Steaming is a skin care fundamental. Steaming is beneficial for cleaning all types of skin. It cleans the skin of all surface dirt, stimulates the circulation and unclogs blocked pores. It opens your pores, removes dead skin cells, improves circulation and allows for a deep cleansing of your skin. It is helpful for both acne and blackheads. Facial steaming is recommended to be done on a weekly basis as part of your beauty routine. Other benefits of steam on the skin is Softens and re hydrates outer layer of skin , Stimulates skin blood circulation and helps soften plugs in pores for easy removal. The steam will open the pores, loosen blackheads and bring spots to a head. Do not get too close to the boiling water, for if the steam is too hot, it might cause broken veins.
To make steaming more beneficial, add a tablespoon of herbs to the water. You can also try lavender, thyme and rosemary for a stimulating cleanse. These herbs smell delicious. Steam your face for about ten to twenty minutes. By steaming blackheads come out of the pores and it becomes easy to extract them. Lower your face over the pot which should cover the head and pot in a way that steam is directed towards your face. You should add peppermints, rose petals, mint petals in the water. Use a soft towel to dry your face. Steaming should be done once in a week. You can also apply a moisturizer and massage the face and neck and then steam your face. With the help of cotton gently wash your face.
The best time for applying facial mask is after steaming your face, because the pores are open and mask will be able to penetrate deeply into the skin. Steam and sauna bathing is one of the simplest and most comfortable ways to rid the body of accumulated toxins as perspiration helps eliminate waste products and accumulated toxins and a steam bath is a powerful perspiration inducer. Steam bathing is very dehydrating, so make sure you drink up. Take a couple of glasses of water before and after the treatment to replace lost fluids. Drinking salted lemon water is a good option, as salt aids water retention. Shower before entering the steam room. After the bath, cool off first in room temperature, and then take a warm or cold shower.