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Benefits of Steam On Your Skin


The art of the facial steaming has existed for centuries. Used to open pores, cleanse the skin, and enhance moods with aromatherapy, a face steam is a great way to indulge while engaging in a healthy activity. While some people go to professional estheticians for an expensive spa treatment, a complete facial can be done at home for next to nothing.

The main goal of a face steam would be to increase blood flow and remove any toxins from the pores. Once the skin is warm and the pores are open, deep cleansing masks or serums can be applied. The richness of the ingredients will seep into your skin, allowing for the best results. In addition, essential oils used in the steam can positively affect mood and stress levels.

With facial skin care, it is vital to take careful and scheduled steps. Before engaging in a steam, you will want to cleanse the skin. Makeup should be removed gently at the same time. Afterwards, a light exfoliant can be used to engage the facial pores. All natural cleansers and exfoliants made from pure ingredients can be found or made at home if you are ambitious.

At home steaming can be done easily and have a multitude of variations depending on the desired results. The first method uses hot, damp towels applied around the face. After being submerged into hot water it is important to let the towels cool slightly and wring them out before applying to the face, or you may risk burns.

The other DIY facial steaming method has a person draping a towel over their head and then leaning over a bowl of hot water to create a tent of steam. Once again, lean in slowly at first to ensure the steam is not too hot. Spend a few minutes inhaling slowly, and allow the warmth to envelope your skin.

There are many different things that can be placed in the hot water to enhance your steam. A bit of chamomile and mint will help to alleviate cold symptoms while at the same time acting as an anti-inflammatory for your skin. A few drops of lavender or eucalyptus essential oil relaxes the mind while the skin enjoys a soothing and refreshing mist. Several different combinations of herbs and oils can bring about anti-aging properties, evening of skin tone, and holistic health treatments.

After your steam, you will want to apply any masks, serums, or other treatments. Masks can be made at home out of simple ingredients including avocado, cucumber, and even honey! The ingredients will soak right into your skin and provide a multitude of benefits. Experiment with different combinations, but be aware of any food allergies you may have when making masks.

Facial steaming helps promote clear and radiant skin as well as many other health benefits. Do an at home facial treatment and save on the expensive spa visits! DIY facials can be customized to any desired result, whether its anti-aging or as an antidepressant. Use common ingredients from your cupboard to create an indulgent spa experience at home that is 100% natural and 100% amazing.

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