Hot and Steamy
Never heard of face steaming before? Well, get ready..
Face steaming is pretty much exactly what it sounds like; putting your freshly cleaned face over steaming water, sometimes with herbs or oils, and stay there for about 5-10 minutes. No gimmicks or tricks, just plain old skin and steam.
Although it is pretty simple, steaming your face is packed with tons of benefits.
Why You should Start Steaming Your Face
Deep pore cleansing– When the hot steam is penetrating your skin, the face begins to sweat, detoxing the skin and gently removing dirt and grime.
Relaxation- You may not think it, but being immersed in steam is very relaxing. This calms your mind and body, which makes your skin glow.
Increased effectiveness of other treatments- When your skin is properly cleansed, serums and masks can fully penetrate with skin, making them more effective.
How to Achieve a Facial Steam
Bring a pot of water to a boil.
Transfer to a glass bowl.
Drape a towel over your head and the bowl, trapping the steam.
Keep face close enought to the steam so that you can feel it, but not so close that it’s burning or overheating.
Stay here for 5-10 minutes.
Only do this once per week.
Optional: Add herbs, flowers, or essential oils to water for added skin benefits.
Tip: If you have a severe skin condition, please consult a physician beforehand. Some may find that steaming their face actually worsens their skin condition.
Maybe add this to your weekend ‘take some time for me’ routine, or to wind down after a long day. Your skin will really enjoy this wonderful treat!