Face Steaming: Here's how it can help you with circulation, hydration & acne

Steam is not only good for cold and cough, but it can also work wonders for your skin as well. Read below to find out how face-steaming can help you get rid of acne, and hydrate your skin.
Face Steaming: Here's how it can help you with circulation, hydration & acneFace Steaming: Here's how it can help you with circulation, hydration & acne
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We usually take steam when we have got severe cold and cough. Steaming opens us blocked nose and also gives us some relief with the prolonged cold and blocked nose. It not only helps with cold but is also effective to combat fever. But did you know that taking steam can also be good for your skin? Yes, the steam that's usually taken to cure sore throat, cold and fever, works wonders for the skin as well. 


Face-steaming not only opens the clogged pores, but also promotes circulation. Face-steaming, if done thrice a week, can help you achieve flawless skin. Read below to know some unusual benefits of steaming face and different techniques of steaming that can help you with cleansing and nourishment of your skin. 


Helps with circulation: The combination of warm steam and increase in sweat dilates your blood vessels and increases circulation. This boost of blood flow nourishes your skin and delivers oxygen. 


Opens up pores:


Steam helps with dirt that's buildup on the face. It opens your pores and softens blackheads, making them easier to remove.


Helps with acne:


When the pores open, they allow the release of dead skin cells, bacteria and other impurities that clog pores and contribute to acne. 


Promotes collagen:


The increased blood flow experienced during steam promotes collagen, which results in firmer and younger-looking skin. 


Hydrates your skin:


Steaming not only soothes the skin, but it also hydrates the skin by helping to increase oil production, naturally moisturizing the face.


Different techniques you can use


You can try different ways of face-steaming at home. It's simple and won't cost you much. 


To steam over a bowl or a large container:


Tie your hair and grab a big fluffy towel. Then cleanse your face and neck with a gentle exfoliating cleanser. In a bowl add 4 to 6 cups of boiling water and some herbs and some essential oils. Drape your towel over your head and hold your face 6 inches above the water. Steam your face for 5 to 10 minutes.


Steam with warm water:


Take a hand towel and soak it in hot water and add herbs to it. Then wring it out so that the towel is damp. Sit comfortably and place the towel on your face, holding each corner up so they meet in the centre of your forehead, and relax for 5 minutes.


Facial steamer:


You can purchase a face steamer from the market, and fill the water in it as directed. Plug the wire in the socket, and it will take a few minutes to begin emitting steam. Steam for 2 or 3 minutes with a 1-minute break to see how your skin is handling the steam.


Herbs and oils to use:


Adding herbs and essential oils to your steam water can be more beneficial, and they also have a calming or stimulating effect. Essential oils like lavender, eucalyptus have relaxing aromatherapy benefits and are great options for people who have acne-prone skin. When it comes to herbs, chamomile herbs can help with skin inflammation and dermatitis, whereas, rosemary can help with oily skin.


So, try face-steaming at home to get a glowing skin naturally.


I suffer from painful cystic acne and I used dermalmd acne serum as the third step to my treatment. First, for inflammatory purposes I applied cortisone, then sacylic acid, and finally dermalmd acne serum made it go away in two and a half weeks! I’m very pleased and would note that this acne treatment needs to be applied twice a day in that order on a clean face.

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