How To Steam Your Face

How To Steam Your Face

How To Steam Your Face

Are you seeking tips to get shiny skin with simple skincare steps? Getting healthy & glowing skin is quite a complicated task. We in this article, have brought some game-changing tips for you without excessive spending. 

The facial cleansing process helps nourish and cleanse your skin. Through the DIY steaming treatment, you will get a healthy glow. You will feel luxurious without spending a single penny at a spa, by following simple steps.

Read further to know about DIY home remedies for a healthy skincare routine. Find out why you don’t need to spend money on luxurious parlors.

But before jumping into the process of steaming. We want to share some advantages of steam, and why do you need it?

  • Cleansing: Steaming process helps to open up your clogged pores. Here you can lose any buildup dirt inside the open pores. It will provide you with a deep cleaner and remove pollutant particles from your skin. By opening your pores, blackheads on the face will start getting softened. Now you can easily remove them.
  • Promote Circulation: Warm steam process combines with perspiration and dilates of your blood vessels. It leads to an increase in circulation. A boost of blood circulation throughout your vessels helps nourish your skin. With better oxygen flow, you will get a natural glow on your face.
  • Remove Acne Causing Cells & Bacteria: Remove dead skin cells & bacterial cells through steaming. It removes other impurities from your skin that gets collected inside the closed pores.
  • Released Sebum: Many times, unwanted oil gets collected on your skin. This oil gets produced from sebaceous glands and lubricates your hair & skin. Once sebum collects underneath your skin, it contributes to the acne cells & blackheads.
  • Hydration: With the help of the steaming process, you can hydrate your skin. It assists in increasing the production of oil, which will moisturize your skin.
  • Absorb skincare products: Steam enables your skin to permeability. Also, your skin can easily absorb skincare products.
  • Soothing: Warm steam on your skin feels so relaxed! Add some scented herbs in the boiling water for a fresh aura. By inhaling beautiful fragrance, you will feel relaxed.
  • Assist with sinus congestion: Steam deals with headaches & sinus congestion. These problems often occur within the human body. By adding some essential oil to the warm water, it helps you to relieve from such troubles.
  • Most accessible & affordable: You don’t need to break your funds to spend at a luxurious spa. Steaming can perform at home with simple steps under a very minimal cost.

Also Read: 13 DIY Face Masks for Glowing and Smooth Skin

Variety of Methods:

There are many methods of steaming that you can enjoy at home with versatile ingredients. This treatment does not include huge bucks to spend at parlors. It can perform at your home with some easiest steps. 

Below we have mentioned step-by-step details of steaming techniques. Choose your preferable one, according to your comfort.

Sink of Hot Water or Over a Bowl

  1. Take a fluffy towel, big, and fix your spot for the steaming process. 
  2. If you perform over a sink of hot water, you need a chair or stool that matches the sink’s height. Otherwise, a bowl would work for you.
  3. Pin your hair aside from the forehead. Cleanse your face & neck with the help of a gentle exfoliator.
  4. Depending on the bowl’s size, boil 4 to 6 cups of water in the pot or kettle.
  5. Once the water comes to the boil, add some herbs in the water and stir it.
  6. Reduce the flame and cover the pot or kettle. Please bring it to the simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Carefully, by watching your hand or skin pour the water into the bowl or sink.
  8. Add a few drops of essential oils into the water if you are using them. Remember, this is the right time to add some oils to it.
  9. Take a seat and drape the towel around your head like a tent.
  10. Bring your face close to the pot or sink, but it should be at the distance of 7 to 8 inches; otherwise, it may burn your skin.
  11. Adjust your head according to the height. Keep a corner left open to cool off the inside air.
  12. Indulge in the steaming process for 5 to 10 minutes.

Warm Towel Steam

  1. Grab a small size hand towel. Take a bowl or pot, fill it with warm water.
  2. Add some scented herbs in it for keeping you relaxed.
  3. Pin your hair aside from the forehead and clean your face with an exfoliating cleanser. Clean your neck as well.
  4. Put your towel in the filled bowl or pot and soak it for a few minutes. Once your towel has soaked enough warm water, take it out and dump it.
  5. Sit back comfortably on a chair. Hold each corner of the towel and put it on your face.
  6. Adjust the towel’s position on your face so that it will cover your eyes, forehead, and nose. But keep a little peek through; hence you can breathe.
  7. Now relax for 5 to 10 minutes.

Home Facial Steamer

  1. If you have a good enough budget and want to relax at your home, invest your money in a facial steamer. It will not cost you above $5.
  2. Please read the instruction manual thoroughly and fill it up as directed in the booklet.
  3. Put the steamer on your nearby chair and connect the plug into the switchboard. It will take a few minutes to warm the water.
  4. Pin your hair aside from the forehead and wash your face with a gentle cleanser.
  5. Once the water will get warm, put your face inside the cone vessel. Yet, try to maintain a distance from it. With the distance of 10 inches, your face will be secure from the heat that may burn your skin.
  6. Follow the proper guidelines, as mentioned in the booklet.
  7. Take steam for 2-3 minutes, then take a 1-minute break in between the process. It helps your skin to breathe.
  8. Facial steamer usually offers a better level of steaming experience.

Process after steaming

  • Once you complete the steaming process, and feel relaxed with your new skin, draw the remaining dirt out of your skin.
  • During the steam, your pores will get wide, which gives you a chance to take out all the dirt & pollution.
  • Use a clay mask that will help you to extract all the impurities from your skin. This clay mask is available at any drug store or Walmart.
  • If you don’t have any mask, then prepare in

gait at home by using some simple ingredients. You can use the combination of honey & oatmeal on your face.

  • If you don’t want to choose a pack, wash your face with lukewarm water after steam treatment.
  • Remember, don’t use any exfoliator after steaming treatment. It may cause inflammation to your skin.
  • After face mask, use toner to help your pores to get close back. With the help of a cotton ball, gently rub it on your skin.
  • For toner, combine 1 cup of water with one tablespoon of lemon juice. Other than lemon juice, you can combine one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of water.
  • Excess steaming may cause your skin to dry. Thus, it is important to end your treatment by hydrating your skin with good moisturization.
  • Use aloe vera or any soothing oil (essential oil) to keep your skin hydrated and prevent it from drying out.

Choose your Base

The base of the steaming technique will not make any huge difference in the process. But it will give a better advantage to your skin. Also, budget is one of the important aspects:

  • Tap water: One of the most easily accessible bases is tap water. 
  • Spring or Distilled Water: Use spring or distilled water for the steaming treatment. Yet, there is no proof of which one is better.
  • Tea: Nowadays, many beauty teas are available in the market. They provide you with benefits from inside and outside. Tea will help you to release toxins; it will act as an antioxidant. It is better to use green tea because it contains anti-aging properties.
  • Herbs: With the refreshing nature of herbs, you will feel refreshed. Use rosemary or chamomile while boiling the water.
  • Oil: To calm your skin and make it soothing, once the water comes to boil, use a few essential oil drops. Add oil of your choice like lavender, geranium, eucalyptus, orange, etc.

Summing Up

We are summing up our today’s article with a few general and essential tips. These tips should be referred while performing the treatment of steaming.

  • Drink water before starting the treatment
  • Clean your face with a gentle exfoliator
  • Keep your eyes close while taking the steam.
  • Maintain a distance of 6 to 10 inches
  • If using a facial steamer, follow the directions properly.
  • After finishing it, wash your face with lukewarm water.
  • Apply cream or moisturizer
  • Massage your face gently.
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