Face steaming for soft, glowing skin!!
Taking face steam has many benefits. It helps reduce and control acne and breakouts. It stimulates blood circulation through your face, thus giving a glow to your skin.
Exfoliation after taking steam helps removing the dead cells and blackheads. But before taking steam do keep some points in mind.
1) The water temperature shouldn’t be hotter than 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
2) Don’t be so close to steam. Maintain a distance of atleast 15 inches from it.
3) Do not take steam for more than 8-10 minutes.
4) Taking steam longer and more frequently than a week can rip off the natural oil from the skin and can makes it dry. You need to find out what frequency of steaming suits you according to your skin type (Read: How to identify your skin type?). If you already have a dry skin, the frequency should be more than a month.
For better results, clean off your face before steaming. Take the hot water in a big bowl and cover the face and the bowl with a towel. Take steam for around 5-10 minutes. After steaming, exfoliate gently. Now rinse it off and then tone and moisturize your face. You can also apply a face pack after steaming. The pack will peneterate better as the pores are open. After cleaning the pack, do apply a toner or chilled water and then moisturize.
These days, I am making a special steaming water and loving the results! While boiling water, I do add a slice of tomato, 1-2 garlic and about 1-2 tbsp of lemon juice.
It feels heavenly after taking the steam. Do try it, I am sure you’d love it too 🙂