The private club where I work has two large beautiful steam rooms that rarely get used. For "quality control" reasons, and because I know no one else uses this steam shower, I test the ladies' steam room throughout the winter.
I sort of feel like a queen alone in the confines of this grand steam shower...not sharing anyone's germs, bacteria and/or toxins. The water is on reverse osmosis, so chemicals in regular tap water are not emitted from the steam into my pores.
The steam fills the room from the two shiny valves in the lower left hand corner. I generally spend 20 minutes in 107F-113F steam. That's my limit. Caution: find your own limit and consult with a medical professional if you have any contraindications, prior to steaming. Steam can burn you. If your skin feels itchy, open the door immediately to cool the temperature and turn down the thermostat. If you feel dizzy and/or light headed, exit the steam room or open the door/turn down the thermostat.
I do hot yoga 2-3 days per week so I feel like I'm sweating out plenty of toxins in the yoga studio. Reason enough to NEVER wear white yoga pants. The steam is turned up and now it's time to get the metal out!