Skøn – Magazine
If you dream of an even and firm skin with a beautiful glow, cryotherapy may be the solution for you. Read along when the SKØN tests whether extremely cold temperatures can do wonders for your skin.
>>You no longer have to go winter bathing to feel the adrenaline rush when your body is exposed to extreme cold. Cryotherapy can expose your body to minus temperatures as low as -125 degrees. The Japanese doctor, Dr. Yamauchi, created whole body cryotherapy back in 1978 by chance, and since then the beauty treatment has become especially popular in Poland, England and the United States, and now Denmark is on the move. Cryotherapy is said to be able to speed up the healing process, reduce inflammation, provide firmer skin and be a good supplement to weight loss, but it requires more than one trip in the cryo chamber. The treatment only takes 3 minutes, which must be on the top list of the fastest beauty treatments I’ve tried<<.
A COOL SHOCK FOR THE WHOLE BODY
>>The thought of the extremely cold degrees have seemed a bit unreal to me right until I switched to shorts, sports bra, boots and gloves, and I could see the nitrogen flowing across the cryo chamber at CryoLab CPH in Hellerup. It looks really cold, and as the temperature hits -110 degrees, I take courage and step up to the platform in the chamber, which is set to my height, so that my head just protrudes over the edge – Phew! I quickly understood why the cold is described as “dry” as I stand in there, because it certainly doesn’t feel like -110 degrees would do in reality. As the temperature drops from -110 to -125 degrees, I can feel the tension and joy flowing through my body, which I think is a defensive reaction to the low temperature. Best as I’ve got used to the cold, the three minutes have passed. The second I get out, I can feel the adrenaline pumping, and the cold temperature has also left its marks on my cold, reddish skin, which I can immediately feel the body trying to warm up again. As the cold shock has subsided and the color has left my cheeks, I can feel how my skin feels firmer and has more glow. If I want to see the great results, however, the treatment must be repeated several times, but just for now I have a happy, fresh feeling in my body, which I could well become a little addicted to<<.