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.

benefits of face steaming

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

  1. Pour hot water into a bowl. Not a bowl that is too big, just big enough for your face.
  2. Add some herbs, flowers and essential oils.
  3. Cover your head with a towel. This make sure that the steam is trapped inside and your face gets enough.
  4. 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.
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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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  1. jodie filogomo
    October 3, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    I never think to do this, yet my aesthetician steams my face when I’m there for a facial.

  2. October 3, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    Wow, I never knew that facial steaming had so many benefits! It is something that I definitely want to start incorporating in my skincare routine! Thanks for sharing!


  3. October 3, 2018 / 11:09 pm

    This sounds so relaxing and easy! I should do this for my next spa/me day!


  4. October 4, 2018 / 12:44 am

    Face steaming sounds so relaxing and beneficial. Thanks for sharing, Wendee.

  5. October 4, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    I never tried steaming my face with herbs and essentials oils. They sound so nice and relaxing. 😀 Definitely need to try them out one day.

  6. October 5, 2018 / 3:34 am

    I’ve tried this a few times. It wasn’t really my thing, but I like the idea of trying it with flowers and essential oils.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  7. October 5, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    I’ve never done this before, it’s great there are so many benefits to it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Hope that you have a great weekend ahead of you! It’s going to be a rainy one here!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  8. October 9, 2018 / 12:29 am

    I have not done this in a really long time. I should do this again when it gets a bit cooler. And with all the herbs and lemon it will be fun!

    Allie of

  9. jane
    October 9, 2018 / 2:00 am

    I am actually doing this session -steaming when I am havign my facial spa and it’s a great benefit.
    Thanks for sharing this

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  10. October 9, 2018 / 8:52 am

    I love doing face steaming once a fortnight then apply a mask. Like a mini facial. But I never thought if adding herbs and essential oils. I will try that soon. Lovely post my dear.

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

  11. October 9, 2018 / 9:59 pm

    I agree to this. I love it when my facialist steams my face before a facial.

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  12. January 19, 2019 / 3:06 am

    Wow! I had no idea face steaming could be so beneficial! I will have to start doing this. Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Maria

  13. January 24, 2019 / 2:42 pm

    This is great detail valuable information. I will certainly follow these steps to launch something in the future.

  14. March 2, 2019 / 4:46 pm

    I need to steam more often! My skin always feels amazing afterwards!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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