Articles on Beauty and Health

At the Estepona Hyperbathic Centre we specialise in skin rejuvenation and ageing delay thanks to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Hyperbaric medicine has excellent results as an anti-aging treatment as it helps both externally and internally, mentally and physically.

Fill yourself with life thanks to oxygen.

In this collection of articles we will bring you beauty and health information. To do this we will talk about topics as interesting and necessary as tips to take care of us, food, benefits of oxygen therapy as a beauty treatment … etc and much more information that we will create to nourish this section of our blog.

In addition, we will talk about cases of people who have passed through our center and have received oxygen therapy treatment. We will see how hyperbaric medicine has helped them and what changes they have noticed.

Cold Day Health Tips

Now that we have the Gloria squall on our hands, the weather has become more unstable. Cold wind, snow, frost, rough sea… Just look at the snow that has fallen in Sierra Bermeja. Therefore, these days we must pay special attention to our health.

Today we bring you a series of tips to protect you in these cold days. Don’t miss it!

Health tips for cold days

Avoiding alcoholic beverages

The main reason to avoid these types of drinks is that alcohol dilates the blood vessels and increases heat loss. In addition, it has the effect of making us not notice the real cold, so we can incur is to undress, and therefore catch cold.

At Home

Getting a warm home without leaks is a good start to avoiding health problems caused by cold. Some of the things we can do are:

  • Try to maintain a temperature between 20ºC and 22º C.
  • If you do not have heaters or systems that generate heat, you should avoid standing still. Physical activity generates heat and helps to combat cold.
  • Avoid sudden temperature changes

IMPORTANT – Greenhouses

When we talk about health tips to avoid the cold, many people tend to abuse stoves, so you have to be especially careful with wood and gas stoves to avoid risks of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.


Many people do not know that wearing several thin layers is much more effective, and protects us much more from freezing temperatures, than wearing just one thick layer. This is because they form insulating air chambers between them. But this is not enough, these days, to avoid the cold, it is recommended to wear the following clothes:

  • Hats
  • Earmuffs
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Prepared socks for the cold
  • Winter boots, in case of rain or snow

Avoiding self-medication

If we want to take care of our health it is very important not to self-medicate. If you have any symptoms of illness, you must go to your doctor so that he can prescribe the most suitable treatment for your situation. On extra days, the illnesses that require special attention are

  • Heart problems
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Cold and flu
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Diabetics

Benefits of oxygen therapy for your skin

Well known are the effects of oxygen therapy in the world of medicine, as they have a very favorable impact on treatments of brain damage, diabetes, fibromyalgia … etc. Despite this, its benefits do not end in this field, as hyperbaric oxygen has a very interesting use in the world of beauty.

There are many celebrities who, in recent years, have launched to try these therapies, from Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Madonna to Victoria Beckham or Pilar Rubio. Join us to present the benefits of oxygen therapy for your skin.

What effects does oxygen therapy have on our skin?

With the passage of time, the skin loses luminosity, becomes duller, less elastic, more aged in short. To this must be added the action of external factors, such as pollution, stress, poor diet, consuming some harmful substances such as tobacco, not drinking enough water and lack of physical activity, which cause that the process of oxygenation of our skin is not what it should be.

Hyperbaric oxygen is used to restore the skin to a more youthful and radiant state.

The effect that this therapy has on the skin is very simple, it introduces a high amount of oxygen into our cells, that oxygen that it needs so much and of which it has been deprived, either by the passage of time, or by life itself.

Since hyperbaric oxygen generates a greater proliferation of collagen, natural collagen of very good quality. It could be perfectly indicated in the search of improvement of the aesthetics of the people who are submitted to this type of treatments.

Rafael Sanchez González, Specialist in hyperbaric medicine at Centro Hiperbárico de Estepona.
Hyperbaric Medicine Patients

For whom is this treatment indicated?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is non-invasive, and is indicated as a beauty treatment for anyone who feels any of these signs:

  • Tight skin with wrinkles and fine lines
  • Pale or dull skin
  • Skin with obvious damage due to sun exposure
  • Acne and dehydrated skin, as oxygen has antribacterial effects.
  • Skins of smokers or people exposed to smoke.

Effects of oxygen therapy on the skin

  • Improve skin firmness by reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Relaxing effect, so it is also very beneficial in case of stress.
  • Promotes microcirculation and therefore improves the appearance of cellulite skin.
  • Acne treatment, as it reduces pores and provides hydration.
  • It manages to attenuate the dark circles and possible spots.
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Yanela Brooks visits the Estepona Hyperbaric Center

If you are thinking of trying this type of treatment we recommend that you make an appointment with our doctor, without obligation.

The rejuvenating power of oxygen therapy

Recently it has been discovered that oxygen is an important component in the process of skin rejuvenation and in the improvement of the epidermis. Centro Hiperbárico de Estepona is a pioneer in Andalusia in the use of oxygen therapy as an anti-aging treatment.

Rejuvenation treatments with oxygen therapy

Treatments with Hyperbaric Oxygen have been consolidated as an anti-aging tool as it plays an important role by acting as a stimulant that promotes and activates the gene sequences that encode the growth and repair hormones.

Professionals in the oxygen therapy industry claim that oxygen therapy will be able to restore waning brain function and prevent premature dementia.

How aging occurs

Many of you may have wondered what happens to our skin so that wrinkles begin to appear, it becomes duller or loses its elasticity.

“With age we lose collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, three essential components for the skin that generate wrinkles or dehydration. Dr. Beatriz Beltrán

Another factor that affects this process is exposure to the sun, which is why it is so important to protect the skin from the sun’s rays.

In addition, everyday life in a modern world where every day we are exposed to agents such as air pollution, food additives, environmental deterioration, exposure to gases from cars … make our skin suffer.

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Benefits of oxygen therapy in skin rejuvenation

Hyperbaric oxygen treatments applied in the field of beauty and well-being result:

  1. Cellular repair
  2. Eliminate Age Spots
  3. Restore sagging skin,
  4. Reduce wrinkles
  5. Strengthen collagen formation,
  6. Prevent damage to skin cells by increasing oxygen circulation.

Find out how oxygen therapy can help you. The first medical consultation is free at Centro Hiperbárico de Estepona.

Yanela Brooks visits the Hyperbaric Center and tests our treatments

Yesterday, September 4, 2019, we were fortunate to have Yanela Brooks as a patient at the Estepona Hyperbaric Center.

For those who don’t know her, Yanela Brooks is an artist, composer and musician who became known a decade ago on the La Voz program. She is currently immersed in her Concert Tour #Theyanelabrooksshow and also focused on the new videoclip “Top Of Cuba”.

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Yanela Brooks visits the Estepona Hyperbaric Center

Due to the workload she currently has, she visited the Estepona Hyperbaric Centre to receive an oxygen therapy treatment in preparation for her next concerts and events, to improve her wellbeing and enhance her beauty, already present in her, thanks to oxygen, which helps to delay the ageing processes and gives the skin a smoother image.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Estepona Hyperbaric Medical Center…..load of PURE OXYGEN, to strengthen you inside!Unique centre on the Costa del Sol!Before continuing with my concerts #Theyanelabrooksshow in Europe and the trips to shoot Clip videos #Topofcuba…Thanks Zadi and all the team for this absolute wonder!ALL FOR HEALTH!

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Nice of you to visit us, Yanela! We hope you come back and we will welcome you with open arms.

Taking care of your skin in summer with oxygen therapy

Now that the summer has arrived, the body asks for sun and beach. Here in Estepona it is a luxury to be able to spend hours on our wonderful beaches but, never forget to protect ourselves from those long exposures to the sun. Therefore, today we want to talk to you about the importance of taking care of our skin in the summer months and how oxygen therapy can help you.

The importance of taking care of your skin in summer

Many times we do not realize the effect that the sun has on our skin. Even if it doesn’t look like it, the skin has a memory, and although we think it is in perfect condition, we may not see the real effects of UV exposure without proper protection and care, which can lead to long-term disease.

Some effects of not taking care of the skin in the summer months are:

  • Wrinkles
  • Skin blemishes
  • Burns
  • Redness
  • Irritated skin
  • Loss of luminosity
  • Aged skin
  • Loss of elasticity

Take care of your skin with oxygen therapy

One of the great benefits of oxygen therapy treatments is that they restore the radiant aspect to the dullest skins.

As mentioned above, after many hours in the sun, our skin can look dull, aged and dull. This aging can be avoided thanks to oxygen therapy treatments that improve oxygenation in the skin, resulting in brighter and healthier skin. In addition, oxygen causes an increase in collagen production.

A combination of oxygen therapy after sunbathing with preventive actions such as the use of sunscreens, keeping the skin hydrated and not abusing the sun, especially in the hours when UV rays are most powerful, will make us get a beautiful skin, tanned, radiant and young.

For more information, make your appointment now without obligation at Centro Hiperbárico de Estepona. The first medical appointment is free of charge.

Why do I have to take more care of my skin in summer?

In summer, the skin is exposed to levels of UVA rays higher than the rest of the year. That is why we must take more care of the skin at this time of year.
Why do I have to take more care of my skin in summer?

You may have asked yourself this question on occasion, and the answer is very logical. In summer the risks to our skin increase due to prolonged exposure to the sun’s rays that can cause the following problems:

The skin, being exposed to the sun for more hours and receiving a higher impact than at other times of the year, dehydrates more easily. The dehydrating of the epidermis makes it more dull, with a more mature appearance.

In other words, dehydration causes our skin to age.

On the other side we have the increase in humidity caused by excessive sweating. One might think that sweating more hydrates the skin, but this is not the case. This increase in sweating causes the epidermis to become more prone to infections.

Another of the great known of the summer are the spots. If we do not use sun protection, we will leave the skin totally exposed to high temperatures and UVA rays, which causes spots, dryness, and, in the most extreme cases, melanoma.
Oxygen therapy as skin care

Thanks to its excellent effects, oxygen therapy has the regenerative capacity of oxygen in the tissues, which translates into skin rejuvenation. It is also proven that oxygen causes an increase in collagen production.
The benefits of oxygen therapy as a beauty treatment are:

It restores hair growth and color.
It increases the elasticity and brightness of the skin.
It is a powerful generator of natural collagen.
Diminution of wrinkles and potentiation of the growth and hardness of the nails.

We want to make it clear that this treatment does not involve leaving aside skin care such as sun protection. It is always necessary to prevent and take care of our skin.

Why is it so important to drink a lot of water in summer?

One of the phrases we hear most when the heat comes is that you have to drink a lot of water in summer. But why is this? Today we tell you about it in the blog of Centro Hiperbárico de Estepona.
Reasons to drink a lot of water in summer

Avoiding dehydration is the main reason why you should drink plenty of water in summer, as, the state of dehydration can cause the following symptoms:

Muscle aches
Mood swings

Let’s keep moving, why do we get dehydrated in the summer?

The human body is made up of 60% water. What happens in summer is that, due to the high temperatures, we sweat more and lose more liquids than at other times.

The Water and Health Research Institute (IIAS) recommends drinking two and a half liters of water daily, to keep the body hydrated and functioning properly.

Benefits of drinking a lot of water in summer
Improves skin

Your skin will be healthier, cleaner, and you will not get so many wrinkles, as drinking water strengthens the skin cells, helping their hydration, elasticity and cleanliness.

Another great way to take care of the skin and recover its youthful state is thanks to the oxygen therapy therapies of Centro Hiperbárico de Estepona.
Helps regulate body temperature

If we are hot there is nothing better than drinking a good glass of water to lower the thermal sensation of our body. Thanks to good hydration, the body will be able to better regulate the temperature through sweating. However, it is important to drink water and avoid drinks with caffeine, alcohol or large amounts of sugar, such as soft drinks.
Avoid fluid retention

A myth that is totally false is that drinking water retains liquids. Surprising as it may seem, the opposite happens, because when our organism detects that there is a lack of hydration, what we do is retain liquids to prevent them from being lost more. Drinking water helps to avoid retentions because it acts as a natural diuretic.
So you know, don’t forget to drink plenty of water this summer to make the most of your holidays.