Steaming your Face

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Steaming your face can not only be used to prepare your face for a mask or toner, but can be used as a way to deep clean your skin.

Steaming will remove all traces of dirt, but be aware that it does also remove all the skin’s natural oils. This is why steaming should be kept to a minimum for those with dry skin. It is excellent for those will oily, acne prone skin.

Steaming has other benefits too, such as helping to improve blood flow and unclogging pores.  It’s also quite relaxing and ads to the Spa experience.

For those with dry or aging skin, they should only use steaming one per month (no more than 3 minutes per session).

Those with oily skin can steam one or even twice weekly (for 6 to 8 minutes per session).

Combination skin types can steam once per week (3 minutes per session)

Steaming is not recommended for those with sensitive skin or those suffering from infections, sunburns or rosacea.

If you are not sure about your skin type, take the skin type test


How to Steam your Face

In a large bowl, you can add 1 litre of boiling water. Sit in front of the bowl and cover your head with a towel. Keep your face in the steam for the recommended time mentioned above. Pat dry with a clean towel and apply a herbal infusion ice cube. Then leave to dry naturally. 

Improve the effectiveness of your steaming by adding 2 drops of Chamomile, geranium, tea tree oil or lavender to the boiling water. How to choose the best aromatherapy oils for your skin type.


How to Steam Treat Acne

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Reference:

  • Natural recipes for perfect skin, Basic techniques, steaming your face. 

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