Unfortunately, today's environmental situation, the abundance of preservatives and dyes in food, often lead to the formation of comedones, acne, milia and other unaesthetic skin rashes. Correct steaming of the face, mechanical cleaning and cleansing masks will help to get rid of this annoying drawback.
Before proceeding with home procedures, it is necessary to clarify how often you can steam your facial skin without harm. And also to understand what steaming and cleaning generally give.
Purpose of the procedure
Steaming the skin serves two purposes. Firstly, the procedure, by opening the pores, helps to remove toxins and toxins from the body, and facilitates the cleansing of sebaceous plugs. Secondly, after steaming, the skin absorbs nutrients better from natural homemade masks.
Types of procedure
Correct steaming of a face with oily skin is a session similar to inhalation. Pour hot water, about 80-90 ° C, into a small saucepan or bowl, cover your head with a towel and breathe over the steam for 7-15 minutes.
This steaming method is not recommended for dry skin. It is better to soak a thick towel in hot herbal decoction (about 60 ° C) and apply it to your face for 10 minutes.
Regularity of procedures
There is no specific answer to how often you can steam your face. It is necessary to build on the type of skin and its condition.
For problematic epidermis with increased sebaceous secretion and enlarged pores, at least one session per week is required. For dry sensitive skin - one procedure every 10-14 days.
It is also necessary to take into account that during menstruation, or in the presence of a local rash on the face, steaming is strongly not recommended, because the procedure can make the problem worse.
With normal face skin, it is worth being guided by its needs, and steaming and cleaning as needed. For prophylaxis, a couple of procedures per month in winter will be enough, and one per week in summer.
What to add to water
The hot steam opens up the pores perfectly. And to get an additional effect - cleansing, moisturizing, soothing - you need to add some herbs or essential oils to the water for steaming.
For oily skin, a collection of chamomile, rosemary, birch leaves, linden flowers, chestnut fruits is excellent. Combined epidermis should be steamed over a decoction of coltsfoot, linden and mint.
Licorice, chamomile, dandelion and bay leaves can help soothe dry and sensitive skin. And mature skin will be strengthened by anise, ginger and cinnamon.
You should also pay attention to essential oils - geranium, patchouli, rose, rosemary, lavender, lime, eucalyptus, ylang-ylang, etc. They not only have a beneficial effect on the skin, but also clear the respiratory tract, preventing colds.