What is Facial Steaming?
Steaming is the process of using the hot mist to open up the pores. By placing the face in the proximity of steam or mist, the pores open up.
Is steam good for your skin?
Facial steam applications give you multiple skin health and beauty benefits. Regularly applying warm steam to the face is a truly beneficial beauty treatment available to anyone.
Here are 10 benefits of steaming your face
1: Cleaning your face
Steaming face can keep pores open and the natural oils flowing freely. This prevents blockage or grime build-up. Sebum, the natural skin oil that moisturizes, protects and lubricates hair and skin, is produced by sebaceous glands in the hair follicles. When sebum becomes trapped in a follicle, either because of excessive sebum production or because the follicular opening has become clogged, acne breakouts result. So regular steaming can clean your face, keep your beauty!
2: Remove blackheads
When steam is applied to the face, steam opens up your pores and helps loosen any buildup of dirt for a deeper cleanse. Opening up your pores can soften blackheads, making them easier to remove. Steaming your face is your get out of jail free card; it loosens blackheads making them easier and less painful to release. The buildup of sebum inside the follicle can then flow naturally. And you can also use a blackheads vacuum [mod edit: hyperlink removed | reason: probably trying to sell a product] after face steam, the effect will be better.
3: Releases acne-causing bacteria and cells
Steaming your face can open up your pores, release the dead skin cells, bacteria, and other impurities that clog the pores and contribute to acne.
4: Increased Perspiration and Pushes out your face's deep dirt
Facial steam can make you sweat as much. When perspiration flows from the skin, it lifts dirt, dead skin cells and other debris that may be trapped in pores to the surface of the skin, where it can easily be removed, this has a cleansing effect on the skin.
5: It promotes circulation, Makes you look younger
The combination of warm steam and an increase in perspiration dilates your blood vessels and increases circulation. This boost of blood flow nourishes your skin and delivers oxygen. Get that blood pumping in those veins in your face ladies, and get you looking like a young pink-cheeked teenager again. The result is a natural, healthy glow.
6: Steam helps your skin better absorb skin care products
Face steaming opens up your pores, increases skin’s permeability, enabling it to better absorb topicals. This means you get more bang for your buck from skin care products applied after steam.
7: Sheds dead skin
Dead skin makes you look old and tired. One of the key benefits of face steaming is that it gives our skin the ability to harness its natural anti-aging properties by shedding dead skin.
8: Prevents pimples
Face steaming is the best and only way to get rid of a pimple in a day. Steam your face for 5 minutes and then chill for about half an hour, then apply an ice cube on the pimple. The steam will bring out the pus and the ice will help soothe it and ensure it doesn’t look worse the next day.
9: Removes trapped makeup
Makeup gets trapped in our pores and no matter how good the makeup remover you need to get it out. Steaming your face does just that!
10: Make your face soothing
The feeling of warm steam on your face is relaxing. Add some soothing scents using herbs or essential oils for aromatherapy to take your steam sesh to a whole other level of calm!
Steaming face is very easy to do, you can also steam your face at home [mod edit: hyperlink removed | reason: no blog links].