Benefits of Facial Steaming

Facial Steaming

Facial steaming is a simple and inexpensive procedure but it can be very beneficial to the skin. You often encounter facial steaming in spas as part of their beauty treatments.

What are the benefits of facial steaming?

  • Cleanses your face

Facial steaming is a good way to cleanse your face as it removes impurities that cause clogged pores. The heat of the steam will help open your pores thus removing unwanted dirt and oil. However before steaming your face, it’s important to wash it first to prevent the accumulated dirt to get trapped in your pores.

  • A good detoxifier

Our skin serves as a temperature regulator for our body.  We sweat if the weather is hot. Facial steaming increases perspiration. Our sweat contains 99% of water that’s why every time we sweat; our body helps remove toxin, excess dirt and dead skin cells that are trapped in the pores.

  • Increases blood circulation

The heat that comes from the steam makes the skin’s blood vessels dilate. If the blood vessels dilate, there is an increase of blood flow that goes to your skin thus giving more nutrients and oxygen to your skin tissues.

  • Reduces and prevents Acne and breakouts

The main cause of acne, blackheads and whiteheads is clogged pores which are caused by excess oil (sebum), dead skin and dirt.  Since the heat of the steam helps open up clogged pores and loosen blackheads and whiteheads this will then reduce and even prevent acne breakouts.

  • Helps prevent premature aging

Every day we shed dry skin cells. However, as we grow older the dry skin cells don’t shed quickly as they used too. Accumulated dry skin prevents new skin to resurface. Facial steaming helps the skin to loosen and remove accumulated dry skin thus resulting to a younger-looking and fresher skin.

Facial steaming can be done once a week, 5 to 10 minutes of steam is enough. Over steaming can lead to skin damage, dry skin and skin irritation. Aside from the benefits mentioned above, facial steaming can also give a relaxing effect to your body. That’s why it’s best to do your facial steaming at night to help you relax before going to sleep.

After each facial steam, remember to moisturise as your skin is open and receptive to facial treatments like nourishing moisturisers and serums.

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