Facial Spa With Facial Steamers

Investing in facial steamers is one of the easiest ways to achieve healthy, clear skin. Quicker and effective than a spa facial and more economical than buying expensive skin care products, the facial steamer is a skin-soothing, pore-opening treat that’s easy to do and to incorporate into any weekly schedules.

Facial Steaming Benefits
While many turn to chemical peels and exfoliating scrubs to achieve the fresh, bright and clear skin as seen in many fashion magazines, an easier solution for skin care is found in a facial steamer. Usually, facial steams make the skin to ‘perspire’, allowing the pores to open up and breathe. Dirt, grime and oil, which easily clog the pores and lead to blackheads, breakouts and other imperfections, are in depth cleansed as the steam penetrates into the face. Steam also improves circulation, removes toxins and revives tired skin. Though primarily used in skin care techniques, the facial steamer is equally beneficial in relieving cold and stress symptoms.
Facial Steamer - How Facial Steamers Works?
Whether used in the comfort of your home or at a spa, the facial steaming is a one of pampering experience. Of course, it is not practical for everyone to visit a spa on each week, so the at-the home facial is a less costly – and perfect – alternative.
Facial Steamer -Materials Needed for Facial Steaming
To perform a facial steam all by yourself and to reap the benefits of Facial Steamer nurturing treatment, you need the following materials:
 Hot water: The most basic and necessity of any Facial Steamer is water. Boil the water and reduce the heat of boiling and let the water be for several minutes (not more than 10).
 Herb’s of choice: Depending on the skin type (dry, normal, oily, sensitive or combination), you might want to add an essential oil or therapeutic herb to the water. Several types of oils and herbs are recommended for each skin types and tones. The following is a brief list of those most commonly used in facial steams:
Oily Skin: lemongrass, Basil, licorice root, rosemary, witch hazel bark and lavender are natural herbs that help prevent acne and eliminate bacteria. Tea-leaf based herbs are recommended for oily skin.
 Dry Skin: Scaly, rough skin benefits from lavender, chamomile, red clover, elder flower, comfrey, calendula, rose water jasmine, and marshmallow root. These are non-irritants and also suitable for normal kind of skin types.
 Sensitive Skin: Those with sensitive skin are advised to consult a doctor and not to try facial steam more than once a month and for each session no longer than 3 to 4 minutes per session. Typically, calendula and rosewater are exceptionally soothing to sensitive skin.
Small towel: The towel is used to serves as a "tent", ensuring ‘the steam’ does not escape and for covering your head .
Facial Steamer -The Process
 As the water heats, add the essential oil or herb of choice. Bring the water slowly to a boil, reduce the heat, allow it to sit (simmer).
Place the pot with boiled water on a table. For greater efficiency and convenience, the water pot may be kept on a mat or heat safe plate and placed on a kitchen table. This allows you to be leaning over the pot while seated.
 Cover your head tightly with the towel and lean towards the pot, leaving a comfortable distance between your face and the Facial Steamer. You should feel the warmth. Do not get too close to the Facial Steamer or the steam can burn or damage your skin.
Wash your face with cool water on completion. This will help in sealing the pores
Facial Steamer -Other Options with Facial Steamer
If you prefer something spa like? Then, consider purchasing a facial steamer. Many brands offer different Facial Steamers with a variety of special options. The following is a list of common facial steamers
 Revlon Moisture Facial Steamer: This nail spa and dual facial kit includes a guard to keep boiled hot water at a safe distance from the face, and a skin ‘exfoliating attachment’.
Conair Warm Steam/Cool Mist Facial Steamer: This convenient Facial Steamer makes steaming a breeze and easy.


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by Devendra     19-Feb-2012

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