Monday, June 10, 2019

Benefits Of Steaming The Face!

Facial steaming is an economical way of stepping up your skincare game without breaking the bank, it helps to clean and nourish the skin...

Digest this post to understand more ways of treating your skin without going to the spa.

BENEFITS OF STEAMING TO YOUR SKIN

  • Circulation of blood flow. The usage of warm steam with increase in perspiration dilates the blood vessels and increases the circulation of blood. When the blood flow is well circulated, it delivers oxygen and in return nourishes the skin leaving your skin in a natural healthy glow.
  • Cleansing of dirts. When steaming is done to the face, it opens up the pores and helps to eliminate the buildup of dirts. It provides deep cleansing to the face, because once the pores are opened; the blackheads become more easier to eliminate.
  • Release of dead skin cells. Then opened pores release acne-causing bacteria and cells and also dead skin cells reducing the rate of any buildup dirt which can end up as spots.
  • Release of stocked sebum. Sebum is known as the naturally occuring oil that is being produced by your sebaceous glands in order to lubricate your skin and hair. When the sebum gets stocked beneath the skin's surface, that is trapped under the skin, then it can breed ground for bacteria and blackheads.
  • Hydration. Steam provides hydration to the skin surface with help of producing more natural oils to keep the skin hydrated.
  • Better absorption of skincare products. After steaming is done to the skin, it helps to better absorb skincare products because the pores will be open and ready for medication. There will be greater effective results provided.
  • Promotion of elastin and collagen of the skin. Steam helps to promote the elastin and collagen of the skin due to the fact that there will be increased blood circulation in the body. With this, you will have a firmer and radiant skin.
  • Soothing. Steam soothes the face with the feeling of warmth. This is actually relaxing and provides essential oils for aromatherapy to result into a whole new calmness.


TECHNIQUES OF STEAMING

Steaming using towel or sink
With this method, you will have to get a chair or stool that offers the appropriate height to your sitting position. Place 4 to 6 cups of water to a boil depending on the size of bowl or sink that you will be using. After the water has been put to boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for some minutes. Add essential oils if are using any. Take your seat, hold your face 6 inches above the water, you can raise or lower your head above the water as much as you want the heat. Then use your towel to cool off. Steaming of face should always be between 5 to 10 minutes.

Steaming with warm towel
Soak a hand towel in hot water or turn on the hot water tap, then add your herbs to the water. Keep your hair off cleansing your face and neck with a gentle cleanser. Now, wring out your hot towel and place on your face, ensure the towel covers the entire face, then relax for 5 minutes.

You can also use a home facial steamer

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