As the largest organ in your body, your skin works hard to protect you from the environment, regulate your body temperature, eliminate toxins and provide sensory information to your brain. When healthy and well hydrated, your skin remains supple, smooth an elastic. But because of its exposure to the environment and its role in eliminating toxins, your skin can become irritated and develop rashes, blemishes and sores.
Causes and Symptoms of Skin Conditions
Environmental toxins and allergens, irritants from grooming products, infections, stress and hereditary factors can all play a role in triggering skin problems. Skin conditions often occur in response to certain foods, animal dander, wool, and ingredients in your personal grooming aids. They can also be triggered by viruses, fungi, bacteria, or parasites.
A stressful lifestyle and an unhealthy gut biome can cause “leaky gut” syndrome, where particles of food leach into your bloodstream, making their way to your skin to be pushed out through your pores, and leaving behind a blemish that may itch or ooze.
Common symptoms of skin conditions include:
- Itchy patches
- Inflamed spots
- Flaky, scaly skin
- Bumps or growths
If your skin condition is itchy, you may scratch or pick at your skin, making matters worse. Topical creams and ointments may help, but most skin conditions start from within, and they need to be healed from the inside out.
How Cryotherapy Helps Heal Skin Conditions
Cryotherapy is gaining recognition for its ability to improve skin health and reduce or eliminate the unsightly symptoms of troubled skin.
During a CryoFacial session, the surface layers of your skin are exposed to sub-freezing temperatures delivered by liquid nitrogen vapor. Your skin responds with the vasoconstriction of blood vessels, shunting fluids, blood and toxins away from the skin’s surface. Blood retreats to the warmth of your viscera, where it picks up extra oxygen and nutrients, while toxins and excess fluids are eliminated by the lymph and kidneys.
At the end of your session, as you skin warms again, replenished blood returns to the skin’s surface, bringing with it healing oxygen and nutrients, minus the excess fluids and toxins. Regular cryotherapy sessions will promote healthier, less blemished, more attractive skin, and cryotherapy also stimulates collagen production, enhancing your skin’s elasticity and youthfulness.
Cryotherapy Skin Treatment in NYC
To improve your skin and your overall health, cryotherapy is nearby in historic SoHo at Advanced Cryo NYC. Whether you treat your whole body with WBC, focus on a troubled area with localized cryo, or pamper your face with CryoFacial, you will be amazed at the difference cold therapy can make.