I've talked about DIY toners, serums, scrubs and masks, and now I want to share another skin care obsession of mine - DIY facial steam!
This might even be my favorite home remedy (after DIY facial massage of course).
Face steaming opens and cleanses pores, leaving you with fresh and glowy skin.
Want to try but don't know where to start? Read on for an easy and pampering DIY facial steam recipe.
What is Face Steaming?
Face steaming is a simple way to rejuvenate your skin. Steaming helps to open and cleanse your pores, detox the skin and increase blood flow circulation in your face.
A great follow up could be a cleansing mask or a facial massage, toner and moisturizer.
Facial steam is powerful preventive measure against acne. Clean pores are not a place where pimples can live thrive.
Steaming your face 2 to 4 times a month will moisturize, purify and keep your skin supple.
To do a steam facial, you will need a face steamer or a bowl with boiled water and a handful of herbs and flowers.
How to Steam Your Face at Home
Getting started with a new routine can be overwhelming. To make it easier on yourself, keep the things simple.
You almost can't go wrong with herbs - each has it's own benefits and steaming itself is super relaxing.
So don't be afraid to experiment - open the kitchen pantry and grab some herbs, pout boiled water over and throw a few slices of lemon.
It is really that easy!
If need some inspiration though, check my DIY facial steam recipe below. The herbs I use for face steaming are the same herb I add to my teas.
You can buy them dried, or if you are a herb-collecting nerd like me, you can find them fresh in the nature and dry them yourself.
DIY Facial Steam Recipe
You will need:
1 tbsp of each:
Note: I use only dried ingredients but since I have fresh mint in the garden, I added that too. Besides rosehips, all dry ingredients can substituted with fresh.
How To Prepare and Use It?
1. Start by properly cleansing your face and removing all of your makeup.
2. Pour boiling water into a bowl.
3. Add all the herbs.
4. Grab a towel and drape it over your head to create a tent over the bowl.
5. Hold your face over the bowl for 10-15 min
6. Follow up with the rest of your skincare routine.
You can do a DIY facial steam once a week. However it feels overwhelming, try to schedule it at least twice a month. You skin will thank you for it.
Note: Keep a distance from the water to not burn yourself.
So that’s it! I hope you will enjoy my DIY facial steam as much as I do.
And if you have any other steaming methods, please do share!
I am truly grateful you read my blog. I hope this post was helpful.
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