- Jan 28
|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:
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.
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:
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