Face Steaming: The Pros and Cons

Have you ever put your face over the steam while pouring out the hot water after cooking your pasta? It’s called face steaming and it’s not only relaxing but it also has some “hot” benefits for your skin.

Pros:

For acne and blackhead prone skin
– Loosens dirt
– Unclogs pores
– Heat induces sweat for further unclogging
– Helps absorb skin creams better
– Aids medical skin extractions
– Gives you a nice glow after
– Feels good on your face

Cons:

NOT for people with rosacea or dry skin
– Strips skin of moisture
– Can cause irritation for sensitive skin
– Heat dilates blood vessels, not good for rosacea

How:

– Heat a few cups of water to a boil.
– While the water heats, cleanse your skin with a gentle facial cleanser.
– Pour hot water into a bowl or you can just use the same pot.
– Hold your face above the pot/bowl. Drape a towel over your head to keep the steam trapped in. Close your eyes, breathe, and relax.
– You can steam your face to about 10 minutes to open up your pores.
– You can use a toner and/or cream after steaming. Try Perfect Image’s Hydra-Repair™ Wrinkle Cream.

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