Itś cold ourside, and is the perfect time for some warming self care practices.
Steaming is such a great treatment for near instant relaxation.
What are the benefits of facial steams?
If you’ve ever had a facial at a spa a professional esthetician will typically include steaming your face prior to extractions. Steaming releases & loosens dirt and debris in your pores which makes it easier to remove whiteheads and blackheads. However, we recommend that you leave that part to the professional so you avoid scaring your skin. Additional benefits of at home facial steams include:
Get Glowy. Boosts circulation and leaves skin clear and refreshed.
Unclogs Pores. The warmth from the steam helps loosen pores so dirt can come out.
Oxygenates Skin. Revives tired skin.
Improves Circulation. The heat encourages blood vessels to dilate which keeps blood flowing freely.
Calms Nerves. Breathing in aromatic herbs skin helps to sooth frayed nerves, promotes relaxation and reduces stress.
Nothing opens up pores, increases circulation, preps the skin for a deep-cleansing mask (love this one), and imparts a healthy glow like a good steam.
- boil a pot of water
- carefully transfer the water to a large bowl
- toss in a handful of fresh herbs into the bowl – basil, rosemary and mint are v. refreshing
- cover head with a towel and hold face over steamy water for 5–10 minutes