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Steaming your face at home


While this process describes how you can do facial steaming at home, it is advised to visit a salon at least once a month for intensive facial treatment. This is because there are professionals with access to skin care equipment that can analyze the skin

Benefits of facial steaming

-          Helps skin get the desired nutrients

-          Treats and prevents skin from skin disorders

-          Deep cleanses the pores

-          Improves skin tone

-          Naturally purifies the skin

-          Helps in muscle toning and skin firming

-          Ensures a smooth and shiny skin texture

-          Soften the skin surface and helps free any dead cells, dirt, bacteria or other trapped matter that could cause breakouts or uneven complexion

-          Detoxifies the skin

-          Increases perspiration and stimulates blood circulation giving your face a warm healthy glow


-          A medium sized bowl

-          2 towels

-          A table

-          Cotton balls

-          Water

-          Moisturizer

-          Toner


Take care not to get too close to the hot steam as this could scald your skin, leaving behind a scar. Too much heat can lead to broken capillaries under the skin.

-          Heat the water to about 43 degrees Celsius and put pour it into the bowl

-          Wash your face so that the pores are free to release any impurities without build up dirt or makeup blocking the way

-          Tie your hair back

-          Use the towel as a tent for both your head and the bowl

-          Lean your face over the steam for about five to seven minutes

-          Pat dry with the cotton balls

-          Tone the skin

-          Apply moisturizer upwards to avoid surging of the skin

Optional: add herbs to the water.  E.g adds eucalyptus and lemon grass for oily skin.  For dry skin add lavender.  For normal skin you can add ylang ylang and sandlewood

NB: This should be done at most once a week for oily skin and combined skin, once a month for dry skin, Every 2 weeks for normal skin every.

It is not recommended for extremely sensitive skin or for anyone suffering from severe inflammation, infection or sunburn


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