Finding ways to add more self-care into our skin routine while decreasing stress levels is an important part of maintaining healthy, glowing skin. When we encounter stress in our lives, it manifests in our skin as acne, eczema, psoriasis and more. A great alternative for those not wanting to take a bath would be an Herbal Facial Steam.
Benefits of a Herbal Facial Steam
Steaming releases and loosens dirt and debris in your pores. The increased perspiration promotes a healthy circulation which in turn gives you that healthy glow. Steaming provides hydration to the skin which helps the absorption of moisture from your skin care products. It’s extremely important that you use non-toxic and safe products on your skin after your facial steam. Steaming allows you the opportunity to de-stress, since it requires you to breathe. The added essential oils allow for a relaxing and soothing experience for the mind and body. Once the steam is completed, it allows the safe facial products to absorb deep into the skin. My recommendation would be the Yarrow|Pom essential oil or Body Serum.
Types of Facial Steam
Sinus Relief ~ Herbal Steam contains a blend of herbs/flowers that is ideal for opening blocked sinuses or pores.
Soothing Blend ~ Herbal Steam contains a blend of herbs/flowers that is ideal for revitalizing tired or dull complexions.
Imperfection Blend ~ Herbal Steam contains a blend of herbs/flowers that is ideal for supporting acne prone skin.
How to Use an Herbal Facial Steam
- Bring a small pot of water to a boil, then remove it from the heat.
- Pour the steaming water over the herb and flower mixture in a heatproof bowl. Gently stir with a wooden spoon and let the mixture steep for 1-2 minutes.
- Find a comfortable place to sit while you use this facial steam. Place your face about 8-12 inches above the bowl. (Make sure not to get too close, so as to not burn/damage your skin from too much heat exposure). Drape a light towel over your head.
- Relax, close your eyes and inhale the aromas while letting the steam to bathe your skin. Do this for a few seconds. (Stop if it becomes difficult to breathe, or if you start to feel dizzy or overheated.)
- Remove the towel, raise your head, and take a few breaths of fresh air.
- Repeat steps 5-6 for 3-5 minutes.
- To finish, use a cleanser, scrub, or mask if desired, and then splash your face with cool—not cold—water or toner to close your pores.
- Follow up by applying eye cream and moisturizer.
When you’re all done, you can strain out the herbs and store the remaining mixture in a spray bottle and use it as a toner. Add a few drops of witch hazel or keep it in the fridge to extend its life for up to a week.
How Often Should I Use an Herbal Facial Steam?
While facial steam treatments can be extremely beneficial for both our skin as well as our well-being, make sure not to overdo it. Here’s a breakdown of how often you should steam based on your skin type:
- Normal skin – once a week
- Dry skin – every other week
- Oily skin – once or twice a week
- Sensitive skin – once a month (*if you have very sensitive skin or are prone to broken capillaries, avoid steaming all together to avoid damage or irritation)
Package contains enough ingredients for 2 herbal facial steams. 10g package
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DISCLAIMER: Natural & herbal products are not regulated by the Canada’s Food & Drug Act and are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. With all cosmetic items, if sensitivity occurs, you should discontinue using the product. Do not use products on large open wounds. Products are for external use only. It is recommended with all skin products to do a spot test on a small area of the skin before using. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. If you are taking any medications or are under treatment for any disease, please consult with your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using these products. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.
PLEASE NOTE: we are not qualified to give medical advice. Our information would be considered for educational purposes only. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner if you have concerns about using any herbal, essential oil, or fixed oil/butter products, particularly if you have sensitivities, are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
CAUTION: For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes or mouth. Discontinue use if skin becomes irritated or inflamed. Please keep out of reach of children and pets. For shower/rub products: The natural oils present in the product can make surfaces slippery. Please use caution when stepping in/out of your bathtub or shower. For body products: Use sparingly. This is not a substitute for medical care and should not be applied to deep or serious wounds.
PLEASE READ THE INGREDIENTS in each of my listings carefully! If you have sensitive skin or think you may be allergic or may have an adverse reaction to any of the ingredients listed, please DO NOT use the product! As with any new skincare product, it is wise to test a small area of skin before general use. I can not be held responsible for misuse of a product.
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