A few weeks back I tried to do an at home all natural steam facial and actually succeeded. I saw it on a tutorial and thought it was really insightful, easy and made with things you probably already have in your house. Steam facials are a highly important step in your skin care treatment and, instead of spending the big bucks doing it somewhere else, why not try it at home?
Steaming actually helps your skin to release toxins and dirt, opens up your pores, gives you a natural glow and improves the action of any products you apply afterwards, allowing them to penetrate deeper. I’ve been doing this once a week, normally after a shower and day’s end but you can do it in the morning, as a part of your skin care routine.
Step one: make sure you don’t have any make-up and, if you have to, wash your face with water and tap a cotton with your toner. Gather around everything you’ll be needing: toner, baking soda, hot water, herbs (I normally use mint but you can use parsley as well) and a chamomile tea bag.
Step two: Add a little bit of water to the baking soda and stir until you have a paste. Then, apply a small portion to your face in circular movements for one minute. This will help you cleanse your skin while exfoliating.
Step three: remove the baking soda with water and tap a clean towel to absorb excess. Make sure you clean below the chin and near your ears.
Step four: boil some water and pour it in the bowl with the herbs and chamomile. Wait a few minutes for the mix to cool down and with the same towel you used before, cover your head over the bowl and make sure there’s a small crack for air to circulate. Stay there between 5 and 10 minutes for your pores to clear and as soon as your face starts dripping water, it means it’s working.
Step five: again, using the same towel, dry your skin from the steam and clean whatever came out with your go-to toner (you can see mine here). When you feel your skin completely dry, go about your normal skin routine, whether it’s before you go to sleep or in the morning.