If you follow a strict facial regimen that includes cleansing, toning, and moisturizing, you are probably aware of the importance of using a facial steamer.
Well here's the thing, while we recommend you invest in a high-quality facial steamer for beautiful, glowing skin, there are plenty of DIY face steaming techniques you can use. Not only is steaming your face rejuvenating way to relax after a long day but it can also open your pores and increase circulation while removing impurities from your skin.
Guide To DIY Facial Steamer
Here's your guide to making your DIY facial steamer:
Boil Water In A Small Pot
First thing's first, start by boiling a pot of water. If you are only performing a facial steamer, you'll get only to a boil a few cups of water. You can boil the water using a stove or inside the microwave, which ever method is more convenient for you.
Prepare your Skin
While the water is boiling, use the time to wash your face and remove dirt and makeup from your face. Use a gentle face wash and a mild cleanser to clean your skin completely.
Removing dirt and other kinds of impurities from your skin is essential before steaming, primary because the heat will open your pores. So, if there are any dust particles or residue left behind, it can damage your skin and result in irritation. Use a fuzzy towel to pat dry your skin after that.
Pour Water Into A Bowl
Pour the boiling water into a ceramic or glass bowl and rest a dry towel on top of the bowl. If you are in a hurry, you can simply lay the towel on top of the pot you boiled water inside.
Add Essential Oils Or Herbs
Want to make the facial more relaxing? Consider adding herbs or essential oils into the pot of water. Adding fresh or dried herbs will release a relaxing aroma. You can also use an herbal tea bag if you don't have essential oils at your disposal. Try using essential oils for the following purposes:
- Chamomile: This will result in a soothing effect
- Lemongrass: This will result in an energizing steam
- Lavender: This will cause a relaxing effect
- Eucalyptus: This will result in a cold-conquering effect
- Sandalwood: This will result in a stress-relieving effect
Drape A Towel On Your Face
Hold your face over the steaming pot and place a warm towel over your face. Close your eyes and allow the towel to sit on top of your face for a couple of minutes. The heat from the towel will open up your pores and awaken your face. However, do not keep this towel on for face for too long or it can lead to inflammation.
Safety Tips To Keep In Mind
- Be very careful when using boiling water
- Do not exfoliate your skin before a steaming facial, which can lead to irritable skin
- Follow these rules for DIY facial steamers.