Dust, soil, dead cells, acne, wrinkles; all these things make the skin lifeless and bad. There are many expensive creams that claim that they will clean the skin from the inside and gives a glow, but that barely helps. But facial steaming is one inexpensive beauty treatment that can give you a healthy body, hair and glowing skin. Facial steams are great for acne-prone skin and for soothing any number of skin complaints that are completely natural as well.
Facial steaming should definitely be a part of your regular facial or skincare regimen steaming process as it forces toxins to exit pores, softens skin and gives that glow to your face. The other benefits of facial streaming are listed below.
1. Keeps Pores Open
Regular steaming keeps the pores open and keeps the natural oils flowing freely. This prevents blockage or grime build-up.
2. Loosens Blackheads
Ever find yourself struggling to get those awful blackheads out, which are not only painful but stressful to look at because you just know they’re going to turn into a huge big pimple! Well, steaming your face is your get out of jail free card; it loosens blackheads making them easier and less painful to release.
3. Pushes out dirt
Sweat is the best thing to bring the dirt wedged in your skin to the surface. You cannot get to this dirt no matter how hard you try so just let that steam make you sweat as much as possible.
4. It Makes You Look Younger
Get that blood pumping in those veins in your face ladies, it’s the best way to take you back a few years and get you looking like a young pink-cheeked teenager again.
5. Sheds Dead Skin
One of the key benefits of face steaming is that it gives our skin the ability to harness its natural anti-aging properties by shedding dead skin. Dead skin makes you look old and tired so let nature work its magic but you’ve got to give it a little boost now and again.
6. Kills Bacteria
Even if you don’t have a horrible cold know this by doing a facial steaming regular you will be keeping those viruses away. Steam kills bacteria and also releases any nasal congestion.
Above all, the good thing is, you can make use of steam right at home and give yourself a mini beauty makeover in an inexpensive way.
Steps for facial steaming at home:
Step 1: Wash your face with warm water. To get the most benefit from this method it is best to cleanse both before and after steaming. Cleaning before ensures that the skin is clear of makeup and impurities meaning the steam can get straight to work. The steam itself will help in the removal process, but it’s always better to give it a good base to work on.
Step 2: (preparing a bowl of steaming water using various herbs): – Take 500 -700 ml water and bring that water to a boil in a large pot over the stove.
Step 3: (Adding key ingredients to the boiling water as per your needs/requirements): – you can use any of the following ingredients.
- 1 – 2 teaspoons of salt.
- 6-7 slices of fresh lemon to the boiling water.
- Mint leaves / Neem leaves with cloves
- Green tea.
Step 4: Hold your face over the steaming water. Wrap a big towel over your head with the goal that it makes a kind of tent over your face, and hold your face over the water. Keep your face over the steam for around 10-12 minutes. Close your eyes and breathe deeply, permitting the warmth to stir your face and open your pores. If at any point you feel the steam is unbearable and too hot on your skin, move your face farther away from the water.
Step 5: Wash your face with lukewarm water and apply moisturizer or face pack to keep your face hydrated. Facial steaming can actually make your skin dry so this is an important step.