7 Jan 2012

the secret to clean, glowing skin? steam.

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Got clogged pores? Do a facial steam.
For me, sometimes they're the only thing that makes me feel like I really deep-cleaned my skin. You know when you go into a sauna or steam room, and feel great afterwards 'cause all your pores have been opened and cleaned? Same thing with facial steams.

They're so easy, and a great way to find 10-15 minutes to relax during your busy day. That's how I use the time anyway. All you have to do is boil some water, then add your favourite essential oils and herbs. Pour the water in a big bowl, put your freshly washed face over the bowl and put a towel over your head.

I usually use lavender, ylang ylang and lemon oils. They make the water smell divine. Like a spa.
Sometimes I add some dried roses if I have them. Homemade rosewater! They make it look pretty =)

Let your face perspire over the steam, cleansing each little pore, for about 10 minutes. Afterwards, rinse your face with warm water and soap. Then splash some toner or cold water on it and moisturize. Your skin will look and feel amazing!

If my directions weren't detailed or clear enough, here's a site with step by step instructions.


Tobi Fistcher said...

Facial steams are a good way to rid your pores of dirt and grime. It is also easy to do and can be done at your convenience. To protect my eyes, I place moist towelettes over my eyelids. As regards essential oils, I personally prefer the relaxing smell of lavender.

Em von Euw said...

Cheers to that, sista!

Unknown said...

I usually do a facial steam at home when I'm tired or getting stress. it helps me relax very well and after that I feel comfortable.

Em von Euw said...

Same! Did one tonight and it totally calmed me down.

Anonymous said...

Is it safe to do this everyday or would you suggest to restrict to like once a week? Thanks :)

Em von Euw said...

Good question - once a week is best. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks I love your blog! xxx

Anonymous said...

Have you ever added lavendar flowers?
This is all I really have, haha (:

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