Clogged pores are one of the top contributing factors to acne breakouts.
Unclog and cleanse your pores by giving yourself a steam facial at home. No specialized equipment is involved! There are many benefits of facial steaming, the winners being that warm steam helps your skin to open up and sweat out dirt and accumulated debris in your pores, as well as it helps loosen unwanted black heads and white heads, making them easier to extract.
This facial has worked wonders for my mixed-oily skin. Once or twice a month, I love to do a facial steam bath to cleanse my skin and do an extraction.
At-Home Facial-Steam Bath Method
- Boil 6-8 cups of water (filtered, clean water!).
- Tie your hair back away from your face ( I personally like to rinse my face with warm water before, but that’s just me!).
- Let the water cool down for a few minutes before beginning.
- Grab a towel, and place it over your head forming a tent over the bowel, trapping the warm steam inside.
- Let the steam work its magic for 7-10 minutes ( longer if you can handle the heat!)
- Use a clean cotton pad to wipe away all of the tasty debris your pores have sweated out, then rinse your face with cold water and pat dry. This will help tighten up your pores and firm up your skin.
My sister and I grew up doing this skin care treatment, and many others with our mother. She would always tell us to take care of our skin, our body, and our health. She would stress the importance of MAKING TIME to look after ourselves.
“If I don’t make the time, who will take care of me if not myself right?”
Top Tip: Add a few drops of essential oils into the water at Step 3. My favorites are lavender oil, rose-hip oil, and tea tree oil. You can find these at most health stores and pharmacies.
Extra Top Tip: For black head and white head extractions. Before rinsing your face in cold water. Using clean tweezers or a Bobby pin, gently extract any visible blackheads and white heads. Use gentle pressure to help push the heads out, but be careful not to force it and not to push too hard as this can damage your skin.
NOTE: Don’t steam your face if you have visible capillaries, skin irritations, sensitive skin or skin conditions such as rosacea (adult acne). Remember to consult your doctor first.