for a LEDS Light & Glow treatment and a wellness drink. 

Book on www.wrinkles.fr

Wrinkles, 37 Bis avenue de Gambetta, 75020 Paris

Do you have a question about the right skincare routine for your skin type? Write to us at consultation@ohmycream.com, our beauty coaches will be delighted to help.

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