Skin Care

How To Do Steam Facial At Home

How To Do Steam Facial At Home

Steam facial is the best method for cleaning the clogged pores and getting rid of pimples, whiteheads and blackheads. Steaming helps to loosen the debris that gets entrenched into the skin.  If you perform steam facial correctly, it will open up all the pores and get your skin rid of all the impurities. As a result of performing this home spa treatment once a week, you will end up with a glowing complexion and beautiful skin.

Tips To Do Steam Facial At Home

How Does Steaming Help?

Steaming the face helps to widen the clogged pores. The steaming also softens the skin, improves blood circulation and makes it easy to cleanse the impurities, dust, traces of makeup, dead skin cells and sebaceous secretions.  Opening of the pores by steaming helps to clear the toxins from your body and rejuvenate all the layers of your facial skin.  After steaming, the cosmetic treatments you apply will reach each and every skin cell easily.  Removing blackheads, whiteheads and other impurities becomes easier after steaming.

Facial steaming can be a very relaxing experience that can easily be performed in the comfort of your home.  It is the most economical way to get rid of acne, fine lines and wrinkles. So get ready for a hydrating and relaxing steam facial. The basic things you will need for a relaxing steam facial is a pot of water, a towel and a process of heating the water.

For increasing the effectiveness of home steam facial, you can infuse therapeutic herbs or in the water. The nutrient contained in these herbs will have lot of beneficial effects; they will nourish your skin by reaching deep into the pores. For example, use of rose petals in your steam facial can help in regeneration of the skin as they are rich in vitamin. In the same way, mint can help in removing all the dirt and oil from the pores effectively.

Adding herbs in your steam facial can have amazing effects. Some herbs have very softening and soothing effect while some herbs hydrate and moisturize the skin. Most herbs act as anti-inflammatory and antibacterial element in your steam facial. The herbs must be selected keeping in view your need and skin type. For example, for a stressed out person, adding lavender to the steamed water will be beneficial.

Lavender is a known relaxant and can help to control acne breakout in a stressed person. Those with oily skin should prefer peppermint, thyme or lemon. If you have sensitive skin, you can use chamomile.  For others with normal skin there are options like rosemary, lavender or rose etc. Licorice root can be used for all skin types because they lubricate and soothe the skin very well. Adding a piece of root in the steamed water can bring excellent freshness in your skin. Those with allergies and asthma must consult their doctor before using any herb.

How to do steam facial?

Boil water in a medium size pan. Switch off the stove and remove the pan and place it on the kitchen slab or in any safe place. Add fresh herb of your choice. Bring your face close to the pan and cover your head with a towel to restrict the steam from escaping. You can use steaming machine also instead of a pan. Continue till steam disappears. Remove blackheads and whiteheads after steaming; rinse your face with cold water. If you want to use face mask, this is the best time to apply it, as the pores are open. They will help to penetrate the mask deeply into the skin. After steaming your face, disinfect your skin with a tonic and hydrate the skin with a cream or moisturizer.

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