Steam your face at home: why and how?

Any girl, woman dreams of being “always young”. But this is not possible, and we all know this very well. And how do you want your face to be beautiful, well-groomed, and also healthy.

Our rhythm of life, bad habits, ecology, lack of sleep make our skin look older, polluted and prone to stress. Nowadays, there are many beauty salons that help to bring the skin of the face in order and give it a healthy look. But not everyone can afford to visit beauty salons, for many reasons. The main factor is money. Facial cleansing procedures are not cheap.

Facial cleansing can also be done at home. Why do you need to steam your face? It is recommended to steam the face before medical or cleansing procedures, namely before peeling or other home masks. The steam helps to open the pores on the face, which makes the face softer. After steaming the face, it is easy to clean it of all impurities, it is much easier to remove acne or a black rash. Toxins are removed from the skin, which makes it possible to keep the face clean. Steaming has a positive effect on blood circulation. Improves skin tone and helps relieve puffiness. Slows down the aging process, allowing the skin to remain supple and healthy.

Preparatory procedures before steaming the face

  1. Wash your hands well;
  2. Wash your face with water;
  3. Wipe the face thoroughly with a cleanser – tonic, milk, foam, gel or non-greasy cream;
  4. Do a facial massage with a scrub for 2-3 minutes, along the massage lines of the face, to clean the pores;
  5. Rinse your face with warm water;
  6. For dry skin, soften the skin with lotion or cream, for combination or problematic skin, pat it dry.

A facial scrub is sold at any pharmacy or prepared at home. To clean the pores, a scrub with small particles is suitable, large particles can damage the skin of the face or injure it. At home, the scrub is easy to make from coffee, oatmeal, or based on baker’s yeast.

  • Recipe number 1. 1 st. mix a spoonful of ground coffee with st. a spoonful of any base oil (jojoba, grape seed or olive) until a slurry is obtained. You can also add auxiliary ingredients such as: sea salt, sugar, sour cream, cosmetic clay. The scrub is suitable for all skin types
  • Recipe number 2. For dry and sensitive skin, an oatmeal-based scrub is suitable. Grind oatmeal in a coffee grinder or with a blender, add milk or base oil.
  • Recipe number 3. For oily skin, a scrub based on baker’s yeast is suitable. To do this, mix 15 gr. yeast, a tablespoon of sea salt and 10g. lemon juice. The first stage of preparation is to mix the yeast with lemon juice and put it in hot water for several minutes, the second stage is to add salt while stirring.

Scrubs are applied to the skin in a circular motion with a cotton pad. Washes off with warm water.


  • It is allowed to steam the face several times a month;
  • If there is inflammation or irritation on the face, consult a beautician;
  • You can not combine all methods of steaming;
  • Any mask must be tested before use;
  • Steaming procedures are kept for no more than 20 minutes on the face;
  • The applied mask is covered with a paper towel with a slit over the eyes;
  • Masks are washed off with warm room water;
  • After the procedure, irritation appeared – contact a dermatologist and refuse the procedure.

Ways to steam the skin at home

To date, there are several popular ways to steam the skin at home, these are:

  • Exposure to the skin with steam;
  • steaming masks;
  • Steaming with a warm cloth;
  • Ready-made masks and gels with the effect of steaming the dermis.

We steam the skin of the face with the help of natural remedies.

The easiest way to steam your face is with steam or warm water. For this method, you need hot water with an infusion of herbs or essential oils.

  1. Wash your face thoroughly before the procedure.
  2. Remove hair, close eyes, keep a distance of 20 cm from hot water.
  3. Exposure 10-15 minutes.
  4. After applying the procedure, do not stand in a draft and do not wash your face with cold water.

For more effective steaming of the face in a water bath, infusions of herbs or oils are added to the water. Herbs can be selected according to skin type. For face with normal skin suitable rose, lavender, rosemary. Lemon, thyme or mint is used for oily facial skin. And for dry skin recommend – chamomile, lime, rose, rosemary, geranium.

Recipes for warming homemade masks.

  • No. 1. Dissolve salt in boiling water in proportions of 1:2 (20 g of salt per 1 liter of boiling water). Dip a washcloth into the solution and place it on your face until it dries completely.
  • No. 2. Mix 2 yolks with 50g of honey. Heat the mixture on a steam bath. Exposure 15 minutes.
  • No. 3. Mix 3 g of soda from a tablespoon of oatmeal. Add water or milk, stir to a creamy puree. Withstand 20-25 minutes.
  • No. 4. Zinc ointment will help steam your face. To do this, you need to mix zinc ointment with white clay (proportions 2: 1). Add cucumber juice while stirring.

Warming or bursting masks are no less effective at home.

If there is no time and desire to mess around with steaming your face at home, you can always turn to professionals. Beauty salons offer masks with the effect of steaming the dermis. The range of such masks is large, with different herbs, suitable for all types of facial skin.

Steaming your face with a warm washcloth.

For this method, you will need a cotton napkin and hot decoctions of herbs. The napkin is soaked in a decoction with herbs, squeezed and cooled slightly (if necessary) and placed on the face. Leave for a few minutes and remove, then repeat the procedure 4 times. At the end of the procedure, apply cream to the skin of the face.

Recipes for herbal teas.

  • No. 1. Mix 5g. herbs: coltsfoot, rosemary, linden flowers, birch leaves, chamomile. For 3 cups of water – a tablespoon of mixed herbs. Boil 10 minutes.
  • No. 2. Dill, linden leaves, coltsfoot, mint mix 10 g each. Pour 500 ml of boiled water over the mixture, leave for 10 minutes in a thermos.
  • No. 3. 40 gr. herbs (cinnamon, ginger, anise and licorice, bay leaf) pour 2 tbsp. boiled water.
  • No. 4. Dry herbs of sage, St. John’s wort, birch leaves, lime blossom mixed in equal proportions. 30g. dry mixture pour 4 tbsp. water, boil for 10 minutes.
  • No. 5. For dry skin, a mixture of herbs is suitable: dandelion, linden, chamomile, 2 bay leaves. Pour 3 tbsp. water, bring the broth to a boil, then cook for 10 minutes. on a small fire.
  • No. 6. For a decoction of nettles, you need: nettle, licorice and cinnamon. Mix all herbs in 2 tbsp. spoons. Pour 2 cups of boiling water, soak in a water bath for 20 minutes.
  • No. 7. Mix calendula, sage and mint. 2 tbsp. spoons of raw materials pour 750 ml. boiling water. Insist half an hour.

Contraindications for steaming the skin

  • Bronchial asthma;
  • Hair on the skin of the face;
  • Purulent acne;
  • Vessel drawing on…

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