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At Home Herbal Facial Stream

At Home Herbal Steam Facial

This soothing treatment is simple to do yourself and offers your skin and senses a host of benefitsFacials are one of the most popular spa offerings for good reason: Not only are they incredibly relaxing, but they offer a number of beauty benefits, including clearer pores, softer skin and a glowing complexion.

Benefits of Steam

A steady stream of warm, soothing steam does more than instantly relax your body and mind. Steaming your face also:

  • Boosts circulation. Exposure to warm steam increases perspiration, helping your skin’s blood vessels to dilate, which improves blood flow.
  • Hydrates and oxygenates your skin. Moist heat revives dry, tired-looking skin thanks in part to that fresh, oxygenated blood.
  • Loosens debris and unclogs pores. Warm steam softens the skin’s surface, which makes it easier for bacteria and dirt to exit pores.
  • Promotes a healthy glow. That boost in circulation beneath the skin, combined with a blast of hydration to the surface, will help you look refreshed.
  • Calms your nerves with herbal aromas. When you add herbs and essential oils to your facial steam, it works as aromatherapy to help soothe your mind and body.

Creating Your At Home Herbal Facial Steam

You don’t need a pricey facial steam machine, like those that aestheticians use, to reap the many benefits of this treatment. Simply find a metal pot or mixing bowl and follow these other set-up steps:

Step 1: Boil water and add enough to almost fill a plastic, ceramic or stainless steel basin.

Step 2: Add a few pinches of the dried herbs of your choice to the water in the basin and allow to draw for a few minutes.

Step 3: Sit at a table with a towel over your head and cover the basin of hot water in front of you. Keep your head at a comfortable distance above the water so the steam reaches your face. You may prefer to keep your eyes closed if you think the steam may irritate them.

Step 4: Sit for 5-10 minutes with your head in the ‘tent’ and allow the herbs and the steam to do their work. You can use the bathroom sink instead of a basin – just take a chair into the bathroom so that you can sit comfortably

Step 5: Gently rinse your face with cool water to remove any sweat and debris that’s loosened from your pores, and pat your face dry with a clean towel. Then choose your favorite hydrating serum or moisturizer and massage a small amount into your face. Just as a professional would do during a facial, take some time to massage your jaw, cheeks, temples, forehead and nose. while taking the steam.
Choose the Right Herbs

Knowing which dried herbs/plants or herbal essential oil is best for you can help you make the most of your at-home facial steam:

Dried_Chamomile_Flower.jpg_140x140  Chamomile Flowers to soothe irritated and sensitive skin.

 

 

 

394788622_071  Lavender Flowers as a good tonic for all skin types.

 

 

 

Valentine heart of dried nettle on white background  Nettles to cleanse pores on oily skin.

 

 

 

21  Peppermint leaves to close pores, tone and clarify the skin.

 

 

 

wedding rose petal confetti real ferrari ducati formula 1 moto gp  Rose Petals to help with acne and oedema.

 

 

 

Fotolia_5300629_Subscription_L  Rosemary to tone and restore elasticity to the skin.

 

 

 

bigstock-fresh-sage-leaves-on-white-bac-43698121  Sage as an astringent and antibacterial toner.

 

 

 

 

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