What is steaming?
Exposing your skin to warm, moist steam from recently boiled water, be it from a pot in your kitchen, an electric facial sauna, a sauna at the Gym or by application of a hot compress (a flannel soaked in hot water, rinsed out and placed on the treatment area such as the back and shoulders) will help to deep cleans your skin. The warmth in the steam will improve the blood circulation to the skin, resulting in detoxification of the skin by removal of any Toxins built up in the skin.
Steaming the face is the best way to thoroughly deep clean your pores, to get rid of pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Steaming is very important to loosen debris that may be embedded into the skin. When steaming the face your wide the clogged pores and soften the skin in order to cleanse more easily the impurities, the traces of makeup, the dust, the sebaceous secretions as well as the dead skin cells. 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 benefits of steaming your face are many. 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.
It is normal after the first few times for a few blemishes to appear, this is due to the steam releasing the impurities in the skin.
However using too high of a temperature for either of the following methods can do more harm than good. Excessive steam can burn your skin so be careful and only do what is comfortable for you. If you have sensitive skin or any skin conditions it is best to discuss with your doctor prior to facial steaming.
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.
Steaming can be taken by leaning over a large bowl of boiling water, by covering your head with a towel and making a tent around the bowl. 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. Elderflower and camomile are the old favorites for this. You can also try lavender, thyme and rosemary for a stimulating cleanse. These herbs smell delicious.