The Benefits of Facial Steaming

My skin loves herbal facial steams. This simple self-care practice is a wonderful addition to any skincare routine. Clogged pores are one of the top contributing factors to acne breakouts, no matter what your age is. One of the best ways to cleanse your facial pores is by giving them a steam bath. Steaming your skin is like taking a bath that cleans from the inside out.

Additionally, adding herbs, flowers and essential oils in the water nourishes and tones your skin. Adding botanicals to the hot water releases their nutrient-rich aromatic oils, which are then absorbed by your skin.

Why Facial Steaming Is Important

  1. CLEANS THE PORES - It cleanses your pores. Clogged pores are one of the key contributing factors to acne breakouts, and can lead to infection and severe skin irritation. Whether you suffer from acne or have blemish-free skin, one of the best ways to cleanse facial pores is to steam your face. a regular session of face steaming is effective in controlling the outbreak and would definitely see their face clearing with time.

  2. PERMEABILITY OF THE SKIN- It makes your skin more receptive to other skincare treatments. Once your pores have opened and the dirt and debris have been eliminated, your clean pores can now better absorb products you might use in tandem with a purifying mask, like a clay formula. They'll be even more effective at drawing out impurities and when pores are softened and prepped.

  3. BETTER CIRCULATION - It enhances circulation, Increasing your perspiration helps your skin's blood vessels to dilate, improving blood flow. The blood feeds and oxygenates the skin. Good circulation is key to a healthy complexion. This is what gives tired, dull skin that rosy, dewy post-steam glow.

  4. DETOXES THE SKIN - It helps removes toxins. When you sweat in the steam room or take a hot detoxifying bath, your body perspires and releases toxins. Your body's detoxification process. Your face is no different it is a great way to release toxins that could be causing imbalances in your skin.

  5. GLOWING + EVEN COMPLEXION - The boost in circulation and blast of hydration to the surface of your skin will leave you with a beautiful, healthy glow. It promotes relaxation.

  6. RELAXING AROMATHERAPY - Steam has a calming effect on the body, and with added essential oils or herbs to the water, you now have a soothing, healing aromatherapy session in an at-home facial steam.

How long Should you Steam Your Face

  • Normal Skin - Every two weeks or every week for about 10 minutes

  • Dry Skin - Every two weeks fro about 10 minutes

  • Oily Skin — Twice a week for about 12 minutes

  • Sensitive Skin - If you have sensitive skin you should discuss facial steaming with a dermatologist prior to doing it because facial steaming can cause irritation on sensitive skin.

What Essential Oils Should You Use?

  • Acne - Tea Tree, Rosemary, and Lavender are beneficial to the skin.

  • Dry/Mature Skin - Rose, Geranium, and Jasmine are beneficial because of their regenerative abilities

  • Sensitive Skin- Lavender is extremely gentle to the skin.

How to Use a Facial Steamer

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  1. Cleanse your Skin - It is essential to prep the skin by cleansing the skin with a mild cleanser to cut the odds of grime getting into them. This is supremely important since the warm mist produced by the steamer also makes the pores open wide.

  2. Fill the Water Tank - All at-home facial steamer has a water reservoir that holds the water for steaming. Before filling up the water tank, be sure to have read through the user manual, so you are in the know on how to operate it. Some steamers you can add essential oil and/or botanicals once again, read your manual however if you can go for it.

  3. Steam Your Face - Once the steam begins to come out position your face over the spurt and sweat it out. To control the temperature of the steam each steamer comes with a panel of settings you can use. Set the mist at your preferred temp. And enjoy the hot bath on your face without getting burned.

  4. Lock in the steam by covering your head and the steamer with a towel. For the best results, keep your face about 6 to 10 inches away from the facial. Steam your face for a maximum of 5-10 minutes

  5. Apply a Clay Mask - To maximize the effects of your facial Steam you need to apply a facial mask to draw out remaining impurities from the opened pores. Rub in your favorite face cover gently over the skin and allow to sit for about 15 minutes before washing off with clean water.

  6. Close your Pores and Moisturize - Leaving the pores wide open could result in germs, grime, and other impurities finding their way into the follicles easily. To avoid this, use a botanical toner to close pores and return your skin to its normal pH of 5.5. Finally, to complete your facial beauty regimen, moisturize your face to stay hydrated.

Tips when Steaming Your Face

  • Steam your face once or twice a week, By doing this, you will see both immediate and long-term.

  • Steam for five to 10 minutes, max, and only once a week. Going over that can dry out the skin and cause inflammation.

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