Heya! You know what, sometimes we just don't treat our skin enough with all that it goes through. All the makeup and dirt build up that you think you've gotten rid of, still lurks about on your skin without you even realising. That's why I think it's essential to every once in a while give your skin a natural steam treatment, in order to clean deeper into your pores and remove the accumulated dirt that is not visible to the naked eye. Now I'm not gonna lie, I hardly ever make time for these sorts of things but I really do want to set some time aside to just give my skin a little more attention. I just never seem to have time! Yet, when you do decide to show your skin some love, then I recommend a little face steam and it's so easy to make in a few simple steps!
Here's what you will need:
- boiling water
- a clean towel
- essential oils of your choice
- fresh or dried herbs of your choice
- rose petals (optional)
- Wash your face. First of all, you need to remove any makeup that you may have on. The facial steam process is made to open up your pores and you don't want any makeup to be absorbed into the skin, as this could cause skin irritation or breakouts.
- Boil the water. You only need about 2-3 cups of water for this steam. Bring the water to the boil, this can be done on the stove or by using the kettle, which ever one floats your boat really!
- Pour the boiling water into the bowl. Now pour the hot water into your bowl of choice and rest the hot bowl on a towel.
- Add in additional essential oils or herbs. You don't have to add anything else to your steam, but you can jazz it up a bit by adding in some natural oils or some herbs to further benefit your skin. For a relaxing steam, lavender is highly recommended, peppermint for a more energizing facial steam or eucalyptus to ease colds and congestion. You could even add in a piece of chopped fruit to give a citrus scent!
- Put your head over the steaming water. Drape a towel over your head and hover your face over the infused water. Close your eyes, inhale deeply and let the steam do it's work. Don't allow your face to come too close to the hot water, keep your head at a reasonable height throughout the treatment. Steam for 10 minutes.
- Pat face dry. After the duration of time is up, take the towel off of your head and pat your face dry avoiding rubbing against the skin.
- Close your pores & moisturise. Now your pores are all cleaned out, it is important to close them up once again to ensure that no dirt gets inside them. To do this, tone your face after the steam, I used the toner by 'Simple'. Use a cotton pad and apply the toner in the 'T' zone, as well as on the cheeks and chin. Lastly, moisturise your skin with your favourite face cream to keep your face hydrated.
So now if your face is needing a little TLC, then you can just whip out this quick DIY and your face will be revitalised in no time! I hope you enjoyed this post as I don't think that I have shared any DIY's with you all before! Let me know if you'd like to see a few more in the future as I would be happy to do some more, but for now I guess I will speak to you again next week!
P.S: How do you normally how your skin some love? I normally go for a deep exfoliate or a really nice smelling face mask!