Face steaming is one of the best ways to get your face looking and feeling smooth and fresh. Face steaming is like a sauna for just your face and actually a very simple method.
You fill a bowl with hot water, add some herbs and essential oils and let the steam absorb into your face. This simple technique when added to your skincare routine will do some wonders for your face. It can also be done with a face steamer.
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Here are some benefits of steaming face
1. Opens up pores
Face steaming opens up your pores, this makes it easier) is to remove dirt and bacteria when you use either a face wash or face cleanser afterwards. Also it makes it easier to exfoliate. When the pores are opened, removing dead skin cells is so much easier.
2. It removes toxins from your body
The steam causes you to sweat and as we all know sweating is one of the body’s way to get rid of toxins.
3. Prevent acne
Steaming your face regularly will prevent acne breakouts. These are usually caused by dirt and bacteria trapped in our pores. So since face steam opens up your pores, getting rid of the dirt and bacteria is made easier.
Also once the pores are opened, it is easier to pull out whiteheads and blackheads.
4. Younger looking face
The heat applied to your face during this face sauna, improves blood circulation. This helps prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles and reveals a younger looking skin. The herbs and oils added to the water also improves the face and evens out your complexion when absorbed into the skin.
5. For cold
Face steaming when you have a cold, clears up your sinuses and makes it easier to breathe. It also helps to calm your nerves.
How to steam your face
- Pour hot water into a bowl. Not a bowl that is too big, just big enough for your face.
- Add some herbs, flowers and essential oils.
- Cover your head with a towel. This make sure that the steam is trapped inside and your face gets enough.
- Bring your face close to the hot bowl of water. Close enough that you feel the steam on your face but not too close that the steam burns your face.
What to use for face steaming
Face steaming can be done with herbs, flowers and essential oils.
Some herbs and flowers you can use include rosemary, dandelion, chamomile, lemon peel,rose. Some essential oils you can use include lavender oil, rosemary oil, peppermint oil etc..
What to do after steaming your face
Steaming your face opens up the pores on your face. So after face steaming you can exfoliate your face. It is easier to remove the dead skin cells after steaming. Also, you can wash your face with either a face wash gel or cleanser to remove the dirt and bacteria that were trapped in the pores.
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