Here at Baie Botanique we advocate looking after yourself and that includes your skin. As a skincare brand, we realize the importance of having the best skin possible and we love to bring you tips on how to achieve that! Today we are talking about facial steaming. Don’t know what it is? Read on to learn more and why we love it.
WHAT IT IS
In its simplest form facial steaming involves placing your clean face over a bowl of hot water with a towel over your head, letting the steam from the water touch your skin. You can also buy gadgets that do it for you and control the temperature. You can add essential oils, plants or herbs for added benefits. It’s used in facials across the globe.
Steaming your face can cause your face to sweat, which can really help clean out the pores. Whilst pores do not open and close, steaming increases perspiration which can have a cleansing effect. Sweat is 99% water and when it’s expelled from the skin it also lifts dirt, oil and debris- leaving the skin clean and clear.
Steaming the skin can help to reveal more fresh, younger skin. It gets rid of the dead skin which sits on the surface, leaving it looking dull. Also, if you’re dehydrated then steaming injects that moisture that your skin is longing for. It can also make your skin much more reactive to treatments applied afterwards so if you follow with a serum you will get the benefits much more.
When you sweat it out in the steam room or take a hot detoxifying bath, your body perspires and releases toxins. Your face is no different, so facial steaming is a great way to release toxins that could be causing imbalances in your skin. This can help improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.
We hope you enjoyed learning more about facial steaming!