When it comes to a beauty routine, steaming is not something new. It has been followed by women for ages for clean and clear skin. Steaming is an important step in some beauty treatments like facials and clean-ups, as taking steam not only opens the pores to clear the debris but also leaves the skin soft with a beautiful natural glow. If you want to make your skincare more effective or increase the penetration power of the products you use on the skin, steaming can help the most. Today's blog post will brief you on the amazing benefits of including face steaming in your beauty routine and the best ways to do it right. Scroll down.
Benefits of Face Steaming
Face steaming is one of the easiest yet most effective ways to deliver numerous benefits to your skin. Some of the benefits of face steaming are;
Deeply cleanses the skin
Have you ever tried steaming the face after cleansing the face? When you take a steam, it opens the pores and flushes out the dirt, impurities, sweat, or oil clogged within, leaving your skin spick and span. When the pores are cleared, it minimizes the chance of acne breakouts on the skin. Hence, it gives you clear and glowing skin free of acne.
Helps hydrate the skin
We rely on moisturizers and serums to keep the skin hydrated, balance the skin's hydration, and prevent dehydration. One of the major benefits of face steaming is that it delivers the skin with adequate moisture to remain naturally hydrated and plump.
Increases the absorbency of the products
Applying the skincare products after taking steam helps penetrate the product better by improving the skin's permeability. This means face steaming helps you get the best out of the skincare products you use on your skin.
Sloughs off dead skin
Face steaming is a natural way to eliminate dead skin cells and replace them with fresh and glowing skin. The dead skin cells on your face will make you look dull and worn out, leading to premature aging. If you regularly steam your face, it helps to eliminate these dead skin cells, making your skin look radiant and healthy.
Improves blood circulation
One of the major reasons for dull-looking skin is poor blood circulation. But when you take steam, it increases perspiration and dilates the blood vessels, which in turn, helps increase blood circulation.
Promotes collagen and elastin production
As mentioned, face steaming improves blood circulation, which helps in promoting collagen and elastin production. As a result, skin elasticity is improved, providing you with firm and younger-looking skin.
It's extremely soothing
After a hectic week, steaming the face is a great option if you want to give a quick lift to your skin or make it feel relaxed. Especially if you add a few drops of essential oil, it is extremely therapeutic and soothing for the skin.
Face Steaming: How To Do It Right?
There are various techniques to do face steaming in the comfort of your home. You may follow the traditional way of boiling water in the pot, using a warm towel or a facial steamer to steam the face.
- Bring the water to a boil and add a few drops of essential oils or dry herbs as per your choice (this is completely optional). Wash your face using a natural facial cleanser like Savarnas Mantra® Natural Rose Cleanser to remove the impurities, dirt, and makeup residues from the skin. Ensure that the skin is free of any impurities, as steaming opens up the pores, and if there are leftovers on the skin, it could lead to skin irritation.
- Now take steam with your head covered with a towel. Adjust the position close to the water but not so close that it may irritate the skin, or you may find it difficult to breathe. At least keep your face six to ten inches away to ensure safety. To avoid the risk of irritating the eyes, it's wise to keep the eyes closed while steaming the face.
- After taking a steam, rinse your face using lukewarm water.
- Applying a moisturizer or a face serum on the skin helps hydrate the skin, and applying it after steaming improves the efficacy of the products.
How Long Should You Steam The Face?
As you know, anything too much is not good; the same applies to the skin. Taking steam for a long time or steaming the face too close to the steam leads to irritation or increases the risk of burns. Face steaming is beneficial for the skin, but it's not recommended to do it daily. Taking face steam once a week is more than enough for glowing skin. You may limit the steam session to five to eight minutes. However, the time varies if you use a facial steamer; you may require only three to four minutes.
Though face steaming is beneficial for the skin, if you have extremely dry skin, eczema, or rosacea, it's better to avoid face steaming or seek advice from your dermatologist before steaming to avoid any irritation on the skin. Face steaming is an excellent method to keep the skin clean and healthy, but ensure that you are doing it right.