A facial steam is one of my favorite beauty routines to not only benefit my skin but also relax me. When included in your beauty ritual regularly, it helps to deep cleanse and detoxify your pores of dirt, excess oil and bacteria. It helps loosen up hard to reach black heads and reduces acne. Facial steams also helps soften and moisturize your skin as well as stimulate blood circulation which provides nutrients and oxygen to the skin, minimizing the signs of aging.
A nice warm steam can also work as a remedy for sinus congestion which I tend to dread soon come Spring. Steam inhalation works when I’m feeling my head kind of stuffy or a cold trying to creep in. Herbs like Eucalyptus kills bacteria that may be lingering in your sinuses or chamomile and lemon grass to help calm any nervous tension accumulated from the day or long week.
My Steam Routine
You will need
- Herbs of choice
Once the water comes to a boil, add your herbs and let the steam cool down enough where you do not burn or irritate your skin. This will also allow the steam to release all of the herbs oils and extracts. Place the towel over your head and lean your head over the bowl. I steam for about 5-10 mins every 2 weeks.
In this post I used a trio of herbs:
- Organic Sun Flower Petals: Contains Vitamins E, anti aging and anti inflammatory properties.
- Organic Whole Rose Buds: Moisturizes and softens skin. Calms and relaxes energy.
- Damiana: Relieves anxiety and nervousness. Herb for the nervous system and a known aphrodisiac.
Other herbs I like:
- Chamomile: Antioxidant; healing and cleansing herb
- Calendula: Disinfectant; antibacterial; stimulates collagen production.
- Lavender: Relaxes nervous system, antibacterial, antifungal; antiseptic; helps with respiratory issues
- Witch Hazel: Astringent; soothes sun burns, reduces acne inflammation.
You can purchase these herbs and more at my Shop Here.