Steaming is one of the best ways to get rid of deep lying impurities from the skin by cleaning up the pores.
Besides its other benefits, it is also one of the most convenient ways to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads.
Moist heating helps to hydrate and oxygenate the skin reviving the rosy, flushed look of the skin.
Herbal steaming works even better where the adding herbs and essential oils to the steam help to soothe calm and moisten the skin.
So let your skin glow with these incredible benefits of herbal steaming.
Benefits of steaming
1.Detoxifies the skin.
Facial steaming revitalizes the skin by removing all the impurities, dirt and debris from the skin.
It promotes deep cleaning of the pores by loosening and softening the pores, allowing easy extraction of bacteria and blackheads.
Steaming results in perspiration that eliminates the makeup residue, excess oil and dead skin cells thereby unclogging the blocked pores letting them to breathe.
2. Boosts blood circulation
Skins exposure to warm steaming increases perspiration, helping the skins blood vessels to dilate, thus improving the blood flow beneath the surface of the skin.
This rush of blood flow promotes hydration to the surface of the skin making it look dewy and radiant.
3. Helps relieve congestion
Steaming helps loosen up the blocked pores resulting in better function of anti-acne products on acne prone skins giving better results.
Steaming also makes the exit of the active bacteria and dirt that results in acne flare-ups, much easier.
4.Enhances the effects of your skincare products.
When the pores get cleared up, it gets much easier for the treatment serums and creams to penetrate into the skin and provide their best results and benefits.
The compounds in herbs and essential oils not promotes the release of the toxins and impurities from the skin, but also provide the advantage of being anti ageing.
Herbs like chamomile, lavender and calendula are extremely soothing and calming.
Essential oils like frankincense, geranium and sandalwood when added to facial steam, provide anti-ageing benefits.
Herbal Steam recipes for–
Normal to Dry Skin-
- 4 Cups boiling water
- 1 cup of mixed herbs
(Chamomile, lavender, rose, calendula
- 2-3 drops of essential oil (Geranium, lavender, chamomile)
Normal to Oily Skin-
- 4 Cups boiling water
- 1 cup mixed herbs
(Peppermint, rosemary, sage, eucalyptus, lemon peel)
- 2-3 drops of essential oil
(Tea tree, peppermint, cypress, rose)
Bring 4 cups of water to boil in a pot and add herbs to it .let it steep for few minutes before taking it off the stove.
Then add few drops of essential oil to it.
Cover your head with a towel and place your face directly over the pot to soak in all the benefits.
5 to 7 minutes of steaming is usually adequate.
So, regardless of your skin type, steaming is one of the most beneficial beauty rituals you can follow.
Steaming with your favourite herbs can be your calming self-care activity, while helping your skin detoxify.